The Oakville Chamber of Commerce was pleased to present their members and the Oakville business community with the RBC Economic Outlook 2019. The event provided guests with the opportunity to hear from RBC’s Chief Economist Craig Wright, Ipsos’ Canada Vice President Sean Simpson, and Ontario Real Estate Association’s President Tim Hudak. Following the keynote presentations there was a question and answer forum moderated by Tim Cestnick, Columnist at the Globe and Mail and CEO of Our Family Office.
The Chamber Accreditation Council of Canada (CACC), a dedicated team of representatives from all levels of the Chamber Network, has given the Oakville Chamber of Commerce the highest praise the group can bestow. The CACC has re-accredited the Oakville Chamber for another three years: 2019 to 2021. Accreditation is a formal acknowledgement that member Chambers of Commerce have been successfully evaluated by the CACC against rigorous national standards of policy, service and performance.
Strategic focus on core chamber activities.
Uniform practices and policies across the network.
Dependable governance procedures.
Distinctive brand identity.
A competitive edge against other business organizations.
A stronger “voice of business” in your community.
An increased role in national and international policy advocacy
The Oakville Chamber of Commerce will host its annual RBC Economic Outlook on Tuesday, January 22nd at the Oakville Conference Centre. The Chamber is excited to debut a new format that will include expert analysis and a panel discussion led by Tim Cestnick, Globe & Mail Columnist and CEO of Our Family Office. The expert panel will include:
Craig Wright, Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist, RBC
Sean Simpson, Vice President, Ipsos Public Affairs
Tim Hudak, Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Real Estate Association
The event provides an ideal opportunity for business owners and professionals to understand how economic and social factors may impact their business. Questions to the panel will be accepted from the audience. Tickets are available to both Oakville Chamber members and non-members.
“The RBC Economic Outlook is one of the Oakville Chamber’s signature events. We are excited to debut the new format and I look forward to hearing the panelists observations on the economy as we head into the New Year” stated Tim Caddigan, Chair of the Board, Oakville Chamber of Commerce. “We thank our partners RBC, Henderson Partners LLP, the Oakville Milton and District Real Estate Board (OMDREB) and Ipsos Canada for their support in making this event possible.”
Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2018
Time: 7:30am – 9:30am
Location: Oakville Conference Centre (2515 Wyecroft Road)
Oakville Chamber Members and OMDREB Members
Individual Tickets: $45
Table of 8: $325
Individual Tickets: $65
Table of 8: $475
Register online through the events calendar, or by contacting the Oakville Chamber directly at 905-845-6613, or email@example.com To register media attendance for this event, please contact Kristen Curry, Communications Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (905) 845-6613 x 209.
Limited space. Fifteen cabins have been reserved at a special rate for members of the Oakville Chamber of Commerce!
The Oakville Chamber of Commerce introduces an inaugural River Cruise Trip in partnership with Expedia CruiseShipCentres Oakville South! Embark on a romantic journey through Rhine River November 29 to December 9, 2019. Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the Swiss Alps and explore the historical architecture. Visit Basel, Switzerland; Strasbourg, France; Karlsruhe, Mannheim, Rudesheim, Koblenz and Cologne, Germany; and Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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Position and Job TitleJob Title: Director, Membership DevelopmentHours: Full time, permanentReports to: PresidentSalary Range: $55/70,000 Location: 700 Kerr. St. suite 200, Oakville, OntarioSummaryThe award-winning Oakville Chamber of Commerce representative of 1,100 member businesses of all sizes and sectors is seeking a dynamic, high energy and self-motivated Director, Membership Development to join our team. Responsibilities include new member sales, up sells and membership retention as directed by the President. The successful candidate will be a strong communicator and have demonstrated sales experience in a member based organization. This position works collaboratively with the Chamber Team to best meet the needs of new and existing members.Sales & Retention
Identify prospective Chamber members and implement a monthly sales plan;
Develop metrics with the President: sales, member visits, calls, and member conversions;
Develop a thorough understanding of the various Chamber membership levels and the benefits each provides a business;
Develop a retention strategy and work with Chamber Staff to strengthen membership renewal;
Develop a strong working knowledge of the Chamber and its various programs and promote to the membership;
Secure advertising revenue as per the Chamber’s approved sales target;
Participate in various Chamber meetings, events and activities;
Represent the Chamber at community events to enhance the Chamber brand within the community;
Always represent the Chamber professionally and positively.
Assist with events as required;
Support Chamber advocacy work;
Other duties as assigned by the President.
Preferred Background, Experience & Qualifications
Minimum three years outside sales experience;
Membership sales and membership based organization experience preferred;
Excellent presentation skills;
Experienced with Microsoft Office, Excel, Constant Contact, Database Programs and Social Media Channels;
Excellent organizational and follow up skills.
Highly motivated with B2B sales experience;
Excellence in relationship building and relationship sales;
Thorough knowledge of Oakville business community and Chamber;
The Board of Directors of the Oakville Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Tim Caddigan has officially begun his term as Chair of the Board. Tim was sworn in by Mayor Rob Burton at the Oakville Chamber’s Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, September 11th.
Tim has served as a member of the Oakville Chamber Board of Directors since 2012 and on the Oakville Chamber’s Executive Committee as Vice-Chair of the Chamber Board since 2016.
Tim Caddigan is the Senior Director, Programming and Community Relations at Cogeco. Cogeco Connexion is the second largest cable operator in Ontario and Québec in terms of the number of basic cable service customers served. It provides its residential and small business customers with video, Internet and technology services through its two-way broadband cable networks.
Tim is a member of the senior management group at Cogeco, where he leads a team that provides television programming and public relations activities in various markets throughout Ontario. They work closely with multiple stakeholders and community leaders including all levels of government. Tim’s role includes Federal regulatory adherence and human resources oversight for approximately 100 employees.
Tim is also an active member of the broadcasting and telecom industry with a solid grasp of marketing, public relations and media relations. Tim is a graduate of the Queen’s University School of Business. He is a strong supporter of local communities and has volunteered his time with various groups and organizations.
“Tim brings a wealth of business experience and knowledge to his new role that will contribute to the ongoing success of the Oakville Chamber” stated Immediate Past Chair Ken Nevar. “Tim has provided his expertise to the Board as a Director for six years and has been a member of the Oakville Chamber’s Marketing Committee for six years. I’m looking forward to Tim’s leadership throughout the coming year.” Ken Nevar has completed his term as Chair of the Board, and Oakville Chamber President Drew Redden congratulates him on an outstanding job. “Ken’s background and experience helped frame our research, advocacy and recommendations throughout his term as Chair. The Oakville Chamber hosted many special guest speakers including Former Prime Minister the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney, The Honourable Perrin Beatty, President & CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and Randy Pilon, CEO of Virox Technologies Inc. I also thank Ken for all of his support throughout the transition to my role as President.”
Ken Nevar will be recognized for his contribution to the Chamber at the Annual Chairs Dinner where Tim Caddigan, along with the incoming Board of Directors, will be introduced to the community. This formal evening includes a networking reception, dinner and raffle. The Oakville Chamber is pleased to present the 2018/2019 Board of Directors:
Tim Caddigan, Chair of the Board – Senior Director, Programming & Community Relations, Cogeco
Ken Nevar, Immediate Past Chair of the Board – Executive Advisor, Cooper Construction Limited
Mark Emmanuel, Vice Chair & Chair Elect – District Manager Halton & Hamilton, Union Gas Limited
Jennifer Kazmaier, Vice Chair – Owner, CalaCare Limited
Doug Eglington, Vice Chair – Chairman, Euro-Line Appliances Inc.
Barry Wylie, Treasurer – President, Canadian Club of Halton
Acclaimed Canadian Sportscaster and Oakville resident Ron MacLean will be the keynote speaker at the Oakville Chamber of Commerce’s 64th Annual Chairs Dinner. The Chairs Dinner will take place on Wednesday, September 12th at the Oakville Conference Centre.
Known for his quick wit and encyclopedic hockey knowledge, MacLean reaches millions of homes across the country on Coach’s Corner and Roger’s Hometown Hockey. He has interviewed the greatest players, coaches, and personalities in the sport, and is a master of seeking the best in substance and entertainment from his guests.
MacLean is a multi-Gemini Award winner and a two-time recipient of the George Gross Award, which honours excellence in sports broadcasting, and he is a former Level 5 referee for the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association. Ron MacLean has been proud to call Oakville home for the past 32 years.
“The Chamber is thrilled to present Ron Maclean as the keynote speaker at the 64th Annual Chairs Dinner. It is always exciting when we have the opportunity to profile one of our local residents who is so well regarded on the world stage” stated Oakville Chamber President Drew Redden. “Ron has a wealth of experience to share; from his early days as a referee and radio broadcaster, to his time on Hockey Night in Canada and covering many Olympic games, to his role as host of Hometown Hockey. We cannot wait to hear Ron’s stories.”
At the Chairs Dinner outgoing Chair of the Board Ken Nevar will be recognized for his contribution to the Oakville Chamber. The incoming Chair and Board of Directors will also be introduced to the community at this formal event which includes a networking reception, dinner and raffle.
Date: Wednesday, September 12
Time: 5pm Networking Reception; 6pm Dinner Gala
Location: Oakville Conference Centre
2515 Wyecroft Road, Oakville
You can register for the 64th Annual Chairs Dinner online, by emailing email@example.com, or by calling the Chamber at 905-845-6613. Tickets are $125 for Chamber members and $175 for non-members. Tables of eight are available.
Over the summer, the Oakville Chamber of Commerce launched a pilot project for their new online series Live Stream Lunch. Over the course of 6 weeks, the Oakville Chamber went Live on Facebook Thursdays at noon with an industry expert.
The Oakville Chamber’s 2018 Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 11th. The meeting will be held at the Quality Hotel & Suites (located at 754 Bronte Road), and will begin at 3:00pm.
All Oakville Chamber of Commerce members are invited to attend. Details of the Annual General Meeting have been e-mailed to all Chamber member designated representatives.
Following the 2018 Provincial Election, the Oakville Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to congratulate Ms. Effie Trintafilopoulos and Mr. Stephen Crawford. You can read the letter of congratulations below: