In just over a week, the Flamborough Chamber of Commerce (FCC) will continue a tradition by “recognizing, honouring and celebrating the very best in local corporate excellence and community service’ by organizing and hosting the annual Outstanding Business Achievement (OBA) awards gala.

This year’s gala is once again ‘Going Wild’ and will be held at the African Lion Safari on the evening of Friday, March 27. Learning from past experiences, there will be many changes this year. CHCH reporter Nicole Martin – a past recipient of the OBA’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award – will be the celebrity emcee and all of the award recipients will be profiled in short, professionally-produced videos. Of course, Classic catering will again provide a tremendous meal. And the entire event will be taped for later broadcast by our partners at TV COGECO.

Ticket sales are going well … but there is a limit. To avoid disappointment, please reserve your tickets now.  Find out more about OBA Sponsorship

One last thing: Whether the FCC will once again end the current fiscal year (April 30) ‘in the black’ depends entirely on our OBA corporate sponsors. If there is any way you can support ‘The Voice of Business’ in Flamborough with some OBA sponsorship support, please contact us.
FREE WESTJET TICKETS

Our partners at Westjet Airlines have again provided a voucher for two free airplane tickets to any Westjet destination in North America. The odds are GREAT – one in about 200 … or one in about 100 couples. BUT you must be present to win. All the more reason to join us.

WELCOME STEPHANIE

The FCC would like to welcome Stephanie Bourne as the new office administrator. We are grateful to Courtenay Gardiner-Caldwell for assisting the FCC as the ‘event planner’ for the OBA … and for helping Stephanie as she becomes more familiar with the FCC and its policies and procedures. Both Courtenay and Stephanie will be at the OBA. Make sure to introduce yourself.

MARCH BOTTOM LINE

The March edition of the Bottom Line is now posted on the FCC website. You’ll notice a couple of very interesting articles confirming the FCC’s commitment to being ‘The Voice of Business’ in Flamborough, especially as it relates to Hamilton city hall.

The Bottom Line will be distributed to over 15,000 local addresses late next week as an insert in the Flamborough Review. But you can get a ‘sneak peak’ preview by going to the website. View the March Bottom Line!

ONTARIO BUDGET

Just as the FCC is committed to monitoring and responding to issues at Hamilton city hall that impact businesses, so does the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CCC) at the provincial and federal levels respectively. The FCC is a member of both the OCC and the CCC.

The OCC sent a letter to Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa earlier this week regarding the upcoming provincial budget. It included seven specific recommendations. You can read the submission HERE.

HONOURING DAD

Ward Misner of M&M Products Quality Home Appliances (2015) is honouring the memory of his late father Merlin (Mitt) Misner by participating in this year’s Around The Bay  Race on March 29 in support of St. Joseph’s Hospital. By his own admission, Ward is not much of a ‘runner.’ But he has set a personal goal of raising $10,000. If you can assist, please contact Ward at 905-659-0506. Or you can talk to him at the OBA gala.

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