Introducing the Columbia Valley
Business & Economic Support Team
Over the past week the organizations listed above have been working together closely. We understand that there is a lot of news out there and communications are frequent and many. To streamline this, we have joined forces to provide a single, focused and local information source that you can count on daily - Monday to Friday before 5 pm . This mail-out is available to anyone so please encourage others to subscribe
Please scroll through, to the bottom and don't miss any important and valuable information for you, your family and your business. United, our special Valley will get through this together.
There is Local supply for the demand of Hand Sanitizer and Surface Cleaner
Businesses & Large Quantities
Winderberry Nursery
Personal & Small Quantities
Taynton Bay Spirits
Oliver Egan at Winderberry Nursery is now taking orders for bulk quantities of Hand Sanitizer and surface cleaner. You can get a 5 Gallon bucket for $250. Details on the product here

Please contact Oliver via email at olivere22@hotmail.com or
phone: 250-342-7606

Get your order in by Friday, March 27th
"The sooner our whole valley can eradicate this bug the better off we all are!

Ethanol is a key ingredient in making hand sanitizer., and there is a shortage out there. We have 78% non-consumable alcohol available for free , pop into the distillery during opening hours. Please bring your own container, mason jars work great. We do have a limited amount of 120ml bottles if you don't have your own"

Sunday 10am-6pm
Mon - Sat 9am-8pm"
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B.C.’s first steps to support people & businesses
The plan dedicates $2.8 billion to help people and fund the services they need to weather the crisis; $2.2 billion will provide relief to businesses and help them recover after the outbreak. More

Your Local Network to  Help  and  Be Helped  is here...
Are you in need of assistance or do you have time to assist others? If so, please visit  Volunteer Columbia Valley  website to register. Should you have any questions on this, please email  klassenlaurie@gmail.com , or
call 250-688-0529. 
A Snapshot from the Regional District of East Kootenay
While outdoor recreation (such as a walk or bike ride) is encouraged, it is not intended to be a social activity and social distancing is a MUST. No group outings, group camping, group walks. Many playgrounds and play structures, which are high-contact points in our communities are closed, More
You are not alone. Connect online with others and share ideas on how to move forward .
Share how you’ve been impacted and the type of support you need, join Community futures Business Community Weekly Roundtable.  Every Wednesday from 11:00-12:00 PM where we discuss the challenges businesses are facing and provide resources and information to help you navigate this shifting landscape. More

Community Futures has developed a Business Continuity Workbook  which you can download here
SBBC is pleased to share their new Digital Meetups, a community video call for the small businesses community during COVID-19. Every working day, we will be hosting a Digital Meetup focused around one pressing issue re:COVID-19: from how to generate revenue, to employment law, all specific to small businesses. More

Small Business BC has developed a Business Continuity Checklist which you can download here
Canadian Press - A ‘devastating blow’ to mountain towns that rely on tourism...
A new article from the Canadian Press that feature comments from the CV Chamber's Executive Director - Pete Bourke. Read
Lots for Employers but where are the resources for employees ? Right here...
It is imperative that our community rallies together during this time and we strongly encourage everyone to support local business as much as possible.
Many local businesses have already created an official statement on their website and social media. In an effort to centralize communication from your business to our visitors, municipalities and local community members, Please quickly submit your information below.
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