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April 2017

Congratulations Business Achievement Award Recipients!

Photo by John Sharp Photography

Title Sponsor Thank you to all the sponsors!

208 King Street, Midland, ON L4R 3L9 Email: [email protected]

Phone: (705) 526-7885 Fax: (705) 526-1744

2017 Board of Directors President: Kate Smith Vice President: Kevin Mateff

Penetang Home Hardware Midland Home Hardware Building Centre

Past President: Scott Cain

Pride Marine Group

Secretary/Treasurer: Joel Rumney

Sedgwick, Post & Hogg LLP

Mike Armstrong Kirk McNabb Doug Sagan John Walker Dwayne Frans

Awenda Provincial Park Boathouse Eatery Factory Recreation HGR Graham Partners LLP ServiceMaster of Midland

Midland Dairy Queen 776 Yonge Street, Midland (705) 526-6431 Representative: Mike Baxter

Newmarket-Tay Power Distribution Ltd. 489 Finlayson Street, Port McNicoll

2017 Chamber Events April 4

(905) 953-8548 Representative: Tammy Gravel

Membership Orientation

(Super 8 Midland )

June 8

Golf Tournament (Brooklea Golf & Country Club)

June 16

Celebration of Summer BBQ (Town Dock Midland)

June 22

Breakfast Cruise on Georgian Bay

Tiny Gems 252 King Street, Midland (705) 549-8047 Representative: Carolyn Craig

(Serendipity Princess)

September 12

Dinner Cruise on Georgian Bay

Membership Orientation

(Serendipity Princess)

Date: April 4, 2017 and October 3, 2017 October 3

Membership Orientation (Super 8 Midland)

December 7

Christmas Social (Brooklea Golf & Country Club)

Time: 8:00 am—9:00 am Location: Super 8 Midland 1144 Hugel Ave. RSVP: Chamber of Commerce

For a list of upcoming community events visit the Chamber Website:

705.526.7884 / [email protected]

Submit your events to [email protected] or online by Electronic submission form

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Date: Time: Location:


Thursday, April 13, 2017 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. The Queen’s Quay British Pub & Restaurant 67 Juneau Road, Victoria Harbour Chamber of Commerce 705-526-7884 / [email protected]

The Queen’s Quay is a hidden jewel situated in Victoria Harbour on beautiful Georgian Bay. Ran by Courtney and Garry Corfield it offers authentic British and Canadian fare. Relax in the warm inviting atmosphere of a British Pub and try some of Ontario’s finest craft beers as well as UK imports, or enjoy a lovely glass of wine while taking in the magnificent view of the Harbour on our quaint patio outside. At The Queen’s Quay enjoy Live Music to start off the weekend, weekly Trivia nights, open mic and jam sessions and weekly food and drink specials. We are also available for events such as weddings, Christmas parties, retirements, birthdays and celebrations of life. Open all year round, even Christmas Day! Reserve a table for dinner after BA5 and receive 10% off your meal! Bring a friend and put your mind to the test by joining our Thursday Night Trivia!

Date: Time: Location: Cost:


Thursday, April 20, 2017 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Midland Golf & Country Club 9536 Highway 93, Midland $15 (cash/ cheque at the door) $20 for non-members (price includes breakfast and presentation) Chamber of Commerce 705-526-7884 /[email protected]

Shawn Persaud, Director of Planning & Development, for the Township of Tiny will provide an update and forecast for the Township of Tiny. Business Before 9 is sponsored by:

April Radio Spotlight Congratulations to Community Reach who is this month’s member spotlight on both 104.1 The Dock and KICX 106! Page 3

Mark your calendars…

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Thank you to The Mortgage Centre for hosting March’s Business After 5!

Swing into


Golf Event Brooklea Golf & Country Club

9 Holes $105+ HST

The Mortgage Centre’s Jenna Lorette and Linda Chaplin

Win the Chamber’s Covenant Team Jacket!!

Congratulations to this month’s anniversary recipients who are celebrating significant milestones in business:

Treat your clients and staff to a BBQ lunch followed by a fun afternoon of networking on the golf course!

ServiceMaster of Midland/Orillia - 20 years CSC CHIGAMIK CHC - 10 years

For those who wish to register early email

Huronia Museum & Huron-Ouendat Village - 70 years

[email protected] or call (705) 526-7884.

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Emergency Flood Clean Up Fire and Smoke Clean Up Mould Remediation Asbestos Abatement—Type 1,2,3 Construction Projects Trauma/Vandalism Clean Up

Fire & Water Damage Restoration Specialists


ServiceMaster Of Midland

(705) 527-5722 Page 4

Member Spotlight Alpha Lock & Security

Nicholyn Farms

We are a full service Security and Locksmith company. We

Nicholyn Farms is celebrating 35 years of providing locally produced, organic and traditionally raised foods. We believe in contributing to healthy lifestyles, the humane treatment of animals and the optimal utilization of Ontario’s nutrient rich soil. We are a multi-generational family farm business that gives you the comfort of knowing that your food has been grown in a way that considers the health needs of your family and also protects the value of our precious land and soil. Our commitment is to you and your family; as it has been to generations of our own family. Our farm is 100% family owned and operated. Everything that bears our name is produced on our farm or by the trusted hands of the extended Nicholyn Farms Family. The greatest attention has been paid to every detail.

handle all alarm systems for Residential, Commercial and Industrial needs, as well as provide 24 hour ULC monitoring at competitive rates. We have a team of professional locksmiths that specialize in automatic door solutions, high security locks, card access systems, all door hardware and exit devices. Since 1990 we have made it our mission to show each and every one of our customers, small or large that we truly do care about their homes, business, their safety and their business with us. We work hard to make every interaction with us a pleasurable one. At Alpha Lock & Security, we are dedicated to providing the best rates in the industry while never compromising on quality and the responsiveness we give to each individual client. See website for more information

Come and experience what makes us the best alternative for your local weekly food purchases. We offer a multitude of fresh-baked items and ready to eat offerings from our kitchen and café. We love to educate consumers about sustainable agriculture. Farm tours are available during the growing season. Check out our green policy. Open year round.

Download the Chamber APP to take advantage of great Member2Member discounts! The Chamber APP is a Membership Directory which lists all Chamber Members. We encourage you to download this free app as it will serve to recognize your Membership with the Chamber when purchasing through the Member2Member discount program. For your employees to take advantage of this program, simply give them a signed statement proving their employment with your business which they can show alongside the Chamber App. Alpha Lock & Security offers a 10% discount on services. For a full list of all available discounts, visit our website

There is a reason why thousands of business owners choose the Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan each year! Providing affordable and flexible coverage to over 30,000 firms, the Chambers Plan is Canada’s #1 Plan for small business. 

Extended Health Care

Critical Illness

Disability Coverage

Employee Assistance Program

Dental Care

Group Retirement Solutions

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For more information visit our website

2017 Business Achievement Awards Recipients Dalton Timmis Insurance - Small Business Award Dalton Timmis Insurance is one of three offices in Ontario. They opened their doors in Midland in 2014 and have since grown from two employees to four, and are anticipating further growth in the years ahead. Their substantial experience, product knowledge and customer care is increasing their client base annually. Following their initial year, the Dalton Timmis Insurance was honoured as “Brokerage of the Year” with the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario. As part of a corporate company, they provide charitable support to both local and national organizations. Carole Reynolds of Dalton Timmis, with Emcee Devon Teeple of RBC

La Clé d’la Baie - Large Business Award 1

La Cle d’la Baie has been loyal to the community of Southern Georgian Bay for over twenty years and continually strive to provide a level of service the public expects. They have recently initiated projects that actively engages youth and the elderly enriching their personal lives. La Cle d’la Baie are leaders in the area when it comes to Francophone educational childcare services as they operate two daycare centres in Penetanguishene and an additional centre is scheduled to open in Lafontaine later this year. La Cle d’la Baie supports more than fifty permanent Francophone employees, making them the biggest and most diversified Francophone employer in Southern Georgian Bay.

Jean-François Gregoire, Sylvia Bernard, Lori-Ann Seward, and Sylvain Ménard from La Clé de la Baie

Make A Mess Art Studio - New Business Award Make A Mess Art Studio is a unique two-year-old business that is rapidly growing in popularity for getting down and messy. They offer their customers time away from all technology, relieving the stresses and anxiety that comes from every day busy schedules. Make A Mess’ various programs engages everyone from toddlers to seniors, from individuals to large groups. Everyone has the opportunity to “make a mess” and not have to worry about the consequences. Make a Mess Art Studio’s goal is to bring a splash of colour and creativity to Southern Georgian Bay. Emcee Maureen Reid from Meridian Credit Union, and recipient Nahthanha Woods from Make A Mess Art Studio

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Wendat Community Programs - Community Support Award Wendat Community Programs has recognized the rapid growth of the aging population in Southern Georgian Bay. They worked with the community in building an affordable assisted living housing complex to accommodate this increasing demand. Over the years, they have worked in partnership with the hospital’s Emergency Department in the provision of Crisis Services. Wendat Community Programs has a presence in both Midland and Penetanguishene providing high quality care, treatment, and rehabilitation services to both the elderly and to persons experiencing mental illness. Wendat’s vision is to empower people in achieving their optimal health and well-being in Southern Georgian Bay.

Emcee Richard O’Neill from Bank of Montreal, and Andrea Abbott-Kokosin from Wendat Community Programs

Huronia Historical Parks - Ambassador Award

Huronia Historical Parks is an excellent steward of heritage as it drives economic prosperity, and builds community partnerships as a premier tourism attraction in Southern Georgian Bay. In the last couple of years, Huronia Historical Parks was filled with fantastic growth by developing exceptional visitor experiences through the creation of unique and original events and programs. As a great ambassador to the region, economically it has assisted in the growth and promotion for other business services. Huronia Historical Parks has had a positive impact on the community as it drives visitors to Southern Georgian Bay, over and over. Candice Moreau, Gary Molnar, Emcee Graham Barber from Scotiabank, Bob Archibald, Nathalie Canto, and Mary Mandley from HHP

DELUXE | NEBS - Business Champion Award DELUXE | NEBS celebrates over forty years in Midland. As we know, change is constant and DELUXE | NEBS has managed to secure their work force to maintain an average of two hundred and fifty employees. They play an important role in supporting businesses to be recognized in the community. DELUXE | NEBS strive to be a partner to small and medium size businesses by providing advice, services, products, and corporate branding opportunities to help these businesses achieve success. They have evolved into a trusted and valued company specializing in the design, manufacturing and distribution of personalized business products. DELUXE | NEBS, no doubt, play an important role in Southern Georgian Bay. Markus Baumann, Tony Hume, Emcee Jill St. Amant (TD representative), and Thom Leiper from DELUXE|NEBS

Page 7 - President’s Award has a history of over twenty years in the industry and is a well-known business in Southern Georgian Bay. The owner has been creating signature “make-you-feel-good” quality products that keeps clients returning year after year. grow sixty-five percent of their own produce and will use produce from local farmers as much as they can. create a wide variety of unique and themed gift products to accommodate requests of their customers in Southern Georgian Bay and beyond. “Big things come in small Baskets”.

Emcee Marlene Thornbury from CIBC and Mary Archer from

Alair Homes - President’s Award

Alair Homes has seen incredible growth and support from the community, and as a result, their revenue over the past two years had increased one hundred percent and is forecasted to increase an addition two hundred percent for this year! To sustain their growth, Alair Homes is expecting to increase their staff of seven by an additional two or three people. They are committed to their employees and encourage them to continually challenge themselves and focus on personal development. The majority of Alair Homes’ clients are either building new homes or renovating their recreational home or cottage. Alongside their well-experienced staff and dedication to helping people fulfill their dreams, Alair Homes is contributing to the economy and growth of Southern Georgian Bay.

Emcee Kate Smith, Southern Georgian Bay Chamber of Commerce President, Mike Ribout & Justin Thompson of Alair Homes

Congratulations to the 2017 Business Achievement Award Recipients and Nominees ! Thank you for your positive impact on Southern Georgian Bay!

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