Fore! Chamber Golf Tournament
Adrian Ayotte presents winners trophies to Guido Patrice and his team.
On August 29th, over forty golfers turned out for the Chamber's annual golf tournament at the Mississippi Golf Club in Appleton. We couldn't have asked for better weather for the golfing and top honours for the afternoon went to Guido Patrice and his team with a sizzling score of 63! Heather Sorgat and Brad Smithson collected the awards for longest drive while Kathi Norton and Guido Patrice won the closest-to-the-hole contest. Thanks to Adrian Ayotte of Reliable Heating for both sponsoring and organizing the tournament again this year.
On Wednesday, September 19th, we kicked off the new mixer season with a terrific talk from Mark Cawley of theOttawa Community Loan Fund. Mark's discussion on "Herding Cats", focused on the challenges of the relationship between the entrepreneur (the cat) and the advisor (the herder) and the need to be aware of the differences in temperament. "Cat", Kat Kosk, floral designer and owner of Blumen Studio on Parkdale Avenue in Ottawa, told us how working with Mark helped her to learn the "numbers" side of her business and the value of having a business plan.
In answer to a question from the floor, Mark gave a quick summary of the key questions a business plan must answer. A number of people wanted see in written form and you can get a copy here.
- 2012 Chamber Business Awards Gala to be held on Thursday, 8 Nov at the Almonte Old Town Hall. Plans are underway for a terrific celebration evening and we are seeking nominations for awards. Get your nomination form online or pick one up from the Tin Barn Market on Little Bridge Street in Almonte or at Don's Meat Market in Pakenham.
- 2012 United Way Lanark County campaign kick-off breakfast at the Mill Street Cr