Monday, October 24, 2011


Great opportunity for Chamber members and the public to come out and see the strength and diversity of our business community. Showcase your goods and services, this event is open and FREE to the general public.


2pm-6pm Wednesday, November 16th 2011

Best Western Plus Highland Inn & Conference Centre

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Join us for Business Before 9
TOPIC: Health & Safety in the Workplace

Date: Thursday, October 20, 2011

Time: 7:30 A.M.– 8:45 A.M.

Location: Olympia Event Centre, Penetanguishene

Cost: $10 (cash/cheque at door) $15 non-members

(price includes full hot breakfast and presentation)

R.S.V.P Chamber of Commerce 526-7884

Join us for an interactive and up-to-date look at the necessary requirements for health & safety in the workplace including what is required for

training, first aid kits, fire extinguishers, defibrillators, eye wash stations,

housekeeping inspections, personal protective equipment, W.H.M.I.S.

and much more.

Ask questions and ensure your business is not only meeting industry standards but exceeding them.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Midland HH Building Centre NOW OPEN

New Design Showroom NOW OPEN
Midland Home Hardware Building Centre
Hours of operation: Mon-Fri 8-6, Sat 8-5, Sun 9-5

105 Fourth St.

Midland, ON
Toll Free 1-800-794-8426
T. 705-526-5416
F. 705-526-4669

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Join us for Business After 5 at Herbal Magic Midland

Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Location: 815 King St.- Midland

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

R.S.V.P.: Chamber of Commerce 526-7884

Personal Coaching

Our Personal Health Coaches will provide you with an expert support network. They are solely focused on your success and will be with you every step of the way. They'll teach you about healthy weight loss, keep you on track, focus on the positive and make sure that your experience is all about you.

Real Food

We don't sell you what to eat, we teach you about health and nutrition. As a Herbal Magic client, you'll buy your food at the grocery store. You'll have access to hundreds of great tasting recipes as well as our comprehensive Guide to Dining Out. You'll eat and enjoy great tasting food, and start looking at food labels in a whole new way.

Natural Products

Our line of natural products helps you maintain lean body mass. This means you'll enjoy a toned, healthy appearance and a more efficient metabolism. Our specially designed formulations help control appetite and suppress cravings. They also inhibit the body's ability to store calories as fat and help maintain energy and vitality.

Weight loss – designed with you in mind

Each Herbal Magic weight loss program combines real food, a personal coach, and natural products. It is the combination of these important program elements, along with your personal motivation, that delivers lasting results. Each program is customized to meet your specific needs, and you're given the information and tools necessary to help you lose weight and keep it off.

We also conduct in-depth consultations with you before you sign up for any program to ensure that your health concerns, medical conditions, and current medications are considered and accommodated.

With the help of our experts and your personal coach, you'll find the program that's right for you.

Common sense weight loss. Common sense products.

We carry a variety of products designed to fit into your healthy lifestyle and to help you lose weight the natural way. The Herbal Magic system requires a natural regimen of herbal and food supplements that ensures success during the weight loss, stabilization, and maintenance phases. Our expert staff will help you figure out which products are right for you. All of our natural supplements are made with the freshest, purest ingredients, and have been certified for potency

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Tuesday, October 18th -Dianna Buckner Host of CBC Television hit reality program "Dragon's Den" will be speaking at North Simcoe Sports & Recreation Centre.
$20 per Ticket 705.526.1371 Register Today

Monday, September 19, 2011



Thursday, September 22, 2011 --- 6:00 p.m.
Georgian Bay Native Friendship Centre
Sponsored by: Southern Georgian Bay Chamber of Commerce

Notice of Meeting
With four candidates vying for the support of voters in the upcoming Provincial Election, the Southern Georgian Bay Chamber of Commerce is hosting an All Candidates Meeting on Thursday, September 22, 2011, at the Georgian Bay Native Friendship Centre at 6:00 p.m.

The public and the media will be given the opportunity to ask the candidates questions during this meeting. Questions may be submitted to prior to the meeting or submitted at the meeting. Questions are pre-selected and will be asked by the Moderator.

The following candidates have been invited to participate:

Garfield Dunlop – Conservative Party

Fred Larsen – Liberal Party

Doris Middleton – NDP Party

Peter Stubbins – Green Party

For more information, contact the Southern Georgian Bay Chamber of Commerce at

(705) 526-7884.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament

Join us on September 8th - at the Southern Georgian Bay Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament held at Brooklea Golf & Country Club.
REGISTER TODAY! 705.526.7884

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Business Before 9am

Join Us.
Olympia Event Centre, Penetanguishene
July 21st at 7:30am-8:30am
$10 breakfast all you can eat - $15 -non member rate.
TOPIC: Chamber Group Insurance Plan

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Auditions for The Wizard of Oz

King’s Wharf Theatre announces auditions for Toto and Munchkins!

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

PENETANGUISHENE – Do you have a child with their sights set on the stage? Award-winning Drayton Entertainment is once again reaching out to the community to involve local youth in its season opening production of The Wizard of Oz, which runs from June 7th through July 2nd at the King’s Wharf Theatre in Penetanguishene.

An Open Audition will be held on Saturday, April 9th at Penetanguishene Secondary School (51 Dunlop Street) to cast boys and girls in grades five through ten to play the part of the munchkins in one of the greatest family musicals of all time. Auditions begin at 12:00 p.m. No appointments are necessary, however the aspiring young performers should be prepared to sing “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead”. Performance experience is an asset, but not required. A passion for theatre is the only prerequisite! Hopeful munchkins are asked to bring a recent photo and comfortable clothes and shoes for the movement components. Please note that due to the nature of the role, height may be considered in casting.

“There is outstanding talent in this community,” says Alex Mustakas, Artistic Director of Drayton Entertainment. “We are delighted to give our youth the opportunity to appear on stage and work side-by-side with professional actors.”

Perhaps you also have a pooch with pizazz? Not only will youngsters from the area have a chance to act in this beloved Broadway musical, but Drayton Entertainment is also looking for a special Toto to join Dorothy and her pals on there quest for the emerald city.

“We are inviting dogs that reflect the size and type of canine that appeared in the classic film to audition for the part of Toto,” says Mustakas. “We're looking for pets with potential. They don't have to be professionally trained however, there is a significant time commitment required of the owner and the dog that is selected for this production.

An Open Audition for small dogs weighing less than 30 lbs will be held on the same day, Saturday, April 9th at 3:30 p.m. at Penetanguishene Secondary School. Auditioning dogs must be well behaved, house trained, and capable to obey simple commands. Both the dog and owner must be available for all rehearsals in May and all performances from June 7th through July 2nd.

For more information, including a complete list of audition requirements and song lyrics, please visit

A downloadable audition form is available at

For further inquiries, please contact Steve Roth, Executive Producer for Drayton Entertainment at 1-855-drayton (372-9866) ext. 245.

This production of The Wizard of Oz is directed by Adam Furfaro, who has helmed numerous productions including Buddy- The Buddy Holly Story, The Odd Couple, On Golden Pond and Separate Beds for Drayton Entertainment.

The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting adaptation of the all time classic 1939 Hollywood film starring Judy Garland as Dorothy. “Over The Rainbow” won the 1939 Academy Award for Best Song. L Frank Baum wrote the first 1903 stage version of his 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. This production features such beloved songs as "Over The Rainbow", "Ding Dong, The Witch Is Dead" and "If I Only Had A Brain."

The Wizard of Oz is proudly sponsored by RBC Royal Bank and Raytheon ELCAN Optical Technologies. Media Sponsors are B101 and the Barrie Advance. The Design Sponsor is 91.5 The Peak FM.

The Wizard of Oz runs for four weeks only, June 7th though July 2nd. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the Box Office (705) 549-5555 or toll free at 1-855-drayton (372-9866).

For more information join the Official Drayton Entertainment Fan Club on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter @drayton_theatre.


For more information please contact: Valerie O’Brien, Marketing Manager

(519) 638-5511 ext. 235 or email

Ontarians with Disability Act

Are you aware of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act?
Will you and your staff be trained to comply with the Customer Service Standards under this Act by January 1, 2012?
There is still time to register for our Spring Workshops.
Introducing the AODA: How to Comply with the Accessible Customer Service Standards
This one hour session is designed for Business Owners & Managers. We will review the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act & will walk you through the steps of compliance. Examples of Customer Service Policies and ‘Next Steps’ will inform you on your responsibilities to be compliant by January 1, 2012.*
Date: Wednesday, April 13th from 4-5 p.m. (Pre-register by April 8)
Cost: $20.00 per person (Southern Georgian Bay Chamber of Commerce Members’ special price)
* This is an AODA & Accessible Customer Service Standard overview and is not a compliance session.

AODA Customer Service Compliance Session

This two hour session is designed for decision makers, staff, and volunteers and serves as Accessible Customer Service Compliance Training under the AODA. Participants will become more aware of disabilities, barriers, & will learn how to communicate with people with disabilities.

Date: Tuesday, April 19th from 1-3 p.m. (Pre-register by April 15)

Cost: $30.00 per person (Southern Georgian Bay Chamber of Commerce Members’ special price)

Pre-registration required for all workshops. Minimum of 4 participants.
Workshops will be held in the Boardroom at 850 Hartman Drive, Midland

Please call 737-3263 ext. 226

Independent Living Services exists to provide support and services to people with physical disabilities or limitations in Simcoe County, to assist them to lead dignified, productive and independent lives. "Opening Doors & Minds” is our commitment to work with the community to increase opportunities for participation, making Simcoe County a welcoming place for all citizens. For over 30 years, ILS has “opened minds” in Simcoe County. Our experienced & enthusiastic facilitators offer informative & interactive presentations that facilitate AODA compliance.

Monday, March 14, 2011

2011 Circle of Honour Philanthropy Awards

The Huronia Community Foundation encourages you to celebrate philanthropy in our community by nominating a deserving person or group to be recognized for their philanthropic contributions. Any resident or anyone of the community may submit the nomination of a deserving person or group for this Award in one of the following categories:
Review the categories, complete the questionnaire and submit your nomination by April 1st , 2011 to: Huronia Community Foundation, 357 King Street, Midland ON L4R 3M7 or by email:

o Business Award

This Award is to be presented in recognition of a Huronia Community business that has demonstrated outstanding financial support and community involvement in philanthropic causes. Motivation of others to take leadership roles will also be recognized.

o Philanthropic Group Award

This Award is to be presented in recognition of a Huronia Community Service Club, Religious Organization, Not-for-Profit Organization or Granting Foundation that has demonstrated outstanding commitment through financial support and through encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles toward local philanthropy.

o Individual Award

This Award is to be presented in recognition of a Huronia Community individual philanthropist for his/her exceptional financial commitment to our community and their skills in coordinating and motivating groups of volunteers for fundraising projects for the benefit of local charitable causes.

o Youth or Youth Group Award

This Award is to be presented in recognition of outstanding leadership in fundraising on the part of a Huronia Community youth (5 to 18 years of age) or a college or university student. This Award will foster the next generation of philanthropic leaders and will help to broaden public awareness of the importance of giving.

Nomination & Submission Criteria

Please read all four questions before beginning the nomination and complete all of the questions. Where appropriate please include specific examples while completing each section. The nomination should be limited to two pages.

Nomination Form

Member to Member Discounts

Check out member saving through the Member to Member discount program:
  • 15% off at the Crow's Nest, Midland
  • Complimentary Financial Plan- RBC Dominion Securities, Midland
  • 20% off business cheques-NEBS Business Products
  • 10% off Catering needs-Phil's Catering
    Over 80 discounts for Members of the Southern Georgian Bay Chamber of Commerce.
    View a full list of Discounts

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Business Achievement Award Winners

Congratulations to the following businesses who received awards at the 2011 Annual General Meeting and Awards Ceremony February 22.

Small Business of the Year - Curves - Midland/ Penetanguishene
Large Business of the Year - HGR Lawyers
Ambassador - Huronia Museum & Huron-Ouendat Village
Community Support - SNAP-Midland/Penetang
President’s Award - Classic Party Services

President’s Award - Midland Area Reading Council

Tuesday, February 8, 2011