NIA September Membership Meeting

Sep 20, 2018 08:00AM - Sep 20, 2018 10:00AM
Lincoln, Niagara




NIA Agenda

September 20th – 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Balls Falls – Glen Elgin Room

Chairperson:   Aaron Tisdelle


8:00 – 8:05 a.m. – Call meeting to order and introduction of dignitaries present

Dignitaries:   Lincoln Mayor Sandra Easton, Regional Councillor Sandy Annunziata, Mayor Dave Augustyn (Town of Pelham), Regional Councillor Bruce Timms, St. Catharines Councillor Mike Britton

MPP Sam Oosterhoff was intending on being here today but sends his regrets as he was called to Queen’s Park

8:05 – 8:10 a.m. – Lincoln Mayor Sandra Easton to bring greetings

8:10 – 8:15 a.m. – Marc Nantel to introduce new Dean, Media, Trades & Technology, Vincent Shaikh.

8:15 – 8:25 a.m. - Member Introductions - Name and Company Only

8:25 – 8:30 a.m. Chair’s Report – NIA and NFTZ hosted CBSA officer at Club Roma on August 27

                                Reminder that co-op has begun.  Please see hand out.

Display tables: Corporate Facility Supply, IT Force, Encore FX, Workplace Safety Group, TD Commercial Banking, Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, WAMIC (Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre). WAMIC

New Companies since last meeting-

Encore FX

Hamilton Niagara Partnership

H & C Inc.

BMO Nesbitt Burns


Gales Gas Bars

West Lincoln Chamber

Lincoln Chamber of Commerce

Hub Group

Roberts Electric


CNB Consulting

Brampton Brick

Hamilton Port Authority

Span Medical Canada

Westridge HR & Safety Specialists



Upcoming Events: 2018

                                  NIA Gala – December 15 – Coppola’s in St. Catharines – this is a great opportunity to make this your company Christmas party, more information to follow in the coming weeks.

                                  NIA – A Celebration of Industry Showcase – May 15, 2019 at Fallsview Casino Resort, more information to follow in the next couple of months.

8:30 – 8:50 a.m. – Duroair Technologies, Julie Bond, Sales and Marketing Manager

8:50 – 9:10 a.m. – NIA Committees provide updates

Business Development – Jordan Sherlock 

Membership & Marketing – Blake Landry

Education & Training – Jane Buunk

Government & Public Affairs – Verne Milot 

Treasurer – Bruno Iafrate

9:20 – 9:30 a.m. – Dana Wagner – Talent Beyond Boundaries: “Bridging Niagara skills demand and International refugee talent”.

9:30 – 10 a.m. - Closing Remarks & Networking – Please pick up your copy of the NIA Magazine for your reception area at your office.

Next General Meeting – November 15, 2018 – Port Colborne, Roselawn Centre

About the Organizer

Niagara Industrial Association
For Niagara-based industrial and related service companies, the Niagara Industrial Association (NIA) is an industry-focused organization that advocates on behalf of local industry, promotes local industry, addresses the issues that inhibit the advancement of local industry.