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Small Business: Too Big To Ignore
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Mississauga Board of Trade, in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) and the Ontario Chamber Network is proud to be a part of the ambitious campaign, Small Business: Too Big To Ignore.
This campaign highlights the important contributions of small businesses to our economy and communities, and
seeks to actively engage small businesses across the province in investigating the top barriers to small business
growth – and identify solutions to overcome those challenges. To kick off this campaign the OCC has released the
report, Top 3 Obstacles to Small Business Success.
MBOT  looks forward to leading discussions in our community about the underlying challenges that are weighing on small businesses and stifling job creation.
A strong and vibrant small business sector is important for all business. Small businesses are the wealth creators,
job creators and risk takers. Small businesses have important relationships with big businesses as part of the
economic ecosystem. Big businesses are often highly dependent on small businesses as suppliers, distributors,
customers, innovators, and for developing a skilled and experienced workforce to draw from. Small businesses also
make up the vast majority of our local membership, our volunteers, and are often the people actively involved in
community service.
We want to hear from you. Please engage with us on the Small Business Too Big To Ignore campaign on Facebook
and Twitter, share your input, and help spread the message about the importance of small business and why it
cannot be ignored.
Announcement

MBOT extends help to businesses impacted by Hickory Drive explosion

July 7, 2016 – As the voice and advocate for business in the City of Mississauga, Mississauga Board of Trade (MBOT) will extend use of its board room and meeting room facilities to those businesses that have been impacted by the explosion on Hickory Drive on Tuesday June 28, 2016.

“We understand that many self employed business owners work solely from a home office and although they may have business interruption insurance, that doesn’t give them an instant place to work or meet with clients” said David Wojcik, President and CEO of MBOT.
MBOT is extending temporary hoteling space, meeting space and ancillary services to all business owners in the affected area. Space is limited and will be provided on a first come first serve and critical need basis. More information is available by calling 905 273 6151 ext. 210 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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Announcement - June 6

Brad ButtMississauga Board of Trade is pleased to announce the appointment of Brad Butt to the newly created position of Director – Government Relations. Brad comes to the Mississauga Board of Trade with a wealth of government relations experience, including being an elected Member of Parliament for the electoral district of Mississauga – Streetsville and serving as the President & CEO of the Greater Toronto Apartment Association. Additionally, he has served on over two dozen Boards in Mississauga including the Mississauga Library Board, Mississauga Arts Council and Peel Children’s Aid Society and Foundation.

“We are honoured and excited to have Brad join the Mississauga Board of Trade and look forward to utilizing his extensive experience, knowledge and commitment to excellence, in building a stronger Board of Trade for our members.” said David Wojcik, President & CEO of Mississauga Board of Trade.

MBOT Referral Program

referral-3 stepsWith our Member Referral Program, you can help us spread the word about the value of your membership to your business contacts.  Every time you refer someone to MBOT and that company becomes a member you’ll be entered into a draw for a Prize.  The winner will be announced at our GMM events every quarter starting March. The grand prize of 2 Delta airline tickets will be at our Annual General Meeting in December 2016. You will also receive a free networking voucher for every single referral!

Premier Kathleen Wynne address on Jobs & Growth

4Mississauga Board of Trade (MBOT) hosted the Honourable Kathleen Wynne on April 25, 2016 at a luncheon event, sponsored by CN, for an informative address about the government’s economic plan and how it’s delivering on its number-one priority – creating jobs and growing the economy.

Premier Wynne addressed the sold-out audience of business and community leaders about the four-part Liberal plan to build the economy, create jobs, support provincial infrastructure and cut greenhouse gas emissions. Also in attendance were Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie, City Councillors, Mississauga MP’s and MPP’s.

The plan aims to grow the economy and create jobs through investment in talent and skills. Wynne highlighted the introduction of the Ontario Student Grant – intended to make education more accessible, and the approval of the Mississauga LRT which will provide easier access across the GTA and reduce road congestion.

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OCC-Cap & Trade

OCC-cap&trade headerAs outlined in the OCC’s recent report, Clean Profits, Ontario’s business community understands the need to address climate change. If designed correctly, the Province’s cap and trade system could provide significant economic and environmental opportunities. If designed poorly, however, we could see the opposite.

Above all, to design and implement an effective cap and trade system, businesses need to be part of the solution.
This demands a design process that provides certainty and transparency for the business community. Without
knowing how cap and trade could impact their bottom line, businesses looking to invest and expand in Ontario
face an ambiguous decision-making environment.

As such, the OCC appreciates the government’s decision to publicly release the design options for cap and trade
currently under consideration.

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