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PROFIT Virtual Food Export Training Program (July 6 – August 12, 2021)

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OMAFRA’s Program to Raise Ontario Food International Trade (PROFIT) workshop provides Ontario agri-food producers and processors with the main exporting touchpoints required for food and beverage products to the U.S., including readiness assessment, legal considerations, facility preparation, export strategy, risk management planning, product labelling, freight and logistics.

For 2021, PROFIT will be offered in a virtual format at no cost to anyone in Ontario’s agri-food industry that is interested in learning more about exporting food and beverage products to the US. This highly successful ‘how to export’ program will be offered in nine, 90-minute sessions over a seven-week period in July and August.

Topics covered will include:

• Preparing to Export and the Importance of an Export Plan
• Market Research
• Food Safety
• Nutritional Testing and Labeling
• Logistics and Transportation
• Financial Risk Management
• US Tax Laws
• Government Funding Programs
• Working with US Customs Brokers, FDA and USDA
• Selling into the US
• Exporting to International Markets
• Experienced Exporter Panel

Each session will last 90 minutes (9:30 am EDT – 11:00 am EDT) consisting of presentations and discussions covering the elements needed to export food products. Reference materials will be provided throughout the courses, with a certificate of completion given to those who participate in all nine modules.

Register and learn more.

Belleville Chamber of Commerce – Chamber Chat Live: Getting Back to Work – MEMBER ONLY EVENT

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Wednesday Jun 9, 2021
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT

Virtual – Zoom Platform

As we progress through the three steps identified by the Province in their plan to reopen, the next 2 or 3 months should see businesses reopening sector by sector. 

For some who have been working from home, the transition may not be a simple or easy as we might think.  For others who were temporarily laid off, they could very well be in celebration mode, happy to once again be earning.

Through all of it, one thing is certain, there will be a host of employment-related issues that will crop up.

Join our panel of experts as we discuss issues like:

  • What COVID protection still needs to be in place?
  • Can an employer insist on vaccination before a return to work?   Is refusal a grounds for dismissal?
  • Some employees have enjoyed being able to work from home, and may in fact make the case to continue to do so.  What are the best practices to handle these situations?
  • Employees that were laid off, may not be recalled.  As a temporary lay-off, they would not have received severance pay.  However, this ultimately means ‘constructive dismissal’.  What are the things that employers need to be aware of?

Be part of the conversation, ask questions, and be ready!

Register now as space is limited for this exclusive MEMBER ONLY virtual event.   If you are unable to register online, call Lisa at 613.962.4597 ext. 2 for assistance.

Quinte West Chamber of Commerce: Annual Golf Classic

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DATE: June 17 2021
LOCATION: Roundel Glen Golf Course

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.

To register individual golfers, please click the ‘Register Here’ button. For full teams, please contact Morgan at (613) 392-7635.

10:00 AM- TEE TIMES BEGIN (a schedule will be sent out ahead of time to each team notifying them of their tee time with further tournament instructions)


How to Write Copy that Sells

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June 9th at 2pm

We all want people to buy from our businesses, but how good are we at explaining why?

Copywriting is selling with words. And how well you do that can be the deciding factor in whether or not somebody decides to buy our products and services. In the competitive ecommerce space, learning how to quickly grab and keep your customers’ attention can give you a massive advantage that results in more sales more often.

Full Details and Registration HERE

Getting Back to Work: Post Covid-19

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Thu, Jun 3, 2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

COVID-19 has caused us to think-differently about how we work, interact, learn and communicate.

The world of work is being shaped with lockdowns, temporary work, and elimination of businesses or other jobs. Everyone needs to work differently now. A major part of recovery from COVID-19 impact is related to your HR practices in your business, On June 3rd join us for a webinar chat 12-noon to 1:00 pm, about the need to support your human resources practices to get back on track for business success.

Presenter: Tony Pilon,  HR Consultant & Facilitator from The T-R Group Inc.

Registration link: