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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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September 16, 2020

Get ready for Gala in a Box!

September 10, 2020

The Chamber’s Annual Winter Gala in a box?! You read that correctly. It may be different this year – but we’re still ready to celebrate! A perennial sell-out, the Winter Gala typically draws roughly 200 members of the Chamber family together for fun, food and friendship. With the COVID-19 restrictions in place, we’re trying out […]

12 Coffees

September 8, 2020

12 Coffees A #FiftyTwoCoffees pilot project And here it is! The details of the campaign: Missing out on socializing and making new friends? The Gravenhurst Chamber introduces 12 coffees – a networking campaign – for chamber members two coffees at a time. Participants can expect to meet new people, learn new things, gain unique perspectives, […]

Shop local this weekend and win

August 28, 2020

This weekend shoppers in Gravenhurst will have the chance to bolster the local economy, discover some incredible finds and potentially win up to $10,000 in the process.  The Ontario Chamber of Commerce and Gravenhurst Chamber of Commerce alongside the national chamber network, the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and more than 65 of Canada’s leading […]

Gravenhurst Chamber of Commerce supports ‘Our Restaurants’ campaign to prevent closure of 60 per cent of restaurants over next three months

August 27, 2020

More than 60 per cent of Canada’s restaurants risk having to close their doors permanently by November, according to government data. The Canadian Survey on Business Conditions (CSBC), produced by Statistics Canada with support from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, found that 29% of accommodation and food service businesses cannot operate at all with social […]

Muskoka Steamships and Discovery Centre environmental stewardship projects

August 26, 2020

The top five things to do in Gravenhurst

August 21, 2020

We may not be able to travel as far and wide as we once were but we can still make the most of the beautiful region we call home. With RTO 12’s exciting Cottage Country Spirit local travel package you can enjoy the very best of your own backyard! There’s enough to see and do […]

Top 5 things to do in Gravenhurst

August 19, 2020

Boating, shopping, strolling, eating and more. There’s much to do and see in the beautiful town of Gravenhurst that’ll keep you busy! While we could list it all, we decided to pick the top five ways to enjoy The Gateway to Muskoka. Once you’re done seeing all that Gravenhurst has to offer, it’s time to […]

New program will help local businesses go digital in response to COVID-19

August 14, 2020

Recovery Activation Program expands to Gravenhurst COVID-19 has changed everything, requiring telecommuting, on-demand delivery and services, supply chain resiliency and virtual collaborations. Even as the province begins to reopen, the pandemic has heightened the urgency for businesses to digitize to survive. To address this change, Toronto Region Board of Trade and World Trade Centre Toronto […]

Bar and Restaurant Regulation Changes

August 13, 2020

Important changes were made to the Stage 3 regulations that came into effect on August 1. The amendments to the regulations were not widely reported and many of you may not have been aware of these changes. The changes that you must be aware of are: 1) Bar and restaurant patrons must be seated at […]