CHAMBER CHAT - Week of April 11th
Somehow, the middle of April is already upon us. How did that happen so quickly?

Jill will be back from vacation this week, and we are in the home stretch as we prepare for the President's Dinner and Cornerstone Awards on Friday, April 22nd, with only 15 tickets left.

The cabin has been very busy with the ongoing distribution of rapid test kits, getting swag bags ready for the provincial curling teams arriving in Belleville this week, and getting ready for our spring and summer festivals.
Susan and Lisa have been holding down the fort as we get ready for what is sure to be some of the busiest weeks we have seen in a long time. I guess we will have to keep Journey's "Don't Stop Believin" playing on a loop to keep us motivated. What is your go-to music to keep you focused and on task? We'd love to know.

READ ON and find out what is happening with the Chamber and our members. Click on the stuff you find interesting. I love getting those stats. Let's Connect Soon!
We are looking for a new team member!
The Chamber provides a host of services to its members and to the community on behalf of the City of Belleville.
This 8-month contract position has the possibility of a full-time position in either Visitor Services OR City Events.

ONLY 2 TABLES LEFT!
DID YOU KNOW you can submit receipts for a 'Staycation Tax Credit' in 2022? READ MORE.
CHECK OUT THIS BRAND NEW CHAMBER EVENT!
Did you know that the M2M savings programs can be extended to your employees as well?
CLICK HERE for more about these programs.
Call Lisa at 613-962-4597 ext. 2 or email lisa@bellevillechamber.ca
There are lots of savings available to you and your employees.
And the program is growing.
M2M is one more way you can connect to Chamber members
and increase customers.

DO YOU HAVE AN OFFER
you would like to extend to Members.
Contact Lisa at 613-962-4597 ext. 2
Your Digital M2M Card will expire on March 31, 2022.
HERE ARE JUST A COUPLE OF THE M2M OFFERS!
Your membership connects you to more than 460 businesses.
Find what you need from people and businesses you can trust.
FEDERAL BUDGET 2022: A mixed bag
In reaction to the federal government's 2022 budget, The Canadian Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Perrin Beatty stated Canadian businesses have faced an unprecedented two years, characterized by a multi-wave pandemic, inflation that has reached a thirty-year high, supply chain disruptions, extreme weather events, and geopolitical turmoil. Given these conditions, it has never been more important for the federal government to focus on economic growth." READ the complete statement here.

Chief economist Stephen Tapp offers some key takeaways from the federal budget that includes an improved economic outlook with interest rates expected to rise as the Bank of Canada attempts to control inflation.
We are excited to be able to offer
rapid antigen test kits
for your workplace.
We are ready for you!

If you have placed an order, you should have received an email with directions for pick up.
The portal is open for
new orders.
Many of the applications for support programs for business are now closed,
but Ontario is providing additional support to help improve cash flows by providing a six-month interest and penalty-free period to make payments for most provincially administered taxes from January 1 to July 1, 2022.
Chamber Charity Challenge - It's Up To Us!
We are supporting some of our non-profit members with a campaign geared to get them noticed. We hope that you will rise to the challenge and join us in helping each of them reach their goal by April 22nd.

What's happening with some of our members?
CALLING ALL LOCAL BUSINESSES AND ENTREPRENEURS!
Trenval has officially launched its second annual BizQuest Quinte Video Contest.
Submissions will be accepted April 1, 2022 until April 28, 2022

For full contest details, please visit BizQuestQuinte

The Chamber Celebrates Business!
GRAND OPENING Downtown at 'The Hunt On Front'
Chamber past president Peter Kempenaar joined other local dignitaries including Mayor Panciuk for the grand opening and ribbon cutting at one of downtown Belleville's newest shops. Shoppers will find local hand-crafts, gifts, art, and a myriad of unique treasures, new and old.

CONGRATULATIONS!
The Chamber of Commerce LOVES to celebrate any and all new business in Belleville. Do you know of a business celebrating a grand opening?
Have you moved or expanded your business?
We can help.
Let us know and we'll invite dignitaries, media and
we even bring the ribbon and scissors for your special event.

DO YOU HAVE A MESSAGE TO SHARE?
Call Lisa at 613-962-4597 ext. 2 OR email lisa@bellevillechamber.ca
DID YOU KNOW?
You can add your Google My Business Listing to your Chamber profile.
Using your login, just add the URL to your Google Listing, along with the links to your social media pages.
NOT SURE HOW TO DO THAT?
and go to STEP 5 of
"8 ways to optimize your Google My Business Profile".
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