Effective Thursday, January 14, 2021at 12:01 a.m., the government is issuing a stay-at-home order requiring everyone to remain at home with exceptions for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services, for exercise or for essential work. This order and other new and existing public health restrictions are aimed at limiting people's mobility and reducing the number of daily contacts with those outside an immediate household.
North Grenville Chamber of Commerce
Digital Main Street Program Active in Leeds Grenville communities
Digital Service Squads working throughout Leeds Grenville have contacted over 450 businesses and are assisting many with their online needs.
According to the Business Development Bank of Canada, nearly 85% of Canadians were already buying online before the pandemic and 8 out of 10 Canadians who made an online purchase for the first time during the pandemic intend to continue shopping online after the crisis.
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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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
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.
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
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.
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:
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.
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