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WELCOME

The Pontiac Chamber of Commerce’s vision is to help foster economic growth in the Pontiac and we believe that a strong and vibrant private sector is the key to a better quality of life for all our citizens. It’s our role to recognize the leaders of our business community and acknowledge their services, their accomplishments impact all of us in the Pontiac.

Award winners of the Pontiac Business Awards are businesses or individuals that have demonstrated a significant and sustained commitment to positive business development, economic growth and diversity within our community.

Many of our businesses achieve levels of success that garners recognition from their peers. The Pontiac Chamber of Commerce Business Awards recognizes businesses and individuals for their special achievements and/or contributions to the community.

EVENTS

Event February 23

Annual General Meeting


 

BOARD MEETING

Board Meeting

Shawville
6 PM


 

RECENT NEWS / EVENTS

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Thursday, November 14, 2019
6:00 PM

Little Red Wagon Winery
C165 Calumet Road West
Clarendon

6:00 PM – Networking (Light meal will be served)

We will celebrate, in our very own Pontiac way, the upcoming holiday season, featuring Simon Clarke "A Touch of Class" to allow you to network in a festive atmosphere.

RSVP by November 11th, 2019
819-647-2312
info@pontiacchamberofcommerce.ca

 

MESSAGE FROM THE PAST PRESIDENT

Dear Members,

I would like to take a few minutes of your precious time to wish you a colourful fall and to reiterate my support to the Pontiac Chamber of Commerce. Elected in June 2014 as president of this business association which allowed me to meet creative, dynamic and competitive entrepreneurs, I believe it is time to pass the torch to others in order to ensure that innovative ideas are created for this important association for Pontiac businesses that deserve the attention they are given.

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Looking for entrepreneurs

The SADC Pontiac in partnership with the Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi is looking for entrepreneurs interested in speaking to youth about entrepreneurship. There are options of breakfast meetings, speaking to school classes and business visits.

If you are interested, please contact Ana McBride.

Ana McBride
Business Advisor
SADC Pontiac
819-648-2186 | 1 844 648-2186
ana.mcbride@sadcpontiac.ca

 

5 MINUTES FOR BUSINESS

New data breach reporting requirements

Businesses have new obligations under breach of security safeguards rules coming into force this week, says the federal Privacy Commissioner.

www.priv.gc.ca/en/opc-news/news-and-announcements/2018/nr-c_181029/

 

Cannabis in the Workplace

Helpful resources from the Cannabis presentation given by Tyler Pirie

View the PDF file…

Links to related articles about workplace impairment and the legalization of Cannabis.

www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/health-safety/cannabis-workplace/questions-answers.html

www.hrreporter.com/trending-topic/legalizing-marijuana/

 

National Farm Business Management Resource Centre

November, 2019

Farm Management Canada would like to announce the launch of the National Farm Business Management Resource Centre now available at www.takeanewapproach.ca.

“The National Farm Business Management Resource Centre will provide farmers across Canada with access to tools and learning opportunities to support farm business skills development all in one place,” says Heather Watson, Executive Director of Farm Management Canada.

From business planning tools to workshops and webinars, the website will host farm business management resources in a variety of formats to meet the learning preference and practices of Canada’s farmers.

Planning for success may seem daunting, but it can be as easy as starting here, with a commitment to learning more, and finding the tools that can help you start, grow or transition your farm business.

As a one-stop-shop, the National Farm Business Management Resource Centre will showcase the best resources available, ensuring Canada’s farmers are equipped with the learning resources necessary to build their capacity to confront change with confidence and seize opportunities.

Take some time to explore the new website and browse the resources, programs and research available to you.

2018 Business Achievement Awards Gala

2018 Business Achievement Award Recipients

The 2018 Business Achievement Award Recipients

Caleb Niickerson, The Equity

And the recipients are…

2018 Feature Award – Financial Service

Caisse populaire de Fort-Coulonge

Business Beautification

Classic Automotive Restoration Services – C.A.R.S.

Matériaux JLS – BMR Building Materials

Business Person of the Year

Ken Pack – Giant Tiger

Farm Enterprise

Little Red Wagon Winery

Lifetime Achievement

Art Fleming

New Business

La Station Mansfield

Health Services

Clinique médicale Le Lotus

Tourism

Tourisme Pontiac Association

 

Connecting SMEs – Support for creating online store

branchons les PME

A note from Branchons les PME

Free coaching to create an online store. Thanks to a grant that our non-profit organization (NPO) Connecting SMEs received, we can assist entrepreneurs throughout Quebec to create an online store for your business. The project is related to free training to create an online store for Small & Medium Entreprises (SMEs). Our grant will provide 9 hours of training for entrepreneurs trainees specifically for the platform. The subsidy is provided only until the end of August.

Now is the perfect time to register!

For more information (website only available in French) …

BUSINESS PARTNERS

Desjardins Caisse des Rivières de Pontiac

Autobus Lasalle Inc. Pontiac Chiropractic Clinic Groupe Santé Dentaire SADC PME - Mireille Alary, notary Mansfield-et-Pontefract