November 18, 2020
We're half way through November already?

The Chamber has been working hard getting ready to host our Annual General Meeting virtually... tomorrow! Your Chamber needs your vote - please consider joining us for an hour at 4:00 PM tomorrow.

As your local Chamber, we are committed to supporting the businesses in our community. Recently, many food and beverage establishments throughout Niagara have expressed their views on the recent order under Section 22 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act, which imposes new restrictions on the sector. You can read the Chamber's position here.

If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out - we always want to hear from you!

Stay well. Stay safe.
The Grimsby Chamber Team
Upcoming Chamber Events
2020 Virtual Annual General Meeting
Thursday, November 19 | 4 - 5 PM

We hope you will join us virtually at the 2020 Annual General Meeting tomorrow. Your voice is important - it's how we report on our activities and move YOUR Chamber forward!

This one-hour meeting will be concise and informative... we'll recap 2019, look at how 2020 is shaping up so far, and look forward to 2021. Come out to learn what your chamber is doing for you, and vote in the 2020/2021 Board of Directors.

If you haven't already registered, please do so now - WE NEED YOUR VOICE!
Connecting Ideas
Wednesday, November 25 | 2 - 3 PM

Share. Listen. Solve.

We understand the value of sharing ideas to help drive growth - and we shaped this event format around the benefits of brainstorming.

The Connecting Ideas Brainstorming Sessions are problem-solving think-tanks in a small group setting - with only 6 spots available. Each participant will have the opportunity to tell the group about an issue, idea, or challenge, and the group will offer solutions, other viewpoints and considerations, or anything else that could help move your ideas forward!

Join us the upcoming Connecting Ideas Session on November 25 from 2 - 3 PM to meaningfully share ideas with other local business owners!

Hurry - only 6 spaces are available, on a first come first serve basis!
Coffee & #ConnectingGrimsby
Friday, December 4 | 8 - 9 AM

Connections grow businesses.

Let’s wrap up the year with a morning of making connections and growing your professional network! A strong network will help establish product and service partnerships, more referrals, and a support system. We'll also be adding some holiday cheer!

Join your Chamber colleagues at the next Coffee and #ConnectingGrimsby Virtual Networking Event on Friday, December 4 at 8 AM.

It’s an excellent opportunity to engage your business peers to celebrate your successes, help you navigate the unique challenges the pandemic presents, share what you're looking forward to next year, or get to know the local business community better.
Welcome New Members
We are excited to welcome our newest members into the Chamber network! Visit their Directory listings to learn more about their organizations.
Ontario Chamber of Commerce
Last Chance to Send a Message to Queen's Park
Round 3! The Ontario Chamber of Commerce needs your insight on what matters to business amidst the pandemic.

The interactive results from the second round are LIVE! Click here to see the preliminary results.

This survey will take a deeper dive on business confidence as well as other pressing issues. Tell us how confident you are in Ontario’s economy and recovery, and what your organization’s outlook is for 2021.

Last chance to share your views by taking a short three-minute survey here and let the government know what is important to you.

This survey is being conducted by Golfdale Consulting, an independent consulting firm.
All responses will be kept strictly anonymous and confidential.

We need your help to express the voice of business loud and clear at Queen's Park to ensure government understands the issues impacting business in this province.

Deadline: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at midnight
Town of Grimsby
Digital Main Street

Digital Main Street helps main street businesses grow by adopting digital tools and technologies. The Digital Service Squad Member for Grimsby has been hired, trained, and is ready to help YOUR business…for free!

Liam McNally is here to help you 1-on-1 to take advantage of all things digital for your business and assist you in applying for and receiving a $2500 grant to improve your online presence. Liam can help you set up a Google business listing, improve your website, get on social media, and much more, all at no cost to you (you do not need to apply for or receive the grant to be eligible for Liam’s support).

We encourage you to take advantage of this free service and to contact Liam at lmcnally@grimsby.ca or (416) 668 9343. He will also likely be popping by your business to introduce himself. You can read more about the Digital Main Street program, take a free digital assessment and apply for grants at https://digitalmainstreet.ca/.

Applications for grants are due by November 30, 2020.

Please note: at this time, the Digital Main Street program is available only to businesses within the Grimsby Downtown Improvement Area (DIA). 
From Our Members
We're pleased to offer this space for our members to share initiatives, promotions, events, updates, and more with our network. We encourage you to take a moment to look through this week's submissions: you may find ideas or opportunities to collaborate with a fellow chamber member.

If you would like to make a submission for an upcoming newsletter, please contact us!
Beverly Tire & Auto
The Casablanca Hotel and Community Care of West Niagara
CCWN receives $3000 food donation from Casablanca Hotel

The shelves at Community Care West Niagara (CCWN) will be a little fuller thanks to a sizable food donation from the Casablanca Hotel. The hotel donated around $3,000 in overstocked food to the food...

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Grimsby Hyundai
Grimsby Hyundai is committed to a Safe and Sound shopping, buying, and servicing experience. For example, we have an adapted showroom process to ensure safe social distancing, enhanced cleaning protocols, and drop-off services when required. Plus, you can Shop From Home with Hyundai Express Shopping. Build and price a new Hyundai, get a trade-in appraisal, apply for credit towards a new vehicle, and schedule a dealer appointment all from the comfort of home!

Additionally, Grimsby Hyundai's service department has made it easier than ever to stay connected remotely with mobile service updates and payment! Receive service updates by text and check out directly on your mobile device. Shop safely in-store, and online, at Grimsby Hyundai - for friendly people and your best deal!
Cost Savings Programs
FirstData
First Data provides exclusive member payment processing rates, and terminals and solutions to help businesses be more competitive with simple, affordable, and transparent pricing.

If they cannot beat your current processing fees, you will earn a $1,000 Visa gift card.

Get started with Clover today to save on each transaction this busy Holiday shopping season - especially as customers often choose card methods of payment!
Freightcom
If you’re a business that ships products domestically or internationally then signing up for the Chamber Shipping Program is a no-brainer!

With Freightcom’s innovative shipping platform you’ll transform your shipping process, save on shipping costs, choose from a variety of trusted carriers, and receive fewer invoices.

Contact us for our Chamber Member discount code to get started today!
Chambers Plan
The Chambers Plan is designed specifically for small businesses.

It gives small business owners and entrepreneurs premium stability and access to group insurance and employee benefits that previously were only available to large corporations.

You may think you can’t afford a benefits plan, but the Chambers Plan offers a comprehensive benefits solution on any budget!