We held our virtual AGM on Wednesday and appreciated those of you who were able to attend. I completely understand this may not rank high on most people's priority list, but this meeting is an important part of the accountability you are assured as a member. In the past couple of years we've made some significant changes to the operations in order to apply for accreditation. This includes an annual financial review and this year, we updated our bylaws with a few changes to meet compliance with those requirements. They don't change how we're operating for the most part but there was some discussion regarding the need for a dissolution article and we've added another to allow for electronic meetings. As difficult as an electronic meeting can be to provide input - on behalf of the Board, I will extend their appreciation for the contributions made by the members who participated in this regard.
If you are interested in listening to the meeting, it is now posted
Have you heard the latest update?
The CEBA ($40,000 loan program) has expanded the criteria
beyond the payroll component.
Set this page as a bookmark to stay tuned to ongoing changes
We had a great conversation with those coordinating funding programs that might fit your needs if you've been out of the running (or have pivoted to COVID support).
Sole proprietors,owners who are paid dividends or pay to contractors are now eligible.
Trenval funding may also be available with their extended program.
LAST DAY TO PARTICIPATE
ELEVATE PLUS Survey
Quinte Economic Development Commission and Loyalist College are pleased to be delivering the new Elevate Plus – Military program.
This is based on the highly successful Elevate Plus - Manufacturing program that has helped almost 200 people move back into employment.
The Elevate Plus – Military program will focus on non-manufacturing employers and is primarily targeted at helping military family member or former military personnel attain the necessary employer defined skills to secure employment in the Bay of Quinte Region.
We realize these are interesting times with the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 but we would greatly appreciate 2 minutes of your time to complete the short 5 question survey. We need to hear from local businesses of all sizes to ensure we are on the right track with the development of this program.
ill be available until Friday, May 29, 2020
If you would like more information about the program please contact, please do not hesitate to contact Elizabeth Cameron, Program Coordinator at
Chamber Chat LIVE
Wednesday, June 3
Managing Stress & Anxiety during COVID-19:
with special guest Dr. Vera Voroskolevska from Restore Balance. We will talk about practical solutions for coping both personally and professionally.
Canadian Chamber of Commerce and BDC
Tuesday, June 2
Planning for Recovery:
How To Restart Your Business in the Wake of COVID-19
Economic update and main business trends that will reshape the way we do business. What should you be doing as you ramp up operations, along with an overview of support programs and resources.
Loyalist College Training & Knowledge Centre
Thursday, June 4
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Redefining the Brick & Mortar
with guest speaker Scott Maybee, Loyalist College School of Business.
Ontario Chamber of Commerce
Friday, June 5
Hon. Mary Ng, Minister
of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade
Addressing key questions on relief programs available to small business, as well as insights on what the path to recovery might look like.
and other webinars are always listed at
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.
Belleville Chamber of Commerce