What’s new from the Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism – April 5, 2017

Featuring the new President and Board, Chamber volunteer appreciation, summer jobs, and a marketing opportunity with kawarthaNOW.com

Cindy Windover, President of the Board of the Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism
Cindy Windover, President of the Board of the Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism

A Note from Chamber Board President Cindy Windover

Hello Spring … kind of! I think I speak for everyone in saying I am so ready for warm weather, opening my windows and getting back outside to enjoy our beautiful Kawarthas!

It’s been a busy winter for the Chamber of Commerce, with a new board being elected and of course, once again, the concerns over the fate of LDIS. Read more.

 

Meet the Chamber 2017-18 Board of Directors

Two of the Chamber's 2017-18 Board of Directors: Tonya Kraan of STREXER is 1st Vice President and Mike Walker of Agilec is a Director at Large
Two of the Chamber’s 2017-18 Board of Directors: Tonya Kraan of STREXER is 1st Vice President and Mike Walker of Agilec is a Director at Large

Board Executive

  • Board President: Cindy Windover, Windover Plumbing
  • 1st Vice President: Tonya Kraan, STREXER
  • 2nd Vice President: Tom LaBranche, Village Pet Food & Supply
  • Treasurer: Kevan Herod, Herod Financial Services

Directors at Large

  • Brian Harrington, Clearview Cottage Resort
  • Bryan Kingdon, ISL Insurance Brokers
  • Chris Wilson, Let’s Get Digital
  • Garry Douglas, Kawartha Lakes Construction and North Kawartha Design
  • John Penny, JC Penny Accounting & Tax Services
  • Mike Walker, Agilec
  • Scott Matheson, C.I.B.C. Lakefield
  • Sheri Hockaday, Salon Sorella & Day Spa
  • Tracy Logan, Logan Tree Experts

Read full Board introductions.

 

Last week to apply for summer staff positions

The Chamber has three summer positions available for students
The Chamber has three summer positions available for students

Qualified candidates are invited to submit applications for three positions by Monday, April 10th.

Due to funding requirements, the employee must have been registered as a full-time college or university student during the preceding academic year and intending to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year. Additionally, the successful candidate must be under 30 years of age when beginning employment.

Visit www.kawarthachamber.ca/jobs for full details.

 

Online Marketing Strategies for first B.O.S.S. Seminar

Erin McLean, Jeannine Taylor, Chris Calbury, Rachel Sloan and Vikki Whitney
Erin McLean, Jeannine Taylor, Chris Calbury, Rachel Sloan and Vikki Whitney

The Chamber’s First B.O.S.S. (Business Owners Sharing Solutions) Seminar on March 30th covered a variety of topics relating to online marketing.

Moderator Jeannine Taylor of kawarthaNOW.com led the conversation with a panel of small business owners who discussed tips, tricks, and success stories relating to website mobile responsiveness, email campaigns, Facebook, and Instagram. Read more.

 

Upcoming Events

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

The annual Chamber Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast takes place from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19th at Frederick’s Restaurant at Beachwood Resort (3043 Beachwood Dr., Lakefield). The event features speaker Tessa Smith, Terry Fox Campaign Ambassador, and a full hot and cold buffet breakfast.

Admission is free for Chamber volunteers and Past Presidents and $20 for guests (inclusive). Register now.

Thanks to Chamber Professional Development Sponsor Lynn Woodcroft, Sales Representative, Royal LePage Frank Real Estate Brokerage, and Networking Event Sponsor Blue Diamond Siding & Window Cleaning.

 

Thank you Chamber Volunteers

The Kawartha Chamber depends on the support and expertise of its many dedicated volunteers
The Kawartha Chamber depends on the support and expertise of its many dedicated volunteers

With a small staff, the Kawartha Chamber depends on the support and expertise of many dedicated volunteers. April is Volunteer Appreciation Month, and the Chamber would like to take this opportunity to thank the volunteers who have provided assistance in the past year. Board Members, Committee Members, and Event Volunteers: the Chamber thanks you for your continued support!

  • Adam McInroy, Investors Group
  • Brian Harrington, Clearview Cottage Resort
  • Bryan Kingdon, ISL Insurance
  • Chris Wilson, Let’s Get Digital
  • Cindy Windover, Windover Plumbing
  • Diane Caldwell, Young’s Point Personal Training Services
  • Emily Ferguson, Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha
  • Emily St. Pierre, Community Volunteer
  • Eva Fisher, kawarthaNOW.com
  • Garry Douglas, Kawartha Lakes Construction and North Kawartha Design
  • Heather Sadler, EcoVue Consulting Services
  • Jhane Brasier, MAX Communication
  • Jennifer Rosborough, Rosborough Accounting
  • Jill Persson, Viamede Resort
  • John Penny, JC Penny Accounting & Tax Services
  • Karen Copson, Camp Kawartha
  • Kathy Newton
  • Keith Monk, Keith Monk Auction Service
  • Kevan Herod, Herod Financial Services
  • Kris Keller, RBC
  • Lorri Rork, Community Care
  • Lynn Woodcroft, Royal Lepage Frank Real Estate
  • Marlon Hazlewood, Hazlewood Images
  • Michael Gatschene, BDC
  • Michelle O’Neill, MAX Communication
  • Mike Walker, Agilec
  • Miles Gibney, Country 105/Energy 99.7
  • Paul Found, Community Volunteer
  • Roberta Herod, Herod Financial Services
  • Scott Matheson, CIBC
  • Sheri Hockaday, Salon Sorella & Day Spa
  • Sue Swankie, Swanky Events
  • Tammy Underwood, Hendren Funeral Homes
  • Tom LaBranche, Village Pet Food & Supply
  • Tom Podd, Ennismore Automotive Repair
  • Tonya Kraan, STREXER
  • Tracy Logan, Logan Tree Experts

 

7 Ways to Improve Your Business Over Lunch

Seven things you can do to the meter in your business in less time than it takes to wolf down a sandwich and check your voice mails
Seven things you can do to the meter in your business in less time than it takes to wolf down a sandwich and check your voice mails

Major overhauls of a business take time, buy-in, and frankly, they can be a little frightening. Not so of these mini tweaks. These seven things can help you move the meter in your business in less time than it takes to wolf down a sandwich and check your voice mails.

1. Find Out What They Like

Your customers are more valuable to your business than from just a revenue perspective … Read more.

 

Marketing Opportunity with kawarthaNOW.com

kawarthaNOW.com is offering a special marketing opportunity for Chamber members (graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)
kawarthaNOW.com is offering a special marketing opportunity for Chamber members (graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)

The Kawartha Chamber and kawarthaNOW.com have partnered to create a monthly affordable editorial campaign for Kawartha Chamber members. Choose the month that you wish to promote your business and reach a five county area with kawarthaNOW.com and over 200,000 unique readers monthly.

The feature is subsidized by the Chamber, and packed with extra social media promotion and extensive digital reach. Eva Fisher, Lifestyle Editor, will do the writing and leg work to create a great promotion for your business.

Contact kawarthaNOW.com today and we’ll email you the details — Holly Wilson Sales & Marketing, 705-928-2694 or Holly@kawarthaNOW.com, or Jeannine Taylor at the kawarthaNOW.com office at 705-742-6404 or JT@kawarthaNOW.com.

 

For more information about the businesses and events listed above, please visit the Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism website at kawarthachamber.ca.

All photos supplied by Kawartha Chamber of Commerce except where noted.

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