Blog Category: Business Resources & News

Kawartha Chamber Launches Digital Main Street Service Squad

$35,000 Digital Main Street Grant to help main street businesses use digital tools more effectively.

January 14, 2020: Lakefield, Ontario. The Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism announced today that it has received a $35,000 grant from Digital Main Street (DMS) to fund a Digital Service Squad to help main street small businesses improve their online capabilities. The grant will cover businesses across the Kawarthas in Trent Lakes, North Kawartha, Curve Lake First Nation, Douro-Dummer, Selwyn and Asphodel-Norwood.


Sally Harding Named Citizen of the Year

Sally Harding, President & CEO of Nightingale Nursing, is the Kawartha Chamber’s 2019 Citizen of the Year. Harding has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the area, both as a businessperson and community supporter. (more…)

2019 Young Professional, Jillian Harrington

Jillian Harrington of Clearview Cottage Resort is the Kawartha Chamber’s 2019 Young Professional.

The nominator describes Jillian as, “A natural leader with a friendly nature and infectious, positive personality that is perfect for the industry. She has displayed strength, grace and gratitude during times of significant challenge. A true role model for all ages!” (more…)

2019 Customer Service Excellence, Home Suite Home Transitions

The recipient of the Kawartha Chamber’s 2019 Customer Service Excellence Award is Home Suite Home Transitions!

Their services for seniors include downsizing, decluttering, packing, unpacking and sale and/or
donation of possessions which may include an online auction. The idea of letting go of these
items can be mentally draining. Guiding overwhelmed clients requires training, respect, tact,
patience, and a sense of humour. “They provide empathetic and understanding service to
seniors at a time when they are vulnerable and need a trusting advocate,” says the nominator. (more…)