On January 29th, the Chamber announced the finalists in this year's Business Excellence Awards competition at a reception at the Brantford Golf & Country Club.  In the Technology Category, Finalists are Wade Antenna, Braemar House School and Hearth and Home. Company Finalists are Brantford Golf & Country Club, Ricter Web Printing, and Participation House. Entrepreneur finalists are  Tony Henrique (Brooks Signs); Dr. Sami Qureshi, (Beattie Animal Hospital); and Chris Devlin, (Devlin’s Country Bistro & Catering). Congratulations to all our finalists!

Recently the Ontario Chamber of Commerce produced a policy paper entitled The Business Perspective on How To Set Ontario's Minimum Wage, with participation from the Chamber of Commerce Brantford-Brant. This document is part of the Ontario Chamber's Advocacy Program. Click here to download the document in pdf.

Warren Jestin, Scotiabank’s Chief Economist, Guest Speaker at Chamber’s Annual Financial Outlook Dinner, October 17th 2013

The Chamber is requesting proposals from qualified Chamber members for a. Printing, b. Layout & Design, c. Distribution of its In Touch magazine publication. Please click on the respective links to download pdf.

Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets for the Business Excellence Grand Prize Draw, sponsored by The Williamson Group, and for the Business Excellence 50/50 prize draw, sponsored by Scotiabank. Winner of the Grand Prize of a $1500 multimedia entertainment package was Otto Heinzl of Enterprise Brant. Winner of the 50/50 draw prize of $563 was Maurice Lesperance of Prima Klean.

On Thursday, January 31st the Chamber announced the finalists for the 2013 Business Excellence Awards. Finalists in the Company category are: ACIC Fine Chemicals, AFI Hydro Inc. and Simpson's Great Floors. Entrepreneur finalists are: Gord Boyle of Boyle Plumbing & Heating, Barry English of TDG Marketing and Matt Smith of Solo Cable. Technology finalists are: Norlok Technology Inc, Operation Lift, and Redragon Oil and Gas Technologies.

   The Chamber of Commerce Brantford-Brant is offering Chamber members first opportunity to lease commercial space in our building located at 77 Charlotte Street. The 1775 square feet of office space is located on the ground floor of the Chamber building and fronts Chatham Street. The space is suitable for a multitude of purposes including professional services or a not for profit organization.

Numerous opportunities exist for Chamber members to market their business through sponsorship or by partnering with the Chamber to present a Chamber event or seminar. Sponsorship development for our 2013 Business Excellence Awards Gala is presently underway. For information on sponsoring this event, please contact Nancy Billard, at 519-753,2617, Ext 25 or visit the Sponsorship page on our website.