In recognition of the importance of tourism to the Flamborough economy, the Flamborough Chamber of Commerce (FCC) hosted a Flamborough Tourism Summit last Friday at Flamboro Downs.

The meeting provided an informal setting where participants could brainstorm about the importance of tourism to the Flamborough economy … and consider what can be done to promote the sector better. Among those attending were Ward 15 (East Flamborough) Councillor Judi Partridge, Sue Monarch of Tourism Hamilton and Janet Heuglin-Hartwick of Waterdown, who was recently appointed by the city to its Tourism Advisory Committee. A special shout-out goes to Flamboro Downs for  providing a light lunch.

Participants – which included representatives from the African Lion Safari, the slots and trots at Flamboro Downs, the Hamilton Conservation Authority (Christies, Valens, Westfield) and the Waterdown BIA – applauded the FCC for its pro-active efforts in organizing and hosting the meeting … and expressed the hope that it would become a regular activity (perhaps once or twice a year).

To view pictures taken at the Tourism Summit, please click HERE. Watch the Flamborough Review for comprehensive coverage of the summit.

AN INVITATION

To what … when … why … where?? To find out, please click HERE.

GOGGLE TOURS INSIDE YOUR BUSINESS

In today’s ‘virtual world’ companies are now able to showcase the inside of their businesses to the entire world. To find out how you can participate, please click HERE.

POLICING IN FLAMBOROUGH

If you have some concerns regarding policing in Flamborough, you are encouraged to attend a public meeting hosted by Ward 15 Councillor Judi Partridge this THURSDAY, November 26 starting at 6:30 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church on Mill Street North.

Chief Glen DeCaire as well as some of the officers responsible for Flamborough will be in attendance.

CCC re CLIMATE CHANGE

In December, the UN climate change conference in Paris (COP21) will convene representatives from almost 200 nations in an attempt to negotiate a new global agreement on climate change that focuses on reducing green house gas emissions, particularly carbon dioxide released from burning fossil fuels.

Most countries, including Canada, have publicly submitted their climate change action plans in advance of COP21. Canada’s is challenging enough—a 30% decline in emissions (from 2005 levels) by 2030.

But the new government has said it will be even more aggressive.

What does this mean for business? In order to curb emissions, businesses will need to reduce fossil fuel use or develop technologies to reduce emissions. The sweeping nature of the national plan that will be needed to meet Canada’s target is daunting, and Canadian business will face many serious challenges as it is deployed.

As the promises of Paris become the implementation plan here at home, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CCC) keep its members informed, while ensuring business has a strong voice at the table. Canada’s economic competitiveness needs to remain central to the discussions.

To read the CCC’s introductory briefing note, please click HERE.

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