PhysioIII 560Business After Hours host for the evening was Physiotherapy III in Port Elgin. From left, Ginny Banks, Lynn Roy, Christine Jacobs and Kiratee Patel.

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It was another successful event for the Saugeen Shores Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours (BAH). October's event was hosted by Physiotherapy III in Port Elgin October 20 with co-hosts Pita Pit, also in Port Elgin, providing an array of pitas and cookies.

Business After Hours events offer networking opportunities in a relaxed atmosphere with food, drink and door prizes and are held at various Chamber member locations in Saugeen Shores. They take place monthly, except through the summer, and are open to all Saugeen Shores Chamber members as well as those thinking of becoming a member.

Physiotherapist and Physiotherpy III owner and Manager Lynn Roy said that they had now been in Saugeen Shores for 12 years and were part of Physiotherapy III in Owen Sound, where they have been for 22 years and have two clinics.

“We're a full service physiotherapy clinic, we also have registered massage therapy, we have a registered kinesiologist and physiotherapists,” she said, adding that they also offer Acupuncture, Pedorthics, a certified foot orthotic service and custom knee braces.

“We see a lot of people over a variety of different reasons,” said Roy, adding that they like to keep with their slogan, Keeping You Active Through Life. “We want to make sure you get back to your life and your active lifestyle the way you like to be.”

Roy said that Physiotherapy III had recently been accredited to offer OHIP funded services for people over 65 and under 19. “The Ministry of Health has just taken some of the funding from other places within the ministry and put that out into the community in the last couple of years, so people who weren't fortunate to have any benefits for physio for any reason, now if they're meeting the criteria are able to in our area.” Roy added that they had a lot of spots available. “We like to use those spots so they don't get taken away and taken down to the city and used there.”

Saugeen Shores Chamber of Commerce's Carla Pepe was in attendance at the October event and spoke about the recent Port Elgin Pumpkinfest. “We had a great success this year. It was pretty even to last year, about 20,000 ticketed visitors, up to 30,000 people,” she said, adding that the Chamber had received a lot of great feedback from locals, visitors and businesses.

Pepe also spoke of some upcoming Christmas events including Shoppers nights, tree lighting events and Santa Claus parades.

In Port Elgin Shoppers Night and the Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place Thursday, November 17, with Southampton Sparkles and Tree Lighting Ceremony happening the following week on Thursday, November 24.

Port Elgin's Santa Clause Parade will take place on Saturday, November 26 with Southampton's on Friday, December 2 at 7 p.m. Both parades get underway at 7:00 p.m.

Over the course of the evening donations were collected for the host's charity of choice, the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation, who received a total of $147.

The next Business After Hours meeting and Christmas social will be held at the Queen's Bar & Grill in Port Elgin on Wednesday, November 30. Donations for the Iota Phi Christmas Toy Drive will be appreciated. The Chamber Board elections will also take place at that time.

Guests560Guests gather around and listen to announcements being made at October's Business After Hours event October 20 at Physiotherapy III in Port Elgin.

Mayor560Saugeen Shores Mayor Mike Smith (right) and one of Saugeen Shores Chamber of Commerce's newest members Dylan Bartlett, President of Progressive Results Group, were just two of the guests who attended October's Business After Hours.

Donation560Donations were collected throughout the evening for the host’s charity of choice, the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation. From left, event host Lynn Roy of Physiotherapy III with Saugeen Shores Chamber Board of Directors Kate Cammidge-Irwin (First Vice President), Pier Donnini (President) and Laura Crossett (Director).

Food560October Business After Hours co-hosts Pita Pit provided platters of a variety of pitas and cookies for guests to enjoy.