Elliot Lake & District Chamber of Commerce 2005-2015


 

For a number of years this was the official website for the Elliot Lake & District Chamber of Commerce.
Content is from the site's 2005 -2015 archived pages.

For the most up to date information regarding the Elliot Lake & District Chamber of Commerce can be found at their current website: www.eldistrictchamber.com/


Welcome to the Elliot Lake & District Chamber of Commerce website!


This website is an important information resource tool connecting businesses and organizations in and around the City of Elliot Lake and for accessing key contacts in the community.

Our recently launched site allows our visitors to retrieve membership contact information and keep up to date on what’s happening in and around the business community. It also allows visitors to make inquiries about the Chamber’s services as well as its many benefits of membership.

This website provides the opportunity for our members to promote their business and / or organization with profile pages, banner ads, event listings and much more...

At the Elliot Lake & District
Chamber of Commerce we put our members first!

being a member has it’s benefits... 

  • Chamber of Commerce identification decal to display with pride in your business for clients & other members
  • Free Listing in membership directory on Chamber website
  • Exclusive advertising opportunities
  • Exclusive business referrals
  • Trade Show Booth discount
  • Member-to-member discount program
  • Access to a hosst of social events, information sessions & workshops
  • Access to an unlimited number of business resources
  • Competitive & comprehensive Group Insurance & Retirement Plans
  • Discount Program on Office Supplies
  • Exclusive training programs at discount rates through Chamber e-Learning Centre
  • ESSO Business Card Program which offers a fuel discount -
  • Cell phone discounts
  • 24/7 Access to Human Resources specialists through Hotline to HR
  • Secure cloud backup & recovery programs
  • Certificates of origin endorsed
  • Learn about government issues that affect business
  • Add your voice to the chamber’s lobbying efforts
  • Helps to ensure that our community and your business and/or organization is healthy & prosperous
  • Direct link to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce
    Cell phone discounts

 



 


The objective of the Elliot Lake & District Chamber of Commerce is to promote and improve trade, economic, civil and social welfare of the Elliot Lake district.

Our History
A Chamber of Commerce is a group of business people who for mutual benefit, or to fill a perceived void in a given geographic area, join together to meet those goals through a program of action. This, of course means that each such organization is unique in its specific purpose, which may or may not match the purpose of other Chambers of Commerce or Boards of Trade in another jurisdiction.
A Chamber of Commerce or Board of Trade, therefore, may be dedicated to any one or any number of specific purposes such as: economic development, tourism promotion, lobbying government or event management.
In the mid 1600's the first Chamber of Commerce to use that name was formed by an association of merchants in Marseilles, France. That organization flourished and expanded in Europe, and in 1700 the movement migrated across the Channel to England where, in keeping with the formal traditions of the day, the name was changed to Board of Trade.
In 1911, The Associated Boards of Trade of Ontario was founded in Toronto by a number of Ontario based community organizations to lobby the Provincial Legislature to ensure that legislation and regulations passed by the Legislature fostered economic progress and supported business success.
Following the 1914-1918 "Great War", Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade representatives from around the world met in Geneva to form the International Chamber of Commerce. Recognizing that French had been chosen by the League of Nations as the official diplomatic language of the world, many attendees representing Boards of Trade (the English oriented) agreed to change their name to Chamber of Commerce (Chambre de Commerce) in keeping with this international trend towards goodwill and cooperation. Many others did not do so, and hence, today we have active and vibrant Boards of Trade and Chambers of Commerce, with the choice of name depending on the individual interests and historic background of the individual organizations.
One federation of community organizations, which did make the change referred to above, was The Associated Boards of Trade of Ontario, which, noted the majority will of their constituents and became the Ontario Chamber of Commerce.
In 1925, a group of community organizations across Canada, viewing the successes of the then existent Provincial Federations of Chambers, joined together to form The Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

Today, the Canadian Chamber is a federation of some 700 plus autonomous community Boards of Trade and Chambers of Commerce located throughout Canada. The Ontario Chamber of Commerce is a federation of approximately 171 community Boards of Trade and Chambers of Commerce located throughout Ontario, and there are active Provincial Chamber Federations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Quebec, and the Atlantic Provinces.
Additionally, there are a number of Regional Chambers offsetting various levels of Municipal Government, as well as some geographically specific federations such as the North Eastern and North Western Ontario Chamber of Commerce.
In short, a Chamber of Commerce (Board of Trade) is a federation or association of business people devoted to specific collective goals, which serve the best and key interests of the jurisdiction in which they have some combined voice and/or effect. The 1st President of The Elliot Lake & District Chamber of Commerce was Mr. Jack Gauthier in 1957.

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An Aside: This past March I spent several with friends who live in Elliot Lake. I had visited them during the summer months when we spent most of the time canoeing the many lakes in the area. But they wanted me to experience Winterfest, a multi-day festival that the community organizations to bring residents in celebration of all things winter in Elliot Lake. Horse drawn sleigh rides, sled dog rides, ice fishing, bonfires, a snowshoe stroll, skating and swimming, fireworks, and ski racing were just some of the events available. Each event was hosted by a different organization. Due to some strange weather, several of the events ended up being cancelled or postponed. Because of too much slush on Elliot Lake, the children’s fishing derby was cancelled. Likewise the public swim that was to take place on Sunday afternoon was cancelled. I was curious as to who was going to brave the cold swim, but I guess I will have to wait till next year to see. Somehow between the sled dog ride and the horse drawn sleigh rides, both of which I thoroughly enjoyed, I lost my prescription sunglasses. They might have fallen out of my pocket when we went over a large bump, on the sled dog ride but I don't remember since we were having so much fun. We spent some time looking for them, but the glasses were lost to the winter woods.

I wasn't too concerned since I knew I could easily order another pair from the e commerce site, Eyeglasses.com, where I buy all my prescription glasses. The site already has my prescription on file, so that evening when we returned home I just went to the website and looked up my last sunglass order and reordered the same frame with the prescription lens. When I arrived back in the states a week and a half later my new glasses were waiting for me. Talk about convenient.

Elliot Lake and its Chamber of Commerce really puts on a great Winterfest. I highly recommend you attending if you are in the area during March.

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2005 Membership Rates

 

Number of Employees

Fee 
 
Voting Reps
Individual
$75.00
1
1-2
$75.00
1
3-5
$105.00
1
6-10
$120.00
1

11-15

 $145.00

1

16-20

 $170.00

1

21-25

 $195.00

1

26-30

 $220.00

30 +

 $270.00

Membership fee includes Ontario Chamber of Commerce and Northeastern Ontario Chamber of Commerce contribution.

 


2008 Membership Rates

   

BRONZE

SILVER

GOLD

PLATINUM

Individual

Home Bus

$75

$200

$500

$1,000

 1 - 2 

Employees

$75

$225

$525

$1,000

 3 - 5

Employees

$100

$250

$550

$1,000

6 - 10

Employees

$125

$275

$575

$1,000

11 - 15

Employees

$150

$300

$600

$1,000

16 - 20

Employees

$175

$325

$625

$1,000

21 - 25

Employees

$200

$350

$650

$1,000

26 - 30

Employees

$225

$375

$675

$1,000

31+

Employees

$270

$400

$700

$1,000

 

All Membership Rates are subjected to 5% GST to be added to rate.

Membership fee includes Ontario Chamber of Commerce and Northeastern Ontario Chamber of Commerce contribution. 

 

 


2011 Membership Rates

 

BRONZE

SILVER

GOLD

PLATINUM

Individual

Home Bus

$75

$200

$500

$1,000

 1 - 2 

Employees

$75

$225

$525

$1,000

 3 - 5

Employees

$100

$250

$550

$1,000

6 - 10

Employees

$125

$275

$575

$1,000

11 - 15

Employees

$150

$300

$600

$1,000

16 - 20

Employees

$175

$325

$625

$1,000

21 - 25

Employees

$200

$350

$650

$1,000

26 - 30

Employees

$225

$375

$675

$1,000

31+

Employees

$270

$400

$700

$1,000

 

For more information on our Silver, Gold or Platinum membership programs please feel free to contact our office.

All Membership Rates are subjected to 13% HST to be added to rate.

Membership fee includes Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Ontario Chamber of Commerce and Chamber E-Learning Program contributions. 

 


2014 Membership Rates

For information on our membership programs, please contact our office.

All Membership Rates are subjected to 13% HST to be added to rate.

Membership fee includes Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Ontario Chamber of Commerce and Chamber E-Learning Program contributions. 

 



 

2015

Wednesday August 19, 2015

Aboriginal Edge Report
 

Saturday August 15, 2015

OCC REgulatory Update - August 2015
OCC Rapid Update -- ORPP
 

Wednesday October 15, 2014

Commissioner Speech
Elliot Lake Inquiry – Part Two
Executive Summary
Elliot Lake Inquiry - Part One
 

Thursday September 11, 2014

Good News for Employers on EI & WSIB Premiums
 

Tuesday July 15, 2014

2014 Ontario Budget Analysis
 

Monday June 30, 2014

OCC Regulatory Update - Summer 2014

Thursday March 6, 2014

Small Town Rules Presentation

Tuesday February 18, 2014

2014 Federal Budget Analysis
 

Monday February 10, 2014

2014 Top 10 Barriers to Competiveness
 

Wednesday January 29, 2014

Minimum Wage Advisory Panel Report

 



 

NEWS

 

2015 AWARDS BANQUET

 

The Elliot Lake & District Chamber of Commerce is excited about our Annual Awards Banquet that is going to be held on Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 at the Salle Rendez-Vous.

 

This year, we are honoured to have as our keynote speaker Alan Mallory, International speaker, author and professional development trainer.

 

Climbing Mount Everest is considered one of mankind’s greatest feats of human endurance. The two-month quest to reach the highest point on earth is a journey filled with unparalleled challenges and some of the roughest, most extreme conditions imaginable. In the spring of 2008, Alan Mallory embarked on the adventure of a lifetime and set a world record along with four members of his family after an incredible self-guided expedition on the mountain. The expedition challenged the mental, emotional and physical limits of their entire beings but to finally reach the end goal was an incredible feeling!  Alan’s presentation is an engaging visual and emotional journey that is supported by many of the stunning photos and short video clips captured along the grueling quest to the top. It highlights the importance of many leadership qualities such as strategic planning, effective communication, teamwork and trust as well as the mentality and passion involved in conquering one’s own Everest, whatever that may be.

More information will be available in the near future

 



 

2015-2016 Board of Directors and the Executive

 

EXECUTIVE
 

DONNA CHRIS MORRIS
Chamber President

Oak Realty Inc.
1 Horne Walk, Suite 101
Elliot Lake ON P5A 2A5
Phone: (705) 227-0009

JASON MARIER
Chamber Vice-President

Weir-R Wales Canada Inc.
9 Roddis Road
Elliot Lake  ON  P5A 2T1
Phone:  (705) 848-8666

LINDA FREDETTE
Chamber Treasurer/Secretary

Northern Credit Union
1 Horne Walk, Suite 100
Elliot Lake ON P5A 2A5
Phone: (705)848-7129

MIKE TASSE
Chamber Past President

RBC Elliot Lake
2 Saskatchewan Road
Elliot Lake ON P5A 1Z1
Phone: (705) 461-1850
 
DIRECTORS
 
J.L. DAIGLE
O.K. Tire & Auto Service
9 Perini Road
Elliot Lake ON P5A 2T1
Phone: (705) 848-6336
WENDY ETHERINGTON
Sweet Home Elliot
71 Mississauga Avenue
Elliot Lake ON P5A 1E1
Phone: (705) 578-2092
KEVIN IRELAND
Ireland Custom Carpentry
9 Birch Road
Elliot Lake ON P5A 2C9
Phone: (705) 849-8576
IAN LUDGATE
Denison Environmental Services
1 Horne Walk, Suite 200
Elliot Lake ON P5A 2A5
Phone: (705) 848-9191
MARIA McLAUGHLIN
Bank of Montreal
17 Mary Walk
Elliot Lake  ON  P5A 1Z0
Phone:  (705) 848-5865
JOHN THOMAS
K.J. Beamish Construction Co.
34 Perini Road
Elliot Lake ON P5A 2T1
Phone: (705) 848-5488
PATRICIA TUCKER
Lakeland Custom Homes
48 Popeye Lane West
Elliot Lake ON P5A 2S9
Phone: (705) 261-0152
PIERRE VAILLANCOURT
Elliot Lake Foodland
120 Hillside Drive North
Elliot Lake ON P5A 1X6
Phone: (705) 848-9790
  
RESOURCES 
 

JEFF RENAUD
City of Elliot Lake
45 Hillside Drive North
Elliot Lake  ON  P5A 1X5
Phone: (705)848-2287 ext 2131

WILLIAM ELLIOTT
E.L.N.O.S.
31 Nova Scotia Walk
Elliot Lake  ON  P5A 1Y9
Phone: (705)848-0229

SHAWN HEARD
East Algoma C.F.D.C.
P.O. Box 398, Lakewood Place
Blind River  ON  P0R 1B0
Phone:  (705) 356-1152
RICHARD KENNEALY
Elliot Lake Retirement Living
289 Highway 108 North
Elliot Lake  ON  P5A 2S9
Phone: (705) 848-4911ext 525
ROBERT SJONNESEN
M.N.D.M.
50 Hillside Drive North
Elliot Lake  ON  P5A 1X4
Phone:  (705) 848-5969
 

 

2005 Board of Directors

Executive

Marie Murphy Foran  
President

25 Denison Road
Elliot Lake, ON
P5A 1L8
Ph: (705) 848-4283

 


Al Collett 
Vice President

Amp Electric
82 McQuarrie Place
Elliot Lake, ON
P5A 2T2
Ph: (705) 848-3734
Fx: (705) 848-0222
Cl: (705) 849-7534

 
Rhona Guertin 
Secretary / Treasurer

Nordev Group
151 ON
Elliot Lake, Ontario
P5A 2T2
Ph: (705) 848-4911 x. 524
Fx: (705) 848-7514


Directors
 
Abby Frangione
Past President

20 Prince Edward Walk
Elliot Lake, ON
P5A 1T9
Ph: (705) 848-4808
Fx: (705) 848-8565

 
Richard Kennealy
Elliot Lake 
Retirement Living
151 Ontario Avenue
Elliot Lake, ON
P5A 2T2
Ph: (705) 848-4911 x. 525
Fx: (705) 848-7514

 
Ann Marie Guimond 
12 Benner Place
Elliot Lake, ON
P5A 1T4
Ph: (705) 461-9710
Cl: (705) 261-1038
BB: (705) 461-0111
 
Peter Green 
Pete’s Detailing
11-B Perini Road
Elliot Lake, ON
P5A 2T1
Ph: (705) 848-8018
Fx: (705) 849-8872
 
Celia Sankar
DiversityCanada Foundation
Suite 300
ELNOS Telecommunication Centre
31 Nova Scotia Walk
Elliot Lake, ON
P5A 1Y9
Ph: (705) 848-6194 ext 1
 
Larry Clinesmith
Anne House CGA
14-B Oakland Blvd.
Elliot Lake, ON
P4A 2T1
Ph: (705) 848-5851
Fx: (705) 848-6557
Wayne Janzen
Job Connect
151 Ontario Avenue
Elliot Lake, ON
P5A 2T2
Ph: (705) 848-0626
Fx:  (705) 848-0365

Wayne Wilcox
Lake Shore Properties
100 Highway 108 North
Elliot Lake, ON
P5A 2T1
Ph: (705) 461-9348
Fx: (705) 461-8827
 

RESOURCES

Robert Sjonnesen- Resource

Northern Development Officer
Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
50 Hillside Drive North
Elliot Lake, ON
P5A 1X4
Ph: (705) 848-5969
Fx: (705) 848-2408
 

 

 


 

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