April 29, 2020
  • ED's Message: Broadband Internet Issue
  • Rockstar Retailer Member Update - Please Share!
  • Crisis Marketing Through COVID-19 - Free Webinar
  • OCC - Updates and COVID-19 Policy Brief
  • Member Ads
Hello all,

First, I have been hearing from my members that internet is a huge issue now - with children home from college, university and school, we have entire families relying on inconsistent or inadequate internet to work, to learn, and more... I brought this up during a Roundtable last week with Ministers Sarkaria and Scott.

Thank you to those of you who have provided me with impact statements, please keep doing so!
Yesterday, we posted our Retail Rockstar COVID-19 Map Update. This map consolidates all of our retail-goods members and includes descriptions of their procedures and shopping options available due to COVID-19.

We want everyone to #BuyCloseBy for Mother's Day this year, so please share the map and reach out to me if you would like details added/changed.

Lastly, on May 5, 2020, the Chamber, Haliburton County Development Corporation and Sticky Branding are hosting a free webinar on Crisis Marketing.

The speaker, Jeremy Miller, is a best-selling author and has a wealth of experience to share around thriving through uncertain times like these.

Please enjoy the rest of the member advertisements and resources in this e-mail, I am wishing you all the best.

Jennifer M. Locke
Executive Director
Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce
Yesterday, Rocco Rossi, President & CEO, Ontario Chamber of Commerce released a statement in response to the Government of Ontario’s new website accepting proposals for temporarily changing rules and regulations and for taking action to pause or extend any existing public consultations, delaying non-urgent related consultations while the emergency situation remains in place. See it here .

On April 27, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce released a report, Uncharted Territory: Assessing the Landscape for Ontario’s Economic Recovery Post COVID-19. The report outlines the tools capable of providing critical economic relief at a time when businesses need it most, and the risks of failing to act appropriately.
"We need to starve the virus, not the economy: immense and unprecedented relief measures will continue to be needed to preserve the economy through pandemic containment measures.”

-- Rocco Rossi, President/CEO, OCC