What's New This Week - May 05, 2022

Written by 

Robin Cooke


May 12, 2022

What's New This Week - May 05, 2022

SUNRIPE Sarnia has received a prestigious award from the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers.

Sunripe received the 2021 Grocer of the Year Specialty Store Gold Award during a conference and award ceremony in Vancouver late last month.  The criterion for judging includes things like innovation, customer service and online presence and so much more.  This is not the first time the Sarnia location has won the prestigious award.  The Sarnia location won in 2012 and their other lotions have won in 2015.

Sunripe has a rich history in the city and is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.  Founded in 1982 with $2,000 cash, a $10,000 loan from a friend and a 1978 Ford Econoline van. They are fantastic supporters many community events.

The Willemsen family also runs two stores in London, one on Fanshawe Park Road in the Hyde Park area and the other on Adelaide Street at Oxford Street.

Congratulations to a well-deserved award!!

Sarnia-Lambton Energy and Environment Summit

Date: May 17
Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Lambton College Event Centre

The City of Sarnia and a number of community partners across Lambton County are hosting an in-person Energy and Environment Summit on the morning of May 17 at Lambton College’s Event Centre. You’re invited to join us!

This event is meant to bring together citizens, stakeholders, and partners to solicit input to ensure that Sarnia-Lambton continues to lead and capture the benefits of being a community with a focus on energy and the environment.

As Canada moves to net zero, energy and the environment will merge and ultimately drive economic development. Understanding how Sarnia-Lambton will embrace this goal will be the essence of this summit's discussion.

You’re invited to join key community partners. Registration is open to the public and free to attend, but advanced registration is required.

Register Today!

A𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝑳𝒂𝒎𝒃𝒕𝒐𝒏 𝑪𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒕𝒚 𝒆𝒎𝒑𝒍𝒐𝒚𝒆𝒓𝒔!

Is your business interested in training new or existing employees? Learn more about the Canada-Ontario Job Grant. Your business may be eligible to receive 𝘂𝗽 𝘁𝗼 $𝟭𝟱,𝟬𝟬𝟬 per participant. Lambton College Community Employment Services is here to assist businesses with finding employees who fit their organization and we can work with employers who require assistance accessing incentives and grants.
Have questions? We're here to help
Call 519-882-4333
🌏 lambtoncollege.ca/CES

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce and the Ontario Chamber Network have released Vote Prosperity, a document outlining priorities for the 2022 provincial election.

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Chef Events at The Cheese Wedge

Have you been noticing the mouth-watering Chef Events at The Cheese Wedge and wondering how you can get in on the action?
Now is your chance!
Friday May 20th, Chef Doug Wong, hosts fondue Night!
You do not want to miss this one...
Call 519 491 1199 or click here to book your ticket today (only 10 spaces available!)

Inclusive Women Venture Capital Initiative

International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development announced a call for applications to deliver the Inclusive Women Venture Capital Initiative (IWVCI), a new $15 million investment under the $6 billion Women Entrepreneurship Strategy.

Applications are open to Canadian not-for-profit organizations. Applications from organizations working in partnership are also welcome. For further details on eligibility and the application process, see the IWVCI application guide.

DYK that women-owned businesses currently receive just 2.8% of venture capital (VC) funding available worldwide, and an estimated 4% of VC funding in Canada? Women are also under-represented among equity investors, representing only 15.2% of Canadian VC partners and 16.7% of Canadian angel investors.

The IWVCI is a three-year program to build a more inclusive VC environment for Canadian women entrepreneurs. It will support projects that help strengthen he capacity of women entrepreneurs to access VC funding, contribute to increasing the representation of women in the VC industry or help ensure that the VC industry is sensitive to gender and potential unconscious bias.

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All-Candidates Luncheon and Q&A
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

The Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce and the Seaway Kiwanis Club would like to extend an invitation to the All-Candidates Luncheon and Q & A Session Tuesday, May 10, 2022, between 12:00 – 2:00pm at the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club.

Registration for the event can be done on the Chamber of Commerce website: https://members.slchamber.ca/events. Chamber members $20.00 and non-chamber members $25.00.

For further information, please contact: Robin Cooke, Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce E-mail: info@slchamber.ca

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month and we will be highlighting virtual events that you and your staff may want to take part in.

Mary Poffenroth - Fearology: Everyday Fears in the Workplace

Thu, May 12, 2022

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

What is the difference between stress and fear? Often we speak about the stresses in our lives, but keep our fears private; however, did you know that stress can stem from fear.

Is the stress of sending an e-mail coming from the fear of not being good enough? Is the fear of failure preventing you from applying to jobs?

Please join us with Mary Poffenroth, a Biopsychologist and Fear / Innovation expert, who will help us connect the dots between our stresses and fears and provide insight as to how to reframe our fears into opportunities rather than threats.
Register for free below

Register Here

Visit the new location at 595 Murphy Road on Saturday, May7th from 10am to 2pm for BIG savings and unique treasures!
Join us for complimentary refreshments, and chance to win $100 Gift Card, and 50% off Storewide Sale!!

This Week's Member Spotlight is on our New Member...About Face and Body Laser and Wellness Clinic

About Face Sarnia has been operating in Sarnia since 1987. They have the finest technology in laser treatments for skin, hair reduction, pain management, vaginal tightening and incontinence. They also specialize in high end skin care and treatments. The Fotona SP Dynamis laser is the very best medical grade laser and the only one of it's kind in the area. Their visiting nurse is available for sclerotherapy (for varicose veins and spider veins) and their doctor offers threadlifts, Botox and soft lift injections. Their holistic wellness philosophy extends to many services and the dedicated staff at About Face and Body are experienced and able to address your personal concerns. Check out their web page to learn more about how About Face and Body can help you to achieve your goals and be your very best!
May Special! All Facials are on sale this month

Prepare your skin for the summer months

Call with any questions about the facials we offer 519 542-0079

Visit Their Website Today!

Make your Chamber Membership work for you!

Are you taking advantage of your Chamber Membership? Our new partner, Elavon, offers preferred rates on payment processing for new accounts and will offer the preferred rates for existing Elavon accounts.  Contact us today to save more!

Become a Member

Join the people who get things done. We are the hub for business communication and collaboration. Your membership provides you with a connection to local businesses, events, seminars, and member exclusive deals. We invite you to enjoy all that we have to offer.