Good morning,

Thank you to all of our attendees at the Wine, Women, and Shopping event presented by BMO last week. We had a record number of vendors and attendees to spend the evening shopping with local vendors and to hear a keynote fireside chat with Julie Cole, co-founder of Mabel’s Labels.

It is with sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Jay Hitchon of Waterous Holden (Obituary). Jay was a tremendous asset to the business community, his firm, and most importantly to his family. His warm demeanour and work ethic to improve the environment for business in Brantford-Brant will be missed.

As a node to Jay, I would like to highlight Chamber member Heron Head Bikes “Weekly Ride Brantford” challenge. It is simple, post a photo of you on your bike 1x/week for eight weeks for a chance to win a bike and other great prizes! A great way to stay active and challenge yourself as the days get shorter and colder.

A reminder that our post-secondary partners have a number of student placement opportunities in business, from as short as special projects at no cost to the business, to as long as eight months, subsidized co-op terms. The Chamber can assist you in navigating the variety of options and programs available, and note specifically that Laurier Brantford has a number of community-based Service Learning students in Health Studies and Social and Environmental Justice ready to launch for the January – April term. Contact the Chamber for more information.

Finally, the Chamber office underwent a Radon study in 2020 and had minimal (safe) levels. Has your business location(s) been checked? See below for more information.

Looking forward to seeing you on Dec 13th at the Rope Factory Event Hall!

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