Last week we launched the Chamber Chat LIVE with a panel from Templeman to discuss how the relief programs should be applied in a variety of situations. If you'd like to review that conversation, please watch it here

This week we have Amber Darling from Trenva l "on the line" to discuss how the Community Futures Development Corporations are here to help small businesses impacted by COVID-19 that have been unable to access other federal support . Applications are Now Open for the new Regional Relief and Recovery Fund #RRRF through Trenval – for more info t renval.ca/regional-relief-and-recovery-fund and if you have questions about this program -
we will also be joined by Ben Parks from TD who will describe features of the CEBA and other considerations

please join us on

Wednesday, May 20 @12:00

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As soon as it is available, we'll also share the session hosted by Rillea Technologies on sanitization we presented last Thursday.

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Wednesday, May 27
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Our AGM was originally scheduled for March 31 but had to be postponed due to the Coronavirus shutdown. Now that we are in place with our virtual options, we will be presenting our financial statement and approving the membership applications to date. We also have some amendments to the bylaws and constitution to be approved; review the proposed amendments here

We would ask you to register for this event and for attendance purposes, there will be a secondary registration process.


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Don't forget - check our COVID-19 page that is updated continuously here at bellevillechamber.ca/covid-19.php

Watch for future virtual events... we're starting to get the hang of this now.

Please - stay safe, stay well and as the weather improves, business doors are opening, we hope you are able to start moving around again safely!

We're in this together and do not hesitate to reach out if there is anything you think we can help with.

Jill Raycroft
CEO
Belleville Chamber of Commerce
C: 613-847-4090
COVID-19 TESTING
In Hastings and Prince Edward Counties there are a number of ways to be assessed for COVID-19. If you develop symptoms of COVID-19, you should seek clinical assessment over the phone first, except in cases of medical emergencies.
HPEPH is working closely with local Ontario Health partners, such as hospitals and primary care providers, to ensure that assessment and testing is available for those who need it.
To be assessed for COVID-19, choose one of the following options:
·         Call the HPEPH COVID-19 information line at 613-966-5500 or 1-800-267-2803
·         Call your primary care provider, if available
·         Call TeleHealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000
·         Call a local COVID-19 assessment centre, all operate by appointment only :
o    Reach the Belleville COVID-19 Assessment Centre at 613-961-5544
o    Reach the Bancroft COVID-19 Assessment Centre at 613-332-2825 ext. 2222
o    Reach the Prince Edward COVID-19 Assessment Centre through HPEPH, primary care, TeleHealth Ontario
The implementation of local assessment centres as well as the expansion of community paramedicine has enabled an expansion of the local testing criteria. Referral for in-home testing in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties may be arranged by calling HPEPH for assessment.