With our region now in Stage 3 of economic recovery, I’m pleased to let you know that our Chamber office has officially re-opened! While we’ve been working remotely for the past 4 months, our team is excited to be back together in the office again!
We do have new safety policies, procedures, and limitations in place to ensure our own and our visitors' safety. Any meetings held in our office will be by appointment only . We ask you to please let us know in advance if you need to visit our office in person so we can plan for your visit and let you know about our new safety protocols. If you're already in the parking lot, please call our office number 519-843-5140 from your vehicle so we can let you in! We’ll be limiting how many guests can be in the office at one time based on the size of our lobby and meeting spaces. Physical distancing procedures, use of hand sanitizer, and masks or face coverings are mandatory for in-person meetings.
We’ll continue to offer virtual meetings and events where possible to maximize safety and reduce the chance of COVID transmission.
I'm excited to share two new programs with you that are available through the Chamber network to support local businesses:
The first is a nationwide small and local business campaign encouraging Canadians to buy local.
The second is the brand new Recovery Activation Program (RAP) that was created by the Toronto Region Board of Trade & World Trade Centre Toronto to provide support for businesse s to address the conditions that COVID-19 has created. RAP is an immersive, online program focused on helping businesses accelerate recovery by enhancing digital connectivity.
With the support of a $7.7 million investment from the Government of Canada and Government of Ontario, RAP is now expanding to businesses of all sizes throughout the province. CWCC is a marketing partner for RAP, helping to ensure that local businesses from our community can benefit from the customized services, workshops, and mentorship that this complimentary program offers. The program brings $40K in training at no cost to your business !
Interested in learning more? Click here to sign up today.
Keep healthy and please stay connected!