Notice of Annual General Meeting 2020

DUKE Heights Business Improvement Area (BIA)
2020 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
-Virtual Zoom Meeting-
Thursday, November 26, 2020
6:00 PM

Pre-registration link: https://zoom.us/j/92591590795?pwd=dHFRMHFmRTRTTlA3dW8vL0psVmNuZz09


AGENDA

    1. Call to Order, Introductions and Land Acknowledgement Statement
    2. Electronic meeting, recording of the meeting and voting protocols
    3. Declaration of Conflict of Interest
    4. Approval of 2019 Annual General Meeting Minutes
    5. 2019 Report Audited Financial Statements
    6. Appointment of Auditor for 2020
    7. Ward Councillors Update
      – Councillor James Pasternak, Ward 6
      – Councillor Anthony Perruzza, Ward 7
    8. 2020 Year in Review and Committee Reports
    9. Approval of Budget for 2021
    10. New Business
    11. Adjournment

The purpose of this meeting is to decide on the BIA’s program and budget for 2021. This program is paid for by a special levy charged to you as well as other commercial and industrial property owners, and non-residential tenants of such properties. As a member of the BIA, the best way to participate in the decisions your BIA is making on your behalf is to get involved. A copy of the proposed budget and audited financial statement will be available after verified registration.

With the City of Toronto and Toronto Public Health Covid-19 restrictions currently in place, this year, Duke Heights BIA Annual General Meeting will be taking place virtually to ensure the safety of our BIA Members, Board of Directors, City of Toronto Councillors, Representatives and BIA staff.

In accordance with The City of Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 19, Business Improvement Area, only members of the proposed BIA and their legal representatives (proof required), are eligible to vote at the General Meeting. No person in attendance shall have more than one vote.

All participants must pre-register and BIA member verification is required. Please submit the required information at the pre-registration link https://zoom.us/j/92591590795?pwd=dHFRMHFmRTRTTlA3dW8vL0psVmNuZz09 and click on the AGM link located at the top of the home page of this website. Once registration and BIA membership information is confirmed, BIA members will receive a meeting link to the AGM meeting.  Participants are requested to log into the AGM zoom meeting by computer.

The pre-registration deadline is 4:00 pm on Thursday, November 26, 2020.

For more information contact Lia Martelluzzi, Executive Director at lia@dukeheights.ca or visit dukeheights.ca.

Webinar: Insights into Safety Issues in Business during Stage 3 of COVID-19 – DUKE Heights BIA & WSPS

COVID-19 has created unique challenges for all industries. The public health issues resulting from dealing with the general public during a pandemic has changed the way that business must be done while highlighting new challenges to protect the health and safety of workers.

This information session will provide recommendations for Safe Work Practices to keep employers, staff, and the public safe while working during COVID-19.

  • Internal Responsibility System? Under the Occupational Health & Safety Act (OHSA) workers and employers share responsibility for occupational health and safety.
  • Our System partners
  • Safety road map
  • Hazard Management
  • Hierarchy of Controls
  • FREE Resources
  • Q&A

Register on Eventbrite:

https://safety-issues-in-business-webinar-october-22-2020.eventbrite.ca


Join Zoom Meeting

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About Lori Shepherd

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Lori Shepherd is a Regional Community Coordinator with Workplace Safety & Prevention Services. With more than twenty-five years in the field of occupational health and safety, Lori connects with small businesses and communities in southwestern Ontario, to share simple safety solutions. Her volunteer activities focus on Threads of Life. Lori is also a trainer for Health & Safety Certification. She has facilitated numerous webinars for our community partners and Associations.


Small Business Week 2020 (October 18-24, 2020)

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) and DUKE Heights Business Improvement Area (BIA) are jointly organizing this webinar in observance of this year’s Small Business Week.

Small Business Week is an annual celebration of entrepreneurship organized by the Business Development Bank of Canada in recognition that 99% of all Canadian businesses are medium or small businesses and runs from October 18 to October 24, 2020.

https://www.bdc.ca/en/small-business-week/about/pages/default.aspx.

Behaviour that saves: Low and No cost ways to save on your energy bills

Free Webinar hosted by TABIA

September 9, 2020

TABIA (Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas) is hosting a webinar “Behaviour that saves: Low and No cost ways to save on your energy bills” from September 9th through September 11th. The webinar will discuss ways that buildings can control their HVAC and lighting systems, improve their shutdown procedures and alternate their operational behaviours with little to no cost and will result in energy cost savings on their electricity and natural gas bills. They will also go through two programs that support low and no-cost energy savings, the Small Business Lighting Program provided by the IESO and Enbridge’s RunItRight program.

Follow the link below to register and select the day and time that works best. A meeting invite will follow registration.

https://guestli.st/661395

Webinar schedule:

  • September 9th – 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • September 10th – 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • September 11th – 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

 

DUKE Heights backpack drive gets Humber River Black-Creek kids ready for school

September 4, 2020

DUKE Heights Business Improvement Area partnered with Ward 7 City Councillor Anthony Perruzza to put together a backpack drive on Thursday, September 3, 2020, to help distribute supplies and prepare students for back-to-school. The local MPP, Tom Rakocevic also joined us for the event.

The team invited families to gather in the Fountainhead Park located at 445 Sentinel Road as they gave away more than 250 backpacks filled with notebooks, pens, pencils, markers, crayons, masks, and more, to school-age children from the Humber River Black-Creek community.

DUKE Heights BIA is also working with Ward 6 Councillor James Pasternak to distribute another 250 backpacks among families from the York Centre area.

2020 has been an unprecedented year with many uncertainties and financial hardships for many families. Back to school supplies can be a financial burden for families, especially if there has been a loss of income as a result of COVID-19. This initiative was an attempt to relieve some of that burden and support the students who are going back to school this September.


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Webinar: COVID-19 – The Need for Local Businesses to Up Their Technology Game – Now More Than Ever

Learn how local businesses, entrepreneurs and professionals can use technology to adapt their businesses during the ongoing turmoil.

Date and Time: Thursday, June 4, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

This webinar will outline:

  • How today’s consumer is using technology and the importance of mobile
  • How small and medium businesses are adapting to technology
  • The pressure COVID has had on the need for businesses to adapt to digital technology quickly
  • Examples of how various Canadian businesses are pivoting and adapting
  • Some free tools available to help with ecommerce, promotions & offers, social media

The session will start with a live presentation on the topic followed by Q&A at the end.

Guest Speaker:
Chris Pinkerton, President at GetintheLoop

Host:
Jason Mann, CMO at GetintheLoop

Register on Eventbrite:

https://dhbia-webinar-june-4-2020.eventbrite.ca

You may also directly join the WebEx meeting by clicking on the link below on June 4, 2020 at 10:00 AM.

WebEx meeting link:

https://meetingsamer9.webex.com/meetingsamer9/j.php?MTID=ma44f2a7345411fc1ffe9db1d325a64fc


About Chris Pinkerton

For the past decade, Chris has worked with teams of marketing, branding and technology professionals to develop and improve a company’s digital marketing, online sales, and clicks to bricks strategies. He’s worked with the digital teams at companies including Google US & UK, 3M, ADT, Zurich Financial, Avis Budget Group, Zipcar, The New York Times and The American Red Cross. Prior to GetintheLoop, Chris was Vice President at Mediative and Head of the Mediative Consulting Group; an award-winning digital media and research company, which was acquired by YP in 2010. At GetintheLoop, Chris is responsible for developing and supporting the company’s growth strategy across all divisions.


About Jason Mann

For the past decade, Chris has worked with teams of marketing, branding and technology professionals to develop and improve a company’s digital marketing, online sales, and clicks to bricks strategies. He’s worked with the digital teams at companies including Google US & UK, 3M, ADT, Zurich Financial, Avis Budget Group, Zipcar, The New York Times and The American Red Cross. Prior to GetintheLoop, Chris was Vice President at Mediative and Head of the Mediative Consulting Group; an award-winning digital media and research company, which was acquired by YP in 2010. At GetintheLoop, Chris is responsible for developing and supporting the company’s growth strategy across all divisions.


Webinar: COVID-19 – Present and Future: An Employment Law Perspective

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Canadian employers are facing the dilemma of complying with the codes of Employment Law while also being tasked with many emergency measures.

In this webinar we will find out answers to some of the most common questions employers are asking on this and other topics.

Date and Time: Thursday, May 7, 2020 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Guest Speaker:
Kevin Marshall
Barrister & Solicitor, Personal Injury & Employment Law Litigation

Register on Eventbrite:

https://dhbia-webinar-may-7-2020.eventbrite.ca

You may also directly log in to the WebEx meeting on May 7, 2020 at 10:00 AM.

WebEx meeting link:

https://meetingsamer9.webex.com/meetingsamer9/j.php?MTID=m986a041b203c14fa19fbf4e388983564


About Kevin Marshall, B.A., M.Div., LL.B.

Kevin has extensive knowledge and experience in the area of Employment Law. He is currently a partner at an Employment Law firm in North York, which he has successfully managed over the past 21 years. He is a co-founder and remains to this date the senior Supervising Lawyer for Duke Heights Law, through which free legal information is provided to local businesses.

An alumnus of York University, Kevin remains active in the community. He holds Board positions at various institutions such as the Community Share Food Bank, as well as business associations. He spends his free time doing volunteer work, and as a coach and mentor to the youth.

Webinar: Marketing your business during COVID-19

Our businesses are all facing challenging times due to the economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. This is the time when we need to work smarter and be ready to tackle the challenges ahead. At the same time there are new opportunities that have come around when it comes to your marketing activities.

In this webinar we will discuss how to adopt your marketing amid this economic downturn and rapidly changing customer environemnt.

Date and Time: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 10:00 AM

Guest Speaker:
Catherine Luzena-Hall
Founder, Practical Marketing Group

Register on Eventbrite:
https://dhbia-webinar-may-5-2020.eventbrite.ca

You may also directly log in to the WebEx meeting on May 5, 2020 at 10:00 AM.

WebEx meeting link:

https://meetingsamer9.webex.com/meetingsamer9/j.php?MTID=mdf3f3356cd2047d262bfca8d12825ebc


About Catherine Luzena-Hall

Catherine Luzena-Hall is an experienced marketing professional who’s worked with fortune 500 companies and globally respected organizations in varied industries including market research, consumer promotions, events, and publishing. In 2016, Catherine founded the Practical Marketing Group, a full service marketing & communications firm providing customized marketing solutions to help small business reach their goals and objectives. She takes a no-nonsense approach with her client’s your budget, and uses strategy and her know-how to drive market visibility, awareness, and demand for her client’s products and services.Catherine holds a BA, has won many awards for her work, and speaks at industry events to help businesses effectively promote and grow through the strategic use of social media and digital marketing.

Webinar: 13 digital techniques your business needs to help tackle the effects of COVID-19

Our businesses are all facing challenging times due to the economic impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Many companies have been forced to rethink the way they do business. This is the time when we need to work smarter and be ready to tackle the challenges ahead.

In this webinar we will discuss some easy-to-implement digital tools and techniques that you can adopt during this downturn.

Date and Time: Thursday, Apr 23, 2020 1:00 PM

Guest Speaker:
Kimson Ng
Head of Growth, Stable WP

Register on Eventbrite:
https://dhbia-webinar-april-23-2020.eventbrite.ca

You may also directly log in to the WebEx meeting on April 23, 2020 at 1:00 PM.

WebEx meeting link:

https://meetingsamer9.webex.com/meetingsamer9/j.php?MTID=m202a7ec08bc330fc964ee6c44cb31d4f


About Kimson Ng

Kimson Ng is the Head of Growth at StableWP – one of the Fastest Growing Marketing Agencies in the GTA.

He sees himself as a customer-centric marketing professional in the Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) space. His main focus has always been on digital and working with businesses to help them get the best out of sales.

To date, Kimson launched over 450 websites and ranked over 700 keywords on the first page of Google.

Webinar: A Practical Guide to Financial Assistance for You & Your Business – April 14, 2020

Step-By-Step Instructions on how to apply for benefits and government subsidies available for individuals and businesses in Canada

Many individuals and businesses in Canada are now facing financial challenges while many others are worrying about their future in light of the spread of COVID-19 and subsequent government actions. Do you have questions or concerns about what is available for you in financial support and how to apply for those benefits?

Join us for this webinar.

Date and Time: Tue, Apr 14, 2020 10:00 AM

Guest Speaker:

Thomas Tang
LPA, CPA, CGA, B.Comm., CITP
Partner at Tang & Partners LLP

Register on Eventbrite:
https://dhbia-webinar-april-14-2020.eventbrite.ca

You may also directly log in for the WebEx meeting on April 14, 2020 at 10 am.

WebEx meeting link:
https://meetingsamer9.webex.com/meetingsamer9/j.php?MTID=mad4ed0787a7b8c443fa8ef1748596b4c


About Thomas Tang

Thomas Tang is a Founding Partner of Tang & Partners LLP. Thomas graduated from University of Windsor, with majors in Accounting and Business Administration in 1988, and worked as a Teaching Assistant for Dr. McIntosh’s Advanced Accounting in Consolidation.

Thomas commenced working in the public accounting immediately in 1989 with Hyde Houghton, CAs, and since then, Thomas has performed thousands of audits, reviews and compilations to both profit and non-profit organizations. Thomas has also gained an insight on the Canadian Tax system and its tax reduction vehicles that should and can be legally used by clients, to facilitate clients’ retention of their highest after-tax cash.

Thomas is business-savvy, thus fully understand the needs of an Entrepreneur, from proper financing options at different stages, to utilizing the latest technologies, to help clients staying competitive and grow.