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Chamber Chat LIVE

Businesses across the region have adapted their procedures to best serve the community during these challenging times.  

The Belleville Chamber of Commerce continues to offer members opportunities to have access to political leaders and leaders in the business community. 

Getting back to work:  
The transition of getting back to the work may not be a simple or easy as we might think.  For others who were temporarily laid off, they could very well be in celebration mode, happy to once again be earning.  The move back to the workplace can raise lots of questions for employers and employees.  Through all of it, one thing is certain, there will be a host of employment related issues that will crop up. 
Join expert panelists as we explore possible HR and legal issues that you may find youself in the middle of.    Watch recording from June 9, 2021.


PAST WEBINARS and CHAMBER CHAT LIVES:

MP Neil Ellis joined Regional Chambers of Commerce on Friday, April 23 for a post-budget breakdown.   Watch recording from April 23.

Chamber Chat LIVE with special guest Debbie Landry, CRA Liaison Officer.
Debbie explained common tax errors, general bookkeeping concepts and best practices.  DID YOU KNOW that the CRA offers CONFIDENTIAL and FREE services to owners of small businesses and self-employed individuals.  CLICK for more information. 
This Member Only event has past.  Recording is not available.

Using Digital to Grow Your Business:  The Retail Success Playbook with Six Trends
EPISODE 1:  April 21st   
Watch Recording Here
Join us as we blast through everything from business planning and marketing, through to the techy details of cost-effective online ads, integrating social media with customer data analytics, and remote working strategies for your team.   
EPISODE 2:  April 28th  Watch Recording Here
Conversions, conversions, conversions.  Building a strategy, a plan and implementation to achieve conversions. Get those sales!
 

MPP Todd Smith joined regional Chambers of Commerce to discuss the provincial budget and the impact on business.  Support programs like the Small Business Support Grant, Digital Main Street and the PPE grant were discussed, as well as the grants now available for the tourism and hospitality sector.  Watch recording from April 8.

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health implements Class 22 Order.  A Province-wide emergency brake shutdown is also in effect as of Saturday, April 3.  The Chambers talked to local health officials about the Class 22 order and what it means for this region.  Watch recording from April 1.

We are in green.  So what does that mean...  Hastings Prince Edward Public Health talks to the business community about what has changed since the last time we were in green, what impact does the Section 22 Order have on businesses, and more.   Watch recording from Feb 18. 

Bria Wannamaker from Restore Balance joined us for Bell Let's Talk Day.   Bria led us through some tips on how you can Restore Balance and nurture mental wellness.  Watch recording from Jan. 28

MPP Todd Smith and MPP Prabmeet SIngh Sarkaria, Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction, joins regional Chambers of Commerce to discuss the current provincial lockdown, financial support for business and more.  Not all questions were able to be answered during the live session, but those answers have been provided by MPP Smith's office HERE.    Watch recording from Jan. 28.

STILL IN LOCKDOWN with a Stay-At-Home order in place.  Hastings Prince Edward Public Health talks to the business community about what that means, who can stay open, who must work remotely, and more.  Watch recording from January 19.  See written answers to questions from LIVE session.

WE moved to lockdown...  Hastings Prince Edward Public Health talks to the business community about their responsibilities to both customers and employees, regulations and restrictions as part of the Yellow level, and more.   Watch recording from December 23. 

The Insurance 'Hard Market'.  Insurance experts from Whitley Insurance talked about the changes to insurance coverage and eligibility as a result of the pandemic; what sectors will feel the financial strain the most and how to be proactive.  Watch recording from November 20.

ECommerce Series
With Special Guest Jamie Hosking, ECommerce advisor for City of Belleville.
You can reach Jamie directly with any questions at 
info@bellevilleecommerceassistance.ca.

Current Resources (November 2020) 
WATCH RECORDING NOW

How’s that working for you? – building around the best and worst of transitioning to an online presence? 
WATCH RECORDING NOW

Opening The Window Of Opportunity - Starting an online store doesn't mean closing the door to walk-in traffic and customers.
WATCH RECORDING NOW

How “word-of-mouth” works online.
Attracting and keeping customers - including customer reviews, creating online content, and influencer marketing and what happens when someone says something bad?  
WATCH recording from October 14

Is it boost or bust? 
Social media advertising - Google My Business registration and Google Ads, Facebook / Instagram Ads, display ads and sponsorships vs. boosting 
WATCH recording from October 7   

Who Loves Your Stuff? 
E-commerce is the end of the transactional process.  Before you get there, you need to establish a buyer persona, and figure out who your customer. The second in a series 'Exploring the Digital Marketing Landscape' with Jamie Hosking, City of Belleville E-Commerce Advisor  
WATCH recording from Sept 30.

What is e-commerce? 
I am not selling online?  Why do I need to be there, and how?  Your web presence serves as your storefront, locally and to the world.  The first in a series 'Exploring the Digital Marketing Landscape' with Jamie Hosking, City of Belleville E-Commerce Advisor  
WATCH recording from Sept. 25 

Your questions answered by CRA about financial support programs 

  • Debbie Landry, Canadian Revenue Agency Liaison Officer joined Jill for Chamber Chat LIVE on Sept. 18, taking us through the updates made in July to the wage subsidy programs.  Even if you were not eligible before, you may be eligible now.  There are two ways of calculating your revenue. Don't worry about which calculation method is your best option.  The online calculator will always choose what works the best for your business. Check out what you need to apply for CEWS.   Questions?  The CRA liaison officer is always available to assist you.  Click here for contact information.  Due to CRA restrictions, recording of this session was not possible.  

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health answers your questions about mandatory masks and other regulations regarding Stage 3 reopening.

  • SPECIAL GUEST:  Roberto Almeida, BASc, CIPHI(C) from HPEPH.  The conversation with officials from Hastings Prince Edward Public Health provided details on how to navigate the new rules and expectations.   They are here to help you open with confidence in compliance to the new rules. How do gathering limits apply?  Who, where and when do people need masks? Watch recorded video from July 22.

Managing Stress & Anxiety during COVID-19:  

  • With special guest Dr. Vera Voroskolevska from Restore Balance.  Hear practical solutions for coping both personally and professionally.  WATCH VIDEO recorded June 3.

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Do you have a topic or member you would like to hear from? 

Do you have information about services or products that can assist our business community in our local economic recovery? 

Email jill@bellevillechamber.ca or call 613.962.4597.

The Belleville Chamber of Commerce has suspended traditional events at this time.  We will reassess accordingly as the situation with the COVID-19 virus progresses. 

Communication with Chamber staff is available at 613.962.4597.   Thank you.

 

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St. John Ambulance - Discount on training
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Parsons Cleaners Member offer - 10% OFF
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NRG Alternatives - 10% Discount
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Cloud Bookkeeping Services - 10% OFF
Dinkles & Paulos Restaurants - 10% OFF
RBC - Save on Bank charges