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The St. Catharines - Thorold Chamber of Commerce hosts a variety of informative and entertaining events, including business networking and social opportunities, special events, and information learning sessions. Click on the event to find more information – you may register for any of our upcoming events by clicking on the link in the event description and filling out the registration form.
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February 2009
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spacer VOICEWORKS - Give Your Voice a Valentine
February 14, 2009 - 8:00 AM
Featuring Kay Wiley, MS, CCC-SLP, Victoria Heart, Rachel Rensink-Hoff, MM
Where: VOICEWORKS - Niagara College, 135 Taylor Road, Niagara on the Lake
Additional Information:
  • Volcal Wellness For a Lifetime
  • A half day workshop for choristers, choral conductors, voice teachers, singers and lovers of choral music.
  • 8:00am -1:00pm
  • Fee: $48.00 (add $4.00 after January 14/09).
  • Fee includes coffee break, snacks, printed materials and parking. Payment by cheque to "Chorus Niagara" must be included with registration.
  • Please see flyer for full details.
*Pre-Registration is required. Please download the form below.
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spacer Parenting Teens While Coping with Cancer
February 17, 2009 - 6:00 PM
Offered in collaboration with Princess margaret Hospital
Where: Caring Voices, Parenting Teens While Coping with Cancer, Online Support Community
Additional Information:
  • Parenting Teens (aged 13-18) while coping with Cancer - www.caringvoices.ca
    A cancer diagnosis has an impact on not only an individual but also on the entire family. This is particularly so with teens. Often parenting a teenager can be challenging, however, things become more complex when the parent is coping with cancer. This session will address the topic of parenting teens when a parent has cancer, understanding the impact of family disruptions on teens (their developmental issues), ways of supporting teens with their thoughts and feelings.

    Moderator: Gabrielle Pitt, M.S.W., R.S.W.

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Icon Business Breakfast Before Nine!
spacer The Business Breakfast where the speaker is you!
February 18, 2009 - 7:30 AM
Sponsored by: KELLY Services - Talent at Work
Where: Ostin Room, Quality Hotel, 327 Ontario Street, St. Catharines
Additional Information:
  • TAKE 2 MINUTES AND TELL US:
    - About you & your business
    - What do you consider a lead
    - New products and services
    WE WILL PROVIDE:
    - A full, hot breakfast
    - A resource table for your company brochures
    - A list of contact list of attendees
    Cost is $20 (includes GST) for members. PRE-REGISTRATION NECESSARY - Deadline to Register - Friday, February 12, 2009.
*Pre-Registration is required. Please download the form below.
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Icon Chamber ICE DOGS Networking Event!
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February 19, 2009 - 5:30 PM
Game starts at 7:00 PM
Where: ICE DOGS Networking Night, Founders Room - Jack Gatecliffe Arena, 8 Gale Crescent, St. Catharines
Additional Information:
  • Hockey Night with the Chamber of Commerce! Come out and show your Hockey Spirit as the Ice Dogs take on the Belleville Bulls! Call NOW to reserve your tickets. Admission is $15.75 for Chamber Members and $21 for Guests/Non-members. Join us for an evening of great hockey, networking, food and prizes! Doors to the Founder's Room open at 5:30 pm for pre-game networking. Jack Gatecliff Arena, Gatorade Garden City Complex, St. Catharines.
*Pre-Registration is required. Please download the form below.
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spacer Niagara Industrial Tradeshow
February 19, 2009 - 7:30 AM
Guest Speakers: Hon. Michael Bryant, Louie DiPalma, Hon. Jim Bradley, James c. Phillips, and Stephen Rach.
Where: Niagara Industrial Tradeshow, Fallsview Casino Resort, Niagara Falls
Additional Information:
  • Niagara Development Corridors 2nd Annual Industrial Buyer & Seller Trade Show at the Fallsview Casino, February 19th, 2009.
  • Network with support organizations and government officials.
  • See Information/registration flyer below or call 1-888-270-9151. *Please note there is no cost to walk the trade show floor.
*Pre-Registration is required. Please download the form below.
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Icon Downtown St. Catharines Chili Cookoff
spacer The Chamber Crusaders have a challenge in for the Chili Cook-Off!
February 20, 2009 - 11:00 AM
All Proceeds going to Community Care!
Where: Chamber Crusaders Chili (among others), testing available at Market Square, in the city's downtown, St. Catharines
Additional Information:
  • The aroma of chili will fill the air over lunch hour, in downtown St. Catharines on Friday February 20th, as the third annual Downtown Chili Cook-off gets under way. The event will feature cooks and their teams vying for trophies along with bragging rights for the year. Tickets are $10.00 each at the door, with all proceeds going to Community Care.
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spacer Chorus Niagara's Trivia Fun Night
February 20, 2009 - 7:00 PM
Come to Chorus Niagara's 12 th Annual Trivia Fun Night
Where: Trivia Fun Night, Ukrainian Black Sea Hall, 455 Welland Avenue, St. Catharines
Additional Information:
  • Doors open at 7:00 pm, Game starts at 7:30 pm.
  • Tickets are $20 per person. Tables of 8 players.
  • 50/50 Draw! Door Prizes!
  • Pizza at half time (included in price) - Cash Bar for Beer, Wine & Soft Drinks
  • Tickets available through Chorus Niagara Members or call Katie at 905-304-6684, or by e-mail: kzartman@sympatico.ca or zartman@hhsc.ca
*Pre-Registration is required. Please download the form below.
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spacer "RBC'sCorporate Citizenship Journey"
February 24, 2009 - 1:00 PM
Sponsored by: Brock University Faculty of Business and St. Catharines - Thorold Chamber of Commerce
Where: RBC's Corporate Citizenship Journey, Brock University, Pond Inlet, Mackenzie Chown G216, St. Catharines
Additional Information:
  • Shari Austin - VP and Head Corporate Citizenship Royal Bank of Canada Foundation
  • Free Lecture - Open to Students, Staff, Faculty and Community.
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Icon Lunch & Learn - with Verne Milot, Growth Associates
spacer EFFECTIVE SELLING FOR THE NON-SALES PERSON
February 25, 2009 - 11:45 AM
Presented by: Verne Milot, Professional Business Coach, GROWTH ASSOCIATES
Where: EFFECTIVE SELLING, Chamber Education Centre, Unit 14, One St. Paul, St. Catharines
Additional Information:
  • Hear about the easiest and most effective means of getting an order, even if you don't like selling.
  • Just not skilful at closing?
  • Begin each sales meeting with a win/lose anxiety?
  • Don't enjoy doing hand-to-hand combat for the prospects money?
  • If you are a business professional and never want to sell again, this may just be the most profitable time investment you will ever make!
  • Cost is $25 (includes GST & Lunch) for members.
*Pre-Registration is required. Please download the form below.
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spacer Hotel Dieu Shaver 100th Anniversary
February 28, 2009 - 5:30 PM
An evening to celebrate 100 years of caring, and honouring Bob Bell.
Where: Hotel Dieu Shaver 100th Anniversary, Club Roma, 125 Vansickle Road, St. Catharines
Additional Information:
  • Ticket Price - $125 or $950 for Table.
  • To purchase tickets, please contact Kris at: 905-685-1381 X.4825 or by email: info@hoteldieushaver.org.
*Pre-Registration is required. Please download the form below.
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March 2009
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spacer International Women's Day
March 01, 2009 - 12:30 PM
Proceeds to Women's Addiction Recovery Mediation (W.A.R.M.)
Where: International Women's Day, Quality Hotel Parkway Convention Centre, 327 Ontario Street, St. Catharines
Additional Information:
  • featuring Rita Fournier - Canadian Television & radio personality, accomplished singer/songwriter and public speaker. Sister of "Jim Carrey" Actor/Comedian. Tickets are $35. See Flyer for details.
*Pre-Registration is required. Please download the form below.
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Icon Business After Five & Member EXPO!
spacer MEMBER EXPO - Business After Five!
March 03, 2009 - 4:30 PM
Sponsored by Garrett Insurance
Where: MEMBER EXPO and BA5, Hilton Garden Inn, 500 York Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Additional Information:
  • Promote your business to other chamber members & their guests! Only $75 +GST to reserve your table. See Member Expo Information Sheet for registration.
  • Business After FIVE - ADMISSION IS FREE
  • Meet & Mingle with Chamber Members and their guests
  • Find out more about our host location
  • Bring LOTS of Business Cards and wear your NAME TAG!
  • Light refreshments served - a great place to relax and do business!
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Icon 2009 Curling Bonspiel!
spacer Great Prizes! Great Networking! Great Food!
March 04, 2009 - 9:00 AM
Sponsored by: PenFinancial Credit Union
Where: St. Catharines Golf & Country Club, Curling Rink, 70 Westchester Avenue, St. Catharines
Additional Information:
  • Register now for a fun-filled day at the St. Catharines - Thorold Chamber 2009 BONSPIEL! No experience? No problem! Beginner Clinic will be provided before play begins.
  • WHAT TO WEAR? Warm, loose and comfortable clothing (no denim or sweatpants), clean running shoes or curling shoes, gloves and/or earmuffs (just in case!). All other equipment provided.
*Pre-Registration is required. Please download the form below.
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Icon 2009 Call for Directors
spacer Directors Nomination Circular
March 06, 2009 - 4:00 PM
Where: Call for Nominations Closes March 6, 2009, Chamber Office, St. Catharines
Additional Information:
  • DIRECTORS NOMINATION CIRCULAR:
    Pursuant to the St. Catharines - Thorold Chamber of Commerce Bylaw No. 1, the Nominating Committee requests nominations for the Board of Directors from Members.
    In 2009, seven (7) directors shall be elected.
    Should the Nominating Committee receive nominations for more than seven persons by the March 6, 2009 deadline, then ballots for the election of Directors will be prepared and sent to the Members at least 25 days prior to the April 23, 2009 Annual Meeting.
    Ballots must then be returned at least ten days prior to the Annual Meeting. The Board shall be announced at the Annual Meeting.
    In the case of a tie, then a separate election would be held at the Meeting.
*Pre-Registration is required. Please download the form below.
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spacer MASS IN B MINOR - Chorus Niagara
March 07, 2009 - 7:30 PM
2008-2009 Season Presented by Niagara Magazine
Where: MASS IN B MINOR, Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria, 67 Church Street, St. Catharines
Additional Information:
  • For tickets phone (905) 688-5550 ext.3257, in person at the Brock Box Office or Rodman Hall, online at www.arts.brocku.ca. For more information see flyer.
*Pre-Registration is required. Please download the form below.
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spacer SPIN for the General!
March 07, 2009 - 7:30 AM
All proceeds directed to urgently needed patient equipment for the St. Catharines General Hospital
Where: SPIN for the General, The Club at White Oaks, 253 Taylor Road, Niagara on the Lake
Additional Information:
  • Gear up for a Good Cause! $25 per person (plus minimum pledge of $25).
  • Hospitality Suite with Brunch & Other Amenities.
  • Register with payment at www.scghfoundation.com or The Club Desk.
  • For information, please see info flyer.
*Pre-Registration is required. Please download the form below.
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spacer New Show at Jordan Art Gallery!
March 08, 2009 - 2:00 PM
Reception with the Artists!
Where: Jordan Art Gallery, 3845 Main Street, Jordan Village
Additional Information:
  • Open House - Free Admission - 2 to 4pm on Sunday, March 8th. Artists Patti Harris and Kim Rempel.
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spacer 17th Annual Gillians Place Celebration of Women in Music!
March 08, 2009 - 2:00 PM
Gillian's Place empowering abused women of niagara
Where: Women in Music, The Ukrainian Black Sea Hall, 455 Welland Avenue, St. Catharines
Additional Information:
  • Join us for an afternoon of music with some of Niagara's leading female musicians. Tickets are available at the Peanut Mill, Welland Ave., Ryson's Music, Court St. or by calling Gillian's Place 905-684-4000 ext 233. Fine food available from Spice of Life Restaurant, cash bar, silent auction, door prizes and more!
*Pre-Registration is required. Please download the form below.
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Icon Business Breakfast Before Nine!
spacer The Business Breakfast Where the Speaker is You!
March 18, 2009 - 7:30 AM
Sponsored by: KELLY Services - Talent at Work!
Where: Golden Griddle Family Restaurant, 2 Dunlop Drive, (near QEW and Lake), St. Catharines
Additional Information:
  • TAKE 2 MINUTES AND TELL US:
    - About you & your business
    - What do you consider a lead
    - New products and services
    WE WILL PROVIDE:
    - A full, hot breakfast
    - A resource table for your company brochures
    - A list of contact list of attendees
    Cost is $20 (includes GST) for members. PRE-REGISTRATION NECESSARY - Deadline to Register - Friday, March 13, 2009.
*Pre-Registration is required. Please download the form below.
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spacer March Break SOUND OFF!
March 20, 2009 - 11:00 AM
Sponsored by: FORD
Where: March 16 - 20, 2009 Rock Your Soul, Welland Canals Centre at Lock 3, 1932 Welland Canals Parkway, St. Catharines
Additional Information:
  • Bring the kids to the St. CAtharines Museum this March Break! Family drop-in program: Make a joyful noise, noise, noise in our hands-on music exploratorium. For information about this and other upcoming programs, please see info flyer.
*Pre-Registration is required. Please download the form below.
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spacer Tonight your WISH is our command!
March 27, 2009 - 6:30 PM
Proceeds from this event, will be directed towards the Patient Capital Equipment Wish List at the St. Catharines General Hospital
Where: Tonight your WISH is our command, at Treadwell farm to table cuisine, 61 Lakeport Road, Port Dalhousie
Additional Information:
  • FRive course exquisite dinner perfectly paired with fine Niagara Wine.
  • Entertainment
  • Live Auction
  • Tickets $175 per person.
  • For tickets and information, please contact the Foundation Office at 905-323 FUND (3863)
  • Or: www.scghfoundation.com.
*Pre-Registration is required. Please download the form below.
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