Super excited for the Celebration of Business Excellence taking place Saturday, April 27! I’m honoured to have a hand in recognizing the nominees and recipients. I went through the notes recently that will feature all of the nominees at the ceremony and I thought – WOW, what an opportunity to learn from your peers! You will hear about marketing tactics, examples of going above and beyond for a client or customer, an attitude of setting goals and achieving success, learning from others and effective communication.

There are only a handful of tickets left before we sell out, I highly encourage you to consider attending. The Welcome Reception features delicious appetizer-style foods from local providers, two complimentary beverages with your choice of beer, wine or a signature mocktail, a swag bag, chance to win a door prize, and participate in our “Evening of Intrigue” theme.

We are striving to provide more benefit and value to your membership. Earlier this month we announced the Trent Hills Buy Local Buy Smart Facebook group will become an exclusive benefit to Chamber Members only. We are pleased to see the M2M (Member to Member discounts and offers) program is growing as well. Staff and board members will be visiting businesses in person beginning in May to learn more about the opportunities and obstacles that businesses face in Trent Hills. To participate in any of these programs, please contact the Chamber Office for more details. – Lori Schuett, Chair