March Meeting Recap

We had a great panel discussion with Richard and John Zehr of Zehr Insurance as well as Steve Wagler of Josslin Insurance about personal and business insurance. They spoke about emerging trends, things to look for in policies, and why rates seem to be increasing fairly rapidly. Thank you to Richard, John and Steve for taking the time to update us on your industry!
William Scott Festival (June 9):
The Board of Trade has the opportunity to run the hot dog tent at this year’s William Scott Festival. If you are able to volunteer, please email myself ( or Barb ( It should be a fantastic day with music, beer, food and races! (We will also be looking for volunteers that have their Smart Serve!)
Dirk Schlimm Presentation (April 26th):
All Board of Trade members are invited to attend the CFFB event on April 26th with guest speaker, Dirk Schlimm. The presentation will be on How to Build Relationships, Make Your Best Contribution and Get theJob Done When Working for and with Powerful People. Dirk is recognized as a expert in his field, and is a fantastic presenter. If you are interested in tickets, Please email me ( to put your name on the list. If we have enough, we can get a table together to reduce pricing. Please check out the full flyer here for more details!
Bring your spouse/partner and join us on May 2 for a tour of Junction 56 Distillery in Stratford (hosted by none other than Chris Spotswood). Look out for an invitation to follow shortly with more details on this exciting event!
We have a number of upcoming events:
  • April 7/8: Filming for Anne of Green Gables TV series in downtown New Hamburg
  • April 24: General Members Meeting — This will be a LUNCH meeting
  • May 2: Junction 56 Distillery tour (at night)
  • May 22: General Members Meeting – Annual Wine Tasting Event!
  • June 3: Golf Tournament
  • June 9: William Scott Festival
  • July 1: Canada Day Celebrations with the Duck Dive