Member Update Week of February 15th 2021

COVID-19 Posters, Government Support Grants & Energy Rebate Programs, “Tell Your Food Story” Webinar & more.

We can’t even begin to tell you how wonderful it is to see your smiling eyes in person this week!   Those of you who were able to open your doors for the first time in a long while, we hope you had a great week and that your customers & clients kept you busy in the best possible way!   

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COVID-19 Posters

It’s been almost a year since we first had to worry about COVID-19 and some of your signs may need a re-fresh!   Maybe they are looking worn or contain out-of-date information.   It’s  important to maintain current and tidy signage as a signal to your customers that you are taking their safety and the safety of your employees seriously.

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has up-to-date posters for everything from self-screening to proper mask-wearing, social distancing and more.  Click here to find what you’re looking for!  If you do not have access to a printer and would like a copy of the Self-Screening or STOP before entering poster, we are happy to provide one for you, please contact Julia ambassador@downtownorangeville.ca

Zenefits.com also has some fun posters that you can download for free and post in addition to the required public health posters – your customers will appreciate these too!

You can find the posters here:

Mask Sign

Social Distancing Sign

Provincial Government Supports for Small Business

We’ve had a few questions this week about where to go to find out about the current Government rebate programs that are available. MPP Sylvia Jones has created this quick guide for current available grants. We encourage you to take a moment to make sure that you are making the most of the help that is available to you and visit: https://www.ontario.ca/page/businesses-get-help-covid-19-costs for full program details.

Still need some help?  Don’t forget about the FREE Virtual Advisor Program from the Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC)!  This specialized, confidential, and FREE service matches local business owners with professional advisors.

Looking for legal counsel or human resource tools?  Need to speak with an accountant?   The SBEC will chat with you to determine your needs and connect you with the right service, covering your costs up to $600!

To learn more and determine how this program could support your business, contact the SBEC today! 519-941-0440 Ext. 2286 .

FREE webinar “Tell Your Food Story”

This is a great opportunity for our restaurant and food service members!

“Tell your Food Story” explores how understanding and telling your unique ‘food story’ can help attract customers to your business and our town. Hosted by the Culinary Tourism Alliance, this 1.5 hour session will explore the breadth and diversity of culinary tourism; help you learn to identify different types of culinary tourists; identify opportunities to generate increased visitor demand; and look at some good practices and grassroots marketing tactics for attracting foodies.

Tue, February 23, 2021

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EST

Click here to register.

Special Offer from Snap’d Dufferin

Snap’d Dufferin has an exclusive offer for our BIA members for the spring and summer months!  You can find the offer details here.

 

Happy Friday!