Ontario Ministry of Finance
Interest and Penalty Relief for Businesses
On March 25, 2020, the Ontario government announced a five-month relief period for Ontario businesses who are unable to file or remit select provincial taxes on time, due to the special circumstances caused by the coronavirus (COVID‑19) in Ontario.
Beginning April 1, 2020, penalties and interest will not apply to Ontario businesses that miss any filing or remittance deadline under select provincial taxes:
Employer Health Tax
Retail Sales Tax on Insurance Contracts and Benefit Plans
North Grenville Chamber of Commerce
Ontario Ministry of Finance
The province has launched a toll-free line 1-888-444-3659 to provide support to Ontario businesses who have questions about the province's recent emergency order to close at-risk workplaces following recommendations by Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health.
Stop the Spread Business Information Line Now Open at 1-888-444-3659
Starting Tuesday, hydro rates will be temporarily lowered to the off-peak rates – which are typically reserved for evenings, overnights and weekends – meaning homeowners will be charged a steady rate of 10.1 cents per kilowatt hour.
Currently, Ontarians are charged between 14.4 cents and 20.8 cents per kilowatt hour between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. as part of the provincial Time of Use energy conservation program.
Families will save an estimated $20 per month, while businesses will save $150 and cost the provincial treasury $162-million.
Pandemic Preparedness Toolkit for Ontario Businesses
The coronavirus disease (COVID-19), previously known as the 2019 novel coronavirus, is a pandemic that already has or will imminently disrupt the operations of employers, the health care system, and public institu- tions. It is critical that businesses are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to respond to protect public health and ensure the continued essential operations of their organizations.
COVID-19 Information for business owners The Leeds Grenville Economic Development Office is receiving information on the impact of COVID-19 on business and our region from various sources. We will continue to populate this page as additional business information, surveys, resources and programs become available. Health Resources are at the bottom of this page.
See other News and Public Notices for Leeds Grenville. https://invest.leedsgrenville.com/en/contacts-news-events/covid-19.aspx
This event has been postponed - date TBD
North Grenville Chamber of Commerce is excited to have Heather Lawless and Darren Gallacher here with us to explain all the ways this organization can help you succeed in business.
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Introduction to Email Marketing With Mailchimp
This webinar hosted by the Small Business Advisory Centre will discuss the benefits of integrating email marketing, specifically MailChimp, into your online marketing strategy. The webinar will discuss how to focus more clearly on your audience, how to maintain a contact list, develop an email campaign, and re-target key customers. The speaker is Jennifer Baker Consulting.
By the end of this session, participants will:
Describe the benefits of developing an effective email marketing strategy.
Watch here our short video on how to use the FREE rapid antigen screening kits being distributed in North Grenville!
To register & participate in the Rapid Screening Program visit our website to book your training, and to pick up a two-week supply of test kits.
This program is available to ALL businesses in North Grenville with under 150 employees. Together we can help keep our community safe!
FRIDAY APRIL 23, 2021 - 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.
Think Green with NG Green: With only 2 weekends left until Christmas, time is running short to shop for that special gift. Avoid the crowds and give NG Green as a gift and support our local economy. NG Green is our community’s made in North Grenville local currency that can only be spent in local participating stores. Purchase NG Green at the North Grenville Municipal Office from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday. Visit www.LoveNG.ca for a list of participating local businesses.
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