FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 17, 2013 AJAX – After extensive consultations with members, stakeholders and subject matter experts, the Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade (APBOT) has released its official position on Metrolinx’s “Big Move” and the proposed revenue tools to pay for it.
In a letter and accompanying position document sent yesterday to the Metrolinx Board of Directors, APBOT made the point that the current slate of projects outlined in the Big Move Strategy aren’t the prescription to cure Durham Region’s congestion crisis.
[ Durham_Congestion_Crisis_-_Recommendations_May_2013.pdf ]
[ APBOT_Big_Move_Metrolinx_position_letter_May_2013.pdf ]
Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade hosts Emergency Preparedness Breakfast
Line Millette of Durham Emergency Management Office shared best practices busnesses should follow to be prepared for an emergency.
The Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade hosted a breakfast seminar this past Thursday, May 16 on the subject of emergency preparedness at Al Dente in Pickering. There was a strong turn out to hear subject matter experts provide worthwhile advice to the business community on prudent and tangible steps that can be taken to facilitate business continuity and recovery in the face of an emergency. Line Millette of the Durham Region Emergency Management Office, Mark Knutson of Ontario Power Generation and Judy Crawford of Huron Chamber of Commerce – Goderich, Central and North Huron all shared their considerable knowledge on the subject.
[ Judy_Crawford_Goderich_Presentation.pdf ]
[ OPG_Presentation.pdf ]
[ Durham_Region_Presentation.pdf ]
Port Restaurant put on a lovely spread of hors d'oeuvres.
On Tuesday May 14th, there was a fabulous turn out to APBOT’s latest Networking After 5 event. This time, board of trade networkers attended the Port Restaurant in Pickering. Once again, attendees enjoyed our Networking Shuffle format as well as some informal networking. The event sponsors for the evening were Coolskills Ltd. and Pickering Rotary Club and the sponsors for the Networking After 5 series are The Callery Group and R & G Auto. Board of trade members and future members alike enjoyed sumptuous hors d’oeuvres in a wonderful waterfront setting.
Thursday, June 6, 2013 | 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Come hear Cara Clairman, President and CEO of Plug'n Drive Ontario, share the economical and environmental benefits for individuals and businesses switching to electric vehicles (EVs).
Samantha Brighton of BMO Nesbitt Burns – The Follows Group facilitated the Lunch & Learn.
On May 9th Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade members were on hand at BMO Nesbitt Burns – The Follows Group for our monthly Lunch & Learn. This month’s topic was, “Finding value in your networking activities”. The complimentary seminar was facilitated by Samantha Brighton of BMO Nesbitt Burns – The Follows Group and attendees also enjoyed a pizza lunch. The Lunch & Learn series is open to members only and is a free benefit of membership.