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Bells Corners BIA AGM

January 4, 2021 4:03 pm

The annual general meeting of the Bells Corners Business Improve Area will be held on Wednesday January 27th at 6pmDue to COVID restrictions the AGM will be taking place virtually. If you are a business that is a member of the Bells Corners BIA please fill out the form below and you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to join the meeting on the 27th.The following is the agenda of the meeting Welcome/IntroductionsApproval of AgendaApproval of Minutes from 2018 AGMFinancial Statements 2018 and 2019Presentation of the 2020 Budget and Motion to Approve the 2021 Budget Chair’s Comments

Ontario Supports Small Main Street Businesses with $60 Million in Funding through PPE Grant

Ontario Supports Small Main Street Businesses with $60 Million in Funding through PPE Grant

January 4, 2021 2:49 pm

New measures will help businesses reopen safer, rehire faster and recover from COVID-19 TORONTO — The Ontario government is continuing to help businesses rebuild, reinvest and create good jobs across the province. Today, Prabmeet Sarkaria, Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction, announced Ontario’s Main Street Recovery Plan and intends to introduce the Main Street Recovery Act, 2020, proposed legislation that would support small businesses and modernize rules to allow them to innovate and meet the challenges of today. If passed, the act will remove hurdles faced by small businesses and allow them to pursue new opportunities — while maintaining or enhancing protections

Business Reopening Toolkit

Business Reopening Toolkit

May 21, 2020 5:28 pm

City releases toolkit to help businesses reopen safely Ottawa – The City of Ottawa has developed a business reopening toolkit, in consultation with Ottawa Public Health, to help businesses answer critical questions before they can reopen safely. The gradual easing of COVID-19 restrictions in the months to come will bring new challenges for local businesses to navigate, as well as opportunities to innovate. As Ontario begins to reopen the economy, we encourage all Ottawa businesses and organizations to ensure they are prepared to go back to work safely. Members of the Ottawa business community can access the toolkit online. It provides guidance on preparing your workplace, employees and operations

#MyOttawa Pass

May 21, 2020 5:23 pm

Ottawa Tourism is launching a savings passport for locals with the goal of promoting spending and patronage at Ottawa businesses in order to help the local economy and tourism sector restart after COVID-19. The #MyOttawa Pass / Passeport #MonOttawa will be available electronically for smartphone users and is tentatively scheduled for launch June 3rd to run for 3 months, reminding locals of all the great experiences Ottawa has to offer right here in their own backyard. This #MyOttawa Pass / Passeport #MonOttawa offer is available to all businesses who play a role in Ottawa’s visitor economy to encourage economic recovery more broadly within our city. If you are a retailer, restaurant, attraction,

Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB)

Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB)

May 14, 2020 1:42 pm

The Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) application process will begin tomorrow, May 15. We are providing $1,250 per month to eligible students, or $2,000 per month to students with disabilities, or those with children or other dependants. This is in continuation with our support to all Canadians. So far over 7.3 million Canadians have applied for $2,000 per month CERB. 96,000 employers have applied for the 75% wage subsidy to cover 1.7 million workers. 518,000 businesses have applied for interest free $40,000 federal government-backed loans.The CESB is for post-secondary students, new graduates as well as high school graduates who will be starting a post-secondary program in the coming