Calendar

January

Start Date: January 23, 2018

End Date: May 19, 2018

Do you know an enterprising student looking for a great summer job?

Summer Company may be the answer:

  • An award of up to $3,000 to start and launch a summer business
  • Business Coaching & Mentoring
  • Training & Skills Development

Eligibility:

  • 15-19 years of age
  • returning to school in September 2018

APPLY EARLY – VERY LIMITED SPACE

www.ontario.ca/summercompany

Applicant needs to scroll and check eligibility, complete the online registration form and select SBC Belleville under the East tab to hear more about Summer Company

Contact Liz Kryschuk by calling 613-961-0590 OR email liz@smallbusinessctr.com to learn more or to follow up on applications.

 

 

March

Start Date: March 27, 2018

End Date: May 25, 2018

The Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence program encourages the development of our rural communities, farms, agri-food processors and agri-food organizations by adding value to existing products, creating jobs and driving economic growth.

Applications for the 2018 program are being accepted now until 11:59 PM on Friday, May 25, 2018.

Program guidelines and the application form can be found on the Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence website.

Program information is being shared with MPPs, heads of municipal councils, stakeholders and agricultural organizations, as well as past applicants and award recipients.

April

Start Date: April 24, 2018

End Date: April 24, 2018

Quinte Region Career & Training Fair

Start:  10:00 AM
End:     5:00 PM

Location:
Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre
265 Cannifton Road, Belleville

This one day event is a unique opportunity that puts many different employers under one roof to network with potential employees.

From a job seeker’s perspective this gives you the chance to explore and learn more about industries and organizations, to connect with employers face-to-face and demonstrate your own skills and assets that you can bring to an organization. Job seekers are encouraged to bring several copies of their resume.

From the employer’s perspective this is a great opportunity to profile employment opportunities, promote your organization and to meet and increase your pool of potential, qualified candidates.

EMPLOYER REGISTRATION begins Tuesday March 27, 2018,.

This event is sponsored in part by Quinte Region Employment Ontario Service Providers.

More information here

Start Date: April 25, 2018

End Date: April 25, 2018

Join us for our Annual State of the City Chamber Breakfast with Mayor Christopher.   Come out and enjoy coffee, breakfast, and hear our Mayor discuss plans for 2018 for our great community.

Mayor of Belleville, his worship Taso Christopher, has been a member of Council, was appointed to the Belleville Police Services Board, served on the Waterfront and Ethnic Festival Committee, the Greek Community Board of Directors, the Library Board among others.  He is a Quinte Secondary School graduate and co-owner of Four Season’s Sports.

7:00 AM Coffee Mingle
7:30 AM Breakfast

Location:  Travelodge Hotel, 11 Bay Bridge Road, Belleville

Fees/Admissions
$25 + HST   Members
$40 + HST  Non Members

REGISTER

Start Date: April 25, 2018

End Date: April 25, 2018

Develop Workforce Development Solutions for the Tourism & Hospitality Industry!

RTO 9, in partnership with OTEC, is pleased to invite you to attend a project planning workshop to strategically address the critical labour market issues facing the tourism and hospitality industry in our region.

In 2017-18, OTEC conducted a series of consultations with Regional Stakeholders to identify opportunities to better allocate existing resources within the region and more effectively plan investment in workforce development among stakeholders. Building on these consultations, RTO9 and OTEC would like to engage our industry stakeholders, Employment and Training Service Providers and Workforce Planning Organizations in prioritizing and planning a set of project opportunities that are coming to the region in 2018-19.

This meeting will be designed to inform next steps within the region in developing workforce development solutions to meet the current and future labour market needs.

We invite you to join us for this event.

Start:  10:00 AM
End:     3:00 PM
Location: Trent Port Marina, 15 Creswell Drive, Trenton

REGISTER

 

Start Date: April 26, 2018

End Date: April 26, 2018

Learn how to communicate your brand and grow your social media presence.   With a focus on styling your photos and creating quality content.  You will learn; tagging, sharing, and posting strategies, communicate your brand in your photos, filters and texts to create ads, how to increase engagement with your followers, how to use (and not use) #hashtags, recommended apps and posting tools, increase engagement and loyalty among followers.

Seminar Presenter: Brand Ambition, Bowmanville (Katie Dempsey and Stephanie Campbell)

Please BRING your own laptop/cell phone/or tablet for hands on activities to increase your skills on your own device.

Start:  12:00 Noon
End:      2:00  PM

Location:
Business & Entrepreneurship Centre Northumberland, 600 William Street,
Cobourg (in the main boardroom)

Call: 905.372.9279 to pre-register

MORE INFO

Start Date: April 27, 2018

End Date: April 27, 2018

The OCC is excited to host Mr. David MacNaughton, Canada’s Ambassador to the United States, for a featured keynote AGM lunch event.  Ambassador MacNaughton will provide insights into the evolving trade relationship between Canada and the United States against the backdrop of NAFTA renegotiations—just before the deadline for the steel and aluminum tariff exclusions on May 1.

Start:  12:00 PM
End:     1:30 PM

Conference and Hotel Location
Sheraton Hotel Hamilton – Lloyd D. Jackson Square
Centre/East Ballroom
116 King St. West, Hamilton, ON L8P 4V3

Cost:

Member Rate   
$60.00 + $7.80 hst

Non-Member Rate 
$70.00 + $9.10 hst

Registration is not required for those already registered to attend the AGM.

*Maximum of 5 tickets per company.
To purchase a full table (10 seats) please contact, Joshua Goodman, Director of Business Development

Payment Inquires
Please contact Gina El Zobeir for any payment-related inquiries.

REGISTRATION AND FULL DETAILS HERE

 

May

Start Date: May 01, 2018

End Date: May 02, 2018

Register now for the 29th Annual PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition) Conference. 

This Conference is a great opporutnity for employers, job seekers, career counsellors and educations to discover the full potential of prior learning assessment and regDay cognition (PLAR).

Join us for a powerful day of presentation featuring Sherry Barron, CFE-Behavioural Interviewing Training, and a host of Subject Matter Experts providing engaging workshops including:

  • An Introduction to the World of PLAR
  • Portfolio Development
  • A Practical Tool for Assessing Employability Skills
  • Using Stories to Attract the Best Workforce
  • Attracting the Next Generation of Talent

Those seeking PLAR Practitioners Certification are encouraged to register for Day 2!

Sign up now for Day 1 HERE and get Day 2 for free HERE!

Day 1   Tuesday May 1
Day 2   Wednesday May 2

Time:  8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location:  Loyalist College

Cost:
$166 for Members
$199 for Non Members
$25   for HRPA Student Members
$50   for Non Member Students

CLICK HERE for more details.

Questions?   Contact secretary@hrpaquinte.ca

 

Start Date: May 02, 2018

End Date: May 02, 2018

Duration:  1 Day
Start:  9:00 AM
End:   4:00 PM

Location:  Loyalist Training & Knowledge Centre, Loyalist College – Belleville

For more information and/or to register, please contact Tiffeny Dyck at 613-969-1913 x2294 or email tdyck@loyalistc.on.ca

Start Date: May 04, 2018

End Date: May 04, 2018

What: Leadercast exists to inspire and equip Leaders Worth Following. Good leadership is the crux of all businesses, organizations, communities and homes, and Leadercast serves individuals and companies across all sectors that want to become intentional about raising their standards of leadership. Leadercast hosts innovative events and produces relevant content to provide time starved leaders the tools they need to drive measurable actions and impact the lives of those they lead.

Where: Duncan McDonald Community Gardens, Trenton

Presenting Partners: Quinte Economic Development Commission (QEDC) and Loyalist College Training and Knowledge Centre

The Leadercast Live program, is broadcast from Atlanta Georgia, but will be seen in hundreds of host locations across the world.

Cost:  $50

For more information and to purchase your ticket or group tickets www.quintewest.ca or call 613-392-2841 x4413

Start Date: May 07, 2018

End Date: May 07, 2018

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.

Start:  9:00 AM
End:  10:45 AM

Location:
Quinte Business Development Centre
284B Wallbridge-Loyalist Road, Belleville

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

Start Date: May 07, 2018

End Date: May 07, 2018

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.

Start:  11:00 AM
End:   12:00 PM

Location:
Quinte Business Development Centre
284B Wallbridge-Loyalist Road, Belleville

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

Start Date: May 07, 2018

End Date: May 07, 2018

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will host a seminar to help owners of small unincorporated businesses better understand their business taxes.
This means you will spend less time, effort and money trying to figure out your entitlements and obligations, and avoid common errors.

During this seminar, the Liaison Officer will:

  • Explain general bookkeeping concepts and best practices
  • Explain common tax errors
  • Demonstrate how to use financial benchmarks for relevant industries
  • Provide information on the CRA’s services

This seminar is best suited if you:

  • Have business, professional, rental, and/or commission income
  • Are not currently working with a liaison officer

A visit from a Liaison Officer does not constitute an audit, and will not result in the CRA making reassessments to past tax filings.

Start:  1:00PM
End:    4:00PM

Location:
Quinte Business Development Centre
284B Wallbridge-Loyalist Road
Belleville, ON

Limited space available.
Pre-registration required
by calling 613-961-0590 or email at Brianna@smallbusinessctr.com.

 

Start Date: May 09, 2018

End Date: May 09, 2018

Planning to retire one day from being self-employed? Do Not leave your future to the last minute!!

Join Jim, Galen and Art, some of the industry leaders, as they discuss how to sell your business successfully, ensuring you are financially prepared for life after being a business owner, and transition planning for both your head and your heart.

This workshop will contain a 30 minute question period to cover related issues you wish to learn more about and you can meet with the speakers after the seminar is complete.

Start:  5:30 PM
End:   8:00 PM

Location:
Small Business Centre
284B Wallbridge-Loyalist Road
Belleville, ON

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

Start Date: May 09, 2018

End Date: May 09, 2018

  • Are you interested in film production?
  • Have questions about what is going on in the flourishing film industry in the Quinte Region?

Join QuinteVation in the County as we host the best and brightest Film and New Media producers in the Bay of Quinte!  All are welcome to join.

Take this chance to tour the newly opened maker’s space The Studio Barn and then head over to Prince Eddy’s Brewing Co. for networking, craft beer and amazing food made by JERKebago.

Register now, tickets are limited!

Start Date: May 16, 2018

End Date: May 16, 2018

This event is designed to get you out networking in a fun, relaxed atmosphere, and learning more about a particular business/agency within our community.

All members of the business community are welcome. Please RSVP your attendance – this is a FREE event.

Start:  5:00 PM
End:   7:00 PM

Location:
Boston Pizza
180 Bell Blvd.
Belleville

*Come when you can, leave when you must

More Info

REGISTER – PLEASE RSVP

 

Start Date: May 18, 2018

End Date: May 18, 2018

8 Wing Commander Col Mark Goulden will update our local business community on what is happening at CFB Trenton

Start:  12:00 PM
End:     1:30  PM

Location:
Ramada Hotel Trenton
Glenn Miller Rd.

Fees/Admission: $28 +HST per person

REGISTER

Start Date: May 23, 2018

End Date: May 23, 2018

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.

Start: 9:00 AM
End: 10:45 AM

Location:
Quinte West Public Library
Multipurpose room downstairs
7 Creswell Drive, Trenton ON

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

Start Date: May 23, 2018

End Date: May 23, 2018

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.

Start: 11:00 AM
End: 12:00 PM

Location:
Quinte Business Development Centre
284B Wallbridge-Loyalist Road, Belleville

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

Start Date: May 25, 2018

End Date: June 08, 2018

Part 1: Employer Responsibilities Under New Legislation
Part 2: Workplace Mental Health and Accommodation
Part 3: New Generations: New Work Style

Duration: 3 Day
May 25
June 1
June 8

Start:  9:30 AM
End:  10:30 AM

For more information and/or to register, please contact Tiffeny Dyck at 613-969-1913 x2294 or email tdyck@loyalistc.on.ca

June

Start Date: June 01, 2018

End Date: June 01, 2018

The Quinte West Chamber of Commerce is once again hosting their annual Chamber Golf Classic what has become an annual favorite of our members. The tournament provides a fun relaxed tournament for our local business people to get together.

11:30 AM LUNCH & REGISTRATION

1:00 PM SHOT GUN START
6:00 PM DINNER
7:00 PM AWARDS & PRIZES

Location:
Timber Ridge Golf Course
19 Timber Ridge Dr.
Brighton, ON K0K 1H0

Fees/Admission:
$100 plus HST per player

REGISTER
To register please call 613-392-7635 or email info@quintewestchamber.ca

Start Date: June 04, 2018

End Date: June 04, 2018

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.

Start:  9:00 AM
End:  10:45 AM

Location:
Quinte Business Development Centre
284B Wallbridge-Loyalist Road, Belleville

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

Start Date: June 04, 2018

End Date: June 04, 2018

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.

Start:  11:00 AM
End:  12:00 PM

Location:
Quinte Business Development Centre
284B Wallbridge-Loyalist Road, Belleville

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

Start Date: June 12, 2018

End Date: June 13, 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

 

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

Start Date: June 14, 2018

End Date: June 14, 2018

Come spend the day at Black Bear Ridge Golf with us for the annual Belleville Chamber Annual Golf Tournament.

Start:  11:30 AM
End:     8:00 PM

11:30AM – 1:00PM
Registration and Lunch

1:00 PM
Shotgun Start

Location:
Black Bear Ridge
501 Harmony Rd,
Belleville, ON

Fees/Admission:
$175 per golfer – Chamber members & their guests
$225 per golfer – Non-members

REGISTER AND ADDITIONAL DETAILS HERE

Start Date: June 20, 2018

End Date: June 20, 2018

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.

Start: 9:00 AM
End: 10:45 AM

Location:
Quinte West Public Library
Multipurpose room downstairs
7 Creswell Drive, Trenton ON

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

Start Date: June 20, 2018

End Date: June 20, 2018

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.

Start: 11:00 AM
End: 12:00 PM

Location:
Quinte Business Development Centre
284B Wallbridge-Loyalist Road, Belleville

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

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 14, 2018

End Date: July 14, 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

October

Start Date: October 19, 2018

End Date: October 19, 2018

Join us as we recognize outstanding businesses in the Bay of Quinte Region!

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

Location:
National Air Force Museum of Canada
220 Rcaf Rd, Trenton ON K0K 3W0

Full Event and Ticket Purchasing Information

Start Date: October 24, 2018

End Date: October 24, 2018

This years conference will be hosted by the Quinte Manufacturers Association (QMA), at the Travelodge – Belleville.

This event will feature keynote speakers, workshops, information sessions, networking and more!

More details to be made at a later date!

Start Date: October 25, 2018

End Date: October 25, 2018

Plans are underway for the 8th Annual Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference. This year’s event is in partnership with the Aboriginal Labour Force Development Circle and will be held at the Mohawk Community Centre on October 25 (full day conference) and 26 (half day events and demonstrations). Follow us and find updates here: www.eastontlocalfood.ca @eolocalfood www.facebook.com/EastOntLocalFood/