CHAMBER CHAT - Week of September 6

Good-bye Summer!
Hello September!
I always found this month one where the sense of renewal joined with the return to routine and it was time to get back down to business. This year, we're rushing into the month with a Federal Candidates forum in preparation for the election (register today below - the event streams live Wednesday, September 8 @ 6:30 pm), two great Chamber Chat LIVE sessions, a continuing RA testing program and a Shop Local initiative and a golf tournament.

We're holding tenuously onto the idea of a return to normal as vaccination levels hit benchmarks while case counts soar again, schools are reopening but vaccination passports are on the horizon for high risk workplaces and RA testing programs are the accommodation.

Needless to say, the Log Cabin is a busy little spot and I'm pretty sure this month will fly by! We're also looking forward to a bit of fun in the park the next couple of Sundays with Market in the Park on the 12th and Lions Live on the 19th!
Rapid Tests Kits available at the Log Cabin
PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19
IN YOUR WORKPLACE!

Let's stay safe and stay open!
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Call Lisa at 613-962-4597 ext. 2 or email lisa@bellevillechamber.ca
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 lisa@bellevillechamber.ca
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Canadian Chamber of Commerce
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Ontario Chamber of Commerce
FEDERAL FUNDING PROGRAMS EXTENSION

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 13 - 
Next period opens October 1st for Claim Period 20 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 October 1st for Claim Period 13 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.
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GRAND OPENINGS
Sweet Escapes
Located at 205 North Front Street, (Beside Northway Restaurant), they are your one-stop fun shop with retro and hard-to-find candy, board games, puzzles, fun escape rooms and even a board game cafe, where you can enjoy unlimited play.
Following the ribbon-cutting by Mayor Panciuk, Chamber staff enjoyed their pick of tasty treats. Thanks Jill!
Sativa Bliss
Having opened their doors in April 2021, Sativa Bliss delayed their official grand opening due to COVID-19 restrictions. This cannabis boutique located downtown offers a large selection of products, whether you are a connoisseur or new to the world of cannabis.
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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.
THE LOG CABIN IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
5 Moira Street East, Belleville
613-962-4597