From the Desk of the CEO...
Our Shop Local Brantford-Brant campaign is now well underway!

It has been great to be able to reach out and work with a number of local businesses to develop the products, services, and features of the campaign and to learn and share more about the specific economic, social, and community benefits of allocating a portion of your holiday, grocery, goods, and services spending to small businesses and entrepreneurs in our community.

The Chamber is just one of the dozens of Chambers and Boards of Trade running Shop Local programs this fall and early winter across the province. Our rapid screening kit program continues to be popular and our Wine, Women, and Shopping Event is just one week away, featuring our popular local, but internationally known comedian Graham Chittenden. Let the dynamic Canadian November weather guide you to our local shops and services.

Stay safe, and shop local!

Thank you,

Shop Local Advertising Opportunities
There is nothing better than the ability to tell your video story, so why not take advantage of the Shop Local program? We are offering short professionally shot and edited videos to tell your story. It won't take much of your time at around one hour per shoot. Spots are limited and first come, first served - so schedule yours today!

Please contact to schedule your video shoot.
The Chamber of Commerce Brantford-Brant is hosting a testimonial contest where participants can shout-out their favourite local business for a chance to WIN a $100 gift card to local restaurants like Devlin's Country Bistro and Catering, Hudson Public, Sociable Kitchen and Tavern, Big Smoke Burger, and Mercasa Little Italy Eatery.

Contestants will be entered to win a prize each time their testimonial is published to our social media platforms. If YOUR business receives a shout-out, we will publish a paid social media post about your business to get your name out there!

To submit a testimonial, head to our website. For any additional information, please contact
Chamber Events
Calling all Chamber members…
This is the last call for nominations for the 2022 Outstanding Business Achievement Awards! For more information and to nominate a business, click here. For more information, contact or (519) 753-2617 ext. # 21
Growing Your Workforce 2021
Virtual Conference
Tuesday, November 23,
Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Growing Your Workforce Conference 2021 is a virtual conference focusing on solutions that will help your organization attract, retain, and train the talent you need after the recent pandemic. Organized by experts in Literacy and Basic Skills, nine Workforce Planning and Development Boards, and three Local Immigration Partnerships, we present to you innovative and intersectional ways of Growing Your Workforce.

Register here.
In Case You Missed It: Estate Law Webinar
On Wednesday November 10th, 2021 Caitlin Turner hosted the Estate Law Webinar, discussing Critical Updates on Ontario Estate Law.

If you missed it, you can watch the recorded webinar here.

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Additional COVID-19 Resources
Recovery Activation Program helping local businesses go digital. Click here to learn more and apply
PD27 10% Temporary Wage Subsidy Self-identification Form for Employers. Click here
Government of Canada Covid-19 Alert App: click here to download
Support for your business from the Government of Canada. Click here to find out which supports best fit your business
Support for Individuals from the Government of Canada. Click here to find out which supports best fit your business
Business Resilience Service phoneline: call 1-866-989-1080 to connect with a business advisor from the accounting profession. The service is available 7 days/week from 8 am – 8 pm ET
Canadian Emergency Business Account (CEBA); This $55 billion program provides interest-free loans of up to $40,000 to small businesses and not-for-profits. Click here to apply
Develop your Workplace Safety Plan with tools from the Government of Ontario here.
For the most up-to-date provincial & federal programs, take a look at our website.
Chamber of Commerce Brantford-Brant