MBOT NEWS & EVENTS
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.
August 10 – The Myth of Work Life Balance
Presented by MBOT’s Health and Wellness Forum
Work/life balance is a reality we all face every single day. Is a balanced life a myth? Or is there more to it? Join us for a day of an interactive reality check to answer “what is my balance?” and “what is a strategic solution that is right for me and for my organization?”
– Dr. David Posen
– Dr. George Grant
– Dr. Jacinth Tracey
– Patricia A. Muir, PCC
Nominations Open for MBOT's Business Awards of Excellence
Since 1980, MBOT has been recognizing Mississauga businesses whose achievements and community involvement have made significant contributions to the economic and social well being of the City of Mississauga.
– Clean and Green – Technology & Innovation – Small Business of the Year – Large Business of the Year – Employer of the Year – Business Person of the Year – Young Entrepreneur of the Year NEW
– Not for Profit of the Year – Sam McCallion Community Award – MBOT Volunteer of the Year NEW
Announcement - June 6
Mississauga 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
With 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
Mississauga 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
As 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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