CHAMBER CHAT - Week of October 13
We are very sorry to share the sad news of the passing of Jill Raycroft's mother on Tuesday, October 13. Although her passing was sudden, it was peaceful. We offer Jill and her family sincere condolences during this difficult time.

Jill will not be available at the cabin until sometime next week. Her leadership will be greatly missed over the next few days, but we will continue with planned virtual events.

Register now for the fourth in our Ecommerce series "Exploring the Digital Marketing Landscape" with Jamie Hoskings. WEDNESDAY, October 14 at noon. Registration details are below.
Wednesdays ~ 12:00 -1:00 pm (Zoom)

Exploring the Digital Marketing Landscape...
with Jamie Hosking, City of Belleville E-Commerce Advisor
answering the questions you didn't even know to ask

Session 4: Wednesday, October 14
How “word-of-mouth” works online… Attracting and keeping customers - including customer reviews, creating online content, and influencer marketing and what happens when someone says something bad? REGISTER NOW!

October 21 - Small Business Week - Lots of great seminars. Details to the full schedule and links to register are below.

Session 5) October 28
Opening the Window of Opportunity… Starting an online store doesn’t mean closing the door to walk-ins - choosing a business model, website platform (selling on your own website vs online marketplaces) and establishing online marketing channels.

Session 6) November 4
How’s that working for you? – building around the best and worst of transitioning to an online presence?

In light of the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce has redesigned our annual Ontario Economic Summit. For 2020, the letters in ‘OES’ will instead stand for the Ontario Economic Series, a collection of virtual forums that connect participants with some of the most influential people from across the globe.

As it has been for nearly 20 years, OES 2020 will be the forum for visionary leaders in the public, private, education and not-for-profit sectors to shape Ontario’s future growth and role in the global economy. We will continue to value inclusivity, collaboration, and the sharing of ideas from around the world to achieve greater prosperity here in Ontario.

Registration is $50/member/session - as our member, the membership rate applies.

As we move "community discovery & events" information over to the DiscoverBelleville newsletter - we have a new "Member Events" section on our website where we will post details of special initiatives you have going on...

If you are hosting or involved with a special event
you can add your events to the calendar with your (login account) or
send us images to add to this space.
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The Big Grant for Small Business
The Big Grant for Small Business was created by McDougall Insurance & Financial & Grenville Mutual Insurance in order to support three small businesses in Ontario that have experienced financial strain during 2020 due to Covid-19. 

Small business owners will have the opportunity to
submit a short essay style submission that includes
a picture of the business or staff, description of the business, business location, 
financial struggles in 2020 and what the
grant funding would be used for.

Grant applications will be accepted from October 1st, 2020 - October 30th, 2020.

The top 3 small businesses will be selected by a panel of judges and The Big Grant,for Small Business winners will be announced on Monday, November 2nd, 2020.
Monday - Friday 8:30 - 4:30 pm