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Business Resources/Information
Pop-Up COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic
Wednesday, August 4th there will be a Pop-Up COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Petawawa Civic Centre from 4 pm - 7 pm. No appointment necessary. Eligible for first and second dose, subject to vaccine availability, for anyone 12 and older.
COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Screening Program

The local Renfrew County area Chamber of Commerce organizations have joined together to offer businesses under 150 employees with the opportunity to participate in COVID-19 Rapid Screen Initiative. If you wish to participate in this screening program please contact Lorraine at the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Ottawa Business Journal
Stuff Made and Built in Eastern Ontario

This fall, the Ottawa Business Journal will launch the third annual edition of STUFF Made and Built in Eastern Ontario to explore what's being made and built right here in our community. It will highlight the coolest products, celebrate recent grads who are working in manufacturing and construction and keep readers informed about this important sector.

Do you have something that Terry and his team should know about? Connect with Terry today.

Funding Programs
Tourism and Travel Small Business Support Grant

The Government of Canada recently launched the national $500-million Tourism Relief Fund (TRF). The Tourism Relief Fund supports tourism businesses and organizations to adapt their operations to meet public health requirements while investing in products and services to facilitate their future growth. With a budget of $500 million over two years, including $50 million specifically dedicated to Indigenous tourism initiatives, this Fund will position Canada to be a destination of choice when domestic and international travel is once again safe by: 
  • empowering tourism businesses to create new or enhance existing tourism experiences and products to attract more local and domestic visitors; and
  • helping the sector reposition itself to welcome international visitors by providing the best Canadian tourism experiences we have to offer the world.
In eastern Ontario, FedDev Ontario is delivering TRF funding to local organizations and applications are now being accepted.
Who can apply?
Eligible applicants include tourism entities that cater mainly to visitors, such as:
  • businesses;
  • not-for-profit organizations, such as tourism associations; and
  • band councils or other Indigenous organizations and cooperatives.
To be considered eligible for this Fund, applicants must meet at least one of the following criteria:
  • be a key supplier or operator in the visitor experience;
  • be part of a defined tourism cluster or tourism-dependent community, including supporting downtown cores; or
  • provide an anchor product or service in a destination.
For more details on eligible applicants, please visit FedDev Ontario’s TRF webpage and consult the Application Guide.
Jobs Growth Fund (JGF)
The Jobs and Growth Fund (JGF) provides assistance to help create jobs and position local economies for long-term growth. Valued at $700 million nationally over three years, JGF is being delivered by Canada’s regional development agencies (RDAs) to help job creators to future-proof, build resiliency and prepare for growth by adopting clean technology, increasing diversity, implementing new digital technologies and strengthening capacity in critical sectors. This includes up to $70 million in funding dedicated to supporting businesses created after January 2020 that meet eligibility criteria.
In southern Ontario, FedDev Ontario is delivering $224 million in JGF funding.
Applications are being accepted find out more on the FedDev Ontario webpage.
Upcoming Workshops
Debt Management for Small Business

Offered by the Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation

Did you have to access loan funding during the Covid-19 lockdowns? If yes, does re-payment have you worried?
Participate in an August 11th at 11:00 AM FREE VIRTUAL WORKSHOP with Credit Canada’s own Richard Haggan who teach you some of his best practices for tackling your debt load while maintaining a healthy credit score.

The Town of Petawawa is undergoing a Community Improvement Plan (CIP). The next step is the Municipal Workshop. It is an opportunity for attendees to discuss the following components of the CIP:
  1. CIP Vision and Goals;
  2. Financial Incentive Programs; and
  3. Municipal Leadership Strategy.

At the Municipal Workshop, the Town’s consultant, WSP, will give a presentation, summarizing the process and findings to date, followed by an in-depth facilitated discussion on the Draft CIP. 

We will be conducting this workshop virtually on Tuesday, August 31st. There will be the opportunity to register for one of two sessions that day. A separate email will be circulated regarding that invitation.
Town of Petawawa
Petawawa Business Advisory Network
1111 Victoria St. Petawawa, Ontario
Phone 1-613-687-5536