Announcements

$2,500 Digital Transformation Grants for Small Businesses

$2,500 Digital Transformation Grants for Small Businesses
Digital Main Street is a program focused on assisting small businesses with their move to online marketing, sales, and back-office operations. Through a partnership with the Government of Ontario, grant opportunities are again available to support this digital transformation process.
The program provides a one-time $2,500 grant to brick-and-mortar small businesses to support their digital transformation through the purchase and adoption of digital tools and technologies.

FREE WEBINAR: Making Money with LinkedIn

WEBINAR: Making Money with LinkedIn
As humans, we have the need to be connected. It’s part of our DNA.
Thankfully, online networks have filled the void. Better yet, they can help your business grow…if you know how to use them.
Most online marketing programs only focus on the technical and tactical aspects of social networks. They promote the idea that online visibility creates connections, without mentioning that these connections are worthless if you can’t convert them into relationships.

North Grenville in Business/A Chamber Podcast

This morning we hosted a seminar chatting with Jacquelyn Standing from RBC about business & succession planning... and we tried something new!!
We launched this seminar as a PODCAST!
We chat about how self-care and business planning fall hand in hand, and what to know when you get the offer of a lifetime you just can't say no to. Join us as we dive into the real stories of business owners and why having a plan in place is so key to managing your business!

The Province of Ontario has announced that they will be moving to the next phase

The Province of Ontario has announced that they will be moving to the next phase of their reopening plan on February 17, 2022 at 12:01 a.m.
Effective February 17, 2022
Ontario will further ease public health measures, including, but not limited to:
*Increasing social gathering limits to 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors
*Increasing organized public event limits to 50 people indoors, with no limit outdoors
*Removing capacity limits in the following indoor public settings where proof of vaccination is required, including but not limited to:

#iLoveNG Campaign

The North Grenville Chamber of Commerce is spearheading a new and expanded shop local campaign – in partnership with the Old Town Kemptville Business Improvement Area and the Municipality of North Grenville.
The new phase will build on the foundation laid by the initial ‘Love NG’ campaign launched during the early days of COVID.  It includes several initiatives designed to help raise awareness about the importance of shopping local and increase spending at local businesses. A new ad campaign will include:
• Print and digital media,
• a social media campaign

Seeking Corporate Sponsors & Partners

Nearly one hundred acres of fertile farmers’ fields will be transformed into a Tented City with temporary streets, entertainment stages, live demos, exhibits and other special features. So much to see and do! For the expected 75,000+ visitors, we believe our exhibitors and corporate partners are the #1 attraction within Tented City. The 5-day event will provide excellent opportunities for participating companies and organizations to showcase their products and services.

Effective today, October 1, 2021, the minimum wage rates in Ontario have increased.

Minimum wage is the lowest wage rate an employer can pay an employee. Most employees are eligible for minimum wage, whether they are full-time, part-time, casual employees, or are paid an hourly rate, commission, piece rate, flat rate or salary. Some employees have jobs that are exempt from the minimum wage provisions of the Employment Standards Act. See Industries and jobs with Employment Standards Act exemptions and/or special rules for information on these job categories.
Compliance with the minimum wage requirements is determined on a pay period basis.