As Niagara-on-the-Lake’s voice for the tourism economy, our focus right now is to help all stakeholders during the COVID-19 Global pandemic. We meet daily with associations, provincial and federal leaders to address the impact on the industry and discuss solutions for survival and recovery.
While we are all in this together, we want to take this time to thank our loyal Members. Your support fuels our work for the benefit of all industry stakeholders.
We should be soon preparing for the recovery because nothing lasts forever and together we will come out of this stronger.
We are pleased to co-present the Honourable Melanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages on Monday May 4th, from 7:00 to 8:00pm, please look for details and link in the newsletter. If you have questions that you would like us to include please send them to email@example.com before Monday May 4 at 2:00pm
The value of our industry will be even more apparent in the recovery phase.
Eduardo R. Lafforgue and The team of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce and Tourism NOTL
Special Retail Resources
We want to make sure we are giving all the information possible to all of our members. The attached PDF is full of information for the retail sector.
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has launched a new website for the SOS (Save Our SMEs) campaign. The website features key advocacy materials and is designed to help entrepreneurs find the insights and information they need to navigate through COVID-19. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Canada’s national committee for the ICC, provides a platform for our members to become involved in International Chamber of Commerce activities.
COVID-19 has placed a significant amount of pressure on employees, employers and families. Isolation, fear for the well-being of loved ones and financial strain are creating disruptions in all our lives. During these difficult times, it is important to know the resources that are available to help you stay mentally healthy. We encourage you to check out our mental health resources on the Canadian Business Resilience Network website, especially now with the upcoming Mental Health Week. Please share them with your friends, family and colleagues.
Several provinces have begun announcing plans for reopening economies. Timelines and actions vary, but can give businesses and workers an idea of what to expect in the upcoming weeks and months. TIAC will continue to add links to provincial recovery plans as they become available:
TIAC’s State of Tourism in Canada during COVID-19 Dashboard report prepared by TIAC partners Twenty31 has been featured by Skift’s Rafat Ali as an example of good data and visualization of what tourism growth might look like post COVID-19.
Statistics Canada released results for the Canadian Survey on Business Conditions: Impact of COVID-19 on businesses
For those who drive by the brightly coloured picnic tables along Niagara Stone Road by The Village, and wonder whether the popular weekly markets will return this season, co-ordinator Sharon Brinsmead-Taylor has some information to share. Public...
Outbreak of COVID-19 on inpatient unit in St. Catharines declared over
An outbreak of COVID-19 on inpatient Unit 4A at the St. Catharines Site is now over.
After 14 days of enhanced monitoring of patients and staff showed there had been no evidence of further transmission and no new additional COVID-19 cases on the unit, our Infection Prevention and Control team was able to declare an end to the outbreak.
KPMG Webinar: M&A Strategies, Succession Planning & Preparing For Recovery
Canada’s dealmakers have kept much more than two metres apart from mergers and acquisitions since mid-March as investor fear and uncertainty have infected our financial markets. Join professionals from KPMG’s Deal Advisory practice for a live interactive discussion on Wednesday, May 6 at 2:00 p.m. ET to help you understand how businesses are thinking about their M&A strategies, succession and planning for the eventual rebound as we emerge from lock-down and deploy cash in an era of ultra-low interest rates.