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Placentia Area Historical Society

Placentia and Area Historical Society is seeking employment for 4 individuals for approximately 10 weeks to perform some repairs and maintenance to O’Reilly House Museum and St. Luke’s Cultural Heritage Centre.

For more information regarding requirements please call 709 227 5568 as we are hoping to start work immediately. Please email your resume to pahs37@gmail.com or drop your resume off at the O’Reilly House Museum from Monday to Friday. Deadline is November 8th.

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Argentia Renewables Open House


Morgan O’Reilly and Argentia Industrial Services Shine Bright!

Congratulate to Morgan O’Reilly

Morgan O’Reilly, the driving force behind Argentia Industrial Services, has received the prestigious Momentum Award at the Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs Annual Gala.

This accolade is no small feat. The Momentum Award is reserved for entrepreneurs who have exhibited remarkable growth and potential over the span of one to three years. Morgan’s visionary leadership and tireless dedication have catapulted Argentia Industrial Services to new heights.

Morgan and her team have built a business that’s not only adaptable but poised to seize opportunities for continued expansion. They’ve exemplified the spirit of innovation and unwavering commitment to excellence, making us all proud.

We, the community of Placentia, extend our warmest congratulations to Morgan O’Reilly and Placentia Chamber of Commerce member Argentia Industrial Services on this well-deserved recognition. Your success shines a light on what’s possible when passion, hard work, and vision come together.

Let’s continue to support and celebrate our local entrepreneurs who are making a significant impact on our community and beyond.

Sherry Gambin-Walsh, MHA

2023 SGambin-Walsh Home Heat Supplement

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Welcome TELUS Health Care Centres and Eastlink!


The Placentia Chamber of Commerce is delighted to extend a warm welcome to our newest members, TELUS Health Care Centres and Eastlink!


Your presence enriches our vibrant community, and we are excited to embark on this journey of collaboration and growth together.


At the Placentia Chamber, we believe in the power of local businesses to drive positive change and prosperity. Your expertise and dedication will undoubtedly contribute to our collective success.


Let’s work hand in hand to strengthen our community, support one another, and create new opportunities.


Welcome to the Placentia Chamber of Commerce family!


The Community Connections Housing Coalition


Placentia Area Theatre D’heritage


Request for Proposals Port of Argentia Port Electrification Study

Employment Opportunity at the Placentia Chamber of Commerce

Interested participants should submit a resume & cover letter by email to ‘info@placentiachamber.ca’ or in-person at our office located in the Placentia Mall. Deadline for submissions will be 4:00PM on August 2nd, 2023.

Freshwater Days – July 14 to July 16, 2023

Please join in on the fun for their first Freshwater Days Weekend and the Freshwater Community Centre’s 30th Anniversary!

Port of Argentia – MARQUEE – VOL 5, ED. 2, Q2 2023

Port of Argentia Inc. has reached a binding agreement on commercial terms with Pattern Energy for the establishment of Argentia Renewables, a renewable energy project, featuring a wind powered green hydrogen and ammonia production and export facility.


WRDC Information Session – July 13, 2023

Join the Women in Resource Development Corporation (WRDC) & #STEMforGIRLS On July 13 at the College of the North Atlantic-Placentia Campus to learn about all the programs and services we offer! No registration required!

Port of Argentia Board of Directors Renewal

Port of Argentia – Where potential launches opportunity


Port of Argentia is seeking nominations to fill vacancies on its Board of Directors.

Port of Argentia is incorporated as a not for profit organization with a mandate to provide effective stewardship of Argentia for the long-term benefit of the communities and people of the Placentia region. Port of Argentia owns and manages the Argentia Marine Terminal (Fleet Dock) and 9,000 acres of upland property formerly comprising the US Naval Base at Argentia.

Port of Argentia has a nine (9) member voluntary Board of Directors which meets with the Management Team generally monthly or as frequent as necessary to effectively and efficiently guide the organization toward achieving its mission.

The Selection Committee is seeking Candidates whose skills, knowledge and experience meet the needs of the Board and strengthen the Board’s work team. 


The selection process will take place as follows:

Each Candidate will have his/her principal place of residence within the Port’s mandate area – Ship Harbour, Fox Harbour, Point Verde and Placentia.

An individual who has completed a term of service on the Board is eligible to reapply as a Candidate.

Each Candidate will to be nominated by two (2) residents in the Port’s mandate area.

Each Nomination will submit a resume or completed application.

Nominations will be accepted at the address below up to 12:00 noon on March 31, 2023.

Candidates will be selected for service based on his/her skills, knowledge and experience relevant to the Port mandate.

Nominations will be placed in an envelope with Candidate’s name and telephone number placed in the upper left-hand corner of the envelope, and addressed as follows:

Board Selection Committee

                                                P.O. Box 95

                                                Argentia, NL

                                                A0B 1W0

The Nomination name, date and time received will be recorded and each application received will be assigned a sequential record number.  Candidates will receive verification that the application was received and provided with the record number assigned.

If there are any questions, please contact our office at (709) 227-5502 or via e-mail to c.hickey@portofargentia.ca.

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Business Recovery Bulletin

Yesterday, the federal government announced that the repayment deadline for CEBA loans to qualify for partial loan forgiveness is being extended from December 31, 2022, to December 31, 2023, for all eligible borrowers in good standing.We were pleased by the additional breathing room provided, but called for a longer extension to December 31, 2024 to allow those in the hardest hit sectors to take advantage of the forgivable portion.
A Reminder from ESDC: How to Issue ROEs for COVID-related Employment Interruptions 

If you have employees who stopped working because of a lockdown as a result of COVID-19, you must issue their records of employment (ROEs) as soon as possible. If you have already issued their ROEs, you do not need to issue a new one. You can use ROE Web to issue ROEs online rather than completing paper forms. This can speed up the processing of your employees’ EI benefits.When you complete the employee’s ROE, indicate why the employee stopped working in block 16 (reason for issuing this ROE). When the employee:

is no longer working due to a shortage of work because the business has closed or decreased operations due to COVID-19, use code A (shortage of work). Do not add comments;

  • is sick or quarantined, use code D (illness or injury). Do not add comments;
  • refuses to come to work but is not sick or quarantined, use code E (quit) or code N (leave of absence), as appropriate. Avoid adding comments unless absolutely necessary.
Attention Women EntrepreneursEarlier this week, the federal government announced a call for proposals for new projects under the Women Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Fund, one of the initiatives of the $6 billion Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES).Under this new call for proposals, $25 million is available for projects that aim to remove systemic barriers and create more equal access to the resources that intersectionally diverse and underserved women in business need to succeed.To be considered, projects must be led by non-profit organizations, be national or multi-regional in scope and be focused on intersectionally diverse and/or underserved women entrepreneurs.Projects must also include a mentoring and networking component and should provide business development or capacity building and skills development to support:

  • start-ups
  • scale-ups
  • supplier diversity
  • recovery planning/adaptation

Consideration will also be given to projects that will contribute to strengthening the network of women entrepreneurship organizations in Canada.

Tax Matters: A Snapshot of Canada’s Tax CompetitivenessWe believe that economic growth is the only way Canada can make a sustainable recovery from the pandemic and that a more competitive, simpler and equitable tax system will be key to building a stronger economic future.Our newest report explores how Canada’s tax policies affect our ability to compete with the United States, specifically when it comes to attracting investment for projects like vaccine production, EV battery manufacturing and critical mineral extraction. Want to see how it all plays out?
NEW!The Business of Business with ZOOM’s Chief Information Officer, Harry Moseley!
Registration for Canada 360° Economic Summit 2022 – The Future of Economic Growth Is Now Open!

February 9 | 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET | Virtual

We will set the stage for this future-focused day with a session with pollster Nik Nanos, who will discuss what Canadians think about economic growth. From there, we will launch into a number of other timely discussions on the future of everything from virtual connectivity, to diversity, to infrastructure and net-zero.We also look forward to hearing from the Bank of Canada’s Governor Tiff Macklem.

2022 Business Goals: Implementing Net-Zero, ESG & “Corporate Purpose”

January 27 and February 24 | 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET | Virtual

Societal issues are now boardroom issues. Investors and other stakeholders are increasingly demanding that corporations move forward on net-zero and ESG.Join us for two upcoming sessions with the good people from Goodman Sustainability Group:

The Resilient Supply ChainJanuary 26 | 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET | Virtual

The ripple effect of increased shipping costs and a stretched supply chain is presenting significant challenges for both Canadian importers and exporters.  Join us for this in-depth panel discussion as we take a closer look at how both the pandemic and natural disasters have affected the movement of goods in Canada, mapped out along the pandemic timeline, through the lenses of both importers and exporters with insights provided by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority representing Canada’s largest port, the Port of Vancouver.

It’s a Jungle out There…The owners of the Urban Jungle in Cambridge (ON) have really never known a business without pandemic restrictions. They bought an existing business and opened as owners in February 2020. Ugh…we all know the timelines weren’t in their favour. They had just taken over the business and were not eligible for government monies and the business was not yet online.To reassess, they shut the business down for two months and regrouped. By the end of the two months, they had a new website and a social media presence. They know that going online and delivery have been essential to their success.A new aspect of business? Weekly and monthly subscriptions for house plants and cut flowers; customers can choose on their new website from price ranges based on the frequency of delivery.We’re also sure that one of their key success factors was a membership in the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce, where the shop has extended a special discount to fellow chamber members!
Retail Has Changed During the PandemicIf that isn’t an understatement, we don’t know what is! It’s time to say goodbye to traditional retail as retail has changed, and you may want to consider how your strategies should change too.We thought it would be useful to share a look at the retail trends of 2021 and look ahead at where retail is going in 2022. The folks at Lightspeed have prepared a downloadable free guide.