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Join us at our 2017 Dinner & Dance Gala at
Hanley Hall Friday, October 13th!
  • Social Hour wine provided by the Vineyard Winery!
  • Appetizers sponsored by Andress' Independent!
  • Table wines provided by Certika Financial and Benefits By Design!
This night also features a special Inspirational Speaker, Paralympian Todd Nicholson and live music by River City Junction!
And finally you'll have the opportunity to bid on amazing desserts for your table donated by several local businesses and home bakers!

Table special!
Individual tickets are $65; Tables of 8 are only $350!
Call 613-283-1334 to reserve your tickets!
Visit the
Chamber website for more information and a full list of sponsors!

October Business Breakfast - Essential Estate Planning for Business Owners
Tues. Oct. 24th at the Royal Canadian Legion,
7 a.m. - 9 a.m.$15 members, $20 non-members, $10 to attend without breakfast.
Please pre-register by emailing
Karl Baldauf, Ontario Chamber of Commerce, presents on the impact of new Labour Laws.
Learn how the changes to Ontario’s Employment & Labour Laws will impact our businesses and how the Chamber network is advocating. 
A discussion will follow the presentation.
For more information please email or visit the Smiths Falls Chamber Website
The Smiths Falls & District Chamber of Commerce will be holding an AGM Breakfast meeting on Tuesday, November 28th. Mark your calendars and watch for more information.
Member News and Events

 Restaurant Week  October 15th – 21st 2017 

1st Prize - A $25 gift certificates to EACH participating restaurant

2nd Prize - $100.00 in DBA Dollars!

If your restaurant would like to take part, please contact the Downtown Business Association by Thursday October 5th at 5:00 p.m. or call (613) 283-4124 ext 1114

Welcome New Members, Meraki Collective

Welcome Jeff and Jessica! The Meraki Collective is a community and coworking space in Smiths Falls - an active, creative, and sustainable tribe of remote (work-from-home) professionals, consultants, freelance artists, entrepreneurs, and small businesses/start-ups, working in a shared environment for the purposes of productivity, innovation and some collaboration. Visit

Celebrate the local food producers of Lanark, Leeds & Grenville with REAL on Saturday, October 21st at their annual "Dinner with a Difference" Fundraiser.

For more info visit the REAL website!
Several members are participating in the Smiths Falls First Annual Craft Beer Crawl. 
Join the entourage of fun and frolic Thursday, October 12th at 6pm .
Passports for this event are $25 per person or 4 for $90. Your passports are available for purchase starting Monday, October 2nd after 3pm, available at Cafe Whim. 
The County Fair Mall is hosting the Second Annual Breast Cancer Fundraiser on October 19th!

This is a great community event, with door prizes, snacks and refreshments, a fashion show and live musical entertainment with Brea Lawrenson and Shawn McCullough. 

See the poster for full details!
Big Brothers Big Sisters Lanark County, YAK youth services out of Perth and the Town of Smiths Falls are working together to introduce new after school programming! 

The program is scheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4 to 6 p.m. every week for Grades 7-12. Just go to the Youth Arena!

Need more information? Call (613) 283-0570
Valley Granite & Tile is hosting a Retro Throwback 80's & 90's Costume Halloween Dance Party to benefit LAWS at the Carleton Place Arena on October 28th!

Tickets are only $10 each and the funds raised will be going towards the Lanark Animal Welfare Society.
Purchase your tickets at Valley Granite & Tile located at 140 Industrial Avenue, in Carleton Place or the Carleton Place Chamber Office located at 170 Bridge Street.
Modern Thymes Health and Bulk Foods is once again hosting the Annual Skate Exchange!
On November 18th bring your "too small" skates to Modern Thymes Health & Bulk Foods, 11 Russell St. East, Smiths Falls between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. or come looking for a pair!

*They are in need of larger skates. All donations are gratefully accepted! They'll find feet to put them to good use!
Canadian Tire in Smiths Falls is hiring Shipping/Receiving Manager, Cashiers and Sales Associates!
Interested applicants can email their resumes to

Rideau River Music is looking for music instructors. Are you able to help someone discover and develop their musical talent?

Please contact them for more information by calling (613) 283-1410 or email at
Hop on board for the ride of your life and escape the boxcar! The Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario has started a new event coming up on Fridays and Saturdays in October and November.

Details and tickets will be released on September 30th! For more information visit the RMEO website.

ALSO - Thanksgiving Train Rides October 7 and 8th!
Serious Training to become the kind of babysitter parents can trust.
Maple Key’s babysitter training goes beyond the standard course-from-a-book to include frank discussion, real-life scenarios, and practical skills.
Only 12 students will be accepted. 
Visit the Maple Key Daycamp website.
Ladies this an event you won't want to miss!

Lanark County Interval House is hosting its 10th Anniversary of Violet Femmes Girls Night Out on November 24th! 

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. at the Almonte Civitan, 500 Almonte Street.

For more information & to purchase tickets visit the Lanark County Interval House website
The Econolodge is hosting the Always & Forever Wedding Show! 

On November 5th, the Econolodge in Smiths Falls is the place to be, if you're getting married or if you have products to market to happy couples! 
Jacqui Stanzel (613) 656-3591
Barb Willoughby (613) 978-0447
Member Opportunities
Bill 148 Session in Beckwith Thursday
Not sure how Bill 148 will impact your business?
What can employers do to prepare?

The Carleton Place Chamber of Commerce is holding an information session this Thursday, Oct 5th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Beckwith Township Office, Council Chambers
1702, 9th Line, Beckwith
Attend this year's Heritage Symposium, Living on the Rideau Canal - A Cultural Heritage Landscape on October 6th at the Station Theatre, 63 Victoria Avenue, Smiths Falls.
Admission: $20 Students: $10

Gary at
Looking to freshen up your marketing skills? Check out the Seminars and Workshops the Small Business Advisory has to offer by checking out their website!

All seminars and workshops will be held at the Small Business Advisory Centre located at 91 Cornelia Street W., entrance B, 1st door on the left (unless noted otherwise).

*Regisration is required for all Workshops and Seminars. If you are having any problems with registration please call (613) 283-7002 x109 or email
Bump up your skills at one of the many workshops at Ontrac! Either stop in at 52 Abbott St. North, Smiths Falls or call them at (613) 283-6978. or Check out their website!
*Registration is required for all sessions, seats are limited.
  • Local Temp Agencies JOB FAIR: Adecco, Drake, Manpower, Talentcor
  • Job Searching TIPS 101
  • First Aid/CPR Level C (Cost involved)
  • Smart Serve (Cost involved)
Come & visit over 30 Brockville women in Business!
The Brockville Women in Business Showcase will be held at the 1000 Island Mall in Brockville on October 19th between 4 and 8 p.m. 

Interested in showcasing your business?
Community News & Events
Awards of Excellence deadline Oct. 6!
Do you know someone who has made a significant and/or extraordinary contribution to the county? 

Nomination forms can be obtained from the clerk’s office at 99 Christie Lake Rd. or online at (under “What’s New” on the main page).

For more information, contact Leslie Drynan, Clerk/Deputy CAO, at 1-888-9-LANARK, ext. 1502.
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