Twitter  Facebook  YouTubeNewsletter Sign UpJoin Now

Chamber News

$1000 grant available for PPE costs $1000 grant available for PPE costs Businesses: Get help with COVID-19 costs Your business may be eligible to recover costs for personal protective equipment (PPE)  To be eligible, your business must have two to nine employees and be in one of the following sectors: retail accommodation and food services repair and maintenance personal and laundry services Eligible small businesses will get one-time grants of up to $1,000. What you’ll need to apply: You will need to submit receipts or proof of costs for PPE purchased since March 17, 2020. This includes: gloves, gowns, face shields, eye
full story
Province begins planning for vaccine rollout. The Ontario government is collaborating with leaders and experts in a wide variety of sectors, including pharmaceuticals, health care and logistics, to develop a plan for the safe and efficient distribution of COVID-19 vaccines when they become available. Partnerships across these sectors are critical as Ontario prepares to handle one of the largest vaccine rollouts in its history. Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, Solicitor General Sylvia Jones and General Rick Hillier (retired), Chair of the Ministers' COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force, toured McKesson,
full story
How you can help to freeze the alcohol tax On Monday, November 30, join in the discussion with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce about our Freeze the Alcohol Tax campaign. Canadian restaurants, pubs and bars have been devastated by the impacts of COVID-19 with more of these businesses closing their doors permanently every day. The impacts of lockdowns and closures extend far beyond these businesses as Canada’s beverage alcohol industry has seen a collapse in bar and restaurant sales of their products. While restaurants and bars fight for their survival, they must also contend with Canada’s increasing alcohol taxes, which are
full story
Renters and owners can now apply for rent subsidy On Monday, the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) portal opened for applications.  Canadian businesses, non-profit organizations or charities that have seen a drop in revenue due to COVID-19 may be eligible for a subsidy to cover part of their commercial rent or property expenses retroactive to September 27, 2020 until June 2021.  This subsidy will provide payments directly to qualifying renters and property owners without requiring the participation of landlords. Find out more information on: Who can apply Periods you can apply for Expenses you can claim Calculate
full story
Facetime with Santa Season's Greetings! COVID has certainly presented many changes and challenges this year. . .BUT, Santa could not have survived for over 2000 years without some great support; creativity and flexibility. . . .this year will be different and possibly even better in spite of COVID. New this year, Santa is exploring several new Covid friendly "visit" options including... FREE FACETIME CHAT WITH SANTA Please email your request to mrkringle@outlook.com   for those who still want a more private and customized visit with Santa, we will be opening our home and property for
full story
Other News
Meet Larry and Ed from High End Carpenters
Survey on Business Conditions shows a tale of two economies
Be Part of the Chamber's Holiday Mail Package
Local Love Virtual Auction supporting small business
Meet Andrew Chartrand from Quality Mechanical
How to end an email
CEBA updates may change your eligibility
Insurance for hospitality businesses a challenge
Meet Greg and Nancy Annesley
Applications are open for small business relief fund

Chamber Members SAVE on products and services. Check out these Member 2 Member Offers.

Parsons Cleaners Member offer - 10% OFF
Group Benefit Plan for Chamber Members
Shoppers Drug Mart - Save 20% on Thursdays
Papa Johns Pizza Member Offer- 25% off
RBC - Save on Bank charges
Dinkles & Paulos Restaurants - 10% OFF
Jesan Property Maintenance - SAVE 10%
Stirling Festival Theatre - Group Discounts available to members
Belleville & District Shrine Club
Superior Propane - Save 5% on fixed price propane
Quinte Siding - 10% OFF
Esso Chamber
St. John Ambulance - Discount on training
Be Prepared First Aid Traning - 15% off
Cloud Bookkeeping Services - 10% OFF
OSM Website design - SAVE on services.
Allen Insurance - Exclusive Chamber Member Rates
NRG Alternatives - 10% Discount
Body Systems Nutrition - 15% OFF purchases.
Grand & Toy - Cost-saving solutions
Constant Contact Chamber Member Offer
Friendly Fires - 10% OFF
Grand & Toy - Members can save up to 85%
Patenaude Martial Arts - 20% OFF Registration
Quinte Siding - 10% OFF
Group Benefit Plan for Chamber Members
Belleville & District Shrine Club
Shoppers Drug Mart - Save 20% on Thursdays
Parsons Cleaners Member offer - 10% OFF
Grand & Toy - Cost-saving solutions
Grand & Toy - Members can save up to 85%
Friendly Fires - 10% OFF
Allen Insurance - Exclusive Chamber Member Rates
Cloud Bookkeeping Services - 10% OFF
Papa Johns Pizza Member Offer- 25% off
RBC - Save on Bank charges
Superior Propane - Save 5% on fixed price propane
Esso Chamber
Be Prepared First Aid Traning - 15% off
Jesan Property Maintenance - SAVE 10%
Constant Contact Chamber Member Offer
Stirling Festival Theatre - Group Discounts available to members
Patenaude Martial Arts - 20% OFF Registration
St. John Ambulance - Discount on training
OSM Website design - SAVE on services.
NRG Alternatives - 10% Discount
Body Systems Nutrition - 15% OFF purchases.
Dinkles & Paulos Restaurants - 10% OFF
Cloud Bookkeeping Services - 10% OFF
Jesan Property Maintenance - SAVE 10%
Superior Propane - Save 5% on fixed price propane
Patenaude Martial Arts - 20% OFF Registration
Body Systems Nutrition - 15% OFF purchases.
Group Benefit Plan for Chamber Members
Allen Insurance - Exclusive Chamber Member Rates
Constant Contact Chamber Member Offer
Esso Chamber
Be Prepared First Aid Traning - 15% off
RBC - Save on Bank charges
Dinkles & Paulos Restaurants - 10% OFF
Grand & Toy - Cost-saving solutions
NRG Alternatives - 10% Discount
Papa Johns Pizza Member Offer- 25% off
Shoppers Drug Mart - Save 20% on Thursdays
Parsons Cleaners Member offer - 10% OFF
Friendly Fires - 10% OFF
Stirling Festival Theatre - Group Discounts available to members
OSM Website design - SAVE on services.
Belleville & District Shrine Club
Grand & Toy - Members can save up to 85%
St. John Ambulance - Discount on training
Quinte Siding - 10% OFF