Member Update Week of September 20th 2021

New Mural Unveiling, Welcoming the New Digital Main Street Coordinator, Country 105 Food Drive & more!

 

Mural Unveiling

Downtown Orangeville’s newest mural celebrates the joy, drama, and wonder that Theatre Orangeville produces on Orangeville’s Opera House stage.

The new 15’ x 11’ mural located on the east wall of the Chocolate Shop at 114 Broadway is entitled “Part of the Magic” and was created by artist Beckie Morris. The mural is a reimagining of elements that Beckie created for the Theatre Orangeville stage.

The Mural project was spearheaded by the Orangeville BIA’s Better Together Task Force volunteers to celebrate the incredible artistic, cultural, social contributions Theatre Orangeville creates for our community, even through the challenges of the pandemic.

Thank you to all the talented artists that submitted their beautiful pieces for consideration; it was an honour to receive them. Special thanks to Theatre Orangeville, Heritage Orangeville, and Main Street Print – Tom Wray for their contributions to the project, and to the very generous property owner for hosting Orangeville’s latest public art installment.

We invite our community to come downtown to see the mural, to become Part of the Magic, and to share the fun on social media. Be sure to tag your fun photos with @downtownoville and @downtownorangeville!

 


 

Meet the NEW Digital Main Street Co-ordinator

Applications are now open for the Digital Transformation Grant 3.0 and the October 31st deadline is fast approaching!  As the new Digital Main Street Coordinator for the Orangeville area, Christine Hann has been busy contacting businesses and providing support throughout the application process – you may have already seen her around town! This is a great opportunity to get technology or digital marketing assistance for your business.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • The Digital Transformation Grant provides $2,500 to help grow your small business, become more competitive and engage more customers.
  • The coordinator will be available to answer any questions you may have and to assist you with your application.
  • Find more information about the grant and submit your application here: https://digitalmainstreet.ca/digital-transformation-grant-3-0/
  • Applications will be accepted until October 31, 2021.
  • Please note that previous Digital Main Street grant recipients may NOT apply at this time

 


 

Country 105 Food Drive

Join Country 105 in the Sobeys Parking Lot, Sept 22 to 25, and help them restock the shelves of the Orangeville Food Bank! “Morning Guy” Rod will be camping out for over 60 hours in hopes of collecting 5000lbs worth of food, and you can help make that happen! All non-perishable food donations are welcome, or you can purchase a premade donation bag in store!

You will find the flyer here.

 


 

Upcoming Events at the Orangeville Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC)

The Orangeville Small Business Enterprise Centre is your source for informative webinars and special presentations to help grow your small business. We encourage you to bookmark their events calendar: https://calendar.orangeville.ca/business/Month  .  See below for just a few of the exciting topics coming up in September & October!

Register here: https://calendar.orangeville.ca/business/Detail/2021-10-14-1200-Jump-the-Fence-with-Terry-OReilly

Register Here:

https://calendar.orangeville.ca/business/Detail/2021-09-30-1200-Lets-Get-Social

https://calendar.orangeville.ca/business/Detail/2021-10-21-1200-Small-Business-Guide-to-Digital-Marketing

 


 

The Black Wolf Smokehouse shared this post on their Facebook page this week and we could not agree more.  We stand with all of you who are doing your very best to stay open and provide your customers with exceptional service, despite the obstacles.

 

We sent out a few emails about the new proof of vaccine requirements this week, if you have any questions, or if you did not receive our emails, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Business owners with questions related to the new proof of vaccination requirements can also call the Stop the Spread information line at 1-888-444-3659.

 

Thanks everyone!