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New members sign up in droves at November 20th event

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Great turn out for Membership event

On November 20th, nearly seventy members and future members attended our special “Membership…Make it work for YOU!” event at the OPG Information Centre in Pickering. Many of the attendees agreed that membership can work for them because 23 of them signed up to join our Board of Trade!

This event happened to fall during the Do It In Durham! series of events celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week.  In consideration of this, we were delighted to welcoming entrepreneur Stephen Barry. Stephen, a long-time member of the board (formerly with SureFit and now with Fairall Properties Ltd.),  spoke about the advantages and benefits of joining the Board of Trade, particularly as an entrepreneur. Also on hand were representatives from some of our partners that offer exclusive member savings programs. Yvonne Brady from Johnson Inc. talked about the Home and Auto insurance Program, Peter Bocking of Hardiman Mount & Associates detailed the advantages of the Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan.

Mary Watson attended to spread the word about the special APBOT rates for Constant Contact email marketing and Nia Gibson of EcoExecutives at the Toronto Zoo is an active member of our Eco Business Advisory Committee and was on hand to talk about our Eco Business certification Program.

The delicious lunch was catered by Sher’s 5 Star Catering and was sponsored by Hardiman Mount & Associates.
As promised, there were a variety of draw prizes. The winners were:

1.    Anthony Navarro, AJN Technologies – draw for members who brought a guest – won a free year of networking after 5
Wenda Allen, Century21 Wenda Allen Realty Ltd. – draw for all in attendance – won complimentary Christmas lunch registration
3.    Ruth Tolmie – draw for all in attendance – won complimentary registration to “Be Seen and Heard in the Digital World” breakfast seminar
4.    Danielle Gibson, First Data – draw for all in attendance – won a Tim Horton’s gift card, courtesy of Constant Contact
5.    Ritchie Weinstein, Full Circle of Care – draw for all non-members in attendance – won a free 2015 membership

Click here to view photos from the event.