March 23, 2020
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday; 8:30 am to 4:30 pm; closed 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Together We Can
The Stettler Regional Board of Trade & Community Development, in partnership with Stettler Regional Emergency Management Agency, will be collecting emergency information from businesses along with details on their current situation to help share resources and prepare for recovery.

We are asking all businesses to please fill out this vital form. 
The Stettler Regional Board of Trade is assisting at the Stettler Regional Emergency Management Emergency Operation Centre Monday- Friday 8:30am-4:30pm.

If you have questions you are invited to call the hotline at 403-742-7300
At this time we are asking our local businesses making any operational changes to please submit the following form:  https://www.stettlerlocal.com/covid-19-business-updates

Utilizing this form not only assists us but allows your customers to still access your goods and services.

If you are planning on making more drastic changes such as closures (whether they are temporary or permanent) or changes in employment we ask that you please notify us as soon as possible.

We are doing our best to mitigate the economic effect our amazing local businesses are currently facing however we do need your help by communicating with us.

Please call us at 403-742-3181 or email info@stettlerboardoftrade.com with any and all relevant information.
Is your business still operating? (please choose the best answer)
Yes
Yes, but at a reduced capacity
We have temporarily closed
We have permanently closed
BUSINESS RESOURCES
From the Stettler Regional Board of Trade
Globally, people and businesses are faced with having to understand how to deal with the ever-changing issues surrounding the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. Managing the public health risk for infectious diseases is the responsibility of Alberta Health Services, but business owners need to be prepared for the potential impacts that COVID-19 could have on their operations.

The Stettler Board of Trade wants to assist our community with easy access to factual, up-to-date information so that your business can be prepared. We have created a private Facebook group that will share a collection of resources to help keep you up to date as well as develop your business continuity plans. We will continue to provide new resources as they become available.

From the Canadian Payroll Association

Payroll Continuity Planning: How prepared is your organization?

March 25, 2020 @ 10am MDT
 
This complimentary webinar will explore the importance and necessity of business continuity planning, focusing particularly on payroll continuity planning and why it should be at the top of your “To do” list. Learn about the benefits of having a plan in place, along with key considerations and a step-by-step process review to build your plan.
 
Register  here .

For a summary of the questions and answers from the Payroll Infoline please click here.
From the Calgary Chamber of Commerce
Business Resource Webinar Series

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 11:00 am MST 
Debby Carreau, Founder and CEO, Inspired HR will talk about best practices when laying off staff and how to support them short term.

Find more information and previous recordings here.
From the Canadian Chamber of Commerce
From Facebook
Business Resource Hub

Managing through and building resilience during the COVID-19 outbreak.

At Facebook, we’re working to keep people safe and informed about the recent outbreak of COVID-19. We know that as members of the communities you serve, businesses like yours may also be experiencing unexpected challenges, and we’re committed to providing as much support as possible.

Find out more here .

Small Business Grants Program

We know that your business may be experiencing disruptions resulting from the global outbreak of COVID-19. We’ve heard that a little financial support can go a long way, so we are offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits to help during this challenging time. 

Find out more here .
From RSM Canada

Article: 5 things organizations can do to brace against coronavirus fallout
Use these emergency preparedness best practices to minimize the negative impacts to your business from the #coronavirus pandemic:

Article: How to handle supply chain bottlenecks in the face of coronavirus
As #COVID19 cases increase worldwide, companies have changed or in some cases halted parts of their operations to help slow the spread:

For more on RSM Canada's COVID-19 Resource Centre click here .
Business Continuity

If you are currently stuck at home this may be a good time to think about what your business will look like going forward.


Find a Business Continuity plan and template for entrepreneurs by the Business Development Bank of Canada  here .
For Not-For-Profits

Rairdan Services is offering not for profits and charities to register for StettlerGives.com for no cost right now. By creating a page on the site assistance can be given to recruit volunteers for these groups and help advertise their volunteer openings.
Business to Business
Thank you!
We were able to connect 2 local business to remedy the need.

If your business is in immediate need of an item or resource to continue operations please contact us at 403-742-3181 or email info@stettlerboardoftrade.com
If your business is offering a special or promotion to assist other local businesses we would love to help you get the word out.
GENERAL INFORMATION
This short survey will enable the EDA to gather consistent, high level data on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to Alberta businesses. 

They will then be able to share overall trends on immediate needs and the resources required. 
One of EDA's priorities is to ensure we all have the best and most relevant information available to navigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to our businesses and economies. 
News From the Government of Canada


The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

On March 18, 2020, the Prime Minister announced a new set of economic measures to help stabilize the economy during this challenging period. These measures, delivered as part of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, will provide up to $27 billion in direct support to Canadian workers and businesses.

Source :


Small and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of the Canadian economy. During this extraordinary time, the Government of Canada is taking strong action to help Canadian businesses as COVID-19 is affecting them, their employees and their families.








News from the Government of Alberta


Measures to protect employers and employees from the economic disruption of COVID-19 and position Alberta for recovery.








Source:
On the Calling All Suppliers - Help Canada Combat COVID-19 page posted on the Buyandsell.gc.ca site, businesses are asked to provide information about products and services they can supply in support of Canada’s response to COVID-19.
A list of suggested products and services is provided and businesses can fill out and submit an electronic form  with their information on these or other products and services that may be relevant. As this page will continue to be updated, businesses are encouraged to check back for new information that may be posted. Thank you in advance for your assistance in sharing this information as widely as possible in your supplier community.
To help you to stay alert on what is happening in your region, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce has gathered some information sites from across the country that you can bookmark for updates on the COVID-19 virus.

Sign up for the newsletter here .