What's News This Week - May 19, 2022

Written by 

Robin Cooke


May 19, 2022

What's New This Week - May 19, 2022

I write this message as I embark on my second week with the Sarnia-Lambton Chamber of Commerce. Having lived, worked and raised my family here for the past 26 years, I am always in awe over the welcoming and collaborative spirt of the Sarnia-Lambton community. Thank you for your warm Chamber welcome!

With over 20 years in non-profit management as well as being a small business owner, I am passionate about ensuring that our members derive direct value from their membership. The face of today’s business is not only different from 20 years ago, but it’s different from just two years ago and It’s important for the Chamber of Commerce to adapt and evolve with businesses to ensure that we are providing top value to our members…..and, who better to help us determine this value but YOU! Over the next few months, I will be reaching out to listen and learn about how we can best serve you right now, in the coming months and years.

A big piece of our engagement and advocacy planning is the revival of the membership committees. Due to covid, many of our committees were put on hold and I’ve heard from several of you that there is interest in building these again. While this is a list of committees that are/were current, we also hope to gain insight from you on anything that we may be missing:

· Government affairs

· Policy

· Finance

· Membership

· Outreach

· Events (Business After Five)

· Young Professionals

· Women in Business (NEW)

Stay tuned for more information over the next few months. In the meantime, if you have any interest in serving on or learning about any of these committees, please let me know.

These are exciting times for the Sarnia-Lambton Chamber of Commerce and I am truly honored to be part of it. I have hit the ground running and will connecting with each of you. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to reach out. I would love to hear from you!


Carrie McEachran

CEO, Sarnia-Lambton Chamber of Commerce



Crossing the Border this Summer?
The CBSA provides tips this Victoria Day long weekend to help ensure a smoother trip for all travellers

From: Canada Border Services Agency

News Release

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) reminds all travellers crossing the border this upcoming Victoria Day long weekend of what to expect at the border during the busy summer months, whether returning home to Canada or visiting.

This summer, travellers are returning to a border that is managed differently, with evolving COVID-19 requirements, which can mean delays during peak periods. The CBSA is working to mitigate long border wait times, but there are also things that travellers can do to make the process easier for themselves and other travellers.

Travellers can help reduce wait times at the border by coming prepared and by completing their mandatory ArriveCAN submission within 72 hours before arriving at the border.

The CBSA invests significant effort annually to plan and prepare for peak periods, such as the summer months. The Agency works with bridge and tunnel operators, airport authorities and travel industry groups to plan and review service requirements, enhancement opportunities, and required resources, so that we can deliver together the best service to all travellers.

May 18, 2022

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Navigating the Cybersecurity Landscape

June 1st, 2022

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET | Virtual

Over the last year, the security landscape has continued to experience significant change and escalation. Every day, we see the toll this takes on organizations of all sizes as they navigate the enduring challenges including, but not limited to, the expansion of the digital estate, the evolution of threats and the continued need to raise awareness on security best practices for users. Prioritizing focus is challenging in a rapidly evolving threat landscape. However, no matter what the latest top threat may be, there are durable and concrete steps organizations can take to improve their security posture.  

Join Microsoft and Terranova Security to learn how they are helping customers cut through the noise and proactively secure themselves against threats, and learn from insights on the threat landscape, recommendations and best practices that organizations can put into practice, no matter where they are in their security journey.

Join us for this session that will cover:

  • Insights and recommendations on attack trends, supply chain vulnerabilities and identity as the new battleground of security  
  • Best practice recommendations for cyber hygiene to proactively protect against potential threats and  
  • Practices for empowering your employees as your first line of defense

Register Now

Drive Through Plant Sale
May 26-28
Proceeds go to Rayjon Projects for Haiti

Read All About It Here!

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

Mental Health 101

May 25, 2022

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

The brain is an organ in the body that sometimes malfunctions just like other organs such as the kidney or the heart. This class is an intro to mental health. Recovery is possible and often people do not understand this. We will talk about various forms of mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addiction and when someone should seek help. This class will help decrease apprehension about reaching out to help others or getting help yourself. This class will also share information on resources available here in the community.
Register for free below

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Tourism Sarnia-Lambton is excited to celebrate National Tourism Week with a public self-driving tour throughout Lambton County  “Unlock Lambton” on Saturday, June 4, 2022.

The driving tour features 20 Lambton County attractions and sites for the public to visit that highlight our rich culture, history, arts, nature and diverse heritage.

Read More Here

Great Gift Idea!  Book your seats today!

This Week's Member Spotlight is on our Member...Vision 74 Inc

Mission Statement

We are a Christian, charitable, non-profit organization providing a diverse range of residential and health care services in a compassionate and fiscally responsible manner to the benefit of the greater community.

​Values and Beliefs Statement

As a forward-thinking organization; we believe in treating people with integrity, dignity, and respect.  We believe good leaders encourage innovation, life-long learning, and commitment.  We value accountability, compassion, honesty and humour.

​Philosophy Statement

Treat others as you would want to be treated.


​Vision ’74 Inc. follows regulations under the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (the “Act”) which ensures accessibility for persons with disabilities in the areas of (i) information and communication, (ii) employment, (iii) Transportation and (iv) Design of Public spaces. Vision 74 Inc.  is committed to developing, implementing and maintaining policy aimed to meet accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner. Our Human Resource Coordinator is the primary contact for information.

Visit their website today to see the services they offer our community

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