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586 days ago 0 comments From: Admin Categories: Chamber Info  Tags: cmi community marketing 
Thank you to the amazing businesses who have donated to the Community Marketing Initiative in 2016! 3 Guys and a Stove Huntsville Home Hardware Aben Graphics Ltd. Huntsville Inn Active Chiropractic and Massage Centre Huntsville Soccer Club Algonquin West ATV Club Hutcheson Sand & Gravel Armstrong Dodge Ideal Supply/NAPA Auto Parts Arrowhead Inn Corporation Impact Marketing Autosave Jacked by Lisa BDO Canada LLP Jason Armstrong's Huntsville Honda Beauview Cottage Resort Jason Armstrong's Hyundai of Muskoka Best Western Muskoka Inn Kawartha Credit Union Billie Bear Lodge Housekeeping Cottage Resort Kimberley-Clark Billingsley Funeral Home King William Inn (Rodeway Inn) Blue Spruce Inn Lake of Bays Brewing Company Bondi Village Le Nails BreezeMaxWeb Les Stroud Productions Brendish Computers Lumina Resort Briggs Pumps & Plumbing Maplebranch Property Management Brokerlink MBRP Campbell Bus Lines McFadyen's Stone Quarry Canadian Tire Michael A. Hardy Professional Corporation CCV Insurance & Financial Services Inc. Mixed Mediography Cedar Grove Lodge Motel 6 Chartwell Muskoka Traditions Muskoka Brewery Classic Towing Muskoka Guest Nest Comfort Inn Muskoka Rent All CORE Health Near North Business Machines DaviCor Construction Inc. New Vision Unlimited (The HUB) David A. Ryan, Barrister & Solicitor Norsemen Restaurant Deerhurst Resort Paradigm Events in Muskoka Digital Office Solutions/Xerox Pet Valu District of Muskoka Community Services Peter Smith Construction Downtown Huntsville BIA Port Cunnington Lodge Dr. Drew Markham Dentistry Portage Promotionals Drive Credit Canada ProActive Rehab & Sport Injury Centre Duncan Ross Architect Progressive Waste Solutions Dwight Village Self Storage Rainbow Inn Edmonds GM RBC Royal Bank Fairymill Guest House Sands Formed Hot Glass Inc. Family Place Restaurant Scotiabank Farm Business Consultants Sugarbush Hill Maple Farm Farmer's Daughter Superior Propane Festing Toyota The Garage Fireplace King The New Bickley Ford First General Services Muskoka The Table Soup Kitchen Grandview Golf Club - The Mark O'Meara Course Triathlon Muskoka Harrower Properties Van Dyk Natural Stone Supplies Inc. Hidden Valley Resort Westside Fish & Chips Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Whimsical Bakery Huntsville Animal Hospital Window Quilt (Muskoka) Huntsville Festival of the Arts   CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE COMMUNITY MARKETING INITIATIVE   CLICK HERE FOR OUR MID-TERM REPORT
1239 days ago 0 comments From: Admin Categories: Chamber Info  Tags: job opportunities 
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2387 days ago 0 comments From: Admin Categories: Chamber Info  Tags: executive director 
Kelly HaywoodHuntsville/Lake of Bays Chamber of Commerce8 West St. N., Huntsville, ON P1H 2B6Phone: (705) 789-4771 ext. 22kelly@huntsvillelakeofbays.on.ca  
2458 days ago 0 comments From: Admin Categories: Chamber Info  Tags: location 
    Located in the heart of downtown Huntsville, on Main Street East   For tourism information contact the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Chamber of Commerce or visit www.huntsvilleadventures.com   37 Main Street East - 1st Floor, Huntsville, ON View Map     Phone: (705) 789-4771, ext. 21chamber@huntsvillelakeofbays.on.ca Mailing address: Box 5143, Huntsville, ON P1H 2K5
2458 days ago 0 comments From: Admin Categories: Chamber Info  Tags: manager 
I am very pleased to present to you a comprehensive directory of our distinguished membership. I am especially proud to present over 650 supportive members who represent so many of the businesses and individuals who have set standards and demonstrated achievements that have contributed to the prosperity and business development in Huntsville and Lake of Bays. Please support their investment in our community by supporting them. Preparing this directory has been a wonderful experience of tremendous support of our members. The Chamber of Commerce produces this directory as a service to our members, but the members service our community by supporting our directory by way of advertising and sponsorship. A very special Thank you to our members and advertisers. Our partnership with the Town of Huntsville and the Township of Lake of Bays will continue to result in the operation our three tourism offices in Huntsville, Dwight and Baysville and promotion of our area as a destination for visitors, new businesses and new residents. I would also like to thank our Board of Directors and Staff members for working so diligently and passionately on all of our Chamber initiatives. I am very excited for the future of Huntsville and Lake of Bays, and very honoured to be part of such a dynamic team! Kelly Haywood Executive Director
2458 days ago 0 comments From: Admin Categories: Chamber Info  Tags: president 
It is with great pleasure we bring to you the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Chamber of Commerce online Business Directory. The directory features a list of our distinguished membership, including products & services they offer. I urge you to use the directory with the intention of purchasing services or products offered locally, as a means of contributing back to our vibrant community. Our membership represents businesses who have set standards and demonstrated achievements that have contributed to the prosperity and business development in Huntsville and Lake of Bays. Please support their investment in our community by supporting them. Our Chamber's mission is to support the economic & social growth of our members through networking, public awareness & community promotion. Programs offered to support networking opportunities include our infamous Business After Hours & Business at Lunch Time. Other programs, such as our quarterly newsletter, are designed to keep you informed of Chamber & community activities. The Chamber of Commerce produces this directory as a service to our members and local community. Our members support our directory by way of advertising and sponsorship. A very special Thank you to our both members and advertisers! Our partnership with the Town of Huntsville and the Township of Lake of Bays will continue to result in the operation our three tourism offices in Huntsville, Dwight and Baysville and promotion of our area as a destination for visitors, new businesses and new residents. I would also like to thank our Board of Directors and Staff members for working so diligently and passionately on all of our Chamber initiatives. I am very excited for the future of Huntsville and Lake of Bays and very honoured to be part of such a dynamic team! If you are visiting Huntsville/Lake of Bays, please enjoy all it has to offer & do come back again!  
2458 days ago 0 comments From: Admin Categories: Chamber Info  Tags: history 
Boosting Business for 100 YearsTourism, information, manufacturing, lobbying: the issues have remained largely unchanged.   By: Catherine Glass of North Country Business One hundred years has given the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Chamber of Commerce a chance to refine its craft, and the time has not been misspent. Since the early days when George Hutcheson called a meeting in the court house to discuss the formation of a Board of Trade, promoting the businesses of the town was paramount. In that first meeting, Captain Marsh, more familiar than most with local tourism trends, reported on "the very extensive preparations that the Grand Trunk Railway was making to carry tourists." Throughout Canada and the United States, the railway was distributing 30,000 pamphlets to entice people to the region. The Captain stressed the importance of having a group to organize the anticipated response, set up lodging, dining and activities that would please visitors on their first trip, and make them want to return year after year. J.R. Reece felt that visitors should have an identifiable, impartial body to oversee the tourist trade and advise visitors. W.H. Matthews of the Sovereign Bank added that a Board of Trade should actively solicit manufacturers to the area. And so it began. Over the years, methods changed, but the mandate remained the same - more tourists, more businesses, more services, and a cohesive organization to spearhead the campaigns. Huntsville and Lake of Bays blossomed, partially from word of mouth, largely due to the Board of Trade's tireless work, and occasionally just from a lucky break. Each decade marked increased success and attention. In the early 1930s, humorist and writer Greg Clark was invited to speak at a Chamber of Commerce meeting. Clark, fresh from a vacation in Lake Placid, encouraged the Chamber to begin promoting winter activities. True to form, the area responded, and shortly hotels were winterized, ski hills and jumps were built, and ice fishing was boosted as fun activity. A ski train from Toronto made regular runs, offering a return trip, lodging, meals and skiing for a mere $11. An aggressive advertising campaign backed up the changes, and the rest is history. The Chamber, along with the Muskoka Snowmobile Region and Muskoka Tourism, now market winter with as much success as the other seasons. During the war years, the Chamber sent out hand written post cards letting the country know that Huntsville's sympathies were with the war effort, and the town was open for business if folks could find a chance to relax during this time of hardship. On April 21, 1949, the guest speaker at the 50th anniversary meeting was George Martin, president of the Canadian Association of Travel and Tourist Bureaus. Martin stressed "courtesy and better service to visiting tourists." The 70 members present were also addressed by retiring president Harman Pickard. By the mid 1950s, the Chamber arranged for highway signs promoting Huntsville as a four-season resort community, and it had information booths at the Sportsman Shows in Toronto and Cleveland and at Lake of Two Rivers in Algonquin Park during the Cavalcade of Colour. Stores were organizing to open standard hours, including Friday nights to 9:00 and Saturdays to 6:00. In 1959, the Chamber wrote to the provincial government expressing the need for a second overpass into the town, and wrote to the town protesting police treatment of parking offenders. The town still had its own police force until the 1970s. In 1967 -1968, the Chamber finally had its own home, and stayed until moving into the present location, which it owns, in 1989. 1985 saw the name of the organization change to the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Chamber of Commerce, recognizing the contribution made by this inseparable and strategic partner. The name had previously been changed from the Huntsville Board of Trade to the Huntsville Chamber of Commerce, years prior. Still providing tourist information, and actively promoting the area at shows, including the annual Cottage Life show in Toronto, the Chamber continues to expand its agenda. The mission statement oversimplifies the complex and sometimes delicate undertaking. The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Chamber of Commerce is a membership driven business organization whose mission is to support the economic growth of our members through networking, public awareness and community promotion. It is much more than that. The Chamber office houses brochures from member companies and recommends its members to those looking for particular goods and services. It responds to queries regarding relocation to the area, working closely with the Economic Development Committee. It provides a means for small companies to participate in a group benefit plan at rates that are usually offered only to large businesses.   For members, The Chamber provides a free listing in the annual guide and directory. 30,000 copies of the directory are printed with details of the members, a profile of the community. and a comprehensive list of events in the area. It is distributed to members, restaurants, hotels, travel centers and retail outlets. The Chamber's web page lists members and their links, and is linked to various other entities such as Muskoka Tourism. A weekly radio program and a monthly newsletter and column in North Country Business keep members and the public apprised of important issues, events, business tips and related news. Perhaps most importantly, the Chamber provides an opportunity for networking with compatriots - people and businesses fighting the same battles, suffering the same frustrations, and sharing the same successes of businesses in North Muskoka. Part cheerleading, part group therapy, the awareness of other members helps Chamber members support one another while presenting a united front in its many endeavors. Monthly Business After Hours receptions serve as a venue to welcome new members and allow existing members to more fully explain their business. The annual Business Showcase, held in April, gathers everyone together to celebrate the Chamber's birthday and see what, and who, is new. Well received, it is attended by at least 300 members. What does the future hold for the Chamber? What needs will it have to meet? Obviously, the most prevalent change will be in marketing. Personal though the postcards of the war years were, and helpful though the flyers distributed by Grand Trunk proved to be, a larger, global audience is now the target. The mobile billboards on the sides of Muskoka Transport's trailers travel throughout Canada and North America, attracting hundreds of phone calls a week to Muskoka Tourism, which in turn directs the enquiries to the appropriate partners, like the Chambers. The routes traveled bring potential exposure to literally hundreds of millions of people over the seven year life expectancy of the project, and the phenomenal success it has already experienced is just the beginning. There is, however, a large audience out there, and each and every day, more of it becomes accessible. The playing field is level now, and small chambers can compete for tourist and industrial dollars with the big boys. The Internet, and all of its glorious uses, is the future. Muskoka is in a unique position to fully capitalize on the Internet's capabilities. There is even a catch phrase named for it - The Muskoka Phenomenon or The Electronic Cottage. The area claims some of North America's wealthiest business people as cottagers, many of whom are able to extend their vacation time by keeping tabs on the office electronically. Our phone lines support high speed data transmission, and Internet Service Providers and web page hosts and designers help to put businesses on the Internet map. As the population ages, the drift toward Muskoka continues, and aging baby boomers will be migrating northward. Their loyalty will not come cheaply. They will be looking for world class services, shopping and entertainment, as well as a nexus to larger centers. The task of coordinating the answers to these demands is going to fall on the shoulders of the Chamber. Members will have to be educated in demographic trends, and new businesses enticed to fill in the gaps. The Chamber will have to strengthen its lobbying efforts, working closely with the municipal governments, encouraging council to continue to improve health care, public transportation and development. In short, the Chamber will have to become instant experts in fields of study that aren't known yet. The learning curve will be short, demand for information steady and strong. The speed at which technology, commerce and tourism is evolving in increasing. Yesterday's fast lane is tomorrow's walking path. Not only must the Chamber keep up, it must enable its membership to advance at the same speed. One hundred years ago, a handful of town fathers set the wheels in motion. The Chamber has met the challenge over the years and excelled. The building blocks are in place for a very bright future indeed.
2458 days ago 0 comments From: Admin Categories: Chamber Info  Tags: staff 
Your Chamber Management & Administrative Team Kelly Haywood Executive Director Phone: (705) 789-4771 ext. 22 kelly@huntsvillelakeofbays.on.ca Danielle Clarke Finance & Administration Phone:  (705) 789-4771 ext. 28 danielle@huntsvillelakeofbays.on.ca Barbara Bloomfield Tourism & Office Manager Phone: (705) 789-4771 ext. 21 barb@huntsvillelakeofbays.on.ca Torin SuddabyTourism & Events Marketing ManagerPhone 705-789-4771 ext. 32torin@huntsvillelakeofbays.on.ca Jennifer Jerret Membership Coordinator 705-788-4325 membership@huntsvillelakeofbays.on.ca Call Send SMS Add to Skype You'll need Skype CreditFree via Skype
2458 days ago 0 comments From: Admin Categories: Chamber Info  Tags: directors 
Huntsville/Lake of Bays Chamber of Commerce 2017 Board of Directors   Doug Campbell, President RBC Royal Bank 22 Main St. E., Huntsville  P1H 2C9 Phone:  705-788-7517 Fax:  705-788-7019 doug.campbell@rbc.com www.rbc.com   Janet Markham, Vice President Dr. Drew Markham Dentistry 110 North Kinton Ave., Suite 6  Huntsville  P1H 0A9 Phone:  705-788-3067 Fax:  705-788-2956 sk8projanet@hotmail.com www.drdrew.ca   Jerry Feltis, Treasurer Mill on Main 50 Main St E. Huntsville P1H 2C7 Phone: 705-571-2259 jfeltis@clublink.ca www.millonmain.ca   Scott Acton, Secretary Cogeco TV 20 West Street South Huntsville, ON P1H 1P2 Phone:705-789-9801 Cell: 705-789-5028   Jessica Brown Coldwell Banker Realty 32 Main St E, Huntsville, ON P1H 2C8 Phone 705-571-0882 jessicabrown@vianet.ca www.muskokarealestatenorth.com   Rose Evans Hidden Valley Resort 1755 Valley Rd., Huntsville  P1H 1A4 Phone:  705-789-5577 Fax:  705-789-6586 revans5577@gmail.com www.hvmuskoka.com   Luke Nixon-Janssen Deerhurst Resort 1235 Deerhurst Dr., Huntsville  P1H 2E8 Phone: 705-789-6411 lnixonjanssen@deerhurstresort.com www.deerhurstresort.com   Jeff Suddaby 3 Guys & A Stove 143 Hwy 60 Huntsville On P1H 1C2 Phone: 705-789-1815 jeff@3guysandastove.com www.3guysandastove.com   Municipal Representatives   Nancy Tapley Township of Lake of Bays 1260 Fox Point Road, RR #1 Dwight, ON   P0A 1H0 Phone: 705-635-1569 NTapley@lakeofbays.on.ca www.lakeofbays.on.ca   Jonathan Wiebe Town of Huntsville 37 Main St. E., Huntsville  P1H 1A1 Phone:  705-789-1751 jwiebe326@gmail.com www.huntsville.ca   Scott Ovell Town of Huntsville (Non-Voting) 37 Main St. E., Huntsville P1H 1A1 Phone:  705-789-6421 Scott.Ovell@huntsville.ca www.huntsville.ca   Jennifer Clancy Township of Lake of Bays (Non-Voting) Phone: 705-635-2272 jclancy@lakeofbays.on.ca www.lakeofbays.on.ca   Staff   Kelly Haywood Huntsville/Lake of Bays Chamber of Commerce (Non-Voting) 8 West St. N., Huntsville  P1H 2B6 Phone:  705-789-4771 (office), 705-788-5847 (cell) kelly@huntsvillelakeofbays.on.ca www.huntsvillelakeofbays.on.ca Call Send SMS Call from mobile Add to Skype You'll need Skype CreditFree via Skype
2458 days ago 0 comments From: Admin Categories: Chamber Info  Tags: executive board 
2010 Executive Tim Cantelon PRESIDENT Sandhill Nursery 1686 Muskoka Rd. 3 W., Huntsville P1H 2K8 Phone: 705-789-5319 Fax: 705-789-1944 info@sandhillnursery.ca www.sandhillnursery.ca   Scott Aitchison TREASURER Fowler Construction Company Ltd. 1206 Rosewarne Drive, Box 630 Bracebridge, ON P1L 2T9 P: 705-644-4954 (cell), 705-646-5735 (office) F: 705-645-5828 saitchison@fowler.ca www.fowler.ca   Scott Morrison 2nd VICE PRESIDENT Coldwell Banker Thompson Real Estate 32 Main St. E., Huntsville P1H 2C8 P: 705-789-6568 F: 705-789-8775 smorrison@vianet.ca www.coldwellbanker.ca   Lorraine van Luit SECRETARY Motivations Fitness 59 Main St. E., Huntsville P1H 2B8 Phone/Fax: 705-789-9435 motivations@bellnet.ca  
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