Alliston District Chamber of Commerce
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Summer 2017 Newsletter

Summer 2017 Newsletter
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Now that summer's here and the weather is beautiful, it's so tempting to take extra long lunches or maybe cut out early from work to go to the beach, but don't get too lazy! Make sure you still continue to bring all your paperwork to your bookkeeper! 


We will once again be raising funds for The Good Shepherd Food Bank and My Sister’s Place. We thank you for your continuous support and we encourage you to give generously as it truly impacts these charities. Your donations are 100% tax deductible!
Providing nutritional food assistance to individuals and families encountering difficult financial times.

The Good Shepherd Food Bank in Alliston is a 100% volunteer organization run by over 85 members of our community. Volunteers sort food, clean the premises, transport food and interview and serve clients. Open to clients Mondays 1 to 3 PM and Thursdays 2 to 4 PM and the second Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. They are able to serve approximately 265 families.

They are fully dependent on food and financial donations for day to day operations. The very generous support from local churches, schools, clubs, businesses and individuals has allowed them to continue to meet the increasing need in our community.

The Good Shepherd is a member of both the Canadian Association of Food Banks and the Ontario Association of Food Banks. They are a registered charitable organization overseen by an elected board of directors and incorporated since 2003.
A Safe Place for Women and their Children.

My Sister's Place is a not-for-profit organization providing a broad range of services for women and their children living with the consequences of violence and abuse. They help heal, educate and empower. If you or someone you know needs help they are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call their Crisis Line.

My Sister's Place is a Registered Charitable Organization that is 80% funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services.  The rest of their 20% funding relies on fundraising efforts. 


Did you get a refund from the government, but are unsure of what it was for? 

Small Business Job Credit was introduced in September 2014 as a two year measure to lower EI premiums. It was in effect for 2015 and 2016. The Small Business Job Credit reduced the EI rate from 1.88% to 1.60%. You did not need to apply as CRA automatically established eligibility based on your T4 returns filed. It applied the refund to your account balance then paid out the remaining balance if there was no outstanding balance on your account. If you received the credit, you have to report that amount as income or reduce your EI expense when you file your business return for the year in which you have received a credit, even if the CRA transferred some or all of this credit to pay off a debt.

Welcome New Businesses

 We would like to offer a warm welcome to our new clients:

Max Property Maintenance
Contact: Gaby Andrew
Phone: (905) 717-3268

Gama Pilates & Yoga Center
78 Victoria St. W.
Alliston, ON  L9R 1S6
Phone: 705-250-0917

Darunco Specialized

Contact: Darryl Rutherford
Ph: 705-214-9659


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