Vol. 14 Issue 1

January 2024

Grant Programs


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Last Call:

Digital Grant Application Portal Closing

Are you a small business owner with a brick-and-mortar location looking to boost your digital presence this year?

Apply for the $2,500 Digital Transformation Grant to take your business on a digital transformation journey. The application portal will close on Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. 

Questions about business eligibility and/or eligible grant expenses? Book a meeting with our Digital Main Street Coordinator, Melissa or contact via email - [email protected].

Apply Now 

Small Business Spotlight

Atonye "Aty" Mildred Jim-Akaya at her bakery in Norval

Photo credit: Mansoor Tanweer/ Halton Hills Today.

Sweet Success for Norval Bakery Owner

The local bakery is the passion project of owner, Atonye Mildred Jim-Akaya - better known as "Aty" - who learned to bake by being her mother’s kitchen helper in her native Nigeria. 

Serving up cakes, cookies, doughnuts, cake pops, and pies - both savoury and sweet - whole or by the slice; Aty-Jimil Cakes is a must visit in Halton Hills.

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Halton Small Business Centre

2024 Initiatives

Consultant on Site Program is back at Halton Hills Public Library

Whether you’re planning to start a small business or expand your existing small business, the Halton Small Business Centre Consultants are ready to help.

Location: Halton Hills Public Library - Georgetown Branch - 9 Church St, Georgetown, ON

Office hours for 2024 are on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the following dates:

  • February 15 
  • March 14 
  • April 18 
  • May 16
  • June 13 
  • July 18 
  • August 15
  • September 19 
  • October 17 
  • November 14 
  • December 12 

Appointments must be booked in advance at:

Book a Session 

2024 Networking Series - Save the Date!

The Halton Small Business Centre networking series provides a unique opportunity for Halton entrepreneurs to connect, share ideas, and learn from one another. Each session will feature a guest speaker who will share insights and expertise on various topics related to entrepreneurship. We believe that networking and collaboration are essential components of any successful business. This is an opportunity to engage, exchange business cards, share experiences, and build relationships that can contribute to taking your business to the next level!

Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Cost: Free

Location: Ned Divine's, 575 Ontario Street S, Milton

*Delivered in partnership with Milton Innovation*

Register Now

Upcoming networking dates:

  • Wednesday, April 17 - Oakville
  • Wednesday, June 19 - Burlington
  • Wednesday, October 16 - Halton Hills

2024 Small Business Marketing Tips

Embrace the new year's “fresh start” theme by promoting your products or services as catalysts for new beginnings. Highlight new offers, products, and promotions to align with the spirit of renewal. Check out the latest edition of the Digital Digest to start your 2024 marketing effectively. 

Digital Digest Vol. 12

Superior Glove Fostering Community Connections Across the Globe

Superior Glove is a Canadian, family-owned company that has been rooted in Halton Hills for over a century. While many have driven past their facility on Hwy 25 in Acton, Ontario for years, they may not realize the company has grown into a global enterprise - with locations in Honduras, Mexico, Shreveport, Buffalo, and Newfoundland.

In 2023, Superior Glove launched a children’s English camp in Villanueva, Honduras as part of their social responsibility efforts. This program focuses on teaching English to the children of Superior Glove's employees from their facility in Villanueva, as well as other local children with limited opportunities to learn English in school. During the program's inaugural year, staff members from Superior Glove's North American facilities volunteered to teach English over a 4-week period, benefiting 33 children. At the beginning of 2024, Superior Glove expanded its program, offering English language learning, sports, and more to 78 children.

This camp is making a difference in the lives of these children and opening doors for them. As Superior Glove continues to grow the program, they aspire to establish community partnerships to extend this camp's benefits to team members from other North American companies. The volunteers who attend and lead the camp have had invaluable experiences, immersing themselves in a new culture, connecting with their global team members, and finding fulfilment in making a meaningful impact on the lives of many children.

To learn more about Superior Glove's social responsibility programs and how you may join their efforts, contact Carleigh Roughley.

English camp participants enjoying a fun-filled day of programming with Superior Glove staff in Villanueva, Honduras.

Photo credit: Superior Glove.

Superior Glove Community Initiatives

Halton Hills Economic Development Services

The Town of Halton Hills Economic Development Division, Invest Halton Hills, provides a full suite of high-quality services and supports to the business community that in turn foster a prosperous economy and enhance quality of life.

Invest Halton Hills supports and services include:

  • Financial incentives via the Community Improvement Plan (CIP)
  • Business retention and expansion (BR&E) programming
  • Investment attraction, expansion, and relocation
  • Business concierge service
  • Site selection assistance
  • Market research
  • Industry engagement
  • Workforce development
  • Supporting and advancing affordable housing projects and initiatives
  • Amplifying tourism’s economic benefits
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