Workplace Safety Plan 101, Farmers’ Market Update, Monthly Member Meet-Up & More!

Upcoming Webinar: How to Develop a Mandatory COVID-19 Workplace Safety Plan

Hosted by Orangeville and Area SBEC

Wednesday May 5, 2021


Are you a business looking for guidance on how to develop the mandatory COVID-19 Workplace Safety Plan? Do you need guidance on how to properly screen your patrons and how to manage your capacity limits?

Please join the SBEC for a FREE webinar presented by representatives from Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (WSPS) and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health. In this session, they will review:

  • Workplace Safety Plan Development – templates and step-by-step instructions on how to complete.
  • Proper Screening Protocols – how to implement and what changes are required at different levels.
  • Posting Capacity Limits – tips to determine what they are at each level and suggestions for how to control this.
  • Q&A

Registration is required to receive a link for the webinar. Please register at least one day in advance to reserve your spot. Click here:

Farmers’ Market Update


The Farmers’ Market is headed back downtown for the warmer months! 

Opening Saturday May 8th, the Market will once again take up residence in the parking lot at 90 Broadway (across from Town Hall).   This temporary location was chosen to maximize the number of vendors while complying with Public Health Guidelines for social distancing.  

We expect 28 vendors for opening day, and since the Market is celebrating 30 years this year, we are planning a scavenger hunt for kids with a chance to win a basket of Market goodies.   Hope to see you all there!

Save the Date! Virtual Member Meet-Up May 11th @9am

Prior to COVID-19, our Monthly Member Meet-Up’s were a chance to get to know each other, learn from guest speakers, and welcome new members.    We have really missed getting to connect and share with you in this way and are excited to announce that starting next month, the Meet-Up’s will be back in a virtual format!   

Mark your calendars for Tuesday May 11th at 9am.

We will start with an informal chat - it’s been so long, we need a chance to catch up with each other and hear how everyone has been keeping! We will then meet a few of our new downtown members and listen to a presentation from a guest speaker.

More details coming next week, stay tuned!

Mother’s Day Promotions

Mother’s Day is coming up soon on Sunday May 9th!  Please don’t forget to tag us in your special promotions @downtownoville (facebook) and @downtownorangeville (Instagram) so that we can share with our 7000+ Downtown Orangeville followers! 

This year, customers are looking for easy and convenient options, such as ready-made gift boxes and one-stop shopping!  We love Pear Home’s themed boxes and RustiK Local Bistro’s collaboration that pairs fresh flowers and dinner!   

Whatever you are offering this year, tell your customers about it early (so that they have enough time to plan ahead), take great photos, and post often! 

Have a great weekend!