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July 2018

Meaford Chamber of Commerce
13 Nelson St. W
Phone:(519) 538 1640 
Fax:(519) 538 5493
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
9am - 1pm
"Remember last year’s Dragons Den of Meaford winner? She’s got big news for you – The Frauxmagerie has been in operation for just six months, and is now shipping across Canada and to the US. We’ve created jobs for six local employees from cheese making, to sales and management positions. We received both vegan and gluten free certifications, we’re B-Corp certified and working toward international certifications. The Frauxmagerie is also incorporated in the US and has received FDA approval to begin production expansion in Arizona. Inspired by the beauty of Georgian Bay - Frauxmage is gaining worldwide reach, and it all started here in Meaford! See photos of the Bluewater Angels investment group’s recent visit to our production room!".

Mark your calendars for the upcoming After Fives! 
We're already booking for 2019--and it's filling up fast!

July 19th:  mutableARTS
August 16th: Bayshore Broadcasting, Bills Valu-mart & MacDonald's Home Furnishings

(To be held at MacDonald's Home Furnishings)
September 20th:  Meaford Curling Club
October 18th:  Scarecrow Invasion
November 29th:  Meaford Culture Foundation & the Municipality of Meaford
December 13th:  Meaford Chamber of Commerce 
January 17th:  The Kitchen
February 21st:  Available
March 21st:  Goldenaires
April 18th:  Available
May 16th:  Community Living
June 20th: MoJo's
Did you know . . . .
Meaford Chamber members can take advantage of discounted group travel packages through Indus Travel? 

How about ancient Egypt and modern Dubai?
Chamber members are able to receive a minimum 3.5 cents off per liter across their entire fleet without volume restrictions along with many other benefits and advantages through the Esso fuel program. There is no cost to this program so it’s 100% savings.
Canada's leading group benefit plan for firms with 1-50 employees
Find out why 30,000 business owners have selected this plan
The Apple is available for rent!
Free for members.
$25 / day for non-members.

In need of office space?  
Require a board room for your next meeting?

The Meaford Chamber of Commerce can help!

For more information call (519) 538-1640 or stop by
13 Nelson St. W.  between 9:00am - 1:00pm,
Monday - Friday

Hiraeth – Homecoming new to the Meaford Hall galleries June 25th to August 6th.
In the Galleries, Hirarth- Homecoming, a showcase of unique and often thought-provoking images from the neighbouring counties and Japan. Keita’s viewfinder focuses on abandoned, derelict, and dilapidated places found in rural settings. His year-round exploration often leads to his discovery and capturing of historic, once-beautiful structures with their untold stories in various states of neglect and decay.
Don’t miss this wonderful exhibit on in the Galleries till August 6th.  Galleries are open for free public viewing at any time during business hours, however some private functions may result in the Galleries being closed.  Please contact Meaford Hall in advance to ensure hours at 1.877.538.0463.

Download your pet-friendly business sign here
Upcoming Scarecrow Workshops

Please note the following dates on your calendar.


This year’s theme is Scarecrows Go Western

Join in the fun for ANY or ALL of the workshops listed below.  No Experience necessary!

Body Building & Scarecrow Assembly

 All Workshops are at the Harbour Pavilion 

Wed Aug 15     9:00 am – noon

Tues Aug 21    5:30 pm – 8:30 pm (evening)

Wed Aug 22     9:00 am – noon


Bring your friends for refreshments and lots of fun.

For more information contact:  Ruthann Noble at nobleruthann@gmailcom

"Friends of Beautiful Joe"
Pet Poster Campaign

Celebrating the  125th Anniversary of "Beautiful Joe"

Your pet is a friend of Beautiful Joe, right?  Here's your chance to prove it!
Submit a photo for this light-hearted campaign along with the completed info, and a poster could be created and displayed in a Meaford store window or other public building.  You could even purchase a smaller version of it for yourself or a gift! 
Complete details and registration form.
Check Out The Bark Out
News from Beautiful Joe

Box 3304,  Meaford, ON
N4L 1A5
Phone:  (519) 538-5895
Earlybirds Save $ on July Eco Adventure Tours at Scenic Caves Nature Adventures

July 2 – 31, 2018
Save $10 OFF 9am (Earlybird) Eco Adventure Tours at Scenic Caves Nature Adventures.  Experience the thrill of treetop canopy walking and ziplining on a 3-hour guided tour. Soak in the breathtaking views from the 420 ft. Suspension Bridge and lookout points. Learn about the flora/fauna in a unique ecosystem.  Descend into a labyrinth of caves/caverns/crevasses carved millions of years ago from glacial ice. Be enthralled by the legends of the Huron-Petun First Nation tribe that inhabited the area centuries ago.  For 10 and older/ height + weight restrictions. Monday-Friday (excludes all Saturdays + Sundays) Terms & conditions apply. Reserve online in advance with code EBJULY18 :


Member News

Tell us what's new in your business

We invite all Chamber members to let us know what's new or exciting in your business. Drop us a note and tell us about your new staff, service or special event and we'll help you promote it here!

First Data Mobile Pay Information
One-time deployment fee: $75
Monthly fee: $5
Flat Processing Rate (for all card types): 2.6% + $0.10 per transaction (CREDIT ONLY)

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One-time deployment fee: $100
Monthly fee: $15
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Interac Debit: $0.10 per transaction (CREDIT & DEBIT)

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13 Nelson St. W 
Meaford ON N4L 1N1
519-538-1640 (phone)
519-538-5493 (fax)
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Maple Meadow Homes
Quality of Life Should Never be Second Best
Maple Meadow Homes offers the affordable 55+ adult lifestyle community

Barb & Bill Sadler
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Phone: 519-538-2424
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Richard Gamblen
Chamber Benefit Plan Representative
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