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The Home Show has received a makeover. It is now called the New Tecumseth Home & Leisure Show and also has a new logo. Book your booth for the 2017 Show taking place April 8 & 9th. Click here for a vendor package and here for an updated floor plan. 

January 17, 2017 Chamber Forum


2017 New Tecumseth Home & Leisure Show - The Home Show is entering into its 49th year and we are pleased to announce that we have updated the show with a new name and logo to better reflect the show and our community. To book your spot at the 2017 show, taking place April 8th & 9th click here for a vendor package and click here for an updated floorplan. Get the spot you want by putting down a deposit to secure your booth selection. Final balances will be due February 2017. (Spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis)




Be More Productive Than Ever Before!

This dynamic and motivational Keynote Presentation is like switching on a light. You can use these practical insights to accomplish better results immediately! Just imagine if you (or your team) were able to beat procrastination, meet the challenge of change and be empowered to win! The result would be higher engagement, better productivity, more success and your best year ever!

The Top 7 Reasons Why You'll Benefit From Beating Procrastination
• Learn how to develop a mindset of excellence in life or business.
• Learn how to avoid the four steps to failure.
• Learn how to overcome procrastination and get more done in less time.
• Learn how to take powerful action towards your career and life goals.
•personal and business performance along the way.
• Discover why most people don't change and how you can change.
• Learn how you can use your mind to beat the most debilitating mental blocks that stop you
from achieving what you want from life.

ReThink Training and PhysioMed Alliston
• January 24th, 2017 |
• PhysioMed Alliston Clinic
• 7 pm - 8pm with refreshments
• Doors open at 6:30pm
RSVP: on Facebook
or text or call 647-545-8406 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
David Potocki
ReThink Training
Your potential re•focused
705 435-6000


 2017 John Simcoe Awards
Dear Constituents of Simcoe-Grey,
John Graves Simcoe was a British army officer and the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada. John Simcoe dedicated his life to making Canada the best place in the world to live.
Within the riding of Simcoe Grey, we have many dedicated people who enrich the lives of others by performing selfless volunteer work. If it wasn't for these volunteers, our community would not be what it is today.
The John Simcoe Award will be presented to a wide range of constituents – young person, an adult, a senior, a business and a service club that have made a difference in Simcoe-Grey. These people will have gone above and beyond in making a positive difference in the lives of others through volunteering.
All nomination forms must be submitted by 4:00pm on January 31st, 2017 will receive written confirmation of the outcome of the nomination. A congratulatory ceremony and luncheon will be held for recipients and their guests in March 2017.
Nomination forms can be found on our website at kellieleitchmp.com
Hon. Dr. Kellie Leitch, P.C., O.Ont., MD, MBA, FRCS(C)
MP, Simcoe – Grey
501 Hume Street, Collingwood, ON, L9Y 4H8
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Grey County and Simcoe County are pleased to present a series of workshops for food businesses in 2017. Food industry experts will be on hand to help you expand your market in Ontario!

For registration and more information about the events please go to



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FOCUS will be hosting Mental Health First Aid Training delivered by Certified Trainers in Alliston for two days of training 9:30am to 4:30pm. Program participants will receive a Mental Health First Aid Canada certificate upon completion of the course and will keep their copy of the first aid manual. To learn more about the program please follow this link

February 16th and 17th, 2017
Mental Health First Aid Training
$150 (+hst) – for two days of Training
(Introductory pricing)




Nancy is a talented and dynamic adult learning facilitator, teacher, speaker, presenter and consultant with 25 years of experience in drawing out the inner wisdom, creativity and the very best in people. Her enthusiasm energizes groups and inspires participants to reach their personal best.
Nancy brings a wealth of experience and expertise in the areas of personal, team and leadership growth which will successfully mobilize you, your business or organization forward. Nancy's programs and workshops are always interactive, thought provoking, professionally structured and fun.
Date:Wednesday February 8, 2017
Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Location: FOCUS Community Development Corporation-Upper Level
Address: 46 Wellington StreetWest, Alliston
This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada
This workshop will help you to truly understand your employee's and how to engage them with what is important to them! Nancy will be using the Personality Dimensions Assessment Tool
You will learn:
• How to spot when an employee is stressed which may be affecting their performance
• What to say and do to get them back on track
• How to increase motivation with employee engagement strategies that work
In a positive atmosphere of discovery with other employers just like you, this workshop is presented in a fun, lively and interactive way that makes the learning memorable and easy to apply.

To register for both events please email Lisa Griffin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario, Foodland Ontario, Holland Marsh Growers Association, Simcoe County EDO and Simcoe County Federation of Agriculture in partnership with Nottawasaga Futures are pleased to support our local agricultural community by hosting the annual AgKnowledge Forum. This year's forum will be held on Thursday, February 09, between 9:30 am and 3:00 pm at The Club at Bond Head. There is no cost to attend and the event includes a delicious lunch made with local foods. We will end the day with a strategic planning session – bring us your ideas for next year's forum

This year's forum will focus on Tools for the Farmer. Topics to include:

Soil Health - Sustainable Farming -Keeping your soil on your land - Phosphorus reduction

To register, please contact Robin Brown by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or by phone: 705-435-1540 or 1-800-509-7554.


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Ottawa, February 16, 2017—In a year of political and economic uncertainty, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce has identified Ten Ways to Build a Canada That Wins, a list of key opportunities that Canada can seize right now to give itself a stronger competitive edge, improve its productivity and grow its economy.
Today, we are releasing Ten Ways to Build a Canada that Wins—a list of 10 opportunities Canada can seize right now to regain its competitiveness, improve its productivity and grow its economy. We have also outlined specific recommendations to advocate throughout the year. This is a change from the annual list of the Top 10 Barriers to Canadian Competitiveness that we have...
Today, we released a report entitled, Canadian Business Speaks Up: An Analysis of the Adoption of Internet-based Technology. This report benchmarks Canadian businesses’ use of technology, compares technology adoption rates to other countries and makes policy recommendations to the government of Canada.