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Wage and Rent Subsidies extended Wage and Rent Subsidies extended EXTENSION OF WAGE AND RENT SUBSIDY AND LOCKDOWN SUPPORT On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, the federal government announced that it intends to extend the current rate structures for pandemic subsidies from March 14 to June 5, 2021. Specifically: the maximum wage subsidy rate for active employees would remain at 75 per cent; The maximum rent subsidy rate would remain at 65 per cent; and Lockdown Support would remain at 25 per cent and continue to be provided in addition to the rent subsidy, providing eligible hard hit businesses with rent
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Telemed Belleville now open and accepting patients A new business has opened its doors in Belleville aimed at helping address the growing need for health care providers in the city, and in the region. Mayor Panciuk was in attendance to cut the ribbon and welcome TeleMed Belleville to the region.  Also on hand for the celebration were councilors Tyler Allsopp and Garnet Thompson.   MP Neil Ellis and David Joyce on behalf of MPP Todd Smith, Belleville Chamber President Peter Kempenaar and CEO Jill Raycroft  also took part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony.   Telemed MD is a leading virtual care provider focused on bridging the gap
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Are you eligible for these provincial support grants The Ontario government has to-date provided more than $1 billion through the Ontario Small Business Support Grant to help eligible business owners affected by the COVID-19 restrictions. The grant provides a minimum of $10,000 to a maximum of $20,000 and can be used in whatever way makes the most sense for individual businesses; from paying employee wages, to offsetting the cost of rent, to purchasing inventory. "Small businesses are the backbone of Ontario's economy employing local people in communities across the province," said Premier Ford. "The sad fact is these business owners
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Goodbye Chief Mac! Firefighters from Stations 3, 4 and 5 surprised Fire Chief Mark MacDonald at Station 3 on Tuesday, Feb. 23rd.   All personnel stood outside, exercised physical distancing, and wore masks with the station apparatus behind them.  They had arranged to have an aerial picture taken using a drone.  This picture will be a keepsake for Fire Chief MacDonald who retires in March to take on life's next adventures.   Firefighters thanked the Chief for his commitment to the fire service and for his dedication to the emergency management in the City of Belleville.
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How to focus on existing customers to grow your business Sell more in less time Research consistently shows that existing customers are one of your greatest assets. Whille it might seem complicated to boost retention, it doesn't have to be.  Email marketing plays an essential role in retaining customers, allowing you to nurture and cultivate lasting relationships.   Learn how to use email marketing to focus on existing customers to sell more and grow your business.  In this FREE One-Hour WEBINAR from Constant Contact you will learn the fundamentals of using emails to improve retention how to segment your list and automate
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Other News
Ontario Launches Education Campaign to Help Workplaces Reopen Safely
New Screening and Self-Isolation regulations in effect.
Lots of local love for United Way
Are you concerned about traffic in Belleville?
Hire a co-op student and access funding
Working from home?
Canada United Grants Open for Small Business
Applications now open for Pop-Ups on the Bay
Recommendations from Public Health
Relief continues on electricity rates

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