The Orillia District Chamber of Commerce
is a voluntary, non-profit association consisting of over 600 members. From this membership a board of fourteen directors is elected, who meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month.
The City of Orillia & Townships of Ramara, Severn, and Oro-Medonte have the opportunity to be represented by appointees to the Board. To further strengthen communication links with other community groups there are appointees on the Board representing Georgian College, Lakehead University, Casino Rama, Doctor Recruitment and Retention, Community Development Corporation, Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Manufacturers' Association, Construction Association and the Downtown Orillia Management Board.
The mandate of the Chamber of Commerce is to provide both tangible and intangible benefits to our members in particular, and our community as a whole.
Chamber of Commerce 2017 Special Events:
37th Annual Orillia Perch Festival Saturday, April 22 - Saturday, May 13
Spring Boat, Cottage & Outdoor Show Friday, June 09 - Sunday, June 11
Christmas in June Saturday, June 24
Orillia Waterfront Festival Friday, August 11 - Sunday, August 13
Orillia Santa Claus Parade: "Eh" Canadian Heritage Christmas! Sunday, November 19
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Featured Young Entrepreneur - Matt Thomson Wood Design
At Matt Thomson Wood Design, we aim to ditch the Allen key
and bring back traditional wood joinery techniques to create quality
handcrafted wood furniture. Whether it’s a unique live-edge coffee table or
adding storage solutions to an empty space, Matt will work with you during the
design process to turn your vision into a reality and aim to build a final
product will last generations. Located just north of Orillia in the hamlet of
Ardtrea his passion for creating beautiful custom furniture has only just begun.
Featured Young Entrepreneur - Beautiful Minds
Beautiful Minds provides support services to youth who
have learning disabilities, mental health disorders, autism or those who need a
Child and youth work is unique as it comes from a
strengths-based perspective. Child and youth work is based on the foundation
that we plant seeds in every youth we meet. This is the notion that we plant
ideas that empower youth to develop into the best person they can be. Growth
takes progress, time and effort but every youth has the capacity to succeed.
Through planned and organized activities youth will
enhance their resiliency, build their self-worth and self-esteem. Beautiful
Minds empowers youth to see their ability.
2017 Orillia Santa Claus Parade
Join us in beautiful Downtown Orillia for the 2017 Orillia Santa Claus Parade on November 19th at 1:00 PM.
Now Accepting Nominations for the 2017 Business Achievement Awards
Do you know a local business that deserves recognition for outstanding accomplishments in 2017? Nominate them for an Orillia District Chamber of Commerce Business Achievement Award!
Category Definitions and Nomination Form
Young Entrepreneurs Support
The Orillia District Chamber of Commerce is offering
important support for young entrepreneurs in our local economy!
The program is a work in progress but we have committed to
offering FREE 2017 Chamber membership to registered business owners under the age
of 30. We will match young entrepreneurs with more “experienced” Chamber
members at our monthly Business After 5 networking events.
Please take a moment to review our entire Membership Package
and plan to take advantage of all of the benefits being made available.
If you are interested in taking advantage of this offer,
please contact Orillia District Chamber of Commerce President Mariano Tulipano
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