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CWCC Pulse E-Newsletter September 10th, 2020

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A Message from Dana Burdenuk, General Manager:


Good afternoon,
"What's Happening Centre Wellington" is back on, with a twist! Our Chamber team is now filming in-person Member Moments interview segments in our boardroom or onsite, with physical distancing measures in place. These 5-7 minute interviews enable our members to showcase their business and their unique Chamber success stories! The video links will be shared in our PULSE e-newsletter, on our social media and website, as well as with each participating business to also post and share. Monthly, Wightman will use our footage to produce a 30-minute "What's Happening Centre Wellington" TV show featuring 4 or 5 businesses each month. The show will air multiple times throughout the month. A great opportunity to increase visibility for your business! If you're interested in participating, please reach out to me at chamber@cwchamber.ca. Check out our very first interview with Diane Cook, Owner and Principal Travel Designer at 7 Seas to See Travel here!
The Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce are looking for your insight on what matters to business amidst the pandemic. How confident are you in Ontario’s economy and recovery? What is your organization’s outlook for 2021? How happy are you with the pandemic recovery programs offered by government? We are committed to ensuring that government understands the issues impacting business in this province. That’s why we need your help to express the voice of business loud and clear at Queen’s Park. Share your views by taking a short three-minute survey here.
We have a few tickets left for our 11th Annual Local Biz Night at the Grand River Raceway on September 16th! Bring your friends, family or co-workers and have a FUN and SAFE night of Networking and Horse Racing!! Click here for more details and to purchase your tickets.
Keep healthy and please stay connected!

Thank you to members and the community for
attending the Open House & Ribbon Cutting of
Brighten Up, located at 735 Tower St., Fergus
on Saturday August 29th! 


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Ontario Announces Extension of the COVID-19 Period
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ontario government made a regulation that changed certain Employment Standards Act (ESA) rules during the “COVID-19 period.” This regulation has been amended, extending the COVID-19 period to January 2, 2021.
New Employment Standards Poster: Version 9.0
The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) published a new Employment Standards Poster: Version 9.0.
To download a copy and for more information on the poster requirements under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) visit Ontario.ca/ESAposter.
To stay up-to-date on MLTSD news, subscribe here.
Ontario Reopens Apprenticeship and Trade-Related Exam Centres
Safety measures put in place to protect the health of clients and staff
The Ontario government has gradually reopened all 24 provincial centres for apprenticeship and trade-related certifications, based on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer and provincial health authorities. Apprentices and skilled tradespeople can now book their final exams at their local apprenticeship office. Read more here
CECRA for small businesses extended for the month of September
Property owners and small business tenants will soon be able to access funding for the month of September. Read more here
Job growth slowing, time for business-led recovery says Canadian Chamber
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s Chief Economist, Dr. Trevin Stratton, issued the following statement regarding today’s Labour Force Survey numbers.
“Today’s labour force numbers demonstrate that momentum is slowing after a sharp rebound in job growth over the previous months. This new phase of the recovery is characterized by our economy reopening, but operating below capacity. It is clear that we have an extended rebuilding period ahead of us after an initial return to work. Read more here.

Upcoming Events


CWCC Local Biz Night at the Grand River Raceway
September 16th
5:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Due to a couple of cancellations this week, there are a few tickets remaining for this event! Bring your friends, family or co-workers and have a FUN and SAFE night of Networking and Horse Racing!!
Tickets include:
  • Dinner catered by Hangry Harry's Food Truck
  • Your business gets a horse assigned to cheer for in the Local Biz Night Race at 8:30 pm!
  • Official Photo with your group
  • Reserved seating for Local Biz Night attendees
  • Complimentary program for all attendees
  • CWCC swag and prizes to be won!
  • Gates open at 5:30 pm
  • Food will be available at 6:00 pm
  • Racing starts at 6:30 pm with the Local Biz Night Race happening at 8:30 pm
Cost $45 per person, plus tax
Get your tickets today here.
Venue Generously Sponsored by the Grand River Raceway.
Meet the Employer Advisor
by Beyond Rewards Inc. Human Resource Consulting
Find out how to get assistance with your WSIB Program (Online Event)
September 30th, 8:30am
Speaker: Jessica Persaud
Jessica Persaud is an Employer Specialist with the Office of the Employer Adviser, an arm's length agency of the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development. Serving Waterloo Region and Wellington/Grey/Bruce/Huron counties. As an Employer Specialist, she provides advice, education and representation to smaller employers regarding issues related to Workplace Safety and Insurance.
She brings over 20 years of experience of representing both employers' and workers' rights and responsibilities under the Workplace Safety & Insurance System in Ontario. Prior to joining the Ministry in 2007, she worked as an advocate and program co-ordinator for a small not-for profit registered charitable organization. She is
also paralegal in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario.
Jessica resides in the beautiful Hespeler Village in Cambridge Ontario, with her partner Ian, their 3 wonderful children Owen, Logan and Simone, and a very rambunctious cat.
This webinar will also be joint with the Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce and the Minto Chamber of Commerce.

New Members

7d201855-1dbc-4077-8...Dr. Hasan Habib Medicine
Professional Corporation

Renewing Members (for August)

Almost Anything Wood
Business Centre Guelph Wellington
Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Centre Wellington Dental
Cogeco Connexion Inc.
Cox Creek Cellars Inc.
Curtis-Villar LLP
Dalton Associates
Document Imaging Partners
Elmira Home Comfort (Div. of Belmont Appliance)
JEM Coaching
Magnesium Studio
Parker Hannifin, Hose Products Division
Portal Dock and Door
True Auto Care
Wellington County Library
Wellington North Tire Fergus
Whiskey Jack Painters
Your Hometown Realty



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Member Milestones & Community Support

Findyourjob.ca Virtual Job Fair: Employer Registration Open Now!
The Findyourjob.ca Virtual Job Fair Series, hosted by the Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin, will kick off with the first virtual job fair on Tuesday, October 6. The job fair will utilize the Brazen career fair platform that lets employers engage with their candidates using a range of chat options. This event will include multiple booths that can be managed by several representatives from the same employer. It will offer live video opportunities and one-on-one text & video chats with event attendees and more.
This virtual job fair is taking place Tuesday, October 6 from 10am to 3pm. Employers can register now by clicking on the "Employer Registration" button below.
Limited Spots Are Available. Register Now
Belwood Lodge and Camp - It's Time to Break Ground!
We have officially embarked on what will likely be the biggest project our camp has ever endeavoured - a full upgrade of the Septic system.
​Due to changing regulations from the Ministry many camps as old as ours require a full replacement of their septic systems.
​In order to keep Belwood thriving, we are marching through this challenge with great dedication and care. We are currently asking for donations through a GoFundMe initiative. If you can, please consider contributing here.
Upcoming Blood Donation Event - September 24th, 2:30-7:30pm CW Community Sportsplex, Fergus. Please note this is on an appointment-only basis at this time (unfortunately walk-ins will still not be accommodated). If you or anyone you know is able to come in and donate at this upcoming or future events in Fergus, please book your appointment online at blood.ca or call 1-888-2-donate!


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