Cleland Automotive opened their doors to a full time business in February of 2019 to offer area businesses and residents general auto repair and fleet services.
We provide services to most cars, trucks and trailers. We offer several services from oil changes to repairs such as - brakes, exhaust, engines, general maintenance, air conditioning, tires, steering, suspension, scan tool diagnostic testing, electrical, full safety inspection, annual safety inspection and much more.
We are always welcoming new customers and look forward to taking care of your automotive needs! We can be found at 5644 Line 81 Listowel.
You can also contact us on our Facebook page, or by giving us a call at 519-444-8120.
CHAMBER MEMBER CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY
NEW CHAMBER MEMBER
Behrns Metal Fabricating
Big Brothers Big Sisters
BMO Listowel Branch
Country Gold Bar and Grill
Country Style Restaurant
Cowan's Community Fresh
CPD Performance Repair
Fresh Start Bakery
Gulutzen Concrete Construction
Joycelyn Alise Designs
Keil Dadson Insurance
Kempston & Werth Realty
Libro Credit Union
Life’s A Party
Listowel Ag Society
Listowel Chiropractic and Wellness
Listowel Golf Club
Listowel Pita Pit
Listowel School Of Dance
Little Shop of Heroes
Longhaul Trailer Sales
Mandy Vanloo Massage
M&M's Food Market
McIntosh Farms Butchers Shop
Meulensteen Tire & Auto
Multicultural Association NP
New Horizons Rehabilitation Services
North Perth Child and Family Centre
North Perth Community Hospice
North Perth Community of Character
Off the Lens Media
PBJ Cleaning Depot
Remax Midwestern Realty
Replenish Food Co
Royal Lepage Don Hamilton R/E
S&J Hair Salon
Salvation Army food Bank
Salvation Army Thrift Store
San Home Fashions
Smart Style Salon
Stop 23 Auto Sales & Service
Tenpas Decor | Carpet One
The Kitchen Cupboard & Icebox
The Scrapbook Shoppe
Trillium Mutual Insurance
United Way Huron-Perth
Van Allen Insurance
Ward & Uptigrove
Business Excellence Awards
Celebrate with us at the
Wed. Oct. 23rd Banquet
click to get your tickets
Please reserve your tickets early for the The North Perth Chamber of Commerce's Business Excellence Awards
This program is designed to recognize excellence in business, foster innovation, economic growth, celebrate successes, encourage a focus on sustainability and corporate citizenship.
Congratulations to the 96 businesses and service organizations that were nominated into the 2019 Business Excellence Awards!
Listowel Merchants are encouraged to participate in an Open House Weekend and celebrate with a fun kick off to Christmas.
Let us know what you are doing and we'll share your festivities on our social media, and place your name on the digital sign as a participating merchant!
Offer hot drinks, cookies, stay open late, free draws and prizes would attract more customers !
Getting Ready for
Let's kick off Christmas with a Weekend Open House and celebrate Santa coming to town.
The North Perth Chamber of Commerce has just confirmed that Santa Claus has agreed to return to Listowel for a visit with children on Saturday, November 30th and join in our parade!
Due to Santa’s busy schedule, the Parade time has been altered to begin at 11 am, instead of the usual 7 pm evening parade. The route remains the same, starting at the corner of Nelson and Main street west.
NOTE: TIME CHANGES - Since Santa is coming from such a long distance, the Chamber is helping by hosting an afternoon visit at the Listowel Legion’s Parkview Gardens following the parade, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Children of all ages are invited to come and have their picture taken and deliver their request to him personally.
Register Your Float on-line at npchamber.com
Want to get involved? Contact us directly,
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
BIA “Free Money” Program Returning Nov. 12-Dec.20 - receive a 10% Top Up when purchasing Shop Local Dollars
Decorate The Town - Listowel BIA encourages residents and businesses to decorate for Christmas. Visit www.discoverlistowel.ca for details
Deck The Halls, Merchant Open House weekend Nov. 29 & 30
SANTA PARADE - Nov. 30 Santa attends 11 am parade, and visits KIDS at new location and new time: Parkview Gardens at 12:30
BIA’S Roaming Santa -Dec. 6-15
FirstData makes payment transactions secure, fast and easy for merchants. They offer preferred rates on the electronic processing of VISA, MasterCard, Discover and debit cards.
Ask us about YOUR SPECIAL CHAMBER rates and the variety of options you have to save on your merchant services.
If your business is receiving Shop Local Dollars, you can call or email us for a to exchange those dollars for a cheque .
Currently there is over $37,500 in circulation and you should be capturing that audience by promoting your location as a place that accepts them.
During the month of July, we exchanged $3300!
PUT YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS
Did you know that a Chamber Member can advertise on the digital sign for a month, and your message/brand/event is shared over 10,000 times in 30 days, and the Chamber member discounted cost is only $195. (reg. price $300)
Contact Joe Carter, and ask
him about the Chamber Plan!
Cell: 519-357-6155 | email@example.com
The Chamber will share member events through social media, and if you want to upgrade to using the digital sign - you get a special rate!
Be sure to let us know what events you have planned and we can post, promote and share along with you!
Keeping Listowel active is great for the entire community. Ask for details
Special Event Marketing
Free Quote... to compare or consider an Employee Benefit Plan!
Did you know that the Chamber Plan offers FREE H-R assistance (self-development, people management business essentials & More), Best Doctors & Telemedicine Service 24-7.
Shop Local Dollars are redeemable at the Chamber office
Workshops & More
The North Perth Chamber of Commerce is pleased to work with Horizon Quest Inc in presenting a Safety Training Series to businesses of North Perth and area.
Choice from 4 different courses
WHMIS symbols, labels, and MSDS are changing. WHMIS 2015 (GHS) comes into full force in 2018; we train both 1988 and 2015 systems in this transition stage as both systems could be encountered in the workplace.
Ensure you know the risks of materials you work with and ways to protect yourself. Live, hands-on exercises-no videos.
Elevated Work Platform,
Become certified to operate and rent man lifts (boom & scissor lifts)
Working at Heights,
The training requirement is for workers on construction projects who use any of the following methods of fall protection: travel restraint systems, fall restricting systems, fall arrest systems, safety nets and work belts or safety belts.
Safe Food Handling,
Keeping food safe also means keeping food fresh. When you handle food properly it doesn’t need to cost you more money, in fact, it saves you money. A proper food safety training and certification plan will ensure that you reduce waste costs and lower utility costs.
DETAILS ARE ON LINE:
Fall Leadership Program
WARD & UPTIGROVE - The Leadership Learning Program is designed to give you and/or your employees the tools to lead and to supervise effectively. It covers leadership and self-awareness, productive time management, communicating for reduced conflict, coaching for engagement and developing high functioning teams.
Five consecutive Thursdays Oct 24, 31, Nov 7, 14 and 21 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
To register or get more information email W&U at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 519-291-3040
NEW TO NORTH PERTH - A welcome package has been developed to help our new residents feel connected and welcomed in their new community!
This package contain basic information along with the community directory, gifts or vouchers from our members, and the opportunity to attract our new comers to use all our businesses and services that we offer.
This program will direct new residents, who are already consciously developing new buying habits, directly to our stores, restaurants and service providers. The intention is to offer them an incentive to check out your business and to do so at an extremely affordable rate. The real value lies in the gift that a particular business offers the new resident.
Chamber Members can provide a gift or Voucher of Value for this package—Let us know you want to be in this package and we will manage the rest.
Buying local, builds communities. Blackburn Radio will support communities on their local initiatives and community events.
Shop local does matter and Blackburn Radio will tell people the impact it has on the community they live and work in, and remind shoppers to think of purchasing what they need locally first before heading out of town or online.
If you see the custom open / closed signs up, it’s showing your support to the program, and your community.
Blackburn radio will be airing 30 seconds supportive commercials and Tanya Merner or Chris Clarke will be around to each business to share all the details with you. If you want to set up a meeting sooner than later, feel free to email email@example.com
Thanks to Blackburn Radio for recognizing the need of the Shop Local message! They are using their radio voice to push the message!
SPECIAL THANKS TO THOSE BUSINESSES THAT ARE PARTNERS IN OUR MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM
STAY INFORMED -
A membership with the Chamber keeps you informed with a Monthly Newsletter, of business opportunities, community events, resources and Chamber Member activities.
Members can save with a variety of Affinity programs offered through our Chamber Channels.
Ask us about them.
SILVER: SHOPPERS DRUG MART | LISTOWEL TECHNOLOGY INC | MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH
LIBRO CREDIT UNION | WARD & UPTIGROVE
KEIL-DADSON INSURANCE | EASTLINK | CHERREY BUS
WIGHTMAN | TRILLIUM MUTUAL INSURANCE CO.
Media Sponsors: Blackburn Radio, The Listowel Banner,
and Saner Media
Why you need to get started on social media marketing
Story extracted from Chamber Affinity Plan program: www.chamberplan.ca/product/blogs/read,article/138ng
It’s 2019. If you haven’t yet used social media to market your business,... it’s not too late to get in the social media game, and there’s a whole world of platforms and strategies at your beck and call.
The world of social media marketing can be confusing.
There was a time when social media marketing meant simply opening a Facebook account or getting a Twitter handle. The options have grown and so has the learning curve. Major networks like YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn and Pinterest each offer distinct formats, audiences and rewards for your marketing efforts.
Instagram, for example, reaches one billion users each month, most between the ages of 18 and 29 and largely female. It’s a great platform for visual branding and lets businesses make a personal connection with their customers. Pinterest, at 250 million users per month, has a smaller audience, but it’s great for driving traffic to blogs and is especially good for e-commerce retailers.
Here are more reasons you should get into social media marketing.
Your customers are already there. According to Statista, a leading provider of marketing and consumer data, 70 per cent of the U.S. population has at least one social media profile. The number of worldwide social media users is expected to grow to about 3.1 billion people by 2021. Your customers are out there.
So is your competition . Guaranteed…your competitors are already involved with one or several social media channels. This is actually a good thing. First, it means your potential customers are also on those channels. And second, it offers you the opportunity to check out what others in your industry are doing -- then set your brand apart from the competition.
You get to eavesdrop.Ok, it’s called social listening. And it lets you gain insights into what your customers care about, what their challenges are and what they think of your business, your brand or your marketing campaign. That information allows you to make changes to address what your customers want and create your own content around the topics they’re talking about.
Social media generates word-of-mouth. When consumers are looking for recommendations, they turn to social media. And research shows people trust online reviews as much as they trust reviews from friends and family. A good online review of your business, products or services can go a long way towards generating new sales. Best of all, word-of-mouth is free.
It’s cost-effective. Much of your social marketing strategy will involve interacting with customers and potential customers, and creating content that builds your brand and drives audiences to your site. In these cases, your biggest investment might be your time – and even that doesn’t have to be a huge investment. According to HubSpot, 84 per cent of marketers say they’re able to generate increased traffic with as few as six hours a week committed to social media.
Of course, there’s also paid advertising on channels like Facebook and Twitter, but even those are relatively inexpensive, especially when compared with traditional advertising vehicles. Besides, social media offers so many options, you’re bound to make an impact, no matter your budget.
One more good reason to use social media marketing: all you need to know about it is right there at your fingertips. Go online now and start building your presence!