Blog Category: General

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.


3 Ways to Get a Jump on 2020

2019 has flown by and we’re quickly approaching 2020. Even though the holidays are here and our minds may be on time off and events with friends and family, this is also a great time of year to assess what worked and what didn’t. Many of the people you do business with will be out of touch causing some frustrating log jams. If you find yourself in a place in your business where you can’t get a whole lot done, you can use the time to start making plans for the future.


President’s Notes – December 2019

What a night to remember! The 20th annual Kawartha Chamber Awards of Excellence & Social Gala was a hit! I am always in awe of how this event gets better every year because of all the hard work the Gala committee and Chamber staff. This event is tirelessly planned and organized year-round to ensure this very special evening is executed seamlessly. In addition to the hard work our team puts in, the Gala would not happen without our generous sponsors, some of whom have supported the Gala for several years. Congratulations to all the nominees and award recipients. As one attendee put it, “This Gala is a must-attend, best event of the year”.


Retiree Plan for Employees

The Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan has a “Conversion Policy” called CONTINYOU that is available to employees who leave their employment and still wish to continue with a modest level of health and dental coverage. There is also the Retiree Plan for business owners and executives that offers a more comprehensive level of health and dental coverage along with Out-of-Country Medical Emergency Travel Insurance. Both of these polices can provide coverage for the lifetime of the insured.