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CHHMA Newsletter Sept 9 2010

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Volume 10, Issue 35, September 9, 2010
                         Association News

Silent Auction Items for Industry Memorial Golf Classic
The CHHMA is looking for special items that can be offered for bid at the silent auction to be held during the Industry Memorial Golf Classic taking place on September 28, 2010 at the Wooden Sticks Golf Club.  Money raised from the silent auction will go towards the CHHMA Scholarship Program which helps support the cost of post-secondary education for children of CHHMA member company employees.  To participate at this event click here for the registration form, however, if you are unable to attend you can still support the event by donating at item by September 22nd for the silent auction.  Please contact Pam Winter at (416) 282-0022 ext. 21, or click here for a copy of the silent auction pledge form.  Read More >> 
2010 CHHMA Scholarship Program Recipients
As previously announced, the CHHMA Board of Directors was pleased to announce seven scholarship award recipients for 2010. Photos and write-ups on this year’s winners are now available on the CHHMA website under the Programs & Services section or click here for a direct link.

                                 Customer News

Castle Building Centres Group Ltd. Moving Its Office
Castle Building Centres Group Ltd. has announced that it is moving its office as of September 18, 2010 to 100 Milverton Drive, Suite 400, Mississauga, Ontario L5R 4H1. Telephone and fax numbers will remain the same.

TIM-BR Mart Launching New Buying Show
TIM-BR MARTS Ltd. has announced that they are launching the TIM-BR MART National Buying Show to be held in Mississauga, Ontario at the Toronto Congress Centre from March 31 to April 2, 2011.  The event will kick off with an opening evening Meet and Greet which will be followed by two days of buying activity. Over 350 TIM-BR MART dealers are expected to attend from across Canada and over 250 preferred vendors will be exhibiting products from the lumber, building materials and hardlines categories.

For further details regarding the show, please visit or contact KCI Management at 519-963-4476 with questions regarding registration and booth space. All other questions can be directed to a member of the TIM-BR MARTS team. Read More >>

                         Stewardship Program News

Stewardship Ontario to Present Stewards' Fees for 2011 Blue Box Program
Stewardship Ontario will present preliminary stewards’ fees for the 2011 Blue Box Program on Thursday, September 16th from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the St. Andrew’s Club & Conference Centre (150 King St. W. at University, 27th floor), Toronto. To register to attend in person or view by webcast, click here.

Stewardship Ontario would also like to remind stewards that Q3 reporting and payment of all nine-phase one materials of the MHSW Program are due by September 30, 2010. Payments will reflect the latest Orange Drop fees which took effect July 1, 2010.

ÉEQ to Conduct Consultation Meetings in November
Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ) stewards are invited to register for one of three consultation meetings ÉEQ is conducting on the 2009 Schedule of Contributions. Meetings are being held in November in Quebec City, Montreal and Toronto to allow for more companies to participate and obtain the latest information.  Also, a reminder that October 5, 2010 is the deadline for submitting the 2008 Company Report and that payment of contributions are due by November 4, 2010.  Read More >>

                         Economic News

 Building Permits Fall 3.3% in July
 Statistics Canada reported yesterday that municipalities issued building permits worth $6.4 billion in July, down 3.3% from June but 33.0% higher than the level in July 2009. July’s decrease was a result of declines in both the residential and non-residential sectors.

Hiring Optimism Improves in Latest Manpower Canada Survey
Optimism about hiring is improving, though most Canadian employers don’t anticipate much change in staffing levels in the coming months as concerns over the U.S. economy remain according to the latest survey from Manpower Canada.  Read More >>

Bank of Canada Raises Benchmark Interest Rate 
The Bank of Canada raised its benchmark interest rate yesterday by 25 basis points to 1%, explaining financial conditions   remain  “exceptionally stimulative” even in the face of slowing but still growing economy. The central bank acknowledged the economic recovery in Canada would be “slightly more gradual” than forecasted in its July Monetary Policy Report, due to sluggish private-sector demand in the U.S.  Read More >>



Upcoming CHHMA Events For 2010
Memorial Golf Classic
Tuesday, September 28
Wooden Sticks G.C., Uxbridge, Ontario
Industry Cocktail
Tuesday, November 30
Casino de Montreal, Montreal Quebec
To register for all events visit our website at or call Pam Winter at (416) 282-0022 Ext. 21

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"Eye On Our Industry" is published by the CHHMA as an information resource for our members. Member input regarding content and format is welcomed. Please contact Michael Jorgenson by email: or call (416) 282-0022, ext. 34.



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