A busy few months ahead with meetings and events at the Chamber, I highly encourage you to check your schedule to join us for one of the workshops or the Annual General Meeting. The AGM is great for networking, sampling delicious local fare, and learning what the Chamber has been doing over the past year, and hearing what’s new and happening in 2020. We are super excited about a special announcement that will be made at the AGM, along with the big reveal of our new marketing materials. We will also be launching the newly updated tourism website, too.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 25 when the Chamber will be hosting a Gala Event to mark 15 years of Celebrating Business Excellence in Trent Hills.  Nominations will open on February 19, with a new category to recognize marketing campaigns. One of the most-requested topics for workshops is marketing. Featuring nominees that are demonstrating excellence in marketing is an opportunity for all of us to learn how we too can benefit from an effective marketing campaign.

Thank you to the businesses that have volunteered for the video project pilot. Video is key for getting results on social media and the lessons learned in this pilot have been a great help. Early results tell us this will continue to be something we offer our members, more details to be announced in late February.
For many of you, January is your renewal month and we appreciate your continued investment in the Chamber. We offer a variety of services to promote your business, provide opportunities for professional development and deliver cost-saving benefits. Contact the Chamber staff to schedule a meeting if you would like to learn more about how you can take advantage of the benefits and services available.

Looking forward to a fun-filled, exciting and busy 2020!  – Lori Schuett, Chair