Kawartha Chamber Helping Local Businesses Sell Online

Supporting Local

The Kawartha Chamber of Commerce and Tourism has launched a website to support businesses in Peterborough County looking to sell gift cards online. Officially launched on April 8, the website kawarthachamber.ca/shop was built by local agency acorn30 in partnership with the Kawartha Chamber as a way for the community to support local business during these times.

COVID-19 Affected Services & Closures

COVID-19 Affected Services & Closures in the Kawartha Chamber’s Primary Service Area

Updated: 10:20 AM, July 27th, 2020

We have compiled a list of local businesses and organizations – who is open, closed or offering limited services and what this means – for the Kawartha Chamber’s local service area. We will be adding and updating as information becomes available. To help us keep this current please email changes to info@kawarthachamber.ca  and for those not already on the list, but would like to be, please send us info.

Please find updated list here. ←



Canada United

The #CanadaUnited campaign is a nationwide small and local business campaign
encouraging Canadians to buy local.

RBC, ‘Corporate Canada’, Business Associations and Major Media Partners have
teamed up to start a movement, Canada United™, where everyday Canadians and
large businesses come together in support of small and local businesses. The
movement will start with a #CanadaUnited campaign where Canadians are asked to
complete ‘micro-actions’ (likes, views, etc.) in support of small and local businesses on
social media. In short, Canada United encourages action from everyday Canadians
and Corporate Canada and kickstarts the recovery of local economies and small

Learn more at GoCanadaUnited.ca.

Canada United is offering small business relief grants of up to $5,000 to help small
Canadian businesses with recovery efforts as a result of COVID-19. The grant funds
will grow over the next several weeks as every video watched and social post liked
from Canada United will result in a 5¢ contribution from RBC. Funds can be used for
PPE, renovations, or e-commerce capabilities.

To determine if you’re eligible to apply for a relief grant or learn more
about this program, visit OntarioChamberofCommerce/CanadaUnitedSmallBusinessReliefFund.
Conditions apply.

Canada United Small Business Relief Fund | OCC

Exploring the Kawarthas During COVID-19

This summer will be unlike any we have experienced before. We may not be welcoming guests from afar, but this is the perfect opportunity to stay closer to home. You can have a fabulous ‘staycation’ right here in the Kawarthas!


Business As Usual

5 Minutes for Business: Business As Usual

Article Courtesy of The Canadian Chamber of Commerce

‘Business as usual’ was a thing we used to hear people say. However, this edition of 5 Minutes for Business will help you to better understand just how unusual business has now become amid COVID-19, as well as what the new normal will look like.

Business as usual was a thing we used to hear people say.