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Reports | 2017-08-10 16:52:59
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    South Niagara SERVING OVER 2000 MEMBERS IN THE COMMUNITIES OF FORT ERIE, NIAGARA FALLS, PORT COLBORNE – WAINFLEET, WELLAND/PELHAM Chamber News Bertie & Clinton Mutual Insurance Company BUSINESS PROFILE Several years after Canada was a country, Bertie and Clinton became an insurance company for the local farm community. Farmers needed insurance for their barns, homes and livestock and Bertie and Clinton Mutual Insurance Company developed specialized farm insurance to protect them. After many successful years serving only the farming business, Bertie and Clinton Mutual began offering insurance for home and auto to support the growing needs of the greater Niagara region, as the population expanded. BCM, as it is now known, expanded in similar fashion to provide protection for the small business need of the Niagara community. As a Mutual Insurance Company, BCM is owned by their customers or policyholders. BCM is not a large insurance company that investors control. BCM listens to their 1003 Niagara Street Welland, Ontario L3C 1M5 P: 905-735-1234 TF: 1 800 263 0494 Old Becomes New Again policyholders and provides a high level of local friendly service and support to the community, offering the same insurance products that are available elsewhere. BCM provides profit sharing to policyholders if there are excess profits above the company’s operating needs. Bertie and Clinton have provided policyholders with refund cheques for many of the years that they have been around – and they have been around since 1880. BCM provided personal service through a growing number of company agents. These agents represent only BCM and their customers. This avoids conflicts from competing interests, so service and customer satisfaction is key. In past days, agents would visit their customers at their home and conduct business at the kitchen table. They still do and in today’s digital world, that’s a plus. Agents have strong personal connections in the community and are involved in various charity and social events. BCM kept on growing over the years and to support this growth, they moved into larger premises several times over the years. Up until April 2017, they were located on Merrittville Highway in Thorold. With an eye to expansion, BCM looked to build a new building in Welland. They settled on the site of the former Tallman Transport on Niagara Street in North Welland. With the help of the City of Welland and Timbro Construction, they erected a state of the art building. With their recent Open House a success, they welcome visits to their new office to see what BCM is about. SureFixServiceGroup.com YOUR FULL SERVICE MECHANICAL & FOOD SERVICE CONTRACTOR 905.357.0919 I 905.685.0480 I 1.800.321.4011 • HEATING & COOLING • REFRIGERATION • VENTILATION • PLUMBING • FOOD SERVICE EQUIPMENT • FOOD SERVICE PARTS Formerly

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    DOLORES FABIANO Executive Director South Niagara Chambers of Commerce www.crawfordss.com CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS LLP 75 “Serving the Niagara Region for over Seventy-five years.” years.” “Serving the Niagara A message from the Executive Director of the South Niagara Chambers On July 20th our staff from across South Niagara came together to provide input on recently launched services and to strategize the roll out of additional member services.. The team has received very positive feedback on our joint BA5s with members loving the opportunity to meet hundreds of business owners from across South Niagara. Staff are also hearing very positive reviews on the new format for our South Niagara Chambers of Commerce newsletter. Members are taking advantage of the wider audience, and are enjoying learning about other businesses and opportunities across the four Chambers. Discussion at our training session focused heavily on our new joint business directory slated to come out in late September. Our summer staff have been busy reaching out to our 2000 members to ensure accurate listings. If you have not responded to your email or phone call, please do so! Our sales team have hit the ground running reaching out to as many members as possible about the expanded directory and the added benefits of this year’s production. We also discussed this year’s Niagara Networks, being hosted on September 27th at the Fallsview Casino. Staff were very excited to learn about the newest additions to this event! Members would have received all of the exciting news in their What’s Up Wednesday 4741 Queen 4741Street, Queen Street, email. NiagaraFalls,L2E Falls, 2M2 L2E 2M2 By far the most exciting email: email: css@crawfordss.com nfalls@crawfordss.com moment of the day came Tel: 905-356-4200 • Fax: 905-356-3410 when we reviewed our newest member benefit, 531 LakeStreet, 43 Church St. Catharines,L2N Street, Suite 4H6 400, NiagaraGiftCards.com. email: css@stcath.crawfordss.com St. Catharines, L2R 7E1 email: stcath@crawfordss.com Tel: 905-937-2100 • Fax: 905-937-7363 76 Jarvis Street, Fort Erie,L2A 5M6 76 Jarvis Street, Fort Erie, L2A 5M6 email: css@crawfordss.com email: forterie@crawfordss.com Tel: 905-871-2610 • Fax: 905-871-9181 1567 Highway 55, 1567 Highway 55, Niagara-on-the-Lake, L0S 1T0 Niagara-on-the-Lake, L0S 1T0 email: email: css@notl.crawfordss.com notl@crawfordss.com Tel: 905-468-7836 • Fax: 905-468-7909 486 Steele 486 Steele Street, Suite Street, 15, Suite 15, Port Colborne,L3K Port Colborne, 6A7 L3K 6A7 email: email: css@portcolb.crawfordss.com portcolb@crawfordss.com Tel: 905-835-0121 • Fax: 905-835-0137 Waters Meredith &Partners &Tchang LLP LLP Accounting Audits & Reviews Chartered Accountants 4607 Huron Street NiagaraFalls,ON Tax Services Tel: 905-356-4324 Consulting Fax: 905-356-0964 Financial Planning Estate & Succession Planning Partners Chartered Professional Accountants GeorgeL.Waters,CPA,CA William E. Meredith, CPA, CA,BSc William E. Meredith,CPA,CA, BSc PatrickT.Tchang,CPA,CA, CFP Les Patrick J. Griffis, T. Tchang,CPA,CA, CGA, BA CFP Email: wm@watersmeredith.com Website: www.watersmeredith.com Serving Niagara since 1965 Associates JuliusJ.Javor,BA J. Javor, J. Fred Henderson J.FredHenderson StaceyJ.Dean, CPA, CGA, BBA Les J. Griffis,BA, CGA Stacey J. Dean, BBA,CGA We know and understand that our world is becoming more and more digital. We have seen how our members have had to change their business structure to meet the new consumer demands that this digital world has created. We as a Chamber of Commerce want to do all that we can to help our Members succeed in this new consumer landscape. We have partnered with NiagaraGiftCards.com, a website that allows businesses to sell digital gift cards to consumers in the comfort of their own home. The site has all the latest technology and will make the shopping journey very easy for both the seller and the purchaser of the cards. NiagaraGiftCards.com has a model that is much different from other Gift Card sites. When a business sells a Gift Card on the site, the business themselves will actually keep all the proceeds from the sale. We have negotiated this exclusively for members of our South Niagara Chamber members. In other words, if you are not a member of the Fort Erie, Niagara Falls, Port Colborne-Wainfleet or Welland/Pelham Chambers of Commerce then you just can’t play! All of our team members are well informed on all of these services. If you need more information, feel free to reach out to any of them. They would love to hear from you! NETWORKING EVENT NIAGARA GIFT CARDS .COM September 27, 2017 Fallsview Casino Resort On September 27th, 2017 The Niagara Falls Chamber of Commerce along with eight Partnering Chambers throughout Niagara will bring you the biggest and best networking event in Niagara. Taking place at Fallsview Casino Resort from 4pm-7pm with Visitors and Exhibitors from across Niagara, this is your opportunity to meet hundreds of prospects in one evening, in one space! Call your local Chamber to book your spot. Space IS limited! Explore our new website at www.niagara.network for more info and to register. Participating Chambers include: Fort Erie, Grimsby, GNCC, Lincoln, Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Port Colborne-Wainfleet, Welland/Pelham & West Lincoln AWARDS CELEBRATION November 1, 2017 the Greg Frewin Theatre A celebration of outstanding achievement in business, community service, and acknowledgement of our youth is taking place November 1st, 2017 at The Greg Frewin Theatre.The evening will include food and entertainment followed by the Awards Presentation Nominations are now open for the following categories: • Community Spirit Award Individual • Community Spirit Award Corporate • Women in Business Award • Youth Citizen of the Year Award • Small Business Award • Business Award Call today for more information or to make a nomination. 905-374-3666

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    Don’t miss out on this opportunity to celebrate someone outstanding in your community! Tickets are on sale now! $50 per person OR $320 for a table of eight.” • Employee of the Year Ruby Awards 2017 October 20, 2017 | Lookout Point Country Club • Mary Anne Christoff Community Service Award • Youth Citizen of the Year • Age-Friendly Business Award • Venture Niagara Award • RBC Small Business Award • Business Initiative Award Business of the Year Visit www.wellandpelhamchamber.com for more information. Looking For Stability in Your Employee Benefits Plan? Consider looking at the Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan. Run with Canada’s largest pooling system of its kind and operated as a not for profit. This program can provide your small to medium sized business with rate certainty year over year. New options, technology and customizability make it perfect for firms with 1-100 employees to tailor a benefits program to their employees needs. Attract and retain staff more easily and have satisfaction knowing your most important assets, your family and your employees are protected. Call us today at 1 800 665 3365 or visit www.chamberplan.ca today for more information. Lobster & Laughs August 11, 2017 | Whisky Run Golf Club PCW is hosting another outstanding Lobster & Laughs event on August 11 at Whisky Run Golf Club! We Can’t Wait! Feast on a full lobster and prime rib dinner as you laugh till you cry as comedians Marc Trinidad and David Green take the stage. What could be better? Tickets are $75 per person or $560 for a table of eight. Tickets are selling quickly so get yours today! Contact Leslie at leslie@pcwchamber.com for more information. 12th Annual Black Cat Gala Friday, November 10, 2017 | 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Auction Fort Erie Leisureplex, 3 Municipal Dr., Fort Erie 12th Annual Black Cat Gala Auction Early Bird Ticket Sales! Get involved in one the largest community fundraisers in Fort Erie! Benefits of the Auction help to support the GFE Chamber of Commerce Bursary Award Program &the DSBN “Embrace Greatness” Fundraising Campaign for the GFE Centre for the Arts. Early Bird sale prices go until September 1, 2017! Get them today and SAVE! $65 per person OR $60 per person for tables of 10 SPONSORSHIP levels begin as low as $400.00 (plus HST)! Contact us for donation details 905-871-3803 or email lauren@forteriechamber.com WE CONNECT GREAT COMPANIES TO GREAT PEOPLE Come visit us to find work you will love! Two Locations to serve you better! Downtown Office: 3 East Main Street Welland, ON L3B 3W4 P: 905-788-3751 F: 905-788-9397 Seaway Mall Office: 800 Niagara Street Welland, ON L3C 5Z4 P: 289-488-1800 F: 905-734-3199 www.employment-solutions.org Dinner ~ Dessert ~ Live &Silent Auction

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    Meeting with MP Rob Nicholson Fort Erie and Niagara Falls Committee Members Meet with MP Rob Nicholson Government Affairs Committee members from both the Fort Erie and Niagara Falls Chambers met with MP Rob Nicholson on June 28th. A number of issues regarding trade and economic development were discussed. Concerns around NAFTA in this current political landscape were also addressed. BUY MORE, SAVE MORE Enviro~Niagara Group of Companies, Heating and Air, Hearth and Barbeque and Custom Metal Fabrication $ 100 * $ 125 ** on one featured frame valued at $199 or more ADDITIONAL ADVANTAGES FOR ALL CHAMBER MEMBERS. SEE US FOR DETAILS. Welland | 21 Seaway Drive | 905.735.0680 Dr. Christian Nanini, Dr. Barbara Pelletier, Optometrists *With the purchase of a featured frame valued at $199 or more and fully coated prescription lenses. **The first purchase must be a frame with a pair of fully coated prescription lenses (valued at $250 or more) or an annual supply of contact lenses. The second frame must be purchased with a pair of fully coated prescription lenses valued at $250 or more. Purchase must be made on the same day, for the same customer, with the same prescription. Not applicable on safety glasses, sport safety glasses or COOL Kids packages. Valid June 19 to September 10, 2017. Not combinable with any other offer, promotion or IRIS advantages. Ask for more details. ®TM Trademarks of AIR MILES International Trading B.V. Used under license by LoyaltyOne, Co. and IRIS The Visual Group. on each additional pair of eyewear The Enviro-Niagara Group consists of Heating and Air Conditioning, Hearth & BBQ and Custom Metal Fabrication is a family owned business serving the Niagara region that strives to ensure the highest level of customer service to its clients and possesses a strong commitment to philanthropic work in local communities. Mike Konderka, the President and General Manager, bought the company when it was under another name in 2009. Soon after, he changed the company name to Enviro-Niagara to better reflect his commitment to the environment and the community he called home. From the beginning, Mike has grown Enviro- Niagara Heating and Air Conditioning from a one person, one vehicle operation to a thriving operation with a fleet of vehicles and more than twenty staff to serve Niagara’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) needs. Enviro-Niagara Heating and Air Conditioning provides HVAC sales, rentals, installations, maintenance, and repair for residential and commercial locations. We offer high-quality product solutions to heating and cooling such as: furnaces, air conditioners, boilers, water tanks, and air-quality equipment. Enviro-Niagara Heating and Air Conditioning is a fully licensed factory authorized dealer for Carrier HVAC products and equipment. In addition, Enviro-Niagara Heating and Air Conditioning has a company division called The Filter Depot. This division allows customers to purchase various great-value and high-quality filters to replace in their HVAC equipment. At Enviro-Niagara, customer satisfaction is always our top priority. It’s Mike Konderka’s guarantee his companies trained and certified technicians will be efficient and professional when they work on your home or business. With this approach, Enviro-Niagara’s success allowed us to move to a new location in January of 2016. This new storefront is located in Welland on Highway 20. With this new visibility and consistent growth

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    our company has been able to employ more staff, which in turn increased our ability to take on more projects concurrently. Thanks to Mike and our employee’s dedication, in 2015 our company won the RBC Small Business Award through the Welland/Pelham Chamber of Commerce Ruby Awards. In that same year, our company was presented with the John Howard Society/Job Gym Employer Recognition Award. As well, Enviro-Niagara was a nominee finalist for the Excellence in Business Award (10-50 employee’s division) at the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce Niagara Business Achievement Awards. Additionally, in 2016 our company won the June Business of the Month Award through the Welland/Pelham Chamber of Commerce. Enviro-Niagara has grown even further with the successful opening of our new business expansion, Enviro-Niagara Hearth and Barbeque (BBQ). The opening of this new branch, which is located right beside our existing storefront, took place in March of 2017. Enviro-Niagara Hearth and BBQ offers our customers the highest quality brands of fireplaces, barbeques, outdoor kitchens, smokers, and grills. A few of these top industry brands that we carry include: Broil King, Traeger, Woodbridge, Heatilator, and Sierra Flame. Our company continues to grow with the future opening of our newest business expansion, Enviro-Niagara Custom Metal Fabrication. This storefront will offer a full line of custom sheet metal and duct work. Currently Enviro-Niagara Custom Metal Fabrications is under renovations, but it should be opening later this year. In addition to our commitment to customer satisfaction, Enviro-Niagara helps the community by sponsoring and participating in local events. Mike is the creator and title sponsor of the Enviro-Niagara Cowboy Classic Golf Tournament, which helps support the organization Help A Child Smile. This event is being held for its tenth year in a row on August 11, 2017. Mike has helped and supported other various organizations such as: The Hope Centre and Rose City Kids. Being involved with these organizations allowed Mike to raise over $250,000. Most recently, Enviro-Niagara was the title sponsor of the Canada’s 150 event in Welland. Furthermore, Enviro-Niagara is a proud supporter of numerous local groups including Welland Mini Hockey Scouts, Julia’s Journey, Pelham Summerfest and many more. We at Enviro-Niagara live by our motto, “Dedicated to the community, committed to the environment.” To find out more information or to look at our current products for Enviro- Niagara Heating and Air Conditioning or Enviro-Niagara Hearth and Barbeque visit www.environiagara.ca and www.hearthandbbqniagara.ca. A CHAMBERS PLAN WON’T SQUEEZE YOUR BUDGET! An employee benefit plan with a twist rate stability, fair renewals and innovative offerings for small business. That’s what the has been providing small businesses for over four decades. Check out a plan that won’t squeeze your budget’ The South Niagara Chambers of Commerce are proud to launch our... The South Niagara Chambers of Commerce are proud to launch our... 2017 Joint Membership Directory Exclusively offered to members of the Greater Fort Erie, Niagara Falls, Port Colborne-Wainfleet and Welland/Pelham Chambers of Commerce. ♦ Newly Branded for 2017 ♦ Partner with 2,000 + chamber members across South Niagara ♦ All members receive a free listing ♦ Distribution across South Niagara Advertising opportunity like never before! Contact: Sandra Tomori Email: sandra@forteriechamber.com or sandra@niagarafallschamber.com Call: Fort Erie 905.871.3803 or Niagara Falls 905.374.3666 Contact: Denise Guerette Email: denise@pcwchamber.com or denise@wellandpelhamchamber.com Call: Port Colborne-Wainfleet 905.834.9765 or Welland/Pelham 905.732.7515

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    Here We Grow Again NIAGARA FALLS Wet Paint 2533 Airline Street, Stevensville 647-2834147 It Works! Global Niagara Fort Erie, ON 905-246-7080 Blue Line Diner 4424 Montrose Road, Niagara Falls 289-296-8785 Niagara Construction Association 34 Scott Street West, St. Catharines, ON 905-682-6661 FORT ERIE Team Beach Body 57 Philipps Street, Fort Erie, ON 561-727-9258 Maregan Business Services 905-994-9957 Niagara Construction Association 34 Scott Street West, St. Catharines, ON 905-682-6661 PROVIDING EXPERT ADVICE FOR YOUR BUSINESS Accounting - Taxation - Financial 20 Corporate Park Drive, St. Catharines T: 905.684.9221 E: stcath@djb.com DURWARD JONES BARKWELL & COMPANY LLP DJB uses a team approach to find the right solutions for your business. Specialized industries include: Agribusiness Construction & Real Estate Healthcare Professionals Manufacturing & Distribution Not-for-Profit Other Professionals Tourism & Hospitality Rich Chehowski, CPA, CA Carolyn Teutenberg, CPA, CA Jeremy Doan, MAcc, CPA, CA Elise Collins, CPA, CA djb.com BURLINGTON | GRIMSBY | HAMILTON | ST. CATHARINES | WELLAND Trustworthy Transitions Port Colborne, ON 289-690-3324 Bertie and Clinton Mutual Insurance Company 1003 Niagara Street, Welland, ON 905-735-1234 Wet Paint 2533 Airline Street, Stevensville, ON 647-283-4147 It Works! Global Niagara Fort Erie, ON 905-246-7080 Enviro-Niagara Hearth & Barbeque 2255 Highway 20, Units 7&8, Welland, ON 905-735-1124 WELLAND/PELHAM Enviro-Niagara Hearth & Barbeque 2255 Highway 20, Units 7&8, Welland, ON 905-735-1124 Villa De Rose ~ Retirement Residence 370 Hellems Ave., Welland, ON 289-820-8606 Contractor Concepts Inc. 1558 Pelham St., Fonthill, ON L0S 1E3 905-327-0731 Niagara Construction Association 34 Scott Street., St. Catharines, ON L2R 1C9 905-682-6661 Quist Engineering 1658 Regional Rd 14, Caistor Centre, ON L0R 1E0 905-971-9334 PORT COLBORNE - WAINFLEET Enviro-Niagara Hearth & Barbeque 2255 Highway 20, Units 7&8, Welland, ON 905-735-1124 Niagara Construction Association 34 Scott Street., St. Catharines, ON L2R 1C9 905-682-6661

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