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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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2016 Business Achievement Awards

25.01.2017

On February 23, 2017, at Hawk Ridge Golf and Country Club, the Orillia District Chamber of Commerce will acknowledge businesses that have excelled in the following categories in 2016:

 

Technological Advancement – To the company that has invested significantly in technology which improves their level of customer service, creates jobs and/or benefits the region.

 Leadership in Training - To the employer who takes a progressive and active role in obtaining training for their employees and/or themselves, to ensure that their business goals are met and that a high level of customer service is delivered consistently.

 Company Expansion - To the business that has physically expanded their existing location, or has moved to a larger location, or has opened additional locations.

 Site Enhancement - Renovation and Upgrade - A business that has undertaken significant internal and/or external renovation to their premises and/or upgraded systems or equipment to better serve their customer.

 Marketing and Promotion - To the business that promotes and markets themselves, or their community, in an outstanding and noticeable way.

 Entrepreneurial Initiative - To the owner that has opened their new business in 2016, congratulating them on their hard work and entrepreneurial initiative. Or to the business who has invented a new product or service using their entrepreneurial initiative.

 Customer Service - To the business that has been recognized by their customers to provide a high level of service consistently, or who is seen to far surpass their customers’ expectations in the delivery of their product or service. Please give a specific example.

 Longevity Award - Recognition of businesses that have been part of our local economy for many years (minimum thirty years to qualify).

 Green Award - To the business that has made a noticeable effort in product development or conservation practices that have a positive impact on our environment.

 Strengthening Our Communities – In recognition of a business that fosters community involvement, through the actions of the business or by supporting their employees in community endeavors.

 Rebuilding Orillia - In recognition of a business that invests in renovating and updating long established Orillia sites, making a conscious effort to recreate what already exists. These efforts facilitate a new generation of business.

 

To register your attendance at this event contact the Chamber office at 705-326-4424 or email admin@orillia.com



Young Entrepreneurs Support

13.01.2017

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.

http://www.orillia.com/sitedocuments/Membership%20Package.pdf

If you are interested in taking advantage of this offer, please contact Orillia District Chamber of Commerce President Mariano Tulipano at mtulipano@rogers.com.



January Newsletter is now Available

03.01.2017

Chamber Connections - January



This Week's Featured Directory and Buyers Guide Advertiser

13.12.2016

Orillia and District Veterinary Services

Orillia and District Veterinary Services has been caring for patients in the Orillia area for over 25 years.

Dr. Sally Moran is always welcoming new clients and patients to our full service veterinary practice just off the Horseshoe Valley Road.  Our team provides exceptional care while showing respect for you and your beloved companion. We are dedicated to helping your pet achieve the highest quality of life.

 Orillia & District Veterinary Services believes in, and encourages, preventive health care for our patients. Our goal is to educate our clients to help improve their pet’s lifestyle and to enrich the bond between people and their animals. We work with you to create an individual prevention protocol to protect against diseases and parasites as well.

 We are equipped to handle a wide variety of medical conditions, including emergencies. Our clinic can perform many diagnostic procedures in-house, such as x-ray, blood and urine tests we can often give you immediate answers and start treating your pet faster.

 Our veterinarians provide many surgical services at our clinic, ranging from routine spays and neuters to advanced procedures such as cruciate repairs, eye surgery and lump removals.  Our team also helps provide at home strategies to prevent dental disease and we perform on site dental cleanings and oral surgery if required. 

 We are proud to offer a Rehabilitation as a new service to help your pet feel better and move in a more comfortable manner.  Rehabilitation has been shown to improve mobility function, decrease pain, swelling and complications from surgery.

 We offer a high level of veterinary care without compromising on the quality of staffing, equipment and hospital care. Dr. Sally Moran and Dr. Hilary Rodd, along with the familiar support staff, always love to see an old friend and welcome new ones.  Please stop by to meet our friendly staff and come for a clinic tour.



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16.12.2015

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Orillia and District Veterinary Services
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