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Career Day the Career Edge Way - Start Your New Career Sept. 29
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, September 16, 2011 (18:27:27) (183 reads)
On Thursday, September 29th from 1-4 at the Career Edge office located at 81 Dundas St, Trenton, Career Edge will host their new Career Day.
“The purpose of Career Day is to help people get connected to those jobs they don’t see. Statistically only 18% of jobs are posted. The other 72% go under the radar. There are many employers out there seeking the right person. That’s where Career Day comes in. Our goal is to offer a place where the community can come in, speak with our Employment Counsellors, check out our services and most importantly, be pre-interviewed for our current postings,” says Lynn Kelly, Job Developer for Career Edge.
On any given day Career Edge has around 40 postings on their new website www.careeredge.on.ca. These jobs include manufacturing, administrative assistant, welders, IT, DZ drivers and CAD Technologists. “When you come in on Career Day (September 29th) you will get a look at our current postings and have the opportunity to apply. Each position will have its qualifications listed so it will take the guess work out of where to apply. The primary qualifications for our employers are Grade 12, driver’s license, clear criminal record and the ability to work all shifts,” says Kelly.
For anyone seeking more information regarding the Career Day they are welcome to call the office at 613-392-9157, stop in at the office or visit them at www.careeredge.on.ca.
SkinBeautiful Open House!
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 (13:54:10) (273 reads)
On the evening of May 25th, 2011, SkinBeautiful will be having an OPEN HOUSE!
Please join us at 5pm for light refreshments and hors'dourves. lots of exciting door prizes and a special gift for attending! At 6pm Dr. Dosaj will be presenting the newest technologies available at SkinBeautiful! Learn about:
Latisse, the long awaited Lash treatment for Thicker, Darker, Longer, Lashes!
Radiesse, the new volumizing filler with "The V-Effect" and
As seen on Dr.Oz, "The Vampire Lift!"
Dr. Dosaj is a Renowned speaker and Practitioner of Anti-Aging Therapies for over 10 years.
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257 Pinnacle Street, Belleville, ON
Job Growth Continues Across Canada
Posted by Chamber on Monday, January 10, 2011 (22:01:09) (413 reads)
Job Growth Continues Across Canada
January 7th, 2011, Northumberland-Quinte West- Canada’s unemployment rate is at a record low 7.6 per cent, the lowest rate since January 2009, while 22, 000 new jobs have been created across Canada in December 2010, as reported today by Statistics Canada. Full-time jobs in the private sector are the sole contribution to the increase in Canada’s job growth, with particularly strong gains made in the manufacturing sector.
“Figures announced today are the latest demonstration that Canada’s Economic Action Plan is working. While recovery remains fragile, your government will continue to focus on job growth and the economy in the New Year,” said Rick Norlock, MP. “Working together we will continue to implement a job-creating, low-tax plan. Canada’s EAP will continue to bring results, while the Coalition opposition would rather hike taxes on job creators- halting our recovery and killing nearly 400, 000 jobs.”
Since July 2009 over 460, 000 new jobs have been created across Canada. This means that our economy has grown for the past five straight quarters and has recovered more jobs than were lost during the global recession. As expressed in the National Post, “it should perhaps come as no surprise that an Abacus Data poll this week found Canadians associate the Conservatives with economic recovery and low taxes and the Liberals with weak leadership and internal divisions.”
For more information, media may contact:
Office of Rick Norlock M.P.
Northumberland Quinte West
How Would You Be Benefit From A Mortgage Broker?
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 (15:39:27) (763 reads)
Are you undecided for using the services of a mortgage broker or doubtful as what a mortgage broker can do? The aim of this article is to clarify the benefits and the advantages, received for the services provided by a mortgage broker Canada .
What is a mortgage broker?
A mortgage broker is a representative of all the lending institutes. Their function is similar to an insurance broker. The representative of the bank is employed by the bank and he is aware about every mortgage product which Canada mortgages bank offer. Thus when a person goes to a bank for a mortgage than the representative will analyze his situation and choose the best product for his needs. The mortgage broker acts as an agent fro all the credit unions, Canadian banks, finance companies, trust companies and the private lenders.
In Ontario, a mortgage broker are usually educated experts who are licensed by the financial services commission of Ontario(FSCO), this is one of the government agencies which monitors the business practices of the mortgage brokers and the same is the case with a Vancouver mortgage broker .
How will you benefit from a mortgage broker?
Saves time: Many people try to shop by travelling to some 5-6 major retail banks which is really time-consuming. A mortgage broker will meet your needs and they will shop for the mortgage and will save a lot of your valuable time.
Credit score: One of the most important considerations for Canadians is the credit score. Each time a person goes to a bank and apply for a mortgage, he will make a credit inquiry and too many inquires will affect the credit score negatively thus a mortgage broker is needed because it request only one credit inquiry.
Save money: Many people are under false supposition that it’s expensive to use a mortgage broker. But the matter of the fact is that most of the brokers don’t charge heavy fees because they are paid by the various banking firms for bringing them in to the business.
Best rates: With the help of a mortgage broker, one can get the best Canadian mortgage rates , independent agents rely on repeat business thus they always provide the best rate to their clients.
Fast approvals: A mortgage broker will get the mortgage approved within just 24 hours, at the best interest rates. Real estate Canada market is very competitive and thus the approvals are done faster, but only a mortgage broker can help.
To avail the help of a best mortgage broker!
Canada's Economic Action Plan
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 (15:36:31) (439 reads)
Canada’s Economic Action Plan – Creating Jobs and Economic Growth
Ottawa, October 27th 2010- Canada’s Auditor General, Sheila Fraser, has released her latest report in Ottawa. The first chapter of her report examines the design and implementation of Canada’s Economic Action Plan.
“The Auditor General’s report is welcome positive news on Canada’s Economic Action Plan and confirms your government’s commitment to recovery,” said Rick Norlock, MP. “In 2010 only, more than $11 000 000 has been brought back to Northumberland and Quinte West, improving our communities and infrastructure while boosting the local economy. This excludes heavy investments to be made at CFB Trenton that will further stimulate economic growth. Nearly 310 000 jobs have been created since last year, Canada’s Economic Action Plan is working.”
Canada’s Economic Action Plan was designed and delivered by our government to protect hard working Canadian families and workers from the worst global recession since the Second World War. To improve the effectiveness and efficiency of stimulus spending no time was wasted to fund and begin projects, this has ensured job and economic growth vital to our recovery.
Your Government will not see a repeat of the Liberal sponsorship scandal, where millions of dollars were funnelled into Liberal-friendly firms without consideration of value for taxpayer dollar. The Auditor General has confirmed that your Government has been successful, reporting that the Government acted quickly and effectively in the design and implementation of the Economic Action Plan.
This report is positive feedback on the Government’s performance, however it is important to remember that the economy remains fragile and that recovery is tenuous. Many families in Canada continue to struggle to make ends meet. Your Government will continue to focus on creating jobs and supporting Canadian families.
For detailed information regarding local funding please visit the following site:
For information on Canada’s Economic Action Plan please visit:
To view the Auditor General’s fall report please visit:
Finally Rick Norlock’s website can be found at:
Quinte Womens Show
Posted by Chamber on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 (15:26:24) (466 reads)
Ladies, get ready for YOUR day!
November 5, 2010 (Belleville, ON) – “This day is designed to be a little pampering with a lot of excitement” said Cindy Dow, organizer of the highly anticipated 2nd Annual Quinte Women’s Show being held Saturday November 27th, 2010.
As an Interior Designer, Dow renovates kitchens and bathrooms’ making sure every last detail is spectacular. And she says to expect nothing less from her for this year’s girl’s day out extravaganza.
“I set out with two goals - to create a fantastic day for women AND to promote local women in business. Lorraine Harvey will be our guest speaker and MC for the day, we have mini-manicures, massages and reflexology, we’ll be treated to a fashion show featuring the latest trends, goodie bags for everyone, great Christmas shopping and a gourmet three course sit-down lunch! It came together perfectly and it’s going to be awesome!”
The newly decorated Linguine’s Italian Restaurant on North Front is the venue for the Show that runs from 11am – 4pm.
Joining Dow in bringing this event to Belleville are sponsors Polish Day Spa & Salon, Raymond James Financial and Renew Medispa. There will be a raffle draw for a huge basket of surprises donated by the vendors with all proceeds going to United Way of Quinte plus an original Carryl Postma painting will be drawn the day of the show.
Guest tickets are just $45 and include the full day’s activities and lunch. Visit www.quintewomensshow.com for a listing of show vendors and to purchase your ticket.
Quinte Womens Show
HST by Len Crispino in the Toronto Star
Posted by Chamber on Friday, May 07, 2010 (17:22:43) (591 reads)
Since when have Ontarians not wanted to invest in a brighter future for their children? Who among us is satisfied with the status quo?
Figures estimating the impact of sales tax harmonization have reignited the debate about its merits. Estimates range from no impact to a decline in taxes for low income earners; a few hundred dollars or perhaps no impact at all for middle income earners; and over a thousand dollars for high income earners. Over the long term these impacts will lessen as a result of lower prices, higher wages and a stronger economy.
Naturally, no one wants to pay more taxes. Naturally, no one likes taxes at all. But is it safe to say that everyone values jobs? That everyone wants to see a booming economy versus a stagnating one? Wouldn’t we rather see businesses opening versus closing?
The Locker Room - Sports Therapy Services Open House
Posted by rodney.bogart on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 (00:57:51) (623 reads)
You are invited to our open house!
View our new sports injury clinic and enjoy some refreshments
Meet our staff and enter a draw to win
a free therapeutic massage
Date: Wednesday, April 14th
There will be an official Grand Opening presentation at 4pm
The Locker Room – Sports Therapy Services is a new sports injury clinic located at 5-257 Dundas St. E, Trenton, Ontario.
The Locker Room focuses on a sports specific approach to rehabilitation and training.
Services offered include; Athletic Therapy, Massage Therapy, Sports Event Coverage, Custom Bracing, Baseline Concussion Testing, Sports Specific Training and Sports Medicine Products.
Elite athletes, recreational competitors and personal injuries unrelated to sports will benefit from these services. Take this opportunity to get your questions answered about Athletic Therapy and our other services.
Interior Decorator Opens Showroom in Belleville
Posted by sheryl.delorme1 on Friday, March 12, 2010 (19:51:55) (688 reads)
Special Effects Staging and Decorating
has expanded their horizons and opened a showroom in a beautiful heritage building located at 298 Front St Belleville.
We are excited to offer our services along with an eclectic array of home furnishings to our clients.
Our services include Interior Decorating, Home Staging, kitchen and Bath Design and Install, Consulting and Holiday Decorating.
We look forward to greeting new clients and old friends.
Sunshine, Snow and Syrup predicted for March Break at Batawa Ski Hill
Posted by Chamber on Tuesday, March 09, 2010 (15:31:30) (1208 reads)
Batawa/ With days getting longer, temperatures warming and March Break just around the corner thoughts of spring and summer are close behind. It’s an exciting time of year as the seasons change and Batawa Ski Hill, 5 minutes north of Trenton, is making the best out of the last weeks of winter, last meters of snow and the first days of springs by mixing seasonal activities into a week of fun during March Break.
“At one time, March Break at the ski hill had a lot to do with luck, if the weather was cold and lots of natural snowfall came down in January and February, Batawa might have been lucky enough to have couple of ski runs with a solid snow-base to ski on,” says Manager Steve Spiessman. “Things are much different now.”
PropertyGuys.com Belleville/Quinte Franchise Wins Model Office National Award
Posted by Chamber on Tuesday, March 09, 2010 (15:26:04) (1521 reads)
PropertyGuys.com franchise owners Rick Davies and Rob Kennedy are pleased to announce that they are the proud winners of the 2009 National “Model Office Award”. The award was presented to the Belleville/Quinte-based franchise location on Jan 27, 2009 during the "Revvy Awards" gala at the PropertyGuys.com annual four-day Convention held in Las Vegas.
The Revvy Awards recognize those franchise locations that stand out in any given year and for many participants, the Revvy Awards gala is the highlight of the conference.
15% discount on business photography for QW Chamber members
Posted by jane.toombes on Monday, February 08, 2010 (21:02:15) (547 reads)
We are now in a brand new year and Christmas is now a distant memory, so how about updating your business photos? At Muchmor Photography we offer full service professional photography for both your business and personal needs.
If you need business head shots to put on your website or in your social network profile or perhaps on your business card or brochures, we can produce professional shots for you. Perhaps you need product photography to promote your business in brochures, portfolios or on your website, give us a call.
We also offer additional services such automotive photography, creative work and stock photography.
Remember, all Quinte West Chamber members will receive a 15% discount on all business head shots and commercial photography packages.
Personal: We welcome you and your family to our studio where we will make you feel at ease and where we guarantee you will have fun. We don't expect children to sit still in one place and smile, in fact we encourage them to be themselves and if that involves rolling on the floor, or running around, then great - and if adults (edited)t to do that too, fine. The photos from your session should reflect who you really are. If you also (edited)t some more traditional family photos we can do those too.
Any of your photos for either personal or business needs can be purchased as files no a CD for your on use, as prints, posters, photo books, portfolios and muchmor.
Whatever your photography needs, Muchmor Photography should be your first port of call and we welcome you to take a look at our website at Muchmor Photography or give Jane a call at 613-396-5531 to discuss your needs or book a photo session. You can also email us at email@example.com
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Quinte Children's Water Festival Seeking Sponsors!
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, January 08, 2010 (19:47:10) (537 reads)
The Quinte Children's Water Festival is a two day environmental and educational event that will see close to 1000 local grade school students from Trenton, Belleville, Brighton and beyond visit Centennial Park in Trenton on May 26 and 27 2010 to learn about water on a local and global level.
Students from Trenton and St. Paul's high schools operate over 30 hands-on activity centres that allow children to explore their relationship with water in an outdoor setting. Each activity centre fits the current Ontario curriculum.
The Quinte Children's Water Festival's mission is to instill in children, parents, and the general public the importance of water conservation and protection, and local businesses can be involved in helping to spread this message. Sponsors of this event will be showcased on posters, t-shirts, planning guides, press releases, websites, social media sites, and much more, not to mention a invitation to the VIP luncheon during the festival.
From local businesses to international corporations, there is nothing quite like a children's water festival to link us all together. For more information on the Quinte Children's Water Festival, or to express your interest in becoming a sponsor of this environmental and educational event contact Dan at Lower Trent Conservation at 613-394-3915 ext 250 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lower Trent Trail Funding
Posted by Chamber on Tuesday, December 15, 2009 (15:46:56) (462 reads)
Canada’s Economic Action Plan Funds The Lower Trent Trail in Quinte West
Quinte West, December 14, 2009- Rick Norlock, MP Northumberland Quinte West and Rick Antaya for the National Trails Coalition (NTC), today announced that The Lower Trent Trail in Quinte West will benefit from $84,800 in funding which will create jobs and revitalize the trail.
“Under the strong leadership of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the Government of Canada is providing $42,400 to develop the Lower Trent Trail said Rick Norlock “As part of Canada’s Economic Action Plan, we are boosting local economies by creating jobs, getting shovels in the ground, and enhancing trails for outdoors enthusiasts.”
20 New affordable housing units for Trenton
Posted by Chamber on Tuesday, December 01, 2009 (15:32:31) (539 reads)
Governments of Canada and Ontario Celebrate New Affordable Housing
in Quinte West
Quinte West, Ontario – Funding of $2. 4 million for 20 new affordable housing rental -units for seniors living on low income was announced today in Quinte West (Trenton Ward).
Opening of RiverSide Music Galleries & MarketPlace
Posted by Chamber on Tuesday, December 01, 2009 (15:31:17) (456 reads)
NEW to Downtown Trenton: 'RiverSide Music Galleries and MarketPlace'
Trenton's RiverSide Music (for instruments and music lessons) - the largest music store in the area - is expanding again to add 'RiverSide Galleries and MarketPlace' providing the following additional outlets in Downtown Trenton at their current location, 16 Dundas Street West (near the bridge/marina):
- Antiques & Collectables
- Local Arts & Crafts
- Gifts & Cards
- Internet Café & Secretarial Services (including Computer Training)
The official OPENING is this Wednesday 2nd Dec. at 11am by Mayor John Williams. Everyone is invited to come downtown and see “what's new at Trenton's RiverSide” and meet some local artists and crafters displaying their work.
The Economic Edge: It's Canada vs The World
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, November 30, 2009 (15:21:52) (1042 reads)
On October 21, 2009, Canada’s premier national business event was held in Toronto. Economic Edge ‘09, presented by Microsoft® Canada’s Can>Win initiative and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, brought together some of Canada’s top opinion leaders and decision-makers from the private sector, government, and academia to explore strategies to create a competitive advantage – for Canada and Canadian businesses. As part of Economic Edge ‘09, and our on-going thought leadership policy papers, the Canadian Chamber is pleased to provide you with a copy of our paper The Economic Edge: It’s Canada vs The World.
Link to Report http://www.chamber.ca/images/uploads/Reports/EconomicEdgePaper09.pdf
Grand Opening - Raymond James Ltd, Trenton
Posted by Chamber on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 (16:19:23) (480 reads)
Grand Opening - Raymond James Ltd. on Friday, Dec 4th, 2009
As Financial Advisors, Yvonne Weatherell and Christian Jaehn-Kreibaum want the best for their clients. That’s why they recently made the move to Raymond James Ltd., Independent Financial Services here in Trenton on 447 Dundas Street West, Phone: 613.394.8200.
“While our business is about managing money and financial plans, our focus is on people − the people who trust us to help them plan for a secure financial future,” says Yvonne, who has been in the investment industry for more than 18 years. “That’s one reason we chose to affiliate with Raymond James. This firm understands and supports our practice, not only by providing quality investment alternatives and outstanding service, but by respecting the relationships we have with our clients.”
Women's Small Business Network Christmas Dinner/Trade Show
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, November 23, 2009 (17:13:49) (397 reads)
Hi: Just wanted everyone to know that our WSBN Christmas Dinner/Trade Show was a wonderful success! We held it at Occasions By The Bay, and we had 57 ladies who joined us - with 17 Trade Tables and 6 other Displays of Goods and Services!
I would like to thank Billie Jo and her staff at Occasions By The Bay for the wonderful ambiance and welcome that we received there. The food served was delicious, hot and plentiful!
And thanks to the ladies who donated Door prizes and WSBN will be returning to Occasions next year again for our Annual Christmas Event. Please visit our website www.wsbn.ca for more info about our great network and contact us if you are interested in joining us for our next mid-winter event to be held at North China Buffet on Feb. 16, 2010!
Regards. Marg Newsome and Sandra Valks
Co-Founders, Women's Small Busines Network (WSBN)
Pension Saving Alternatives
Posted by Chamber on Monday, November 16, 2009 (20:38:05) (858 reads)
Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is meeting with his provincial and territorial counterparts in Whitehorse from December 17-18, 2009 to discuss the continuing progress in strengthening Canada’s economy and to receive the report of the Research Working Group on Retirement Income Adequacy.
As a result of the financial crisis, retirement savings has become a hot public policy debate in Canada. You may wish to make your members’ views known on this issue to Minister Flaherty and/or your provincial/territorial finance minister. When formulating your chamber’s response, we encourage you to use this Policy Brief to guide your discussions with your Board, committees, and members.
• Canada’s retirement income system has three pillars:
o Old Age Security (OAS) and Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)
o Canada Pension Plan (CPP) or Quebec Pension Plan (QPP)
o Employer-sponsored plans, RRSPs, and personal savings
• All three pillars have taken a hit during the financial crisis.
• Three-quarters of Canadians working in the private sector have no company-sponsored pension plans. Those that do have company-sponsored plans face a reduction or elimination of their pension benefits if their former employers declare bankruptcy.
• Canada’s rapidly aging population and the decline in company-sponsored pension plans is a recipe for trouble for not only our seniors but our economy.
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce supports a balanced, competitive approach to pension savings that includes enhanced private sector options for businesses and consumers to minimize the risk to Canadian taxpayers.