Par-fect day for golf

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While the weath­er­man didn’t quite live up to the promised ‘post­card’ day, the Cham­ber’s 47th an­nual Golf Day was an un­qual­i­fied suc­cess. A sell­out crowd of close to 150 area busi­ness pro­fes­sion­als hit the links at Sum­mer­heights, join­ing the Cham­ber and its spon­sors for a great day of golf, a de­li­cious din­ner and great net­work­ing.

“The key pur­pose of the Cham­ber’s Golf Day is to con­nect busi­nesses and busi­ness pro­fes­sion­als to de­velop net­work­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties,” re­ports the event Chair, Pa­trick Larose. “It’s also im­por­tant to make the day a fun and positive ex­pe­ri­ence for all those who join us.”

“This year, we worked closely with the Sum­mer­heights staff in co­or­di­nat­ing the day,” con­tin­ued Larose. “This at­ten­tion to de­tails be­fore the day it­self is help to make it a suc­cess and the com­mit­tee works hard to make sure noth­ing is over­looked.”

2018 marked the 47th con­sec­u­tive year that the Corn­wall Cham­ber of Com­merce has hosted its an­nual Golf Day and it at­tracts pro­fes­sion­als from across the Corn­wall re­gion. Over the years, it has be­come a premier net­work­ing event for the busi­ness sec­tor and one that earns en­thu­si­as­tic com­ments from par­tic­i­pants.

“We’re pleased our Cham­ber Golf Day is so pos­i­tively re­ceived,” says Executive Man­ager Le­zlie Strasser. “I re­call chat­ting with a group of out of town busi­ness peo­ple who had at­tended the day for the first time. They told me they’d been sim­i­lar golf days across East­ern On­tario and I was pleased to hear they con­sid­ered ours to be one of the best.”

A key to the Cham­ber’s Golf Day suc­cess is the sup­port from corporate spon­sors. It was pleased to rec­og­nize the ac­count­ing firm of MNP, for­merly CKDM as the event’s Ti­tle Spon­sor. Along with MNP, the Cham­ber was joined by River­side Dodge Chrysler, the Din­ner spon­sor and the NAV Cen­tre, who spon­sored the Lunch.

Along with these prin­ci­pal spon­sors, there were the Su­per Spon­sors in­clud­ing Union Gas, Tim Hor­tons, Farm Boy, St. Lawrence Pools, and Se­away Chevro­let. They joined a num­ber of other firms who spon­sored holes, provided prizes, and helped the Cham­ber fill the ‘goody-bags’ for all the guests.

It’s this spirit of co­op­er­a­tion that com­bines to make Golf Day a terrific event for all in­volved and the out­come of this sup­port was heard in the rave re­views from those who en­joyed the day.

“The Cham­ber is a multi-di­men­sional or­ga­ni­za­tion,” notes Strasser. “We work hard on pro­grams and ini­tia­tives that make our city a bet­ter place to work and to live. But we also have our ‘softer-side’ ac­tiv­i­ties, and that in­cludes the an­nual Golf Day.”

Not con­tent to bask in the glow of a suc­cess­ful 2018 Golf Day, the com­mit­tee has al­ready met to re­view the event an to look ahead to 2019.

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