Brockton Business Newsletter
April 5, 2020
Local Businesses
Step Up to the Plate
Andrew and Carolyn Windsor, owners of the   Best Western Plus Walkerton Hotel & Conference Centre ,   are extending a special invitation for health care workers to stay at the hotel for a deeply discounted rate during the coronavirus pandemic. It's their way of saying "thank you" to those helping to stop the spread of COVID-19.

We know many of you are also assisting in the effort to flatten the curve. Please share your stories with us! Email ppeirol@brockton.ca or call 519-377-7384.

Brockton COVID-19 Business Survey: Are You In?
Tomorrow is the last day to complete Brockton's COVID-19 Business Survey
All information will remain confidential, and will be shared back with you in our next newsletter. We are using the information to assess the impact of the coronavirus on our economy and the best measures to take to assist in our recovery. Please complete the survey to help us help you.
Essential Workplaces
The provincial government has revised its list of essential workplaces able to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Visit Essential Workplaces for further information, or call the Ontario government's business hotline at 1-888-444-3659.
Free Webinar: How to Navigate Government Support Programs
The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) is offering a free webinar on Tuesday, April 7th to help guide you through the process of applying to federal programs for small businesses impacted by COVID-19.
It will feature guest speaker Marilyn Clarke, a commercial lawyer with LXM Group.
The webinar runs from 12-1 p.m. and will cover tax relief for businesses, new loan programs, emergency wage subsidies, considerations in laying off employees, and the Canada Emergency Response Benefit.
Pre-registration is required. Visit:
New Agri-Food Sector Portal
Lists Jobs, Resources
The Ontario government has launched  a new portal  aimed at connecting workers with positions in the province’s agri-food sector. The Agriculture and Food Jobs website includes job listings, support services and industry resources.
“Right now, there are important jobs that need to be filled across the food supply chain and we are looking for individuals who embody the Ontario spirit to step up and provide an essential service,” said Agriculture Minister Ernie Hardeman.
Brockton Launches Shop-Local Web Resource
If you're closed to the public but still open for business during COVID-19, we want to hear from you!
The Municipality of Brockton is launching an Open for Business web page to promote local shopping opportunities for residents.
If you are offering services such as phone or online orders, delivery or pick-ups, bookings or gift certificates, please send us the following information and we will add you to our list:

  • Business Name:
  • Contact Person (this will remain confidential):
  • Location:
  • Phone Number:
  • Web Site
  • Email:
  • What services are you providing?
Introducing Bruce County's New Economic Task Force
Bruce County has launched an Economic Task Force to deal with the coronavirus pandemic and support economic stabilization, recovery and eventual growth. The task force includes economic development professionals, businesses, stakeholders and municipal representatives, including Brockton CAO Sonya Watson.
The group is conducting a monthly survey of local businesses in order to understand the impact of COVID-19 using quantitative data. Complete the survey here.
The county is also expanding its support for businesses through:
  • new online business seminars
  • a resource database
  • free business consultations by phone, video chat or email.
Please visit Bruce County's Economic Task Force page for more information.
Local Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic
 The Brockton Municipal Office is closed to the public but staff are still available by phone or email to provide essential services to the public. Call 519-881-2223.

For business or economic development inquiries contact Paulette Peirol at 519-377-7384 or email ppeirol@brockton.ca .

The Walkerton BIA is closed to the public, but staff are working remotely to respond to emails and social media messages. The BIA can be contacted at manager@walkertonbia.ca or through Facebook or Instagram.  
Online Resources for Brockton Businesses

RTO7, the regional tourism organization for Bruce, Grey and Simcoe Counties, is publishing regular updates to assist businesses. You can sign up for the RTO7 newsletter here.
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