Effective Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., the provincial government is issuing a province-wide State of Emergency and Stay-at-Home order requiring everyone to remain at home except for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services (including getting vaccinated), for outdoor exercise , or for
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Ontario Chamber & Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce Call for Accelerated Vaccine Roll-out with Prioritization of Essential Workers to Expedite Safe Reopening of Ontario’s Economy
No Easy On & Off Switch for Business: Recent Closures Devastating for Business Community HALIBURTON, ON – April 7, 2021 – Today, Andrea Strano, President of the Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Rocco Rossi, President and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce released the following statement in
On National Tartan Day, we’d like to celebrate the Highlands of Haliburton Tartan. While some may not even realize such a tartan exists, this Tartan has a rich history here in the Haliburton Highlands. Here are five facts you may not know: The official Highlands of Haliburton Tartan was commissioned
Today the provincial government announced they will be enacting the Emergency Brake. On Saturday April 3, 2021 at 12:01am the province will be entering a province-wide Shutdown for 4 weeks. Read the post. To begin, I’d like to be clear that The Chamber Network strongly believes public health and a healthy economy are interdependent.
Budget 2021 Delivers Funding to Support Hardest Hit While Laying the Foundation for an Inclusive Economic Recovery
The Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Ontario Chamber Welcome Focus on Tourism, Small Business, Women, Training, and Local Communities HALIBURTON, MARCH 25, 2021– Today, The Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce released the following response to the Government of Ontario’s 2021 Budget, Ontario’s Action Plan: Protecting People’s Health and Our
Last year in response to the pandemic, the Canadian government introduced the 10% Temporary Wage Subsidy (TWS) as a source of financial relief for small business owners. If your business took advantage of the TWS in 2020, as many of our member businesses did, you have a new tax form
Both the provincial and federal budgets comes at a critical juncture for our economy as we continue to grapple with the pandemic. It is crucial that both budgets presents a fiscal framework that account for our immediate response to the pandemic and lay the groundwork for a longer-term economic recovery.
Over $14 Million has been contributed to the Canada United Small Business Relief Fund by the Federal Government, RBC and Canada United partners to support recovery efforts due to COVID-19. Grants of up to $5,000 are still available to small businesses to cover expenses related to personal protective equipment (PPE), renovations to
Now more than ever, mental health is crucial. But most of us little experience properly dealing with mental health in the workplace. COVID-19 has had a marked effect on mental health. Stress levels are at an all-time high with working safely, working remotely, managing family and community needs during
This week, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released the fifth annual Ontario Economic Report (OER), providing the latest data on Ontario’s economy and business confidence, highlighting the unprecedented year that was 2020 and the unpredictability that lies in the year ahead. Key highlights include: Ontario witnessed a steep