Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year Dinner
Mark your calendars for this year’s prestigious dinner honouring the 2015 Distinguished Entrepreneur Dan Lawrie being held on Wednesday, October 7th. Join us at the Burlington Convention Centre for an elegant evening featuring special performance by Canadian Rock & Soul Singer Songwriter Laura Cole, winner of three Hamilton Music Awards. Contact jackie@burlingtonchamber.com for sponsorship opportunities. Read more and register.

Environment Panel
Mark September 22 on your calendar for our annual Environment Panel. This is an exciting opportunity to hear local business leaders speak about the practices their businesses are adopting to reduce their environmental impact in increase profits while contributing to a healthy, thriving community. You will also learn how these progressive practices are helping these businesses achieve greater financial success. Learn more and register.

Learn More About Ontario’s Accessibility Laws With A Free Webinar
In partnership with the Human Resource Professionals Association (HRPA) and with support from the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) will be hosting two special Accessibility Works webinars on Friday, August 7 and Friday, August 28 at 10 a.m. These one-hour interactive sessions are your opportunity to connect with an OCC accessibility expert and ensure that your business understands the Accessibility Standard for Employment under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and is in compliance with Ontario’s accessibility laws. Both webinars are free of charge.

John Best had enjoyed a lengthy media management career, in television and radio and now print. As Vice President, News at CHCH in Hamilton, John oversaw a significant expansion of the news operation. He founded Independent Satellite News, Canada’s only television news service providing national content to Canadian independent TV stations. John is a frequent political commentator on radio and television, a documentary producer and author of a book and numerous articles on historical and political subjects. John is a past recipient of the New York Festival’s award for writing in the International TV category.

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