Announcements

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.

National Day of truth and Reconciliation

Today is the national day for truth and reconciliation, our history of indigenous relations in Canada has never been an easy reflection to make but it is an important one to do moving forward. Today is about amplifying Indigenous voices and perspectives, paying respect to those Indigenous children who never came home, and reflecting on the enduring implications of Canada’s residential “school” system.
https://www.orangepath.ca/your-journey

Mayor's Virtual Address | Register Now

The North Grenville Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Municipality of North Grenville will host a virtual Mayor’s Address event with Mayor Nancy Peckford on May 7, 2021.
“This is an opportunity for the business community to hear directly from Mayor Nancy Peckford as she reflects back on this unprecedented year,” said Cathy Sheppard, Co-host of the event and Outgoing-Chair of the Chamber of Commerce.

INTEREST FREE BUSINESS LOANS BORROW $40,000 AND PAY BACK ONLY $30,000

INTEREST FREE BUSINESS LOANS
BORROW $40,000 AND PAY BACK ONLY $30,000

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan has helped to protect millions of jobs, provide emergency support to families and keep businesses afloat as they contend with the impact of a devastating pandemic. A central component of this plan is the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) which assists those who may not be eligible for other programs or who may require additional relief.