Digital Main Street

Kawartha Chamber Launches Digital Service Squad to Help Small Businesses Adopt Online Technologies

Receives $45,000 Digital Main Street Grant

The Kawartha Chamber of Commerce and Tourism has received a $45,000 grant from Digital Main Street Ontario for a Digital Service Squad (DSS) to help small downtown businesses use digital technologies to adapt to a rapidly changing environment.  Funding for the grant is provided by the federal program FedDev Ontario.

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Webinar Series Invite

The Township of Selwyn along with the Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism invite you to participate in a two part webinar series: Greening Your Business: Cost Conscious & Sustainable Practices for 2021

Session 1 – January 13th
Session 2 – January 19th

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4 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Small Business

This year has been a little more difficult to figure out new year’s resolutions. Part of that is because we’re all still reeling from the “lessons” we learned in 2020. Even the best prepared businesses lacked preparation for a global pandemic. Still, the new year is a great time to reexamine what you’ve been doing and how it can get better. Here are a few ideas:

4 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Business

The following ideas are a good start and in case you are one of the “words” people when it comes to year themes, we’ve worked those in as well.

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CHOOSE LOCAL! – Rural Retailers

Rural Retailers

As the Christmas holiday rapidly approaches make sure to keep your rural retailers in mind when doing last minute shopping! Do you need to grab just one more present? Forgot to pick up those stocking stuffers? Maybe you just need to run out for last minute supplies before stores close their doors for the holidays. We want to help! Shop locally and safely with this great list of Rural Retailers – many of which have online shopping or curbside pickup available!

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CHOOSE LOCAL! – Staycations

Staycation Ideas

2020 has squashed a lot of travel plans this year… but new plans can be made! One doesn’t have to travel far to find a peaceful oasis. This year consider exploring your own backyard! The Kawarthas are known as a tourist destination, and for good reason. We boast beautiful lakes and parks, unique shops and delicious eateries. Choose Local! this year and discover what the Kawarthas have to offer. We have pulled together some great staycation ideas from accommodation providers in our area.

**Please see note at the bottom regarding Province wide lockdown**

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Style Your Nest – Guest Blog

Choose Local! Guest Blog written by Jamie Stephenson, Owner of Style Your Nest

The holidays are when we spend time with family and loved ones, but this year most will be staying home. It is no surprise that 2020 has been a challenging year for many. Christmas is often the most special time of the year for those that celebrate. The difficulties this year has brought may make you want to go all out with your Christmas decorating, or you may prefer to keep things simpler. Here are some tips to keep in mind when decorating this season!

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