Newcastle Chamber Newsletter Update - June 1 2020
Challenging Times
These are challenging times. We so hope you all are coping well, staying safe and are gradually opening your businesses following provincial guidelines. Sadly, not all businesses will be returning. We were advised that after 90 years serving the community, Welcome Wagon has ceased operations. Eleanor McDougall was our area representative as well as a Chamber member and worked tirelessly in our area promoting local businesses for 20 years. Thank you and you will be missed. This unfortunately will not be the last as the prediction for small businesses not to reopen is as high as 45%. No one knows your business better than you and this is a time to be financially prudent moving forward.
We thank the frontline workers for their continuing devotion and assistance to help our community and to the local businesses that are contributing through donations of funds, services, and supplies. Our local foodbanks are incredibly grateful for any donations. As a Chamber we have donated $1,500 to Clarington East Foodbank to date. THEY STILL NEED CASH DONATIONS. PLEASE HELP IF YOU ARE ABLE.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Chamber via the website or by phone.

The Region of Durham has just posted a Reopening Toolkit for information. Access at
Their website has daily information on Covid 19 and is hosting webinars on various topics.
If you do not have access to PPE supplies, Clarington Board of Trade is selling bulk items-cleaner, sanitizer, gloves, and masks.
Order through and CBOT has information for businesses at
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce also has information as to Government regulations and pandemic procedures.
For Municipality of Clarington updates go to their website at
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If you have any concerns, please contact our webmaster,
Brian Rutherford:
Newcastle & District Chamber of Commerce | 289 675 0946 | |