Upcoming Events

Social Media Academy: Application and Analytics

Brought to you by: Moore Creative Consulting

Thursday, November 7th 2019 ~ 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Stratford Public Library Auditorium (2nd Floor)

You’ve come to understand the ‘ins’ and ‘outs’ of social media, but now you must implement everything you know! This workshop is your chance to work as a team to create the best possible campaign. You can get ready to go live or we can go live together! Then, we’ll chat about using analytics to perfect your social media strategies. 

Topics Covered: 

  • Setting a campaign outline 
  • Tweaking your campaign idea 
  • Using Google analytics and social media results to enhance your strategy

Open to Chamber Members Only. Click here to register today!

November Business After 5 Toy Drive

Hosted by Revival House

Wednesday, November 13th 2019 ~ 5:15pm – 7:00pm

70 Brunswick St, Stratford

Every month the Business After Five is the best place for those in the business community to meet some new faces and re-connect with some familiar ones.

Our November Business After Five is always a special one; our annual toy drive for the Stratford House of Blessing helps give families in our community a great Christmas! Revival House is our amazing host for this seasonal event in honour of a worthy cause.

Experts agree that networking is the single most powerful marketing tool to accelerate and sustain success for any individual or organization. After all, people do business with those they Know, Like and Trust.

Please bring a new, unwrapped toy. While all donations are graciously accepted, the House of Blessing has a need for items for tweens and teens (ages 12 to 16) and infant/babies (ages 0 to 3).  They are also in need of stocking stuffers for all age groups.

Come on out and join the friendly faces of Revival House and the staff & board of the Stratford & District Chamber of Commerce for a free drink, some snacks, prizes and lively networking! There is no cost for members. Non-members can still join in the fun for $10.  

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Chamber Learning Academy: Attracting the Skills You Need

Hosted by Conestoga Career Centre

Thursday, November 14th 2019 ~ 10:00am – 11:30am

130 Youngs Street, Stratford

Do you find it difficult to attract employees with the skills you need?

Is the current labour shortage halting growth in your company?

Join us at the Conestoga Career Centre to learn more about the current labour market and strategies for sourcing more candidates for jobs, as well as resources available to help you retain staff more effectively.

*Open to Chamber Members Only*

Click here to register today!

YNCU Presents:

Chamber Young Professionals at Stratford Axes

Tuesday, November 19th 2019 ~ 5:30pm – 8:30pm

439 Erie St, Stratford

Looking for a networking event with high energy, unique structure and lots of new contacts? The Chamber Young Professionals is throwing an event to give you just that!

Come throw some axes, socialize, eat and drink with other young professionals in Stratford, St Marys, and surrounding communities. They say axe throwing relieves stress so head over to Stratford Axes after work and unwind!

$15 for Chamber Members
$25 for Non-members

Appetizers included! Licensed bar open for drink purchase.

The Chamber Young Professionals is designed to raise the profile of young professionals and plug them into local business networks. Please join us if you are a young professional looking for organizational and personal development. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet other young business leaders from the local community to share ideas, get to know each other, help each other out, and have some fun.

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Chamber Learning Academy: Job Trial 101

Hosted by Conestoga Career Centre

Thursday, November 21st 2019 ~ 10:00am – 11:30am

130 Youngs Street, Stratford

Do you have a candidate you’d like to hire but need more resources for successful onboarding?

Join us at the Conestoga Career Centre to learn more about the benefits of a job trial.

Learn what tools are available to you and how your organizations can adapt to best use available human resources.

*Open to Chamber Members Only*

Click here to register today!

After the Election: How Government Impacts your Business

Key Speaker: Ontario Chamber of Commerce President Rocco Rossi

Monday, November 25th 2019 ~ 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Quality Inn, 1144 Ontario St, Stratford

Join the Stratford & District Chamber of Commerce for an afternoon with OCC President Rocco Rossi, who will be leading a discussion on the impact the newly elected federal government will have on your business. A short Q & A session with Mr. Rossi will follow his presentation. 

Everyone welcome. Free for Chamber members, $10 + hst for non-members.

Advance registration is required. Please click here to register.

About the Speaker, OCC President Rocco Rossi:

A successful entrepreneur and business executive, champion fundraiser, and dedicated public servant, Rocco Rossi joined the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) in 2018 as President and CEO.

Prior to joining the OCC, Rossi served as President and CEO of Prostate Cancer Canada, and the CEO of Heart and Stroke Foundation.

His passion for public policy has led him to stand for election both for the position of Mayor of Toronto and for MPP. He is a graduate of McGill and Princeton.

Rossi currently serves as a member of the Board and Audit Committee of TerraVest Industries. A past board member of United Way of Greater Toronto and other charities, Mr. Rossi has been an active community builder. In fact, in 2012 he was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for his Philanthropic and Community service.

Chamber Learning Academy: Developing On-The-Job Training

Hosted by Conestoga Career Centre

Thursday, November 28th 2019 ~ 10:00am – 11:30am

130 Youngs Street, Stratford

Do you need to train your staff, but unsure about the most effective way to accomplish this?

Are you in the process of reviewing existing training methods and looking for new ideas?

Join us at the Conestoga Career Centre to learn more about how to develop on-the-job training plans.

Learn what tools are available to you and how your organizations can best develop your human capital.

*Open to Chamber Members Only*

Click here to register today!

December Business After 5 Food Drive

Hosted by BELFOR Property Restorations

Wednesday, December 11th 2019 ~ 5:15pm – 7:00pm

457 Douro St, Stratford

Every month the Business After Five is the best place for Chamber members to meet some new faces and stay up to date with some familiar ones. Experts agree that networking is the single most powerful marketing tool to accelerate and sustain success for any individual or organization.

Our December Business After Five is always a special one; our annual food drive for the Stratford House of Blessing helps give families in our community a great Christmas!
BELFOR is Canada’s leading disaster recovery and damage restoration company for both residential and commercial properties.  They operate more than 35 full-service BELFOR Property Restoration offices in eight provinces from the mountain ranges of western Canada to the eastern Atlantic coastline.

For properties affected by water damage, fire damage, storm damage or mould damage, BELFOR offers more services and solutions than any other restoration company.  

Join the Stratford & District Chamber of Commerce for some drinks, snacks, merriment and mingling during the December Business After 5 at BELFOR Property Restorations!

Please bring a non-perishable food item for donation. While all donations are graciously accepted, the House of Blessing would like to encourage you to donate what you would feed your family. This may include cereal, soup, pasta/noodles, sauces, fruit, veggies, healthy school snacks, crackers, canned meat (tuna, salmon, chicken breast), specialized diet products (gluten free, sugar free, salt free, etc.). Happy Holidays!

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