Previous Networking Events

A look back at some past Chamber events

TUESDAY, February 19 – Business After Hours at Port Carling Legion with co-host Hospice Muskoka – Andy’s House and special guest South Muskoka Hospital Foundation

Thanks to everyone who came out to support our non-profit members. Another member, the Bracebridge-Muskoka Lakes Rotary Club announced that proceeds from their annual gala this year would go to Andy’s House AND the Port Carling Legion surprised Hospice Muskoka with a cheque for $1,000 toward Andy’s House, which is expected to be open in Fall 2019.

MONDAY January 14, 2019 – Business After Hours at Tri Lakes Training in Minett, with co-sponsors Richwell’s

So great to get together with new members from Minett and beyond. We introduced Tri Lakes Training, Clearwater Property Management and Greenleaf Excavation. It’s exciting to see what Tri Lakes is doing to add to their space with new work out rooms and enhanced treatment areas. Thanks to Richwell’s for the great food.

Tuesday, December 4, 5-7pm at The Hudson Hair Salon and Spa

The Hudson staff greeted members and guests on December 4, 2018

Thanks to The Hudson Hair Salon and Spa for inviting us out to check out their newest salon in Port Carling. Thanks, as well, to all those who donated door prizes, including the JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort and Spa, The French Lodge Co and Linda Cryderman’s Breeze Max Web for donating a Google Home Mini won by Craig at Tri Lakes Training. And a big thanks to Jenny Porter of Lakeside Balloon Co for the holiday balloon decor.

Tuesday, December 9: The South Muskoka Shield and Port Carling Lions Club

Tuesday, September 11, 2018, Brooklands Farm with co sponsors Crossroads Restaurant and Sawdust City Brewery.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Business After Hours, Muskoka Lakes Farm and Winery with co sponsor Clear Lake Brewery

Members wandered the lovely grounds of Muskoka Lakes Farm and Winery on a beautiful August evening

July 2018: Richwell’s Restaurant and Co-sponsor Field of Greens

Chamber manager Norah Fountain lends a hand to Shari Lundy at our July Business After Hours

June 2018: Bala Stone Church at Bala Bay Food & Spirits with co-sponsor Camp Oochigeas

May 2018: Port Carling Dental

A look back at 2017 Networking Events

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Business After Hours, Bala Pines Plaza

Our hosts for this multi chamber member event were Linda Cryderman of BreezeMax Web and Kristen Sykoluk of Client First Web Design. Go from place to place in the Bala Pines Plaza as all chamber members are opening their doors for a unique networking experience, including The Hook and Ladder, Revive Salon and Spa, the Chamber office, and Cottage Cravings. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres included, plus door prizes. Thanks to Georgian Bay Spirit Co for the samples.

Tuesday, October 10: Business After Hours and Fundraiser, West Muskoka Food Bank

Thanks to c0-sponsors Lucky Duck Fudge, Port Carling Mini-Storage, Georgian Bay Spirit Co and entertainment by Rails and Nails.

Tuesday, September 12: Business After Hours, Windermere House, 5-7pm
Windermere 5-7pm with co-sponsor Clear Lake Brewing Co.

Thanks to over 70 members and guests who joined us to celebrate the end of summer at Windermere House. Big thanks to all their partners who supplied the food Chef Glen Kitchen turned into culinary delights for us, and to co-sponsor Clear Lake Brewing Co.

June 22, 2017, Spotlight on Muskoka Lakes

Thanks to everyone who came to Spotlight on Muskoka Lakes on June 22, 2017. And a huge thank you to our Sponsors and Silent Auction Donors.

When: Thursday, June 22, 6-9pm at The Kee to Bala. Tickets: $20. See poster below. Includes marché, silent auction and Beverley Mahood, Kenny Munshaw and Al Rowe and friends on stage.

Would you like to host a Business After Hours networking event? It’s a great way to showcase your business to other members, their colleagues and friends, who will spread the word about the great things you have to offer. Our networking events typically happen the first or second Tuesday of the month. Your $5 donation is welcomed and appreciated.

A look back at some past Business after Hours events

Tuesday, June 6, 5-7pm – Good Vibes Muskoka

Address: 84 Joseph Street, Port Carling, ON. P0B 1J0

Co-Sponsors are Muskoka Brewery and Muskoka Lakes Winery. Don’t miss this opportunity for a great networking event and ribbon cutting of a new local business.

Call us at 705 762 5663 to RSVP or email us at

May 9, 2017 Business After Hours

Host: CNIB
Address: 4 Joe Finley Way #1, Parry Sound, ON

This great event was attended by 60 people at the beautiful CNIB center on Lake Joe. Attendees got to sample fine meats and enjoy delicious burgers and hot dogs from Black Angus Fine Meats & Game.  PersonaFit lead a stretching activity and  Sawdust City Brewing Co provided an assortment of brews for sampling! Tours of CNIB let people learn of all the great work done at the facility.

February 21, 2017 Business After Hours

Host: Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh and Muskoka Lakes Winery
When: Tuesday, February 21, 5-7pm or come a little earlier to skate on the ice trail!

Enjoy a glass of mulled wine while you network with other Chamber members and their guests. Your donation of $5 is welcomed and appreciated.

November  22, 2016 Business After Hours

When: Tuesday, November 22, 5-7pm
Where: Simply Cottage
Who: Our sponsors were Simply Cottage and Hammond Transportation joined by Muskoka Lakes Winery, Muskoka Brewery, Creative Plate Eatery, and Cal & Jo and Shari Lundy providing music.

A Special Festive Networking Event! Thanks to everyone who took part.

October Business After Hours

When: Monday, October 17, 5-7pm *Start of Small Business Week*
Where: Muskoka Brewery, 1964 Muskoka Beech Road, Bracebridge
Who: Our Sponsor Host is the Muskoka Brewery and this is a joint Business After Hours bringing together members of several Chambers of Commerce in Muskoka.

Come meet new members, reconnect with friends and more.

September Business After Hours – another great evening of networking.

Thanks to the up to 60 people who came out for our end of summer Business After Hours with our hosts, the Port Carling Lions Club. And thanks to the many Lions and businesses that provided door prizes.

Thanks to our September sponsor hosts, the Port Carling Lions Club