In This Chamber Update
We know that you're busy and that there's a lot of information coming your way, so here is a quick snapshot of this update, so you can navigate easily to each section.


Mandatory Closure of Non-Essential Business 

On Monday, the Government of Ontario announced that all non-essential enterprises will be required to close their doors, however, all businesses are allowed to continue operating if they do it remotely. Officials released a list of which workplaces are considered essential later that evening. Please review the announcement, and contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Economic Rapid Response Team - Business Impact Survey 
In a unified effort, mayors across Niagara announced a new initiative to support businesses last week, the  Economic Rapid Response Team (ERRT) . They are now calling for local businesses to complete the Niagara COVID-19 Business Impact Survey . From the ERRT:

'As Niagara prepares to address these new-found challenges data will be critical, not only in identifying the specific impacts of COVID-19 on business, but also in targeting assistance efforts as the economy begins to recover. We're looking to the business community to provide us with insight on the impacts to business so we can advocate on your behalf.

Please fill out the short survey to help in the documentation of impacts and inform recovery planning and additional supports for Niagara's business community.'


Resources From Members in Our Chamber Community
To further support our member organizations and facilitate connections, we have launched a new webpage as a space for members to share ways they can serve others during the COVID-19 crisis.

This is a critical time to support local businesses - and we want to help share that businesses in Grimsby are still willing and able to operate!  Learn what your Chamber colleagues can do for you - and submit your own blurb if you have services or products to share!

We're also opening that space for members to post any resources they need from the community. Please contact us if you would like anything listed on the page.


McNally House Hospice is in Need of Personal Protective Equipment


The Top 5 Things Small Businesses Should Know
From the Canadian Chamber of Commerce:

These are challenging, unprecedented times for all of us, but especially for small- and medium-sized businesses in Canada. We are here to help Canadians get through this pandemic. Watch our video with our President and CEO, Perrin Beatty, to learn the top five things SMEs should know right now.

Watch the video below for the Canadian Chamber's top 5 things small businesses should know:

COVID-19: The Top 5 Things Small Businesses Should Know


We Need Your Feedback
  We continue to actively gather feedback from our member businesses and organizations, and will compile our results to share (anonymously) with both chamber umbrella organizations (like the Ontario and Canadian Chambers of Commerce) and local government representatives.

 let us know what your business is experiencing, and what help and supports you need.

We remain committed to providing accurate, verified, and relevant information to our members, and the business community. Please visit our website for links to additional resources, and don't hesitate to contact us.


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