CHAMBER CHAT - Week of July 11

With the province opening up to Step Three on Friday, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to GO ON VACATION!

The cabin will be in good hands with Lisa taking care of membership, Susan working on some exciting stuff still to come, and Anna taking care of vistor services.

Chamber Chat will pause for the next few weeks, and we will be back in August.

The cabin is open to the public
Monday to Friday from 8:30 - 6:00 and
10 - 4 on the weekends. Drop in for a visit!
Ontario reopens in Step 3 on Friday, July 16
Over 77 percent of the population in Ontario aged 12 and over have received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and over 50 percent have received their second dose. 
We welcome the reopening of things like cinemas, theatres, and personal care services that require the removal of a mask.
Indoor dining is back and gathering limits have been significantly increased!
Rapid Tests Kits available at the Log Cabin
An estimated 30% of people
who spread the virus
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
When there are no appointments available for HPEPH Community Clinics on the Provincial Vaccine Appointment Booking system, please continue to check back daily. New appointments are added regularly. If eligible, you may also wish to register on our Weekly Standby List every week from Friday at 4 pm to the following Friday at noon.
Local youth aged 12 to 17 who have not yet received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine are invited to walk-in appointments at Loyalist College.
Your membership connects you to almost 450 businesses.
Find what you need from people and businesses you can trust.
C-208: What's with the government's block of this legislation?
Bill C-208 would make it easier for succession planning, but it has now become stuck in a legislative limbo that makes it impossible for small business owners to effectively plan. This issue is so critical to Canadian small businesses that 97% of nearly 450 local chambers of commerce voted to make it a major policy focus at our policy convention. 
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, 202. 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)
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) -  
Next deadline: July 15th Last day to apply for claim period 4 - SEE DETAILS

Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS)
Next deadline: July 15th Last day to apply for claim period 4 - SEE DETAILS

Click on the link below to see ALL the programs
in one place 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.
NOT ELIGIBLE for provincial or federal grants and loans?
Trenval, so far, has assisted 51 businesses in the Quinte region with funding in excess of two million dollars through the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF)
Meyers Creek Brewing Company is the latest in our 'Meet Our Member' series.
CLICK HERE to see their story including video, and view featured members.
Do you have a story you would like us to tell?
Call Lisa at 613.962.4597 ext. 2 OR email
KKP Belleville wins prestigious international award "Circle of Customer Excellence"
Melissa Haig, owner of KKP, was honoured by Alliance Franchise Brands during the 2021 virtual convention.
The award recognizes businesses from across their international network of signage and graphics providers who demonstrate superb customer support. Burke Cueny, VP of Marketing said "KKP Belleville team has proven themselves to be a true partner to local businesses and nonprofits through their commitment to their community. READ FULL STORY HERE...
Is your membership plaque up to date?
Call Lisa at 613.962.4597 ext. 2 OR
Find the safety supplies you need for your business.
Check out these local businesses who 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.
5 Moira Street East, Belleville