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February 19, 2020

Engagement key to social media success

Lori Schuett, Chair

The Chamber has just reached a significant milestone in our social media efforts – 3,000 likes on Facebook. In comparison to other Chambers, we are considered small, but when it comes to social media we are pretty mighty! See page 2 to look at our journey on Facebook. Engagement is the key to social media success. Thank you to the many members that interact with the Chamber’s social media platforms. Every time you react, comment or share a post you are playing a role in the economic well-being of Trent Hills.

Dennis Savery, Vice-Chair Adrianne Towns, Vice-Chair Janice Rabethge, Treasurer Eric Charbonneau, Director Joanna Easby, Director Fern Julia, Director Lori Schuett Chamber Chair

It’s important to recognize milestones in your organization or business. It’s a great time to reflect on your past achievements, while looking ahead to re-set your goals and plan for your next milestone. Nominations are now open for the Celebration of Business Excellence and we’re pleased to announce two new Marketing Awards, in both the nondigital and digital categories. See page 3 for nomination details.

2020 Chamber Group Travel Program


Arif Popatia, Director Rachel Whitton, Director CHAMBER STAFF Nancy Allanson, Executive Director Dawn Welch, Member Services Sandra Campbell, Licensing Agent Diane Matheson, Licensing Agent

51 Grand Road, PO Box 376, Campbellford, ON K0L 1L0 Chamber Office: 705-653-1551 ServiceOntario : 705-653-1579 Fax: 705-653-1629 www.trenthillschamber.ca admin@trenthillschamber.ca

A look at our Facebook Journey Here are some fun facts about our Facebook journey: • •

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Our first post appeared on November 17, 2009 December, 2011 the Trent Hills Buy Local Buy Smart group created, there are currently 872 members in the group April, 2012 was the first recognition of Celebration of Business Excellence Nominees on Facebook, to date we and have profiled 271 nominees May, 2012 we posted our first video 2013 we started featuring Chamber Members with a business profile on Facebook. 2015 marked the launch of the Trent Hills Holiday Guide April 25, 2015 we created our first Facebook event with 10th Anniversary Gala Celebration of Business Excellence September 2015 Facebook paid advertising began 2016 we started using a social media calendar to

develop a focused strategy 2019 we posted a total of 496 posts Last 28 days in 2020, post reach was 12,993 and post engagement 4,066.

A look at the Chamber’s Facebook Page from 2012.



Thursday, March 12, 2020

Thursday, March 26, 2020

6:00 pm Networking & Refreshments 6:30 pm Annual General Meeting Clock Tower Cultural Centre 36 Front St. S., Campbellford

Campbellford Community Resource Centre 65 Bridge St. E., Campbellford In today’s fast-paced social media space do you stand out or are you just blending in with the rest? Do you want to learn what will make them STOP their scroll? Video is the answer! Join guest speaker, Christine Althouse, as she presents a MiniVideo Bootcamp.

The Annual General Meeting is quickly approaching. Have you registered to attend?

Here is your opportunity to socialize and network with other Chamber Members and learn about the events and activities of the Chamber over the past year.

Christine will take you through the process of knowing WHO you are making the video for, WHAT you are going to talk about, and HOW to create the video with some very basic editing. By the end of the workshop, you will have created a 90-second video ready to post on your social media. Please bring your smartphone with you.

Networking will begin at 6:00 pm with refreshments and sampling.. The Annual General Meeting will begin at 6:30 pm and will include a message from the Chair; the Financial Review Engagement for the year ending December 31, 2019 and the election of officers.

Cost to attend is $15 for Chamber Members and $20 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. Presented in partnership with the Business & Entrepreneurship Centre Northumberland.

No fee to attend, pre-registration required. RSVP by Tuesday, March 10, 2019 to 705-653-1551. 2

NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN Nominate online at www.trenthillschamber.ca

AWARD CATEGORIES Rules, Regulations, Category Descriptions and Online Nominations available at: www.trenthillschamber.ca/business-awards. EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS (Retail Business) Sponsored by Let’s Get Social Canada

The following awards will also be presented during the Awards Ceremony:

EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS (Service Business) Sponsored by Dooher’s Bakery Ltd.

INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY EMPLOYER Sponsored by Community Living Campbellford/Brighton

EMERGING ENTREPRENEUR Sponsored by Kinch Eddie Litigation Professional Corporation

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Centre & Main Chocolate Co.

COMMUNITY IMPACT Sponsored by RBC Royal Bank

CHAIR’S AWARD Sponsored by Trent Hills Chamber of Commerce

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE AWARD (Service Business) Sponsored by Giant Tiger CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE AWARD (Retail Business) Sponsored by Our Lucky Stars Café & Coffee Roasters PRIDE AND PROGRESS Sponsored by Sideways Bar & Grill

Join us a the Awards Ceremony : Saturday, April 25, 2020 Grand Maple Event Centre, 19 Albert St. E., Hastings Tickets available at www.trenthillschamber.ca Thank you to our Sponsors:

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Sponsored by Allen Insurance Group

MARKETING AWARD – DIGITAL CATEGORY Sponsored by Trent Hills Tribune

Nominations close Friday, March 20 at 4:00pm.

MARKETING AWARD – NON-DIGITAL CATEGORY Sponsored by Aron Theatre Co-operative

Members Only Coffee Chat Friday, March 20 8:00 am Coffee Chat with Phillip Lawrence, MP Northumberland Peterborough South. Glover’s Farm Market - 14260 Cty. Rd. 29, Warkworth. RSVP required to 705-653-1551 or admin@trenthillschamber.ca. 3

MEMBER PROFILES: BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Business & Entrepreneurship Centre Northumberland provides a network of expertise that will help you plan better, work smarter, and become more successful. They offer information, support and development services to new and existing small businesses and entrepreneurs in Northumberland. Free consultations, business planning assistance, business growth programs, youth and women entrepreneur programs, seminars and workshops. For more information follow on Facebook or at: bizhelp@northumberlandcounty.ca or 905-372-9279.

People Focus Training helps managers create inspiring workplaces through leadership coaching. Owner Cathy Ginsberg is an engaging speaker and trainer and a certified executive coach. With online tools, she can provide her services to clients anywhere in the world. She believes that people are the most important resource in the workplace, and she empowers her clients to build on their strengths, grow their peopleleadership skills, and gain greater clarity and focus in their careers. peoplefocustraining.ca Workforce Development Board is a not-for-profit organization leading the Local Employment Planning Council pilot project for Northumberland, Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton. Founded in 1996, WDB is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development to provide labour market information, coordinate employment and training services, and engage employer communities. They deliver local labour market information to support local solutions to workforce development and provide resources for their local region. wdb.ca

The Campbellford Community Resource Centre offers personal interest courses, workshops, Red Cross First Aid/CPR training, Smart Serve, KPR Health Unit clinics, Community Services Hub, government forms and resources, faxing and photocopying, scan to email, Community Access Program for computer use, conference/rental opportunities, professional development and more. Owned and operated by Community Living Campbellford/Brighton, we are accessible and inclusive of all members of the community. 65 Bridge St. E., Campbellford. 705-653-5161. resourcecentres.ca


Career Edge provides employment services for both job seekers and employers at no cost. Job seekers can receive assistance with resumes, cover letters, interview skills, job search techniques and training. We provide human resource services for employers including job postings, pre-screening applicants, training wage subsidies, hosting job fairs, apprenticeship information and a free, easy to use online job bank. Employers, ask us about the Canada-Ontario Job Grant. 65 Bridge St. E., Campbellford. 705-632-0218. careeredge.on.ca.

Established in 1972, B.M.R. Mfg. Inc. provides a variety of signage solutions and innovations for small business, municipal government, snowmobile trails, and parks. Certified by 3M, they can provide wide format digital printing, silk screening, banners, and custom labels and decals. The School Bus safety division manufactures Stop Arms and Crossing Gates for the North American and worldwide markets. Contact BMR for your signage needs today. 673 County Road 38, Campbellford. 705-653-4111.

Northumberland CFDC is an independent business development organization focused on supporting innovation and entrepreneurship as pathways to economic development and diversification. Northumberland CFDC provides financing and strategy to entrepreneurs through a suite of programs including the Government of Canada’s Community Futures Program (CFP), the Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP), an initiative from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), as well as the N1M and N100 programs. financingandstrategy.com | @NrthmbrlndCFDC | 1-866-670-1191

Blommer Chocolate is the largest cocoa processor and ingredient chocolate supplier in North America. The Campbellford location is one of four strategically located manufacturing facilities in North America. The company provides comprehensive business solutions for domestic and international customers of all sizes in the confectionery, baking and dairy industries. Blommer Chocolate is a leader in advancing sustainable cocoa farming, playing an active role in the World Cocoa Foundation and promoting sustainable farming practices. blommer.com L.W.M.S. Ltd. — A 9,000 square foot fabrication and machining facility that specializes in hydroelectric turbine maintenance, new build and design. Equipped with brakes, presses, lathes, iron worker, portable welders and a 9-ton crane truck, they can fabricate custom steel work for residential and commercial applications. Offering industrial and safety supplies in their storefront. 185 Alma St., Campbellford. 705-653-2526. lwmsltd.com

O'Donnell-DRG Promotional Advertising has been in business in Ontario since 1940 and moved to Warkworth in 2012. Looking for clothing, pens, mugs, calendars or give-aways? We supply only top quality and nationally recognized lines of promotional products that are available in Canada and the U.S.A. today. You can contact Wanda by email at wanda@odonnelldrg.com or at odonnelldrg.com.


MEMBER PROFILES: REAL ESTATE, STORAGE & RETIREMENT SERVICES Dennis Savery of BALL Real Estate Inc. Brokerage brings 25 years of experience working in Real Estate in Trent Hills giving good insight into local demographics and the understanding of what folks expect to find in Trent Hills. This is one of the things that makes Dennis stand out against the competition. When it comes to buying or selling, let him do the work for you. 16 Front St. E., Hastings. 705-696-1777 realestatehastings.com

and the ability to serve our customers beyond their expectations. Visit Royallepage.ca or drop in to see us at 19 Front St. S. Campbellford. 705-653-3456 Royal Service Real Estate Inc. Brokerage—Melissa Flynn’s mission is to build relationships with clients, allowing them to have a sincere and fun real estate experience. Making their goals and dreams a reality, while helping them build confidence in the process along their journey. Melissa has spent 7 years in the real estate industry, earning Top 10 at Royal Service. She is a determined, quirky, fun and energetic real estate broker. MelissaFlynn.ca 905-885-7627

Century 21 United Realty Inc, John Walsh has 15 years experience selling real estate in the local market. His knowledge of the area is second to none, being born and raised here. Let John assist you in finding your dream home, in an area that is right for you, and in the price range you want. Interested in selling a property? He also has the expertise to help you get the fastest sale possible at the best price. 4 Albert St. W., Hastings. 705-930-2377. C21.ca/john.walsh

Sotheby’s International Realty Canada - Andrews Turner Group provides professional real estate services for Trent Hills, Northumberland, Hastings and Prince Edward Counties. Specializing in residential, waterfront, cottages, farms, land and luxury properties. Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage. Independently owned and operated. Leslie Turner, Broker - 705-632-9404; Iris Andrews, Broker & Brian Andrews, Broker - 613-969-2044 andrewsturnergroup.com

Island Park Retirement Residence offers a warm, welcoming environment where residents can be themselves and truly feel at home. This is a place where you can look forward to enjoying every day. New expansion of 57 suites now open with respite stays and short stays to assist in rest and recuperation. Call to book a tour at 705-653-3100 or visit siennaliving.ca. Visit us anytime at 18 Trent Drive in Campbellford for a look around.

Trent Hills Self Storage — A storage rental facility in Hastings that provides a wide variety of unit sizes for all of your storage needs. Modern, safe and secure for all of your personal items. 156 Elgin St., Hastings. 705-930-6294. trenthillsselfstorage.com

RE/MAX Eastern Realty Inc. Brokerage - When you’re ready to purchase or sell a residential, commercial or vacation property visit us at 11 Front St. N., Campbellford, the resources available to your RE/MAX Eastern sales representative can make the difference. The RE/MAX name signifies a level of resources, quality and service you can count on. Each office is independently owned and operated. Call 705-653-2080, visit RemaxEastern.ca or email campbellford@nexicom.net

MANUFACTURING (CONT’D) Northumberland Manufacturers’ Association is a not -for-profit organization that promotes continuous improvement, innovation, and high performance within the manufacturing sector in Northumberland County. This is achieved through working in collaboration with community stakeholders, government and strategic partners. The NMA effectively advocates on behalf of local manufacturers, assisting members to learn from the collective knowledge and experiences of their peers and coordinating access to timely and cost-effective skills training. thenma.ca

Royal Heritage Realty Ltd. – Manager/Broker Julie Whiteman combines innovative marketing strategies, a connection to the GTA and extensive experience, with her commitment to providing excellent customer service to offer award winning real estate services to buyers and sellers. With expertise in the local waterfront, residential, rural markets, Julie’s caring attitude and knowledge is invaluable as she Guides You Home – reliable, respected and referred! 9 Front St. E., Hastings. 705-696-1966. juliewhiteman.com

Team Eagle Ltd. is the world's most comprehensive designer, manufacturer, marketer and supplier of summer and winter airfield maintenance equipment, software, and electronics, solutions and services. Team Eagle has products in over 100 countries and are proud to be headquartered here in Campbellford with branches in Tilton, New Hampshire and Pacific Washington in the USA. 10 Trent Dr., Campbellford. team-eagle.ca.

Royal LePage ProAlliance Realty, Brokerage — Is independently owned and operated. A leading provider of real estate services in all of its local marketplaces. We build on a strong tradition of experienced, knowledgeable service professionals coupled with leading edge advances in technology, innovative programs, progressive certification for our Realtors® 5

February 2020

Campbellford & District Curling & Racquet Club

Fitness | Venue Rental | Curling | Squash www.campbellfordcurlingandfitness.ca

M. Kathleen Kinch Barrister & Solicitor

Aaron Eddie & Justin Savoy Licensed paralegals A litigation practice based in Trent Hills, serving cases in local courthouses and administrative board/tribunal matters. 45 Bridge St. E., Campbellford • 705-653-4023 www.kinchlitigation.com

Career Edge provides FREE Employment Ontario services for Youth and Adults in the Quinte Region. Whether you are looking for your first job or your last, or you are an employer needing employment services, Career Edge is here to help.

Job Postings

Employment Workshops/Seminars

Employment Counselling

Labour Market Information

Second Career Assistance

Canada-Ontario Job Grant

Job Fairs and Information Sessions

Apprenticeship Information

65 Bridge St. E., Campbellford, ON K0L 1L0 1-866-859-9222 • 705-632-0218 • www.careeredge.on.ca

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