IN THIS ISSUE
15 April 2009
Upcoming Chamber Events
UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS
Wednesday, April 29th at J.J.'s Family Dining, Kevin Coghill of the Door will bring us up to date on the happenings there.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-843-5140.
Our 1st ever MP Breakfast will be on Wednesday, May 20th from 7:30 to 9:00 am at Heritage River in Elora. Michael Chong will give us an update from a federal perspective. Mark this on your calendars now. Cost is $20 for Members and $25 for Future Members. RSVP to email@example.com or 519-843-5140.
Business After Hours
This month we invite you to join The Garden's Edge and Fergus Horticultural Society "Digging In The Dirt Group". We will be meeting at 7189, 14th line Alma from 5:30-9:00 pm.
RSVP to Marg at 519-846-5574 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Networking Breakfast & Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, May 27th at the Elora Mill Inn between 7:30 and 9:00 a.m. Meet your new Board of Directors and celebrate the past year's achievements. Cost is still only $15 for members and $20 for future members. RSVP to email@example.com or 519-843-5140.
FORE...spring has arrived, so get those clubs out and be ready!
Mark your calendar and join the Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce's 11th Annual Golf Day on Wednesday, June 10th 2009. This year's event will be at the Ariss Valley Golf and Country Club. Registration is at 11:30, Shot Gun Start at Noon. Same price as last year $125.00 per Golfer, includes box lunch, dinner, golf cart and 18 holes of golf.
Both our Sponsorship Form and Registration Form are available and fillable on line!! We would be honoured if you were to join us!
Over The Fence
Airing April 16- April 28, 2009
Larry Wainwright invites us to attend the 31st Fergus Lions Home & Leisure Show. May 6, 7, & 8th at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex. Cost is free but please bring an item for the Centre Wellington Food Bank. Fish Fry takes place on Friday May 8th. Tickets available from any Lion Member. Fish Fry tickets: $13.00 Adult and $6.00 Child 12 & under.
Airing April 30 to May 12, 2009
Deb Dalziel speaks with Karen Peters about the Elora Festival and then Deb talks to Larry Peters about what happens at the station. ***Hot News*** - both the Elora Festival and Larry Peters were recently announced as winners at the Awards of Excellence!!
Airing May 14 to May 26, 2009
Sharon Ogden of the Grandmothers on the Grand speaks to Deb Dalziel about what the goals are of Grandmothers to Grandmothers group of the Stephen Lewis Foundation and how local people can get involved.
Dan Allen is interviewed about the 11th Annual CWCC Golf Tournament on June 11th at Ariss Valley. You'll have a lot of fun, so join us!
Melissa Eckersley and a companion dog, QT speaks about the Lions Foundation of Canada and their Purina Walk for Dog Guides on Sunday, May 31st at Forfar Ball Park in Fergus. Bring your four legged friend along with you.
Fergus Custom Woodworking 0028 Sideroad 19, RR # 1 Fergus
Owner Gabe VanderMeulen
Custom fine furniture, cabinets and commercial displays. Free estimates. Email firstname.lastname@example.org Phone 519-843-4338.
Stone Gable Inc. 7-181 St Andrew St. E, Fergus
Owner Bruce Lloyd
Stone Gable Inc owns the property at 181 St. Andrews St E. A hall rental is available for user groups, NFP or business seminars. Equiped for up to 36 people. Email email@example.com phone 519-843-4852.
Delainey's Dining 793 Tower St. South Fergus
Owner Delainey and Steven Farrell
For a family dining or fine dining experience check out Delainey's.
www.delaineys.com Phone 519-843-2224 Fax 519-843-2219
Lackner McLennan Insurance Ltd.
Full service general insurance broker specializing in Comercial Insurance for business organizations.
Phone 519-579-3333 Ext 324 Fax 519-576-1151
Awards of Excellence
Centre Wellington AGRRGH...It's a Treasure!
The Awards of Excellence was a treasure of an event again this year. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners.
A special thanks to all the community members and to those who contributed their time and talents to make this event a succes!
Centre Wellington truly is a treasure!
The economy continues to be the most discussed issue of the day and rightfully so. There is a great deal of uncertainty that impacts all of us.
Although there are apparent challenges facing our employers, we must embrace the opportunities that are also being announced by our upper orders of government. For Centre Wellington we have a strong voice of representation working on our behalf.
The Township works tirelessly to seek out every available opportunity to address infrastructure deficiencies. We know that the property tax is regressive and expected to handle too many services. Keeping any increases to a minimum will always be our goal recognizing the health and safety of our Community must be maintained. Our corporate strategic plan has focused our attention on this quest and we have been relatively successful in establishing great partnerships to assist us in achieving this goal.
We are investing in jobs and many of our projects will certainly keep people working. Take a look at the employment opportunities.
Three Township bridge projects will commence this year and one County bridge in West Garafraxa will be completed in partnership with the Province and Federal orders.
The reconstruction of Metcalfe Street will commence this spring in partnership with the County.
Fergus will have an amazing Affordable Housing project completed and in partnership we will create a trail link and park area around this project.
Wellington Place will see the archival addition begin construction.
The Elora Library renovation will be completed this spring.
Paving will continue as funds permit.
The Grand River Agricultural Society and the Lions Club are in partnership with the Township to reconstruct Bisell Park.
The Beatty Corner project is in progress and hoping for a completion in 2009.
We are moving ahead and we are shovel ready to receive the promised flow of money into our municipality.
Eramosa Physiotherapy Associates
Friday March 27th, Eramosa Physiotherapy Associates. The beautiful new stone premises on Wellington Road 7 was a buzz on this morning with lots of townsfolk and Business representatives. Local dignitaries and staff cut the ribbon for another business venture opening in Centre Wellington.
The huge turnout of people were greeted with great food, refreshments and lots of networking and conversation. Congratulations to owners Jackie Sinkeldam and Christine Pratt. We wish you all the best with your new endeavors.
The Mortgage Centre
Thursday April 16, The Mortgage Centre. Toni Lugano was excited at the turn out for The Mortgage Centre Fergus Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting. Congratulations Mortgage Professional Toni Lugano and welcome to Centre Wellington.
Definition Fitness held their open house over the weekend of Friday April 17th to Sunday April 19th. The event included a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony the evening of Friday April 17th. Attendees were able to tour the new facility and refreshments were provided. Congratulations to Kayte Armstrong and Shawn Mackenzie and the Definition Fitness Team!