Some event dates still to be determined:
President’s Inaugural Dinner – January 28, 2010
Each January the newly elected President and Board of Directors take the Oath of Office at the President’s Inaugural Dinner. This venue is the Board of Trade’s opportunity to introduce the business leaders that will set the goals and objectives for the upcoming year, as determined by surveys and feedback from the membership.
Mayor’s Annual Address – April 6, 2010
As the ‘Voice of Business’ for Ajax and Pickering, it falls to the Board of Trade to present our municipal leaders in a venue that allows for a formal presentation by our Mayors followed by a question and answer period.
Annual Address of the Regional Chair – March 23, 2010
The Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade is pleased to provide a venue for our Regional Chair to present the Region’s plans, objectives and opportunities for the coming the year.
Business Links Golf Tournament - Wednesday, May 26
The annual Business Links Golf Tournament is one of the Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade’s most popular events. Held at local Golf and Country Clubs with proven track records, this tournament has earned the reputation as a "must attend" event.
Business Excellence & Business person of the Year Award - Oct. 14
The Business Excellence and Business Person of the Year Awards is our most significant venue for company and individual profile. Created in 1994, the BEA Program was designed to pay tribute to the achievements of companies located in Ajax and Pickering. The Business Person of the Year element was added in 2004 and was very well received. The program has become one of the most reputable and prestigious in Durham Region, with all award recipients going on to provincial competition through the Outstanding Business Achievement Awards Program coordinated by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce.
Annual General Meeting & Christmas Celebration
The most important business meeting for the Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade is this one! Presentations are delivered by the Executive Officers detailing the accomplishments of the previous year and plans for the future. The past several years have seen the AGM coupled with the ever popular Christmas Lunch, and has become the sell-out event that kicks off the Christmas season and just gets better and better! The Carol singing competition has taken on significant importance at this event, and along with the generous donation of door prizes, a fun and festive time is had by all.
Networking Breakfasts and After Hours
The majority of our membership is small business 1- 9 employees and they’ve indicated loud and clear that they’re primarily interested in opportunities to promote themselves. Ten of these events are provided per year, 5 breakfasts and 5 after hours events.