CHAMBER CHAT - Week of August 23

Hey Culligan Man!
Thanks to Paul Moorman and The Good Water Company for the water cooler to help our staff and visitors to the Log Cabin hydrated during the heat wave this past week!

Culligan has been a Chamber member since 1972. Check out his listing in our directory.
The Rapid Testing program has been on FIRE this week! Thanks to all of you who are actively participating and for those still interested, the link to sign up is below. I also just found out this week the program has been extended through March 15, 2022 which is great news as we hope the vaccination rates rise sufficiently to keep us from a lockdown again.

SAVE THE DATE - Wednesday, September 8
We're coordinating efforts with our neighbouring Chambers and will have a couple of virtual events for you to watch coming soon. Given our membership also spans two ridings, Belleville, PEC and Quinte West chambers are planning three things together and I'm also working with the Madoc and Napanee chambers to see if we can't coordinate access to an event with the candidates from the Hastings, Lennox & Addington riding as well.

And as we enjoy this last weekend in August, there is so much happening around Zwick's Park - take advantage of the Midway, the Popups, Uncle Ray's Nature Farm on Saturday, and Buskers on the Bay on Sunday - PLUS a vaccination clinic right on site! It's a perfect time to get that second shot!
Rapid Tests Kits available at the Log Cabin

Let's stay safe and stay open!
It is even easier to SAVE just by being a Chamber member.

Digital cards can be downloaded right to your phone.
DID YOU KNOW that M2M offers can be utilized by everyone in your business.
Employees can take advantage of savings from these businesses and more...
Chamber members can take advantage of the
Special Introductory Offer from Rogers for Business.
58% OFF List Price ~ Mobile rates as low as $49.50
Add Unlimited US long distance for as low as $5/month.
CLICK HERE for more about these programs.
Call Lisa at 613-962-4597 ext. 2 or email
Thank you to our amazing sponsors, the 50th anniversary of our annual golf tournament presented by Meta, promises to be tons of fun!
Enjoy lunch, dinner, $10,000 hole-in-one, and so much more!
Include your promotional items in our golfer SWAG?
Would you like to support the Chamber with a prize donation?
CALL LISA at 613-962-4597 ext. 2 or email

Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB)
The Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) gives income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are directly affected by COVID-19 and are not entitled to Employment Insurance (EI) benefits. Eligible CRB recipients can now apply for a total of 25 periods (50 weeks) between September 27, 2020 and September 25, 2021. Payment amounts will change to $600 ($540 after taxes withheld) for each 2-week period if either:
  • you have already applied for 21 periods
  • you are applying for your first period on or after period 22 (July 18 to 31, 2021)

Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) MAY EXTEND TO OCT. 23.
The CRSB gives income support to employed and self-employed individuals who are unable to work because they are sick or need to self-isolate due to COVID-19, or have an underlying health condition that puts them at greater risk of getting COVID-19.
If you are eligible for the CRSB, you can receive $500 ($450 after taxes withheld) for a 1-week period. If your situation continues past 1 week, you will need to apply again. You may apply up to a total of 4 weeks between September 27, 2020 and September 25, 2021. You cannot apply for periods that are closed. SEE DETAILS

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) -  May continue until October
Next deadline: Sept 9th Last day to apply for claim period 6 - 
Next period opens September 1st for Claim Period 12 SEE DETAILS

Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) May continue until October
Next deadline: Sept 9th Last day to apply for claim period 6- 
Next period opens September 1st for Claim Period 12 SEE DETAILS

Click on the link below to see ALL the programs
in one place with Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
and scroll down to the section titled 'Support for Businesses'
CLICK HERE for information on financial supports, and other business resources available through the province.
E-learning Development
Services include online school set-up and experiential webinars that are designed to process information at a deeper level, and apply new skills in simulated scenarios., all translating to better learning.
National, non-profit organization established to support, celebrate and promote women food entrepreneurs throughout Canada.
A healthcare collective under one roof. Includes registered massage therapy, physiotherapy, naturopathic medicine, and athletic therapy.
Your membership connects you to almost 450 businesses.
Find what you need from people and businesses you can trust.
Ded Eye Axe Throwing
Chamber Member Joel George celebrated the grand opening at his downtown location on the corner of Bridge Street East and Front St. Joel is looking forward to building a community of axe throwers. Join a league, host a party, or plan a corporate event.
Right Fit Therapy
Born from the vision of Hilary Wells, Right Fit Therapy is dedicated to housing a collection of healthcare practitioners, each passionate and dedicated to helping the community on their journey to better physical wellness

Sweet Escapes
Located at 205 North Front Street (beside Northway Restaurant, this is your one stop family fun shop with retro and hard-to-find candy, board games and puzzles. Three escape rooms will test your investigative skills. Or just relax and play a board game with family and friends for $5/per person for unlimited playtime. Check it out.
$5,897.50 raised for Alzheimers
Black Bear Ridge Golf Course held the Brian R.B.L. Magee Memorial Golf Tournament in July.

Anne Beers, General Manager, and Bill Kerr, CPGA Professional of Black Bear Ridge presented the cheque to Sandra Barnes of the Alzheimer Society Hastings-Prince Edward.

A memorial tree and plaque in honour of Brian Magee were unveiled at the tournament.
Is your membership plaque up to date?
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Find the safety supplies you need for your business.
Check out these local businesses that are working to get you the supplies you need to keep your business open and your employees working safely.

Find everything from masks and gloves to disinfectant wipes and sprays, to
body temperature detection devices.
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