CHAMBER CHAT - June 15, 2020
Friday marked the opening of Phase 2 for our region and it was great to see little patios popping up everywhere. A huge thumbs up to those restaurants who are working so hard to satisfy our cravings for social interaction - at a distance - it's not easy to run at 150% for minimal capacity. Thank you!

We're looking forward to a beautiful week ahead and as we ramp up plans for our Canada Day and Curbside Culture celebrations, watch for additional details coming very soon. This week, join us on Tuesday for our new 5@5 Zoom get-together and I will be joined on Wednesday's Chamber Chat LIVE by CRA Liaison Officer, Debbie Landry.

Don't miss the link at the end of this message to nominate a business for the Quinte Business Achievement Awards. Nominations are anonymous and simply require an email contact for the business you're nominating. Nominees are contacted by the QBAA Coordinator to complete the full application which are reviewed in the Fall. Nominations close at the end of June. We're not quite sure what the event itself will look like in October but we're learning how to adjust every day so there will be a celebration of some kind either way.

If you're getting ready to open and want to know who has the equipment, PPE, sanitizer, etc... we update this page regularly with local suppliers Back to Business Resources

Canadian Chamber of Commerce and BDC
Monday, June 15
12:00 p.m.
How To Adapt Your Business To Thrive in the New Normal:    
Step-by-step approach to managing risks and building a strategic vision. Hear stories of entrepreneurs who have successfully transformed their companies.   

Trenval & WSIB
Wednesday, June 17
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Introduction to WSIB Excellence Program
Join Tyler Beauchamp for an overview of this program, boasting 36 health and safety topics to help build a comprehensive health and safety system, including immediate pandemic related priorities and can help businesses safely resume operations and remain open. Whether you are just getting started or want to optimize systems and processes you already have in place, the Excellence program can help you reach your goals.

Chamber Chat LIVE
Wednesday, June 17
12:00 pm
CRA Liaison Officer, Debbie Landry
If you've applied for/received or have questions around the CEWS, CEBA, CERB - and are wondering about the impact of these funds on your filings for next year, please join us for some insider tips on what to expect. The CRA provides Liaison officers to assist small businesses with their accounting practices at any time, so if you have any questions around your business filings, join us for the chat.

Loyalist College Training & Knowledge Centre 
Thursday, June 18 
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Evolution of the Consumer Per-Present-Post COVID-19 :  
with guest speaker Birgit Wartenberg, Wartenberg Business Consulting

Don't forget - our COVID-19 page is updated continuously

Last week's Chamber Chat LIVE
- with WSPS, Health Unit & City representatives -
discussed returning to business - what you need to know
to keep your staff and customers safe.
and other webinars are always listed at
Will your business SUFFER the impact
of reduced Tourism traffic?

The SCFEA will meet for the study of the recommendations relating to the Economic and Fiscal Update Act, 2020 and the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on certain sectors of the economy.
Add your voice on the Tourism sector
by sending a written submission by
5:00 p.m. (EDT) on Monday, June 22, 2020.

Here to serve you!
The Log Cabin remains closed to the public until restrictions are lifted
but our regular staff has now returned.
You may call us during regular operating hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 - 4:30

We are preparing for our COVID-19 version of events coming in July
Canada Day on July 1st
Curbside Culture - July 10-12
Lions Club Concerts on YourTV and the BCC Youtube channel
(airing Sundays/Wednesdays as soon as possible)