Vol. 13 - Issue 10

October 19, 2023

Table of Contents

  • CDAP: $2,400 Grow Your Business Online Grant
  • Bridges to Better Business: Strategic Business Development Workshop
  • Blast From the Past: sadboy pizza opens in Downtown Georgetown
  • Halton Region Small Business Centre Success Story: Sign ID
  • Small Business Free Virtual Programming
  • Call for Survey Participants - Peel Halton Workforce Development Group
  • Feature Funding
  • Seeking Membership: Town Site Alternation Committee
  • Halton Hills Economic Development Services

$2,400 Digital Grant Opportunity

Calling all Halton Hills Small Business Owners!

If you have an incorporated for-profit business with revenue between $30,000 and $500,000 and have at least 1 employee, you may be eligible for a $2,400 micro-grant to help your business adopt e-commerce.

See if the Canadian Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) Grow Your Business Online grant is right for your business!

Learn More 

Bridges to Better Business:

Strategic Business Development Workshop

Join the Halton Region Small Business Centre for a hands-on workshop to help build your strategic business development plan, master your marketplace positioning, and learn how to maximize no-cost/low-cost communication tactics to drive leads and convert them to sales.

Date: Thursday, November 9, 2023

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: Burlington Convention Centre, 1120 Burloak Drive, Burlington

Fee: $34.87+HST (lunch will be provided)

Workshop Registration 

Blast From The Past: sadboy pizza Opens in Downtown Georgetown

sadboy pizza owner Michael Racioppo shows off the first pizza made for the grand opening against his shop's retro backdrop. Photo credit: Melanie Hennessey/HaltonHillsToday

sadboy pizza opened its doors Saturday (Oct. 14) at 51A Main Street South in Downtown Georgetown, inviting local residents to try its artisanal slices and whole pies while enjoying classic pinball, movies on VHS, Blockbuster memorabilia, and more.

Owner Michael Racioppo is not only serving up slices but is also making a difference, with 10% of all profits donated between the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).

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Halton Region Small Business Centre

Success Story: Sign ID

It’s Small Business Week in the Halton Region and we’re excited to spotlight the Town of Halton Hills business, Sign ID as one of many Halton Region Small Business Centre's Entrepreneur Success Stories!

Success Stories 

Small Business FREE Virtual Programming

Register: CEBA - Loan Forgiveness & Loan Conversion Webinar 

Focusing on the Canadian Emergency Business Account (CEBA) loan forgiveness process, this webinar will provide a recap of the forgiveness criteria.

Learn about the repayment period, including new commencement and the allocated time for businesses to repay the loan. Gain valuable insights into navigating the monthly repayment schedule and discover effective strategies for collaboration with financial institutions.

Date: November 15, 2023

Time: 10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.

Register : Corporate Tax Class - CRA Small Business Seminar  

Facilitated by an experienced Canada Revenue Agency Liaison Officer, the Small Business Seminar is an opportunity to interact directly with the CRA.

Discussion topics will include common tax mistakes and how to avoid them, books and record keeping tips and tricks, how to use benchmarking to your advantage and valuable information on the CRA’s online services.

Date: November 15, 2023

Time: 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.

Call for Survey Participants

Participate in the 2023 GTA Employer Survey: Shaping the Future of Work


Be a part of the conversation!

The Peel Halton Workforce Development Group invites employers like you to take

part in the 13th annual GTA Employer Survey.

With over 500 respondents from various industries and firm sizes, your insights are invaluable.

Take the Survey 

Featured Funding

Halton Region Community Investment Fund

Exciting news for local initiatives! The Halton Region Community Investment Fund is now accepting applications. This fund presents a valuable opportunity for community-driven projects to thrive and make a positive impact.

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NGen Future Ready - Applications Now Open

NGen's Workforce Transformation Program is here to help your company understand what you need to grow, develop custom roadmaps, and help you execute your plans.

Apply Now

Seeking Membership: Site Alteration Committee

The Town of Halton Hills is currently seeking membership for our Site Alteration Committee.

All candidates interested in joining an Advisory Committee should be familiar with the Town's Code of Conduct for Local Boards and Committees.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, October 31, 2023 I 4:30 p.m.

Apply Now 

Halton Hills Economic Development Services

Invest Halton Hills provides a full suite of high-quality services and supports to the business community that in turn foster a prosperous economy and enhance quality of life. These include:

  • Financial incentives via the Community Improvement Plan (CIP)
  • Business retention and expansion (BR&E) programming
  • Investment attraction, expansion, and relocation
  • Business concierge service
  • Site selection assistance
  • Market research
  • Industry engagement
  • Workforce development
  • Supporting and advancing affordable housing projects and initiatives
  • Amplifying tourism’s economic benefits
  • Leveraging and supporting the arts and culture sector to raise quality of life


The Town offers existing and potential businesses a strategic platform for success, proximity to world-class markets, a distinct community with an ideal balance between urban and rural environments, and an outstanding quality of life.


Please contact the Town’s Economic Development staff if you require assistance.

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