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Received from OHSA Web Policy: Effective July 1, 2019, amendments to various provisions of Regulation 851 (Industrial Establishments) have been approved that will help modernize workplace health and safety requirements. They will increase flexibility by: Allowing the use of alternative procedures if worker health and safety is at least as well protected Allowing workers to wear personal flotation devices instead of lifejackets when appropriate Allowing the use of antidotes, flushing fluids or washes instead of

CRA Tax Scheme Warning

Posted by Operations Manager on June 11, 2019

Category: CRA News, Tax Scams
Watch out for real estate investment schemes The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is warning Canadians about getting involved in tax schemes where promoters, including some tax representatives and tax preparers, are claiming that individuals can get a significant tax write-off by investing in real estate through a limited partnership. What are tax schemes? Tax schemes are plans and arrangements that attempt to deceive taxpayers by promising to reduce the taxes they owe, for example through

What is a Social Media Influencer?

Posted by Operations Manager on June 10, 2019

Category: Digital News
Defined loosely as social media figures who have an established credibility and audience; who can persuade others by virtue of their trustworthiness and authenticity. Your particular brand/business influencers are users that employ your brand hashtag who have the largest number of followers. They can be friends and family, but more recently they have become personalities for hire. Many Chamber members recently received an email presenting an opportunity for local business to be included in an

Members Helping Members

Posted by Operations Manager on June 7, 2019

Category: Digital News
The Goderich BIA is a valued member of the Huron Chamber of Commerce and we would like to take this opportunity to share some of their knowledge.  The BIA has recently welcomed media specialist Bailey Regier to their ranks. Read more about Bailey and her position at the BIA here: Bailey Regier The Digital Main Street program she is overseeing is for BIA members, but her research and expertise we have been invited to make
The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) president and CEO Rocco Rossi has sent a letter expressing concern about the Ford government’s decision to terminate Master Framework Agreement with The Beer Store. “Canceling a contract sends an alarming message to the business community in Ontario and beyond which could potentially deter investment.” says Rocco Rossi. Read the full Letter here: Urging and Evidence Based Approach to Changing Alcohol Sales