JUNE 10, 2021
MID MONTH UPDATES
Special Note:
Chamber members get 10% when using coupon code CHAMBER on the checkout page - www.alruttan.com/workshop
June 10th, 7:00 PM
Join Dr. Dieter Bueddefeld and Dr. Ken Kliewer in a conversation about the COVID-19 Vaccine.
You can tune in to the conversation on the Town of Altona’s Youtube channel live on June 10, 2021 at 7:00 pm, or watch the video back at your own convenience later.
If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine that you would like to have addressed, send them to us at communications@altona.ca or call 204-324-6468 before the event, or submit them in the form linked below. You can also submit questions live during the event via the Youtube comment section.
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Special News for Restaurants and "Fast Casual" Restaurants
The Manitoba Chambers of Commerce, in partnership with the Manitoba Restaurant and Foodservices Association, on Friday, announced the expansion of the Dine-in Restaurant Relief Program to include a new subset of eligible restaurants: fast casual.

Fast casual restaurants are defined as independently-owned restaurants with limited eat-in capacity, and whose revenues are driven in large part by walk-up counter service, rather than traditional "quick service" national chains (also known as QSR's).

Fast casual owner-operators have dealt with capacity restrictions for a large portion of the pandemic, including seven consecutive months amid the current Critical (red) level restrictions of the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. They're closed to in-person dining at least until June 12, and they've already faced two previous shut-downs to dine-in service.

If you think you may be eligible for this new intake of the Dine-in Restaurant Relief Fund or you're a previously-approved program participant, click here to learn more about Phase 3.

“Since the launch of the Dine-In Restaurant Relief Fund in January 2021, we have approved 678 applications and returned almost $6.3 million in rebates to Manitoba's restaurant community. We are deeply appreciative to the Province of Manitoba for the $2 million injection to the fund on May 10 which enables us to open up a new intake for applications from yet another tranche of affected Manitoba restaurants -- fast casual."

Chuck Davidson, President & CEO, Manitoba Chambers of Commerce

New Videos in the Works
Our Summer Administrative Support Officer, Nicole Schellenberg is hard at work on a new Shop Local promotion for Altona & District businesses. She is working on creating 5 - 6 short videos based on various community themes such as Contributions, Resilience, Expansion, Customer Experiences, etc. during the pandemic and how they plan to operate in a post-pandemic world.
She is in the process of contacting and interviewing businesses for the videos now.