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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.

Employment Standards Update

Minimum wage rates
New: Minimum wage rates in Ontario increased on October 1, 2020. Under the Making Ontario Open for Business Act this increase is tied to the Ontario Consumer Price Index for 2020.
The increase to the general minimum wage is 25 cents, which brings the new rate to $14.25 an hour.
The general and specialized minimum wage rates that also take effect on October 1, 2020 are detailed in the chart below.

Business Advice with Darren Gallacher from Grenville CFDC Webinar

Business Advice with Darren Gallacher from Grenville CFDC
Looking for expert advice to help you achieve the vision you have for your business? North Grenville CFDC offers one-on-one business advice to assist you in assessing and planning a business start-up, expansion or relocation. 
This webinar is proudly sponsored by Tom Graham with TD Graham + Associates.

Canada United-show local business some love

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

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
Get the money you need for:
Operating costs
Equipment and vehicle financing
Inventory financing