' I moved to Nobleton from Richmond Hill 14 years ago with a 2 and 3 year old in tow. Being originally from one of the small suburbs of Kingston I wanted my kids to have the same experience growing up as I did. I wanted them to be in a place where they could live, play, learn and eventually work in a stable and vibrant community. That is exactly what I got in King Township.
Early on I recognized that the King Chamber of Commerce plays a pivotal role in working with local businesses and government to promote a business friendly, job producing environment in King and I wanted to get involved. In the time I have been involved with the Chamber, first as a business member, then as a Director and more recently as Vice President, we at the Chamber have successfully lobbied local governments on behalf of our members for significant legislative changes to ensure King Township is recognized as open for business. Recent examples include obtaining an exemption from Regional Council for all of King Township businesses from the requirements of the Retail Business Holidays Act so that local businesses can choose to be open on holidays and for amendments to the local Sign By-Law to make it more business friendly with less red-tape.
In my view, the King Chamber of Commerce truly is Your Voice for Business in King.
Jay Rider, Crawford Chondon & Partners
"As a member of the King City Chamber of Commerce for over 5 years, Hospall Private Homecare has experienced a great deal of benefits and opportunities to expand our network and deepen our current relationships with our community partners. We do business everyday with our clients in King Township and surrounding area and many others, so we understand the importance of maintaining and building relationships. While we interact with the managers, staff, and owners of these businesses on a regular basis through email and phone, we rarely get to see them face-to-face throughout a busy day. The Chamber and the many events they host throughout the year including the Mayors Luncheon, Christmas Toy Drive, and many webinars to date. This allows us to spend time one-on-one time with our partners. This time together in a casual atmosphere allows us to deepen our relationships with those that help make Hospall run smoothly. These interactions also allow businesses that support Hospall to get to know us better and ask more in-depth questions about what we do and how we do it so they can be assured that their support of Hospall is well invested.
I was very excited to join the Board of Directors this past year. It is a wonderful experience to share with like minded professionals who have a passion to help all business’ in the road to success. King Chamber has some amazing ideas on how to move forward and ways to reach other small business in our community and help add value to all its members."
Michelle Frauley, Hospall Private Homecare
"I am a proud member of the KC and also sit on the Board of Directors helping to grow and promote small business. I have met such amazing people with common Visions and Goals for King Townships. I enjoy attending all Chamber events and all networking events. It allows for all businesses to get together and share ideas and strengthen our relationships. The King Chamber of Commerce plays an important role in bringing together all businesses of King Township"
Manuela Palermo, ENGEL & VÖLKERS YORK REGION, BROKERAGE
"I have always believed that the King Chamber of Commerce plays an important role in bringing together the different facets of King Township. Connecting businesses to other businesses, Town Council and political departments of King Township, and the residents of King. I saw first hand how the King Chamber of Commerce is key in connecting these together. Without the Chamber, businesses would not have the networking opportunities that the Chamber puts on throughout the year where business owners and staff can meet people from other businesses. Or the voice that the Chamber gives to every individual member of the Chamber when they lobby Town Council or the King Mayor, for issues that are important to many of the individual businesses. The Chamber represents all of it’s members and gives strength in numbers. I recognized the economies of scale that this provides every member, so I made sure to renew our company’s membership every year, as the minimal membership fee has always been worth keeping the Chamber operating and strong to represent our business and every other business in our local community.
I felt strongly about these benefits to the point that I decided to join as one of the Board of Directors for the King Chamber of Commerce and have been on the Board for the last few years."
Zach Shoub, King Weekly-Sentinel
“I feel the networking opportunities are a primary Incentive to becoming a member of the King Chamber of Commerce. Just recently I was approached by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce to speak about my business. They were offering to feature my company, TaLii Towels. There was a caveat to this which was that I needed to be a member of a Chamber. I was very fortunate and I was proud to say that I am a member of the King Chamber.”
Lisa Iafrate, TaLii Towels
"Being a member of the King Chamber of Commerce has allowed me to connect with local businesses that I might not have met otherwise. My membership has kept me apprised of local happenings that are relevant to my business. Being a member also affords me the opportunity to network and stay connected to my local business community and plays an important role in my business."
Lucy Belperio, King Print Solutions
"I have been a member of the King Chamber of Commerce since opening my Business in Nobleton in 2012. The Chamber was invaluable to me as a New Business owner, they provided information and contacts to assist me with any questions or concerns I had ,and were always helpful in directing me to the best resource or the answers I was seeking. The networking events hosted by the Chamber provided me an opportunity to meet and build relationship with other Business owners in King township, and the local civic Leadership. I was impressed by the commitment and genuine desire of the Executive board and other Chamber members to not only, offer this assistance to the Business community, but also to get involved in helping many causes and events throughout the Township which benefit the Community at large. I am a firm supporter of the Chamber, mainly because it's good for Business, good for the Community and provides many opportunities for Personal Development and meaningful involvement,where we work, live and play."
John Ciarallo, John's Nofrills, Nobleton
"Seneca understands the benefit of staying connected to the thriving business community in King Township, which is why we continue to support the King Chamber of Commerce. Thanks to King's diverse businesses, many of our students and graduates find employment close to home. We're also proud that our King Campus serves as a resource for communities across York Region as an academic and recreational destination."
Corey Long, Seneca
"We are proud to be part of the King Chamber of Commerce ever since we opened our business here in Nobleton. Helen has been extremely helpful with any concerns we have had. We have always felt welcomed at the networking meetings and we have obtained valuable advice from some of the more established business owners in Nobleton. Despite being a relatively small and new business we are growing steadily and we are grateful for all the support and guidance from all members of the Chamber of Commerce."
Kashif, Nobleton Guardian Pharmacy
"Being a member of the King Chamber of Commerce has been, and is still is, a very rewarding experience. We have developed many great business and personal relationships as a member. The staff and the board work tirelessly to ensure the concerns of business are understood and heard at the local level. Keep up the great work."Michael Yordanou, Nobleton Lakes Golf Club