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Monday, 13 February 2012 00:00

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Thanks to MyCharityConnects you can participate of their free on line training sessions. They will be a great addition to your chapter training. Click on the session names for more details and register.

Don't miss out on these great opportunities!

Friday, 23 December 2011 00:00

JCI tree sales boost Baskets

The Brantford Expositor did an article on the JCI Brantford Christmas Tree lot this year and discussed the boost the program gives to the community.

JCI Brantford is helping less fortunate families in the Brantford area once again this Christmas season with their annual JCI Tree Hut Project.

Jaycees are volunteers between the ages of 18-40 that volunteer their time and efforts for numourous events throughout the year.  This December, they have ordered over 540 trees to sell to the general public, in turn giving away over 100 of them (as they did in 2010) to less fortunate families registered with the Christmas Baskets Program within Brantford.

There is a wide variety of trees to choose from - anything from 5' tall to 9' tall, and priced from $20 though $60.

Please visit them Monday to Friday from 5:30-8:30pm, or on Saturday and Sunday at 10 King George Road, Brantford - Home Hardware/Dairy Delite Plaza.
Visit our event page for more information, hours and specific pricing on each tree, or call James @ 519 761 2574.  Also, see us on Facebook and Brantford Kijiji.


After an unforunate mistake just before the 2011 JCI Brantford Santa Claus Parade started, Rudolph was a simple reindeer, leading the rest of Santa's flight crew without his famous red nose.

Thanks to Santa's Float Sponsor, Brant County Ford, though, Santa's lead reindeer will have his nose shining bright for this year's Parade on Saturday, November 26, 2011. 

Many smiles were seen on the city streets both Friday and Saturday afternoons, as Brant County Ford's Paul Yarek pulled the float to and from the shop at Brant County Ford, for the fix up.

On behalf of Santa, Dancer, Donner, Blitzen, Dasher, Comet, Cupid, Vixen, Prancer and of course Rudolph, Thanks Paul and the Brant County Ford team!

This year's 3rd Annual Breakfast in the Park hosted by JCI Brantford (formally known as the Brantford Jaycees) will be giving a portion
of their proceeds to the "Brant food for thought" program - which gives local kids a breakfast at school before a long day of learning starts.

The Breakfast in the Park program has been running since 2009, and has been growing in popularity and attendance each and every year.
The Jaycees ask that if possible, that you please purchase your tickets ahead of time by calling or emailing them, so that they may have a
better idea of the amount of food required.

Come on out - help support your community, and enjoy a hot breakfast that consists of eggs, hashbrowns, pancakes and sausages.
Then your kids can enjoy a Disney WALL-E bouncer, Games, Facepainting and more!
PLUS - your ticket to the event includes all day access to Brant Park and the 1.24 Acre Pool & Splash Pad!



Thursday, 03 March 2011 00:00

New Member: Sarah Ann Treverton

JCI Brantford is proud to recognize our newest member, Sarah Ann Treverton.  Sarah has shown a keen interest in bettering both herself and her community and is currently enrolled in the Police foundations program at Mohawk college.

As a member of JCI, Sarah will benefit from many opportunities ranging from local community involvement to international travel. 

Interested in joining?  Contact JCI Brantford today and we will be happy to invite you to our next function.

JCI (Junior Chamber International) of Canada has recently launched a Patron Partnership Program designed to make a connection between the current leaders and future leaders of our Canadian businesses and communities.

JCI Canada is looking for corporate executives with strong leadership skills to join their Patron Partnership Program.   They aim to provide their members, the next generation of business and community leaders, with the opportunity to benefit from the experience and expertise of these key corporate individuals.

The chance to steward and help develop the future leaders of our country is a rare and exceptional opportunity.  Many JCI members are entrepreneurs and all JCI members are looking to improve themselves and the world around them.   JCI is reaching out for your support in hopes that you or someone you know is willing to step up and be a part of their development.

This is your invitation to join JCI Canada in their mission to provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change.  For more information or to become a Patron Partner today please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

JCI Canada is the leading organization for leadership development among individuals between 18 and 40 years old.   JCI is a worldwide organization that encourages its members to be active citizens and offers four specific areas of opportunity and development:  individual, business, community and international development.

Contact Info:
Viviane Lyrette, National Vice President
JCI Canada
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(french and english speaking)

Corrie Omand, President
JCI Okanagan (in Kelowna, BC)
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(english speaking)

Saturday, 12 February 2011 00:00

Victory at Wheelchair Basketball!

We won fourth out of fourteen at the 22nd Annual Wheelchair Basketball Tournament. The team played their hearts out during this great event and earned a trophy in the process! To top it off, it was one of the best years ever played at this tournament. Make sure to congratulate Jessica, Jeremy, Rushelle & James and Brenda & Aaron next time you see them! Way to go team!

"The Best Year Ever!"

Besides our sporting success, the event itself is expected to raise funds in the ballpark of $10,000 for Brantwood Community Centre, which supports individuals with developmental and complex health challenges, and Participation House, which serves the needs of adults with physical disabilities. JCI isn't the only ones to have the best year ever and we (the team) were thrilled to be a part of it. 

Read about the event in the Expositor here!
Read about the event at the Brant News here! (The feature pic has team Goderich playing hard, with Ross, Sheila and Ken Tota clearly visable!)

Just another way JCI is building better partnerships, better citizens and better people.

"Be Better"

Sunday, 30 January 2011 00:00

Feb2011 - Training Opportunities

Brantford Business Resource Center:

Bridges to Better Business - February 3, 2011
Bridges to Better Business features a half day of events for entrepreneurs including keynote luncheon, workshops, and networking opportunities.
Bridges to Better Business is open to business entrepreneurs located in Brantford, the County of Brant and Six Nations. The event kicks off with a keynote speaker and luncheon at noon followed by two workshops, wrapped up by an opportunity to network.
Small business owners and employees will each benefit from two workshops offered each year. The event has something for everyone. People can source new business contacts, learn, network, and promote themselves or their business plus be a part of business recognizing businesses. And, best of all, it’s all under one roof on one day. "You won’t want to miss it!"

Enterprise Brant
Enterprise Brant, 330 West Street Call 519 -752-4636

Bookkeeping - Sara McLellan
Start: Feb 1 2011 - 09:00
End: Feb 1 2011 - 12:00
Cost: FREE
An introduction to basic bookkeeping that will teach you how to keep records of income and expenses for your small business. Discussion includes the importance of bookkeeping, and general income tax tips. i.e. vehicle expenses and use of home for business purposes.

The True Cost of Service
Start: Feb 3 2011 - 13:30
End: Feb 3 2011 – 16:30
Cost: FREE
A seminar to explore real life service experiences, their impact on your customers and ultimately your company’s profitability.  This is a hands-on seminar where you will share learned experiences, taking away concepts and ideas you can apply to your business success.

Market Research - Sara McLellan
Start: Feb 8 2011 - 09:00
End: Feb 8 2011 – 12:00
Cost: FREE
This seminar outlines what Market Research is. You will learn to use primary and secondary research to help you understand your market and make informed business decisions.

Small Business Boot Camp - Michael Lewis
Start: Feb 15 2011 - 09:00
End: Feb 15 2011 - 12:00
Cost: $35.00 (No charge to OSEB clients )
Small Business Boot Camp: Tough Minded Profit Building Techniques!
We will take a hard, motivational look at building more profit into your small business by examining available tools and smarter business practices. When we take steps to better manage our business, our time and our efforts, the reward is a stronger and more profitable business.

Social Networking & Marketing Seminar - Tara Wyatt
Start: Feb 16 2011 - 14:00
End: Feb 16 2011 - 16:00
Cost: $35.00 (No charge to OSEB clients )
This seminar has a limit of 9 participants.
Social networking isn't just a fad--it's a fundamental shift in the way we communicate. In this hands-on seminar, participants will learn how to use popular social networking tools such as Facebook and Twitter in order to connect with customers and clients in fresh, new ways. Learn how to use free social networking tools in order to market your business, control your brand, and find new customers. It's time to get plugged in!
The seminar will be in two parts; social networking where participants will be introduced to the concepts and tools available for social networking in both a personal and business environment.  The second part of the seminar will be hands-on, where attendees will have an opportunity to actually work on-line with the tools discussed in the earlier part of the session.
Participants are required to already have an active Facebook Account.
Location: Brantford Public Library.

Synergistic Selling - Bob Rigg
Start: Feb 17 2011 - 09:00
End: Feb 17 2011 - 12:00
Cost: FREE
All businesses need to sell to survive, when asked, do not like sales people or being sold. This seminar will challenge you to overcome this truism as it relates to your own business.

Marketing Strategies - Sara McLellan
Start: Feb 22 2011 - 09:00
End: Feb 22 2011 - 12:00
Cost: FREE
Learn how to successfully implement marketing techniques, personal promotions and sales strategies for business start-ups. This informative seminar will teach you how to get maximum results from minimal advertising dollars by reviewing examples of what works.

Business Planning - Bob Rigg
Start: Feb 22 2011 - 13:30
End: Feb 22 2011 - 16:30
Cost: FREE
All businesses need to sell to survive, when asked, do not like sales people or being sold. This seminar will challenge you to overcome this truism as it relates to your own business.

Chamber of Commerce

Business Learning Seminar Series - February
Using Social Media - Let's Do It! Thursday February 17th, 2011

Breakfast with the MP & MPP
Friday, February 11th, 2011, Best Western Brant Park Inn & Conference Centre. Sponsored by OLG.

Young Professionals Networking Group
A Networking Group for those under the age of 45

February Women In Business
Speed Networking Luncheon

February Business After Hours
A free networking opportunity from 5 - 7 p.m. for Chamber Members (JCI are considered members!)
Sunday, 30 January 2011 00:00

JCI Races to Fight Malaria

JCI (Junior Chamber International) and the JCI Nothing But Nets campaign will hit the ground running in 2011 with the Budapest-Bamako Great African Run. The designated charity of the event, JCI Nothing But Nets hopes to raise $100,000 for the purchase and distribution of 10,000 insecticide-treated bed nets to families in sub-Saharan Africa.

Hundreds of drivers and adventurers will set out on January 15 from Budapest, Hungary on the largest charity rally in the world. From its humble roots, the Budapest-Bamako Great African Run has grown into a major international sporting and cultural event. In 2010, more than 500 participants raced and sent 20 tons of aid to Mali and Mauritania.

JCI Belgium, JCI Hungary, JCI Latvia and sponsors including Bestnet have already donated more than 4,000 bed nets toward their 10,000 goal. Such nets have contributed to a recent reduction in the number of malaria deaths in Africa. Members of JCI Belgium, JCI Hungary and JCI Latvia will also compete in the rally, raising awareness about the need for action to help Africans overcome the deadly disease.

The Budapest-Bamako Great African Run will conclude on January 30 in Bamako, Mali, site of the 2011 JCI Africa and Middle East Conference. JCI, through programs like JCI Nothing But Nets, is committed to providing opportunities for young active citizens to create positive change in Africa, Europe and throughout the world.

JCI and the participating JCI Local and National Organizations would like to thank the sponsors of the Budapest-Bamako Great African Run: Bestnet, PREVENT, Assessment Systems Hungary, Climbernet, AR Consulting and Before The Hype.

About JCI: JCI is a worldwide membership-based nonprofit organization of young active citizens ages 18 to 40 who are dedicated to creating positive change in their communities. Through projects in more than 5,000 communities across more than 100 countries, members seek targeted solutions to local problems, creating a global impact.

For more information, please contact a representative or visit the websites listed below:

Christine Albrecht

External Communications Manager 

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Zsolt Feher
Senior Director

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+36 20 383 40 93

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