North Grenville Chamber of Commerce

The Complete Guide to Google My Business

Google My Business Is Really, Really Important
Google My Business (GMB) is an essential marketing tool for any business with brick and mortar locations. Through GMB, you can update your business information on Google, appear on Google Maps, allow customers to make reservations at your location (and get directions and call your locations), and engage with existing and potential customers through your Google Reviews. How important is Google My Business?
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7 Tips To Get Your Business Ready For The Holidays

As Canadian businesses continue to navigate through the pandemic and the changes in consumer needs, one thing is for certain, the holidays will continue to be the busiest time of the year.
With COVID-19 potentially impacting foot traffic, it’s a good idea for businesses to approach the holiday season with a digital-first mindset. To help businesses plan and respond to this holiday season, we have included tips, resources, and upcoming webinars below.
Tip #1: Update Your Website Content & Google My Business Listing

Digital Mainstreet program info

Ronnie Quesnel has a technical support background and experience with a variety of tools and technologies.  Helping small businesses grow digitally during a difficult time is something I look forward to and hope to achieve.  Ronnie is a digital service squad member who helps main street businesses achieve digital transformation by assisting with onboarding and grant application procedures.  He helps main street businesses grow by activating and implementing free, easy-to-use digital tools and technologies.
 

North Grenville Chamber of Commerce Online Auction

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 9:00am to Monday, November 2, 2020 - 7:00pm

We are so excited to be partnered with Rideau Auctions located in Winchester as our fundraiser for the North Grenville Chamber of Commerce.
We want to thank the many businesses that made donations that will be auctioned off this Thursday, Oct 29th at 9:00 am
Click here to head on over and see the auction items. Our Chamber of Commerce items are scattered within the main online auction pages.
The second auction with the arrow is the one that our donations are located.
How to participate in the auction

Upcoming Online Auction- Oct 29-Nov 2nd 2020

The Little Black Dress Event has been a trademark of North Grenville Chamber for over four years and draws support from incredible sponsors, businesses and guests. This year would have been our 5th year hosting the Little Black Dress event, so we are heartbroken to have to cancel this year. We look forward to having an even better event in 2021! Please save the date for next year, October 15th, 2021.

Grenville CFDC -Lunch and Learn

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Business Advice with Darren Gallacher from Grenville CFDC- Sept 23rd,2020 11:00 - 12:00 
Are you looking for expert advice to help you achieve the vision you have for your business? We offer one-on-one business advice to assist you in assessing and planning a business start-up, expansion or relocation. And it’s FREE.
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMkf--srjssG9dODu9U5lLDfpAt6us26CX1

The Canada United Small Business Relief Fund application window is open!

The Canada United Small Business Relief Fund is managed by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the national Chamber network in support of other chambers and partners to help small Canadian businesses with their recovery efforts as a result of COVID-19.
If awarded, a relief grant can be used for any of the following activities:
Purchasing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as masks, face shields, and latex gloves.
Renovating physical space to adhere to local, Provincial or Federal reopening guidelines.

Canada United-show local business some love

25 WINNERS. $10,000 EACH. ONE WEEKEND.
Shop or dine local August 28-30 for a chance to win* one of 25 $10,000 cash prizes.
Limitations apply. See contest rules.

Local businesses need your business, now more than ever. And when you give them your business, you could earn a chance to win big money.
Here’s how it works.
Shop or dine local at eligible businesses, August 28, 29 and 30
Select “Enter Contest” below to complete a simple entry form that includes your name, contact info, and confirmation that you’ve made an eligible purchase

NG Green program

As part of the Business Support Programs created to support North Grenville businesses during COVID-19, the Municipality will be creating and distributing a local currency ­— NG Green. NG Green will be distributed in the community and can be used at participating businesses. We will be onboarding businesses until the end of August, and begin distributing the currency in September.
How to participate as a business:
*Fill out the form below
*Inform your staff that you are accepting NG Green and how to process­

POSTPONED- Learn how Grenville CFDC Programs can help your business.

Free Webinar
Do you need funds to start a new business? Or are you looking to expand or purchase equipment for your existing operation? We’ve got the flexible financing options that will work for you.
Darren Gallacher will be hosting a webinar explaining how you can access the funds to move your business forward.
Please submit any questions to info@northgrenvillechamber.com
Get the money you need for:
Operating costs
Equipment and vehicle financing
Inventory financing