Linkages

Employment Opportunity for Youth

The Deer Lake Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the provincial Department of ADVANCED Education and Skills, is offering the Linkages Program for FOUR Youth for 26 weeks commencing October 6, 2014(tentative Start Date)

 

ELIGIBIITY CRITERIA FOR APPLICANTS

Priority will be given to Youth ages 18 to 30 inclusive who:

  • Have completed Level II High School but have been out of Level II a minimum of 6 months
  • Are NOT a Graduate of a Post-Secondary program
  • Demonstrated limited work experience
  • Have not made a successful attachment to the labour market
  • Are NOT EI attached(not currently receiving EI Benefits and have not received EI Benefits within the past 3 years; have not received EI maternity or parental benefits within the last five years)
  • Are ready for employment
  • Are legally entitled to work in Canada
  • PROGRAM BENEFITS
  • Orientation period
  • 13 bi-weekly half day employment/ training related workshops
  • 6 months full time insurable(subsidized) employment
  • Completion bonus
  • EI eligibility
  • Possibility of post secondary Sponsorship
  • If you meet the criteria for this program, send your cover letter, resume and proof of your level of education to the following by 12pm, October 1, 2014

44 Trans Canada Highway, Box 3686

Deer Lake, NL A8A 2E4 Phone: (709) 635-3260 Fax: (709) 635-4077 info@deerlakechamber.com

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18th Annual Best Ball Business Golf Tournament

Golf Tournament 2014 Registration & Sponsorship

18th golf

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2nd Annual Business & Community Awards Gala & Silent Auction

Awards Business of the YearRising StarBusiness Recognition  Community Spirit Employee of the year Employer

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Humber Valley Fall Fair

fall fairThe Humber Valley Agricultural Home and Handicrafts Exhibition (HVAHHE) committee would like to thank all the sponsors, exhibitors, participants, volunteers and attendees for making this year’s fair a great success!  The 46th Annual Fair was held in Deer Lake on September 20-21, 2013.  With over 30 exhibitors, over 70 animals in the dairy competition and over 3000 attendees, the fair was our largest ever.

Along with the dairy competition, the fair included a bubble gum blowing contest, a scarecrow contest, an agricultural spelling bee, a Lego building contest, a sunflower contest, a petting farm and a vegetable and preserves competition. Several bakers donated a pie for our inaugural pie auction which raised $263.00 for the local food bank.  Exhibitors displayed or sold agricultural and/or home handicrafts for the visiting public.  A portable sawmill was on display outside the fair and members of the milk and egg producers boards were on hand to promote their respective industries.  Over 500 children from the region participated in school tours on Friday.

The HVAHHE is the longest running agricultural fair in the region and brings visitors and exhibitors from near and far.  The fair committee in conjunction with The Grand Lake Centre for Economic Development are currently attempting to secure land and establish a permanent fairground in the region.

Book next year’s date in your calendar – September 12-13, 2014.  We hope to see you there!

fall fair 1 fall fair 3

 

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Annual General Meeting

The Deer Lake Chamber of Commerce will be holding its Annual General Meeting & Election of Officers on Wednesday, March 12th  at 7:00 pm at the Deer Lake Motel.

Guest speaker will be Jamie Schwartz from the Deer Lake Regional Airport.

Tickets for this dinner event are $35/ person, tax and gratuity included. Please reserve your ticket by Friday, March 7th , 2014.

The Deer Lake Chamber of Commerce are looking for Individuals interested in being a part of the Chamber Board of Directors, there are FOUR positions available.  Our Board of Directors consists of:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Past President
  • Eight Directors

 

If you would like to put your name forward for election please contact Terrilynn Robbins, Administrator at the Chamber office for more information or contact one of the existing Board Members.

Thank you for your continued support of the Deer Lake Chamber of Commerce.

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Member Profile – MMS Financial Services

MMS Financial

It’s that time of year again and it usually means questions about investments and RRSPs, which makes it a great time to get a second opinion on your financial plan so let’s find some time before the contribution deadline on March 3 to answer your questions and review some of your options. With over 25 years of experience in financial planning, Melvin and Michael Short would like the opportunity to sit down with you to review some of your future financial goals.

What is an RRSP?

An RRSP (Registered Retirement Savings Plan) is one of the best ways for you to save for retirement. The value of your investments grows tax-free, and you get an income tax deduction for your contributions. Another savings option is a Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA). The main advantage of a TFSA is you can save and invest, and the growth in value is free from income tax.

The RRSP deadline will be here and gone before long and we’re available to answer your questions about RRSPs and retirement planning so contact Melvin or Michael Short at   (709) 635-7300 or drop into their office which is located at 28 Upper Nicholsville Road in Deer Lake. 

We look forward to working with you to help you prepare for the future!

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