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CWCC Pulse E-Newsletter April 16, 2020

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A Message from Dana Burdenuk, General Manager:

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Good afternoon everyone,
 
We continue to bring you the information and resources you need to be proactive and stay informed during these unprecedented times. We're thrilled to be working with several of our local partners to offer a series of FREE virtual webinars to members and non-members during the month of April, with a variety of topics relevant for businesses as they navigate the COVID19 outbreak. I encourage you to check out next week’s webinars and register here
 
We are continually updating our  Business Supports News & Updates  page. The latest government announcements and business support services are listed making this a "one stop shop" resource. Find the latest news here, such as information on the  CEWS (Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy) , the  CEBA (Canada Emergency Benefit Account)  and more.
 
If you're not already following us on social media, I encourage you to check out our Facebook , Instagram and Twitter to get updates on supports, content and member updates.
 
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Advocacy

Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)
The Government of Canada announced that more Canadians will now qualify for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). In addition to those who already qualified, the CERB is expanding to include people who:
  • earn up to $1,000 per month;
  • are seasonal workers;
  • have recently had their EI run out.
The changes are retroactive to March 15. Read more here
Ontario Extends Declaration of Emergency to Continue the Fight Against COVID-19
On the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health and with the approval of the Ontario legislature, the Ontario government is extending the Declaration of Emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act for a further 28 days. Read more here
PREVENTING COVID-19 IN THE WORKPLACE: EMPLOYERS, EMPLOYEES AND ESSENTIAL SERVICE WORKERS 
If your workplace is an essential service or you have staff still working onsite you will need to follow social distancing rules in the workplace and have the following in place. Read more here
 
Posters to be placed:
COVID-19 Door Sign – on every entrance to the workplace
How to Hand rub – at every hand sanitizer location (one placed at every entrance)
Hand-washing technique – at every sink
Canadian Survey on Business Conditions
StatCan partnered with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce to develop this survey and the results will be extremely helpful to our advocacy and recovery efforts. The purpose of this survey is to measure the impact of COVID-19 on businesses in Canada. Your participation is important so that the information collected is as accurate and complete as possible.
The deadline is  THIS Friday  to complete the survey. Find it  here .
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan Overview
from Michael Chong, Member of Parliament for Wellington-Halton Hills
The following document provides an overview of the announced programs that are part of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan as of April 14th, 2020. Read more here

Virtual Events

webinarOn April 15th we held our 2nd virtual webinar in our CWCC webinar series. The topic was Practical Tips to Manage Change and Clarity on Local Resources. Please click here to view this webinar!

 
Thank you to our speakers, Kristel Manes, Business Centre Guelph Wellington & Tina Heathers, Wellington Waterloo Community Futures.
 
Don't miss out on next week's webinars, to view details and register, click here.
 

New Member

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Renewing Members (in March)

Bott & Co. CPAs, Professional Corporation
Buehler Automotive - Napa Autopro
Connect Hearing
Custom Signs & Graphics
DevAd Consulting
Elora Home Hardware
Grand River Pharmacy
GRCA - Elora Gorge Park
Guelph Lakes Golf & Country Club
LaFONTANA
Mermaid in Elora
My Next Promo
NexGEN Marketing Group
ONE AXE Inc.
Portage
Secure Insurance Solutions
Southside Express Inc. o/a Southside Trucks
Superior Caulking Inc.
 
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Exclusive Member Benefits

EloraFEATURED MEMBER 2 MEMBER DISCOUNT
 
Support your fellow Chamber members like  Elora Apothecary - Pharmasave  and offer
 
Elora Apothecary - Pharmasave is a locally owned full service pharmacy with a focus on home health care, compounding, diabetes education, and herbal/natural remedies. Trust owners Bronwyn & Andrew Tolmie and staff Julia Jennings and Heidi May in caring for all your medication needs * Free Delivery * Seniors Discount *Flu Shots * Free Compliance Packaging.
20% discount off all vitamins, herbals and nutritional supplements. For more information: 226-369-0312.
 
This program can be an amazing way to network. We are always looking for members to get a M2M Discount.  Email your offer NOW !   to be featured in an upcoming newsletter.
 

Member & Community Support

Postponement of the Destination Animation Partnership Project  
A conscious and difficult decision has been made by both RTO 4 and the Township of Centre Wellington to place the  2020 Destination Animation Project  on hold as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. The deadline for applications was to have been April 24th, and will be postponed for the time being.   For further information please feel free to contact  Deb Dalziel
 
Agricultural society launches campaign to help feed ‘hungry heroes’
The Grand River Agricultural Society (GRAS), which operates the raceway in Elora, has committed $25,000 to start the Helping Hungry Heroes campaign to provide meals from local restaurants to frontline workers in Centre Wellington. Read more here.
 
Economic recovery efforts have begun in Centre Wellington
Although the COVID-19 pandemic is not over, Township staff have launched several steps and partnerships that will leverage assistance for our communities small business owners during this time of uncertainty. Read more here.
 
Update from Fergus BIA: Tools for your Business
The downtown website has been updated with any info that was provided or that they could find. PLEASE check that you are listed here and that any information is correct. People need info – numbers, emails, websites, revised hours – let’s make sure we are helping them get this information and that it is correct. We know things are changing almost daily and we will do our best to update the site based on the information you provide us.
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