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November 4, 2014
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Recently, the Government of Ontario announced the appointment of Tony Dean, former Secretary of Cabinet and Head of Ontario Public Service, to lead an independent review of the Ontario College of Trades and other key areas of Ontario's skilled trades system.

Included under the purview of the review will be issues related to the scope of practice performed by a tradesperson, as well as the process for the classification of compulsory versus voluntary trades. Findings will be presented to both the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities and the College of Trades in October 2015.

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The Loonie's Decline: Here to Stay?

The loonie has fallen below 89 cents, a sharp decline for a currency that was stubbornly stuck around parity for almost three years. Is this a temporary tumble or is the loonie going south for a prolonged period of time? Here at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, we think the dollar is headed lower, likely to average 85 cents in 2015 and it could fall even below that because of three reasons.

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This Week's business news, upcoming events and member to member discounts from the Quinte West Chamber of Commerce.

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Save on Payment Processing with First Data

We are proud to offer the First Data discount program to all our members, in partnership with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

Through this incredible program, you receive preferred rates on electronic payment processing services including: credit, debit, e-commerce, mobile commerce, cheque guarantee, and gift cards. Learn more...

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Tuesday, November 18th Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Quinte Business Development Centre/Loyalist College Pioneer Building - 284 Wallbridge-Loyalist Rd, Belleville, Enter Building through south-west doors, Rm P46 (first room on your right) **Obtain a parking pass upon arrival**

Futurpreneur Canada and the Small Business Centre of the greater Quinte & Area will be hosting a lunch and learn information session for Futurpreneur Canada and Starter Company funding programs.
Small lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Futurpreneur Canada (formerly the Canadian Youth Business Foundation) provides entrepreneurs ages 18-39 with financing of up to $15,000.

Starter Company provides funding of up to $5,000 and is for young adults between the ages of 18-29 years old who are not returning to school who are interested in opening or expanding a business. Starter Company and Futurpreneur Canada both provide youth with training, skills development and mentoring from local business leaders. Individuals interested in signing up for this information session should do so by Friday November 14th as spaces are limited.

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Fixed Fur Life Fundraiser

I am excited to be hosting my very first photography exhibition!   My favourite owl photos will be on display, along with the stories behind them.  Refreshments will be served.   Canvas prints will be available for purchase, as well as the much anticipated 2015 Owl Calendars.

This event is a fundraiser for "Fixed Fur Life", a local organization that does wonderful work in the area of animal welfare.  Come on out, bring a friend, and spend some time with the owls!

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Quinte West Chamber of Commerce
97 Front St, Trenton, ON K8V 4N6
(613) 392-7635 or 1 800 930-3255
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