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From the Ground Up Chamber Newsletter

The popular From The Ground Up newsletter is emailed to members and mailing list members every week. The newsletter is how we notify our readers and members of upcoming events, business opportunities, community news, and announcements.

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CMHA’s BounceBack key part of expanded mental health supports available to all Ontarians during COVID-19 pandemic

April 3, 2020

CMHA’s BounceBack key part of expanded mental health supports available to all Ontarians during COVID-19 pandemic The government announced an expansion of online and virtual mental health supports to help Ontarians navigating the difficult realities in the wake of COVID-19. The Canadian Mental Health Association’s BounceBack program is a key component of these expanded services and […]

Update for April 2

April 2, 2020

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Emergency Employer Wage Subsidy Program Available

April 2, 2020

Emergency Wage Subsidy program for businesses: The wage subsidy would apply at a rate of 75 per cent of the first $58,700 normally earned by employees – representing a benefit of up to $847 per week. The program would be in place for a 12-week period, from March 15 to June 6, 2020. Eligible employers […]

Joint Release – Area Partners Launch Donation Campaign For Urgently Needed PPE And Supplies For Local Health Care Providers

April 1, 2020

Area Partners Launch Donation Campaign For Urgently Needed PPE And Supplies For Local Health Care Providers Municipal and health partners in Simcoe and Muskoka, including  the County of Simcoe, the District of Muskoka, and the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, are working together to launch a donation campaign for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and critical […]

Announced COVID-19 Federal Economic Stimulus Measures for Businesses and Workers (as of March 31, 2020)

April 1, 2020

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Resources for Gravenhurst businesses and daily updates

March 31, 2020

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Ontario Extends Emergency Declaration to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

March 31, 2020

All Outdoor Recreational Amenities across Province Now Closed TORONTO — In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep people home, the Government of Ontario has extended the Declaration of Emergency and associated emergency measures, including the closure of non-essential workplaces and restrictions on social gatherings. In addition, Ontario is issuing a new […]

Wage subsidies for employers, virtual opportunities and more

March 30, 2020

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Business Impact Assessment and Support Concierge Service Now Available

March 27, 2020

Free Tools, Resources, and Financial Help for Business Owners Hit by Covid-19

March 26, 2020

Free Tools, Resources, and Financial Help for Business Owners Hit by Covid-19 A growing number of companies are offering their online tools, classes, and resources at no cost in response to the impact on small-business owners from the coronavirus.    Ad credits and grants Telecom giant Verizon is donating $2.5 million to nonprofit Local Initiatives Support […]