Member Update Week of January 11, 2020

Annual General Meeting, Regional Relief and Recovery Fund, Valentine’s Day Promotions, Mental Health Supports and more!

 

OBIA Annual General Meeting – Last Call to Register!

Today is the last day to register & receive the foodie gift pack for the AGM that will take place virtually on January 27th at 7pm. 

The meeting will include a review of the OBIA’s 2020 activities, preliminary 2020 year-end financial report plus the OBIA’s budget and plans for 2021.  

We will also be announcing the Grand Prize Winner of our Holiday Window Decorating Contest!

To make the evening a bit more fun, each member (one representative per business/property) who registers their attendance in advance will receive a foodie gift pack including local goodies you can enjoy during the meeting.

Registration is easy; simply RSVP to ambassador@downtownorangeville.ca today!

Regional Relief and Recovery Fund

The Centre for Business has launched a grant program to support businesses in our area during COVID-19.  You may be eligible for a grant of up to $2000 for technical and professional advice to help your business pivot and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Click here for full details and to apply.

Valentine’s Day Promotions

Is your business planning to offer a special Valentine’s Day Promotion?  Maybe you are preparing a special take-out dinner for two, a discount on services, or gift packages available for curbside pick up?  

 

Let us know what you are offering, and we will share on the Downtown Orangeville Facebook page!  Reply to this email with the details or tag us in your social media posts & we will share! @downtownoville

Stay tuned for some special Valentines Day contests coming to the Downtown Orangeville Facebook page at the end of the month!

Mental Health Supports

1)The Working Mind: COVID-19 Self-care & Resilience Guide

There is no denying that has been an incredibly challenging time for many of us.   There is so much uncertainty around when lockdowns will end and restrictions will be lifted, we are missing our families and friends, maybe we are struggling financially, having trouble balancing work and home life or just feel anxious or worn out!

It’s ok to not be ok, but we want you to know there is help and you are not alone!  The Mental Health Commission of Canada recently released a special guide for business owners to help with resilience strategies and self-care when life gets busy and our regular routines are disrupted.  Taking a mental health break during the day can make a huge difference in your overall mood and outlook.  We encourage you to try it and share with anyone you think could use some support.

The guide is available here.

2) The Edify Centre

Need someone to talk to? Whether you are looking for a little support and encouragement or more in-depth counselling the Edify Centre can help! They are currently accepting new clients for in-person and virtual counselling.  Visit their Facebook page for more information and you may also like to join their free Mental Health Support Group where you will find lots of inspiration, motivation and support from their qualified professionals.

Take-Out, Curbside Pick Up & Virtual Classes

Throughout the lockdown, we will be promoting that our Downtown businesses are OPEN FOR TAKE-OUT, CURBSIDE PICK UP & VIRTUAL CLASSES/APPOINTMENTS.  

We have put together a list of businesses that are offering these services, please take a moment to ensure that your place of business is listed in the correct category on our website and contact me right away if you would like to be added to the list or have been listed in error.

Please note, if you have already submitted a change request, in may take a few days to process. 

We thank you for your patience!