Free Business Education from your Chamber of Commerce

Our free e-books to help you develop your business.

15 Awesome Blog Post Ideas & How to Write Them For Your Retail Business

Does what it says in the title!

How to Find the Best Employees & Keep Them

This eBook will guide you through the best practices of attracting quality people and keeping them with your company. This eBook discusses:

  • How to Attract More Employees
  • How to Empower Current Staff
  • How to Retain the Staff You Have

Keep Growing Your Business

Whether you have a new business or an established one, it needs to be nurtured. Use the tips and resources in our eBook including:

  • Great Tips
  • Links to Resources
  • Motivation to Keep Growing

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Read our Articles!

Read our business articles for tons of useful information on how to start, grow, and manage your business successfully. See all the articles on our news page!

Articles, News & Education

Connections Newsletters

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Miss our AGM?

Did you miss our Annual General Meeting? Ken Westcar of InterCityRail delivered an excellent presentation on the potential of improved passenger railways to boost business performance and social progress in Southwestern Ontario. Read his informative presentation today!

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Chamber of Commerce Education Events

It’s important to keep informed of new developments, business techniques, legislative changes and more. Continuing education is also key to your personal professional development, and that of your employees. We provide a range of business education opportunities, including:

  • Webinars
  • Seminars
  • Round table discussions

As your local Chamber of Commerce, we’re committed to helping you find the information you need to keep ahead and keep informed. From guest speakers at our networking events to the latest news, we are here to assist.

Call us for more information, or to request an event to help you and other local businesses grow and move forward with new skills and confidence.

National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace

According to the Mental Health Commission, on any given week, more than 500,000 Canadians are unable to go to work due to mental health problems.

It is for this reason that we encourage you to create a working environment that supports the overall mental well-being of your employees. In the PDF below, you will find information about the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.

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Workplace Safety & Prevention Services Articles:

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Make Health & Safety Less Complicated!

Health and safety matters, no matter the size of your business. But with 97.7% of all Ontario businesses employing less than 100 people, we need to place extra care and attention on health and safety for small businesses. Download these information sheets today to improve your health and safety programs!

Benefits of Health & Safety Reps  Make it Less Complicated

Fit for Duty: How one company responded to legalized cannabis

With the legalization of cannabis, this month’s article highlights the steps One organization has taken to ensure that its workers are “Fit for Duty”. These steps can help business owners have a realistic view on how they can understand and work towards improving their programs to ensure that their employees are working effectively and dependably.

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 How Health & Safety can Affect your WSIB Premiums

Many organizations are still unclear about the WSIB’s new premium rate setting model. This month’s article will help your members better understand how this model can help provide financial benefits when they improve their safety experience. The article also provides information on the WSIB’s online Compass tool which helps organizations gain insight on their costs, claims and premiums.

Health & Safety and WSIB

Nine Tips for Engaging Older Workers

It is important to develop a strategy for older workers in order to not only manage their talent and experience, but also to find ways to keep them engaged. Organizations can prevent  mental health issues such as stress, depression and anxiety with the help of some of the suggestions made in this article. Help your older employees continue to feel like productive and active members of the workforce.

Engaging Older Workers