The publication for informed business people.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. I’m going to challenge that this month. As in all things, change can mean a new beginning, but more importantly, it is a chance to build and enhance something that is already working quite well. As your Chamber of Commerce ticks along nicely, we are always looking at ways to adapt, improve and evolve with the business climate. Last year at this time, we moved into our new offices within Innovation Park. This July, we are unveiling a brand new, dynamic website to showcase our members while offering greater value and increased opportunities for advertising and promotion. We have all had to face some challenges and prepare well for our changing laws, acts and regulations. The Chamber is taking this time of change to strengthen, update, re-brand and market like never before in a bid to grow and provide an increased awareness of our membership to the community and all businesses in Kingston. Renewed and improved communications will re-energize our current members, while attracting new businesses and individuals to work with us. Increased access to communications and marketing opportunities are but a few of the examples of things to come. Regarding the business environment, the Chamber has worked hard with the Ontario Chamber and its partners to prepare and work within a reformed tax package in the province. We have also prepared well to adapt to revised rules and regulations within the workplace and encouraged our members to do the same. All businesses and organizations must implement new policies to be compliant with new Workplace Violence & Harassment Requirements and Accessibility Standards for Customer Service. Like our new website, the Chamber is an organic business organization looking to change with positive times and challenging times. Remember to tell ANY and ALL prospective members, what a positive change joining the Chamber would be. They need to know that they will be joining a group of entrepreneurial people, who are passionate about wanting to grow their business with the help of the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce and its members, our city and community. A small change may just increase their chances of business success at the same time. That’s a powerful combination that can make any change a success

A “Hall of Fame” start to the day at our June Breakfast.
On Tuesday, the 8th of June, the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce and Kedco held a Breakfast at the Kingston Banquet & Conference Centre at Days Inn. This was the th setting for the 5 annual Business Hall of Fame inductions, as 7 names were inducted in recognition of their outstanding contributions to our community. The Kingston Business Hall of Fame was established four years ago to honour those who have made a significant impact on the Kingston community in the areas of business growth, quality of life and service excellence. This year, the honourees were Visionary: The Robinson Family, Community Builders: Stan Collins and The Springer Family, Mentors: Bob Clark and John Wright, Enablers: Fred & Mary Laflamme.

The Chamber thanks our host for the morning, the Kingston Banquet & Conference Centre and our sponsor, Bell, represented by Sandy Clement. We also thank our Master of Ceremonies for the event, Mr. Shai Dubey, Director of Cornell – Queen's Executive MBA, corporate commercial lawyer and Chairman of the Board at Kedco for conducting the ceremony with eloquence.

Pictured are this year’s inductees, family members and dignitaries from the Breakfast.

Bayridge Physical Therapy 24 Jorene Drive Kingston ON K7M 3X4 Telephone: (613) 328-3600 Fax: (613) 384-4212 Email: Website: Number of Employees: 2 Contact: Mr. Joe Putos, Classification(s): HEALTHCARE Notes: Physical Therapy provided in the home, school, residence or work site.
Leading Hands of Canada 112 - 566 O'Connor Drive Kingston ON K7P 1N3 Telephone: (613) 507-6539 Fax: (613) 507-6539 Email: Website: Number of Employees: 3 Contact: Mrs. Joanne Durham, Owner/Teacher Classification(s): EDUCATION & EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS Notes: Teaching of American Sign Language, Linguistics & Culture, AODA Laws. Roald Smith Construction 384 Barrie Street Kingston ON K7K 3T4Telephone: (613) 583-380 Email: Website: Number of Employees: 4 Contact: Mr. Roald Smith, Classification(s): CONTRACTORS - GENERAL Notes: We offer top quality, high end general contracting services including masonry, restoration & renovations in the Kingston area. Our objective is to transform your renovation and construction dreams into a reality - on time and on budget. Quality, skill and personable staff ensure a smooth project from design to finish. Tender Care 856 Danbury Road Kingston ON K7M 6E4 Telephone: (613) 214-3628 Email: Number of Employees: 1 Contact: Mrs. Debbie Gould, Classification(s): HEALTHCARE Notes: I am a registered practical nurse with 24 years experience in wound care; diabetic care and carry a CPR Certificate. Other services include foot care; blood pressure monitoring; After Hospital Care; Companionship; medications including injections; consultation with your doctor; ear syringing; medical forms and patient teaching. Call me for information and costs.

Axio Power Canada Inc. (new address and updates) 945 Princess Street, Suite 252 Kingston ON K7L 3N6 David Wills: Director of Engineering Rob Miller: Country Manager Business Development Bank of Canada (new location address) 1000 Gardiners Road, Suite 201 Kingston ON K7P 3C4 (new mailing address) P.O. Box 265 Kingston ON K7L 4V8 Tel: 613.389.1249 Eikon Device Inc. (new toll free # and contacts) 1 800 427 8198 Email: Dean Byrnes: President Melody Thompson: Director of Finance The Hair Studio on Barrie (updated email address) Response I.T. (new location) 55 Rigney Street Kingston ON K7K 6Z3 Thompson Rosemount Group (a Division of Genivar) new main email contact Villager Custom Screen printing and Embroidery (new email contact) Withey Addison LLP (new location) 366 King Street East, Suite 320 Kingston ON K7K 6Y3

Cantabile Choirs 82 Sydenham Street Kingston ON K7L 3H4 Telephone: (613) 542-9616 Fax: Email: Website: Number of Employees: 2 Contact: Dr. Mark Sirett, Classification(s): CHOIRS Notes: The Cantabile Choirs of Kingston provide music education for choristers ages 8 to adult in a variety of different choirs. The choirs produce a subscription series of concerts, host guest choirs, frequently tour and record. David J. Cupido Construction Ltd. 620 Cataraqui Woods Drive Unit 4 Kingston ON K7P 1T8 Telephone: (613) 384-1080 Fax: (613) 384-2969 Email: Website: Number of Employees: 30 Contact: Mr. David Cupido, Classification(s): CONTRACTORS - GENERAL Notes: We employ a team approach to the construction plan. Our process permits a joint venture with the owner, architect and/or engineer and the contractor. We are your one source with in-house employees; full carpentry and millwork shops. Our partnership with you includes all phases of the project from design to completion. Lakeshore Animal Hospital 732A Front Road Kingston ON K7M 4L5 Telephone: (613) 507-0909 Fax: (613) 507-0910 Email: Website: Number of Employees: 4 Contact: Dr. Emma Turner, Classification(s): VETERINARIANS Notes: Veterinary services for your dogs and cats including vaccinations, medical, surgical, dental, diagnostic, and preventative care programs.

Studio22 320 King Street East Kingston ON K7L 3B4 Telephone: (613) 546-7461 Fax: (613) 546-7461 Email: Website: Number of Employees: 2 Contact: Mrs. Ally Jacob, Classification(s): ART GALLERIES Notes: We are a design, publishing and production house located in Market Square. We specialize in graphic design and typography and manufacture all manner of promotional pulp.

Investors Group is growing again! They are pleased to announce their new satellite office in Kingston Located at 725 Arlington Park Place Combined financial knowledge & expertise of 45 years is yours with simply a phone call. Consultants Mike Kramer, CFP – Brian McConnell, CFP – Steve Watt looks forward to hearing from you! Phone 384-8973 or 545-0300 Feel free to drop by at our Grand Opening on Monday, July 12!

Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises. Exhibitors showcased their businesses and a great turnout of guests enjoyed a journey eastward before returning home. Thank you very much to our host for the day, Hugh Mackenzie, representing 1000 Island Cruises. We also thank Bob Izumi for making a special appearance and our sponsor, Adecco Employment Services of Kingston.

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Municipally Safe and Sound
Thursday, May 27th saw the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce host our annual Municipal Reception upstairs at the Kingston Brewing Company. A special thank you goes out to our sponsors, Len Corcoran Excavating Limited and Norterra Organics. This enjoyable afternoon provides an opportunity for the Chamber staff and Board of Directors to welcome a mix with City Councilors and Municipal staff. It is also an occasion to award a deserving City employee with a gift of thanks to recognize their hard work, important foresight and diligence in carrying out their integral work in the City. We at the Chamber want to continue to fortify our productive work with City staff and the Municipal Reception is a unique way of achieving this goal. Together, we can continue to create a vibrant, healthy community. This year, Kingston Police Chief Stephen Tanner accepted the Municipal Recognition Award on behalf of the Kingston Police Force. Chief Tanner and all of his officers and staff have been instrumental in working diligently behind the scenes to help his department move forward. Positive restructuring, increased resources and a remarkable 2010 operating budget highlight the success stories within the force.

On Wednesday, June 2nd, Tim Hortons restaurants invited customers to buy a cup of coffee and help send over 9,000 kids, who could otherwise not afford it, on the camping adventure of a lifetime. Camp Day, the single largest fundraiser for the Tim Horton Children's Foundation, took place at more than 2,300 participating Tim Hortons stores in Canada and over 180 stores in the United States. Pictured below is 2010 Chamber President Rodger James with Sherri Agnew, CEO of J.E. Agnew Food Services Ltd. They helped serve customers at the Tim Hortons location at 660 Arlington Park Place. As part of this 24-hour fundraiser, all Tim Hortons locations donated their entire coffee proceeds, in addition to funds raised through various Camp Day events and activities, to the Children's Foundation. Last year, thanks to the commitment and enthusiasm of Tim Hortons store owners and staff and the generosity and support of their customers, an astounding $5.5 million (CDN) was raised on Camp Day!

Just like St. Andrews or Troon. Any day is a good day to golf.
For over two decades, the Chamber Classic Golf Tournament has stood tall as a fantastic way to network, enjoy good company and try your luck on the greens. Oh, and let’s not forget the best prizes you’re going to find anywhere! The reactions to the complimentary putters for each player this year were overwhelming. The Chamber thanks Golf Town for this chance to celebrate over 20 years of Chamber Classis success. Despite the early mist and rain, which were more akin to a scene from the British Open, spirits were soaring and the compliments keep on coming. Thanks to all of our wonderful sponsors and volunteers. A big round of applause is also in order for Garrison Golf and Curling Club and Harvest Catering, who again proved to be hosts of the highest order, providing a great course, unmatched assistance and an unforgettable meal. We also thank our presenting sponsor, Johnson Inc. (Thomson Jemmett Vogelzang) We’ll see everyone next year for our 22nd Classic!

Thursday, August 26 – 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm. Chamber Euchre Tournament at the Kingston Brewing Company, Upper Level, 34 Clarence Street. Cost is $25 PLUS HST members and $35 PLUS HST non-members. Card sharks and novice fish, get ready to sit down and deal with another of our popular euchre tournaments! 72 hours prior notice for cancellations.

Tuesday, October 12 - 7:15 am – 9:00 am. Chamber Breakfast – United Way Success By Six Update. Donald Gordon Centre at Queen’s University, featuring a speech on behalf of the United Way. Cost to attend is $20 plus HST Chamber members; $30 plus HST non-members. Sponsored by Bell. 72 hours prior notice for cancellation for attendees. Thursday, October 14 - 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Celebrate Small Business Mixer in the Confederation Place Hotel. Sponsored by BDC Business Development Bank of Canada. SMALL BUSINESS IS MAKING BIG NEWS! Help us to celebrate the success of the strong little engines propelling and prospering in our community at our Small Business Mixer. Cost for Chamber members to exhibit is $105 dollars plus HST. Admission is free. 72 hours prior notice for cancellation for exhibitors.
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Friday, September 10th – Chamber Open House. 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Meet Chamber staff and members in an informal networking environment. New member orientation session will take place from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Innovation Park at 945 Princess Street. Free with RSVP. Sponsored by TD Canada Trust. Tuesday, September 14th, 7:15 am – 9 am Chamber of Commerce Breakfast. St. Lawrence College Update Start your business day with Chris Whitaker, St. Lawrence College President & CEO and learn about the new Employment Service initiatives. Host: St. Lawrence College Davies Hall. $20 plus HST Chamber members, $30 plus HST nonmembers. Sponsor: Employment Service. 72 hours prior notice for cancellation for attendees. Thursday, September 16th, Rogers presents the 5th Annual Ladies Day on the Green. Another great SOLD OUT Chamber day of golf, networking and just plain fun! – Includes a marketplace, prizes, and dinner. Host: Colonnade Golf and Country Club. Net proceeds from this day go to Breast Cancer Action Kingston. 72 hours prior notice for cancellation for attendees. Wednesday, September 22nd 8:30 am – 10:30 am – Chamber Workshop. Blackberry Tips & Tricks with Rogers Wireless Express. Unleash the true power of your Blackberry. This is a chance to attend a “user focused” session with hands-on tools and training by Rogers Wireless Express professionals. Innovation Park at 945 Princess Street. Cost to attend is $15 plus HST Chamber members; $20 plus HST non-members. 72 hours prior notice for cancellation for attendees. Thursday, September 23rd - 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Chamber of Commerce New Member Showcase Business Mixer. It’s a great opportunity to meet new friends, re-acquaint with old and establish successful networking at the Cataraqui Golf & Country Club, 961 King Street West. This event is sponsored by Verico, The Mortgage Professionals. Plan to drop by for an exciting celebration with displays from New Chamber Members, although any members can exhibit. The cost for Chamber members to exhibit is $105 plus HST. Admission is free. 72 hours prior notice for cancellation for exhibitors. Thursday, September 30 8:30 am – 10:30 am – Chamber Workshop. Introduction to American Sign Language, sponsored and presented by Leading Hands of Canada. . Find out how the Accessibility Act affects business effective January 2012. Registration takes place from 8:30 am. Innovation Park at 945 Princess Street. Cost to attend is $15 plus HST Chamber members; $20 plus HST non-members. 72 hours prior notice for cancellation for attendees.

Friday, November 5 It’s our 15 Annual President’s Gala featuring the Business Achievement Awards. Host: Kingston Banquet and Conference Centre at Days Inn Kingston, 33 Benson Street. Tickets: $95 plus HST for Chamber members, $125 plus HST for non-members. 72 hours prior notice for cancellation for attendees. EVENTS SUPPORTED BY VIA RAIL CANADA
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Kingston Chamber of Commerce C/O Innovation Park at 945 Princess Street Kingston, ON K7L 3N6 Phone: (613) 548-4453 Fax: (613) 548-4743