Calendar

October

Start Date: October 17, 2017

End Date: October 17, 2017

The cost of mental illnesses to the Canadian economy is estimated at over $50 billion annually, with $20 billion of that stemming directly from workplace losses.

On average, mental health issues cost business almost $1,500 per employee, per year.  For more employers, it is easier to cope with an employee’s physical injury than a mental one.  There is clearly value in recognizing and managing mental wellbeing but often these problems are misjudged or disregarded.

This session will help you understand why it is important to embrace the distinctive character of mental wellness in the workplace through open conversation and how you can apply this in your business with a review of the many resources available.

Speaker:  Sandie Sidsworth, CMHA-HPE
(Canadian Mental Health Association for our region)

Location:  Trent Port Marina
15 Creswell Drive
Trenton, ON

Start:  10:00 AM
End:   12:00 NOON

Start Date: October 17, 2017

End Date: October 17, 2017

Join us for an interactive session including a panel of Quinte area business women sharing the strategies they use to grow revenue.  Network with Quinte area business people and participate in table top discussions about the revenue growth models that interest you.

By the end of the session, you’ll have made new connections and learned revenue growth strategies.

Facilitator:  Brandi Hodge, Director
Community Engagement at United Way of Quinte

Location:  Trent Port Marina
15 Creswell Drive
Trenton, ON

Start:  1:00 PM
End:   4:00 PM

Start Date: October 18, 2017

End Date: October 18, 2017

Great leaders build strong teams.  The key is being intentional in your interactions with people that consistently builds a culture of trust.

The result is that people find deep meaning and purpose in their work and take ownership of their challenges and solutions.  During this fun & interactional workshop, we will explore each of the 6 habits and discover the vital role leaders and managers play in creating that environment.

Speaker:  Gary MacDonald

Location:  Trent Port Marina
15 Creswell Drive
Trenton, ON

Start:  9:15 AM
End:  12: 15 PM

Start Date: October 18, 2017

End Date: October 18, 2017

Where and how to spend money on promoting your business is a challenge every business owner struggles with managing.

In a one-stop shop approach, we are bringing together a panel of local promotional specialists that will give you a broad spectrum of the options available and through a series of questions, we will review how different situations call for different solutions.

Location:  Trent Port Marina
15 Creswell Drive
Trenton, ON

Start:  2:00 PM
End:    4:00 PM

Start Date: October 18, 2017

End Date: October 18, 2017

This is your opportunity to enjoy an evening out mingling with business people from Quinte West, Belleville, Prince Edward County and Brighton.

Take this time out of your business schedule and meet people from outside your area.  You never know who you will meet!  Enjoy light refreshments and live music at Quinte’s newest restaurant & bar.

Location:  Signal Brewing Company
86 River Road
Corbyville

Start:  5:00 PM
End:   7:00 PM

Start Date: October 19, 2017

End Date: October 19, 2017

Philip Bender, a partner at the law firm Mayeski Mathers LLP, will walk you through two important subjects most small business owners should be aware of.

Philip will discuss Succession Planning and the fundamentals of employment law.
There will also be a 15-20 minute question period to cover other related issues you wish to learn more about.

SEATING IS LIMITED – Please register to attend.

Location:  Sandbanks Winery – meeting room
17598 Loyalist Parkway
Wellington, ON

Start:  2:00 PM
End:   4:00 PM

Register by contacting any of the following:

Quinte West Chamber of Commerce                       info@quintewestchamber.ca   613-392-7635
Belleville Chamber of Commerce                             info@bellevillechamber.ca      613-962-4597
Brighton-Cramahe Chamber of Commerce           info@brightonchamber.ca       613-475-2775
Prince Edward County Chamber of Commerce    contactus@pecchamber.ca       613-476-2421

Start Date: October 19, 2017

End Date: October 19, 2017

Mayors’ Business Breakfast – Thursday, October 19, 2017

You are cordially invited to attend the 2017 Mayors’ Business Breakfast that is part of local Small Business Week celebrations. This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ for all you contribute and your commitment to the region. The City of Belleville and the City of Quinte West wish to invite up to two representatives from your company to join us and other local business leaders. The event is a “meet and greet” breakfast in celebration of Quinte Business Week on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. at the Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre, located at 265 Cannifton Road, Belleville.

In addition to a terrific breakfast, Gary Gzik will be there to provide valuable insight and information on “Building cultures of engagement in multi-generational workplaces.” This timely presentation will be of benefit to all businesses large and small.

Your response prior to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 6, 2017, with the name(s) of those attending is required, using the Eventbrite link below.
Seating is limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

REGISTER NOW

 We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, October 19, 2017!

Sincerely,

Mayor Jim Harrison – CITY OF QUINTE WEST
Mayor Taso Christopher – CITY OF BELLEVILLE

 

 

Start Date: October 20, 2017

End Date: October 20, 2017

COME CELEBRATE WITH US

The Quinte Business Achievement Awards (QBAA) are presented annually as a celebration of business excellence across the Bay of Quinte region. These awards recognize outstanding businesses, not-for-profit organizations and business leaders in areas such as entrepreneurship, business growth, company practices, product innovations, customer service, stewardship, marketing success and community service.

The Quinte Business Achievement Awards is a completely independent program, open to any business, entrepreneur and not-for-profit organization based in Quinte West, Belleville, Brighton, or Prince Edward County.

5:30pm Cocktails and Networking
7:00pm Dinner & Awards

$75+hst per ticket
Deadline to purchase tickets is Friday October 14

Event Location:
Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre
265 Cannifton Rd, Belleville
ON K8N 4V8

More here

 

Start Date: October 20, 2017

End Date: October 20, 2017

Duration:  1 Day

Start:  9:30 AM
End:  10:30 AM

Live on the Internet

For additional information, or to register, please contact Tiffeny Dyck at tdyck@loyalistc.on.ca 613-969-1913 ext 2294

Start Date: October 23, 2017

End Date: October 23, 2017

We will be hosting a Business Start-Up Workshop in Trenton. If you have ever thought about starting your own business, here is an opportunity to explore your idea!
Learn what to consider when starting a business, why you need a business plan, why market research is important, and where you can secure financing.

Do you have the traits of an entrepreneur? Find out how you can be successful. Space is limited, please make sure you register.

Start:  9:00 AM
End:  11:00 AM
Location:
Quinte West Chamber of Commerce
97 Front St, Trenton ON   K8V 4N6

Registration: Send an email to liz@smallbusinessctr.com or call us at 613-961-0590

Start Date: October 23, 2017

End Date: October 23, 2017

If you are over 18 years of ages and are thinking of starting or expanding a full time business, you may be eligible for the Starter Plus grant. To qualify your business must fall into one of the three categories listed below:

• Introducing a new product or service
• Create a new process for creating or delivering a product/ service
• Introduce a new market to the region

This grant can provide up to $5,000 to offset expenses and offers training for start ups and business assistance for companies expanding. Additional program benefits include mentoring, workshops, networking, and more. Space is limited, please make sure you register.

Start:  2:00 PM
End:   3:00 PM
Location:
Quinte West Chamber of Commerce
97 Front Street, Trenton ON   K8V 4N6

Registration: Send an email to liz@smallbusinessctr.com or call us at 613-961-0590.

Start Date: October 24, 2017

End Date: October 24, 2017

13th Annual Tri-Association Conference – Innovation in Manufacturing

Join us on October 24th as we hear from innovative leaders to explore how fellow manufacturers are collaborating on and implementing innovative programs and technologies to improve their processes, markets and global competitiveness.

Trade Show, B2B Lounge, Networking, 2 Keynote Presentations and Concurrent Workshops and More!

Start:  7:30AM
End:   5:30PM

Location:
Peterborough Golf & Country Club
1030 Armour Rd.
Peterborough, ON  K9J 4H7

FULL DETAILS INCLUDING COST AND REGISTRATION HERE

Start Date: October 25, 2017

End Date: October 25, 2017

Save the date for our upcoming Business Mingle happening at Beauty Works Day & Medi Spa as we help celebrate 40 Years of business, as well as, their amazing new renovations!

Start:  5:00 PM
End:   7:00 PM
Location:  Beauty Works
615 Sidney Street, City of Belleville

REGISER
rosi@bellevillechamber.ca

Start Date: October 26, 2017

End Date: October 26, 2017

Bring your questions and get real solutions for your business!

Presentation by Rick Spence, Business Growth Guru

Registration:  8:15 AM

Location:
Travelodge
11 Bay Bridge Road
Belleville, ON

Cost:  $30 per person
Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.

To register call (613) 966-9096

 

Start Date: October 27, 2017

End Date: October 29, 2017

In 2017, The Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference is proud to partner with Bring Food Home!

The conference is a biennial event of Sustain Ontario, and this year will be hosted by Just Food in Ottawa October 27-29.

Local and regional partners are coming together to plan this dynamic conference, where food and farming actors share experience and expertise, build capacity for collaboration and reconciliation within Ontario’s local food networks, and coordinate actions that will lead to sustainable transformations of food systems in Ontario and beyond.

November

Start Date: November 01, 2017

End Date: November 01, 2017

The Quinte West Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Wilkinson and Company, will be hosting a presentation on the new Federal Tax changes and how they could affect your business.

Start:  7:30 AM
End:   9:00 AM
Location:  Trent Port Marina, Trenton Ontario

A light breakfast will be served and this event is free to all chamber members.

To register for this event call 613-392-7635 or email Jennifer at info@quintewestchamber.ca 

Start Date: November 09, 2017

End Date: November 09, 2017

Duration:  1 Day

Location:  Loyalist College, City of Belleville

Start:  9:00 AM
End:  4:00 PM

For more information, and to Register contact Tiffeny Dyck at tdyck@loyalistc.on.ca or 613-969-1913

LTKC Website

Start Date: November 17, 2017

End Date: November 17, 2017

Please join us for Lunch as Colonel Goulden updates us on the CFB Trenton status.
More details to come…

Start:  12:00 PM
End:     1:30 PM

Register Now

 

Start Date: November 18, 2017

End Date: November 18, 2017

Duration:  1 Day

Location:  Loyalist College, City of Belleville

Start:  9:00 AM
End:   3:00 PM

For more information, and to Register contact Tiffeny Dyck at tdyck@loyalistc.on.ca or 613-969-1913

LTKC Website

Start Date: November 22, 2017

End Date: November 22, 2017

Get Connected with your local business community.  Enjoy the beautiful atmosphere at Season’s and relax after work.  Great time to mingle, network & share.

Enjoy light refreshments and cash bar.
Door prizes

Start:  5:00 PM
End:    7:00 PM

Register Now 

Start Date: November 29, 2017

End Date: November 29, 2017

The Ontario Business Achievement Awards (OBAA) is the most recognized industry gala in the province with a single focus on celebrating business success.

For over 30 years, businesses have been awarded OBAAs for their achievements in areas including sustainability, innovation, market expansion, exporting and more. This year’s gala will take place on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at the Carlu.

COMPLETE DETAILS HERE

December

Start Date: December 13, 2017

End Date: December 13, 2017

Come and enjoy some light refreshments as we thank you for being our members.

Start:  5:00 PM
End:   7:00 PM

Register Now 

January

Start Date: January 09, 2018

End Date: January 09, 2018

Your Forklift Operator Safety Certificate is valid for a three-year period. If your card has expired, you too will need this training session. This course meets or exceeds all Ontario and CSA regulations and standards.

Who Should Attend: This is a compliant course. Inexperienced forklift drivers, and those with moderate prior experience operating a motorized, counterbalanced forklift.

What You Will Learn:  Minimum skill levels for using a motorized, counterbalanced forklift in a reasonably challenging work simulation.  Practical, hands-on pre-use inspection, safe operating and parking/shut-down procedures. Practice under the helpful eye of the program trainer. Your knowledge and skill level will be evaluated, and only those able to demonstrate a minimum level of operational competence will receive documentation of successful program completion.

Start:  8:00AM
End:   3:00PM
Locations: Loyalist College & AllCan Warehouse (Belleville)

Investment: $249 + HST per person.

Requirements: All Participants are required to provide protective safety footwear to attend the warehouse portion of class.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS AND REGISTRATION

Start Date: January 26, 2018

End Date: January 26, 2018

Join us for lunch as Mayor Harrison speaks to the business community on upcoming initiatives, projects, events and more…
Ask questions and get informed.

Start:  12:00 PM
End:      1:30 PM

Location:
Ramada Hotel
99 Glen Miller Road, Trenton

Fees:  $30 (tax included)

Register Now

March

Start Date: March 06, 2018

End Date: March 06, 2018

How can we improve our relationships to build a more productive and collaborative workplace? Most people who ask this question realize that understanding the effectiveness of their own style of interacting is a starting place to improving their ability to work productively with others. This course is designed to help participants move past the negative effects of difficult workplace relationships to developing strategies for positive influence and contributing to a culture of trust and collaboration.

Are you…
avoiding conversations you know you ought to have?
wishing you could be more assertive and in control? 
losing patience with certain people or personality types?
having problems giving negative feedback?
feeling anxious before a difficult conversation?
wishing you had managed a conversation or an individual differently?
having trouble managing emotional customers, colleagues or employees?

Course Objective
To equip participants to deal more effectively with difficult workplace relationships.

Who should attend?
All managers and high-potential employees, Supervisors , Team leaders and Lead Hands, Manufacturing and Service Organization Managers, Human Resources Managers and
In-House Trainers

What you’ll learn
To understand your personal interaction style and the styles of others
What makes some work relationships difficult

Start:  9:00AM
End:   4:00PM

Investment: $ 559 plus HST, includes lunch and parking

ADDITIONAL DETAILS AND REGISTRATION

Start Date: March 14, 2018

End Date: March 14, 2018

Duration:  1 Day

Location: Loyalist College, City of Belleville

Start: 8:30 AM
End:  4:30 PM

For more information, and to Register contact Tiffeny Dyck at tdyck@loyalistc.on.ca or 613-969-1913

LTKC Website

Start Date: March 17, 2018

End Date: March 17, 2018

Duration:  1 Day

Location:  Loyalist College, City of Belleville

Start:  9:00 AM
End:   3:00 PM

For more information, and to Register contact Tiffeny Dyck at tdyck@loyalistc.on.ca or 613-969-1913

LTKC Website

April

Start Date: April 10, 2018

End Date: April 10, 2018

Duration:  1 Day
Location:  Loyalist College, City of Belleville

Start:  8:00 AM
End:   3:00 PM

For more information, and to Register contact Tiffeny Dyck at tdyck@loyalistc.on.ca or 613-969-1913

LTKC Website

June

Start Date: June 05, 2018

End Date: June 06, 2018

Duration:  2 Day
Location:  Loyalist College, City of Belleville

Start:  9:00 AM
End:  4:00 PM

For more information, and to Register contact Tiffeny Dyck at tdyck@loyalistc.on.ca or 613-969-1913

LTKC Website

Start Date: June 13, 2018

End Date: June 13, 2018

Duration:  1 Day

Location:  Loyalist College, City of Belleville

Start:  8:00 AM
End:   3:00 PM

For more information, and to Register contact Tiffeny Dyck at tdyck@loyalistc.on.ca or 613-969-1913

LTKC Website

July

Start Date: July 10, 2018

End Date: July 10, 2018

Duration:  1 Day

Location:  Loyalist College, City of Belleville

Start:  8:00 AM
End:   3:00 PM
For more information, and to Register contact Tiffeny Dyck at tdyck@loyalistc.on.ca or 613-969-1913

LTKC Website

Start Date: July 16, 2018

End Date: July 17, 2018

Duration:  2 Day

Location:  Loyalist College, City of Belleville

Start:  9:00 AM
End:  4:00 PM

For more information, and to Register contact Tiffeny Dyck at tdyck@loyalistc.on.ca or 613-969-1913

LTKC Website