Update From Your Chamber
(October 23, 2020)
We hope October is going well!

We're less than a month away from our 2020 Annual General Meeting - will you be joining us? It will be a short and to the point virtual meeting to update you, our members, look back on 2019, and refocus for 2020/2021 and beyond. And, don't forget to nominate yourself or another member for the Board of Directors!

Your testimonial matters. Please take a moment to share some thoughts on your experience with our Chamber. Your input helps us grow and continue to offer relevant programming.

Our office is open by appointment only, but we are available to meet off-site or by email, Zoom, and phone at 416-877-7605. Please don't hesitate to reach out - we'd love to connect with you!

Stay well. Stay safe.
The Grimsby Chamber Team
2020 Virtual Annual General Meeting
Thursday, November 19 | 4 - 5 PM

We hope you will join us virtually at the 2020 Annual General Meeting on November 19!

We will look back at our accomplishments and activities over the past year, talk about upcoming initiatives and opportunities for our members, and meet and vote in the 2020 Board of Directors.

Call for Nominations
Are you interested in becoming more involved with your Chamber? Do you want to have a say in the programming and direction of activities going forward? Do you know someone who fits this bill? Nominate someone for the Board of Directors today. (Yes, you can nominate yourself.)

We look forward seeing you there - virtually!
Welcome New Members
We are excited to welcome our newest members to the Chamber network! Visit their Directory listings to learn more about their organizations.
Ontario Chamber of Commerce
Canada United Small Business Fund Has Been Extended

In August, we saw Grimsby come out to support our local economy along with the rest of Canada - and people noticed! See what can happen when you support local?

The Federal Government has contributed $12 million to the Canada United Small Business Relief Fund which brings the total raised to more than $14 million!

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce is now able to extend relief grants to more small businesses and is again accepting grant applications from small businesses across all provinces. The new application window opens Monday, October 26.
The OCC Needs YOUR Input

The Grimsby & District Chamber of Commerce and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce are looking for your insight on what matters to business amidst the pandemic. The interactive results from the first round are LIVE. Click here to see the preliminary results. (The positive news is that more than half of businesses surveyed in the Hamilton-Niagara area see an opportunity for their organizations to thrive in their local communities.)

The second survey in the series will take a deeper dive on business confidence as well as other pressing issues. Tell us how confident you are in Ontario's economy and recovery, and what your organization's outlook is for 2021.

Share your views by taking a short three-minute survey here:

This survey is being conducted by Golfdale Consulting, an independent consulting firm.
All responses will be kept strictly anonymous and confidential.

DEADLINE: Tuesday, November 3 at midnight.

We, along with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, are committed to ensuring government understands the issues impacting business in this province. That's why we need your help to express the voice of business loud and clear at Queen's Park.
Town of Grimsby
Job Opportunity | Digital Service Squad – Team Member
Town of Grimsby

As a member of the Digital Service Squad (DSS), you will be a key contributor to the success of the platform and the growth of the Digital Main Street program as a whole.

Applicants must be enrolled in full-time studies, or recently completed a degree or diploma in a related field.

One (1) year experience in a sales or marketing environment. Previous experience with online and offline marketing is considered a strong asset. Previous experience working with small businesses in BIAs is considered an asset.

Applications close October 26, 2020 at 12:00 PM.
Government of Ontario
Poster | Health & Safety at Work: Prevention Starts Here

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development released a new design for the Health & Safety Poster that outlines the rights and responsibilities of workers, supervisors and employers under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
From Our Members
We're pleased to offer this space for our members to share initiatives, promotions, events, updates, and more with our network. We encourage you to take a moment to look through this week's submissions: you may find ideas or opportunities to collaborate with a fellow chamber member.

If you would like to make a submission for an upcoming newsletter, please contact us!
BLVD Studio
Grimsby & District Lions
McNally House Hospice
The McNally “Death, Something to Talk About” series, strives to provide quality community programming to explore the themes of death, dying, loss and grief in a safe and interactive way. Due to COVID-19, all of our programs will take place virtually this fall. It is our hope that you will join us for one (or all) of these thought provoking discussions. Below you will find more details about each of the programs. All programs are free of cost and open to all. Access to Zoom is required.

For additional information or to register contact Amanda Black at 905-309-4013 ext. 31