CHAMBER CHAT - Week of July 4

It's too hot to cook...
You want to travel...
Curbside Culture...
to the rescue!

Get your passport at the Log Cabin and if you don't hit up one of our special features this weekend, it can still be your guide to international cuisine in Belleville!

We're gearing into Visitor season now but with limited travel, come and see us to find more about discovering your own backyard.
Passports are avaialble now (all summer long) at the Log Cabin.
Community Heroes Honoured in a quiet ceremony on July 1st.
Through nominations from the community, several individuals and organizations received certificates from Belleville Mayor Panciuk, MP Neil Ellis and MPP Todd Smith.
Following the presentation, a procession of vehicles including fire trucks, police and EMS drove by several long term care homes and Belleville General Hospital in honour of the hard work of our health care workers and the resilience of our seniors.
CLICK HERE to READ MORE, see the list of recipients,
and view the photo gallery.
Rapid Tests Kits available at the Log Cabin
An estimated 30% of people
who spread the virus
Give employees and customers peace of mind with regular screening.
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...
Discounted shipping rates for parcels and pallets from trusted carriers. Sign up with your Chamber Promo Code.
Want to know more about these programs?
Call Lisa at 613-962-4597 ext. 2 or email
Additional Funds have been allocated for 2021.
Young Canada Works in Both Official Languages (YCWBOL) is a short-term (6-16 weeks) employment program in Ontario. Eligible organizations can benefit from wage subsidies and access a pool of talented bilingual young candidates from across Canada.

Youth aged 12 - 17 eligible for accelerated second dose.
Your membership connects you to almost 450 businesses.
Find what you need from people and businesses you can trust.
Long Road to Recovery:
COVID's Impact on the events sector

Wednesday, JULY 7
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
As the economy slowly reopens, issues and challenges will continue to persist in the hardest-hit sectors. Alla Drigola, Canadian Chamber Director of Parliamentary Affairs & SME Policy, is pleased to host a lineup of experts:
  • Wendy Paradis, President, Association of Canadian Travel Agencies
  • Tony Elenis, President and CEO, Ontario Restaurant Hotel and Motel Association 
  • Michael Wood, CMO and Managing Partner, Ottawa Special Events 
  • Lesley Plumley, President and Lead Designer & Planner, LP Events/Alberta Live Events Coalition and Founder/Chair, Alberta Live Events Coalition
**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. The CRB is administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).  If you are eligible for the CRB, you can receive $1,000 ($900 after taxes withheld) for a 2-week period. SEE DETAILS

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. The CRSB is administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). SEE DETAILS

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

Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA)
New applicants have until JUNE 30 to apply for a $60,000 loan OR
the $20,000 expansion  CEBA 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)
Did you know that Albert College offers a Pre-Kindergarten program for children age two and a half to four years old?

As a fully licensed childcare centre, Pre-Kindergarten at Albert College is a great alternative to traditional daycare. Lunch and snacks are provided, and after school care is available. 
Children will experience an active learning curriculum delivered by registered early childhood educators, and will also learn French and music! With fees similar to most preschools, what's not to love! Learn more about Pre-Kindergarten online at and apply today to start this September.
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