CHAMBER CHAT - Week of June 29
On our call with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce - Mitch Auger, Jill Raycroft, Ryan Wieczorek, (CCC) Lisa Grills & Chris Auger (owner, Trent Valley Distributors).
FREE HOTLINE for financial help
included in Financial Support section link
The Business Resilience Service (BRS) allows you to connect with experienced business advisors from across Canada for guidance on which government relief programs will be most appropriate to support your small- to medium-sized business, not-for-profit or charity on how to respond and reshape amid uncertainty.

The program, delivered to your organization free of charge, provides:
  • Guidance on COVID-19 financial support program options and eligibility
  • Direction on accessing the most appropriate support organizations
  • Help to make decisions to support recovery plans
  • Real time insights and feedback to policymakers
To access the BRS call 1-866-989-1080 to connect with a business advisor from the accounting profession.
The service is available 7 days/week:
  • Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET
  • Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET
  • Sundays: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET


Peninsula Canada Employment Services  
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Protect your business, its future and back to business
The ever changing restrictions and rules can make this time stressful for a business owner, but it is our goal to help you operate with ease as Canada reopens.

Register for our webinars to receive the latest updates, best practice tips and answers to any pressing questions you have.
Held online every Tuesday and Thursday, our experts discuss:
  • Updating health & safety, HR policies and procedures
  • Hiring, recalling and dismissal of employees
  • Refusal return to work
  • OHS considerations
  • Effective and safe re-open steps
A must watch for every employer!
Register with this code:   BELL001
Chamber Chat LIVE
will resume on Wednesday, July 8
Enjoy your Canada Day holiday!
12:00 pm


Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Facebook
Wednesday, June 24
1:00 pm
How to Build an Effective Advertising Strategy    

Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Sysential  
Monday, June 22
1:00 pm
Take Control of Your Business:  3 Simple Tools to Help Your Business Survive and Thrive.

The Small Business Centre is offering a variety of free workshops and webinars to assist business in moving forward. Check their  calendar for a list of upcoming events .

Loyalist College Training & Knowledge center is offering a series of  free employment and small business webinars  to help plan for the future.
Trent Valley Distributors gets $10K grant from Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Salesforce
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce announced 62 $10,000 grant recipients from its Canadian Business Resilience Network Small Business Relief Fund today, including Trent Valley Distributors, celebrating their 40 th anniversary this year. As a restaurant/kitchen supplies distributor, their business has had to shift during the pandemic and while cleaning supplies have always been part of their product line, they’ve also become experts in sanitization.
“We are thrilled to have been selected as a recipient for the CCC grant. Trent Valley Distributors has been a member of the Belleville Chamber of Commerce for 30 years and take great pride in our partnership. This grant will allow us to further develop our sanitation division and provide us with the funding needed to expand our line and give back to the community. Thank you to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and especially Jill Raycroft and Lisa Grills from our local chamber for supporting small businesses like Trent Valley during these unprecedented times. The past few months have been very difficult for so many people and we can’t wait to put this money to great use” says Chris Auger, owner of Trent Valley Distributors. Chris purchased the business last year.

Stay in touch with the details for our throwback event -
with your passport to the world of food in Belleville
(featuring $10 menu items available for curbside pickup)