Member Update Week of July 11th, 2021

StoryWalk on Broadway, Tourism Consulting Services, Driftscape & Welcome to our New Members!

To all members,

We hope everyone is having a great summer so far!     We were very happy to learn that the Province is proceeding with Step Three earlier than expected on Friday July 16th at 12:01am.   We wish you all the very best of luck as you get ready to welcome more customers!   Here are the complete rules and regulations for Step 3:

https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/r21520?fbclid=IwAR28g5PtjAT7R85M2PHydfDaqiacr4XqOjUWMFNmYSbNhCAzSMWGt10Z7Fk  

There’s a lot of information in this document so please get in touch if you have any questions!

StoryWalk on Broadway

Last week, the Orangeville Public Library, in partnership with the BIA, launched the TD Summer Reading Club StoryWalk along Broadway!  This is a fun and safe activity, and we encourage everyone to take part! 

18 storefronts were selected to showcase one page from the children’s book: “The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do”, written and illustrated by Ashley Spires.   Begin at the library and enjoy reading the story from start to finish as you make your way up and down Broadway, between First & Second Street. 

Click here to view and print the map, or pick up a copy at the library!  

Free Tourism Consulting Service

The Orangeville Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC) has launched a new Tourism Counsulting service for business owners in the tourism sector.   Any business that could potentially target tourists is eligible – retailers, restaurants, and some services too! This FREE program is available until September 30th 2021 and is open to business owners in Dufferin County who are looking for ways to re-open and recover by creating memorable experiences for tourists.  Email sbec@orangeville.ca to register!

{Local tourism businesses can now benefit from free one-to-one coaching from BC Hughes Inc. The team of experienced consultants offers specialized guidance on tourism development, management, and marketing.

This unique opportunity includes:

  • Two one-to-one virtual meetings:to discuss ideas and opportunities to help your business cater to tourists
  • One written report:outlining next steps to start building better visitor experiences

This free program is available until September 2021 and is open to business owners in Dufferin County who are looking for ways to re-open and recover by creating memorable experiences for tourists. The program is ideal for businesses that:

  • Want to attract visitors to their businesses, but don’t know who to target and how to reach the right audience
  • Have a big idea, but can’t find the time or resources to get it started 
  • Are looking for new ideas and need a fresh perspective on their operations, offerings, or customer service 

New Members

We want to say a big hello & welcome to some of our newest members! 

***If you are planning a Grand Opening or other Special Event, please let us know!  We would love to be there to help promote the event! ***

SUITE SIX

Suite Six recently opened their doors at 172 Broadway, offering hair & beauty supply products in their bright & beautiful storefront. Suite Six also offers a unique opportunity for hair & beauty professionals to rent salon suites! These turnkey salon suites are fully equipped and customizable. Learn more about Suite Six at https://thesuitesix.com/ or stop in to say hello at their GRAND OPENING TODAY (Wednesday July 14th) from 10am to 6pm! 

Instagram: @suitesixorangeville

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/suitesixorangeville

THE UPS STORE

Proud to be locally owned and operated, The UPS Store is now open at 229 Broadway.   They offer a wide array of business services from printing, shipping, mailbox rentals, packaging supplies, shredding, faxing and Passport Photo services.  The friendly and helpful staff is looking forward to meeting you!

Website: https://www.theupsstore.ca/558/about/

Instagram: @theupsstore558

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheUPSStoreOrangeville/

J’s DIY

“Let’s Get Crafty!” J’s DIY is your source for crafting supplies and one-of-a-kind project kits! Stop in at 85 Broadway Ave to say hello to this mother-daughter team (Jenn & Jo-Ann) or get to know them online:

Website: http://www.jsdiy.ca/

Instagram: @js_diy_orangeville

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JSDIYCREATE 

 

CHAFFORD-200 MEDICAL CENTER

Dedicated to providing the highest level of patient care, Chafford-200 Medical Center is now open at 195 Broadway.   Now accepting new patients & walk-in appointments!  You can visit their website here: https://www.chafford200medicalcenter.ca/  and give them a follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Chafford-200-Medical-Center-Orangeville-103576978255705/

Discover Orangeville with the Driftscape App

Have you heard of the Driftscape App?  This mobile and web-based app is changing the way tourists “discover” towns by highlighting key landmarks and experiences.   Residents and visitors can download the app and access Orangeville’s heritage tours, public art exhibits and key recreation assets, all in one place!  You can download the free Driftscape app from Google Play or the Apple app store – just search for Orangeville to get started!  

 

Don’t forget to share this great tool with your customers!  The more time they spend in town taking in the sights & experiencing our vibrant community, the more likely it is that they will stop for a meal & do some shopping!

Click here to learn more about this great initiative!  

 

Thanks everyone!