Blog Category: Chamber News

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.
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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. ←

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2020 AGM Recap

We hosted our Annual General Meeting on February 19th, at The Village Inn in Lakefield. If you missed it, keep reading for a recap of the event and to see some photos!

At the meeting we:
Discussed our 2019 highlights.
Distributed 2018-19 Annual Report.
Discussed auditor’s financial report.
Presented the slate of directors for the coming year (see below for full slate) – welcome to new Board Directors Lauren Black, Clo Design Studio, Michael Corner, Assante Wealth Management, Michael Davidson, Tony Davidson – TD Wealth Private Investment Advice & Chris Whelan, Whelan’s Flooring Centre.
Enjoyed networking and refreshments.
Presented donations & announced sponsorship’s.
Door prize draw.

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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.

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Spousal Health & Dental Coverage

How to Treat Employees Who Have Spousal Health & Dental Coverage

Many employees who have health & dental benefit coverage through a spouse often assume and tell their employers they are fully covered. Therefore they don’t require to participate in their employer’s benefit plan. Unfortunately, many employers take what they’re told as fact and this misunderstanding can cause great difficulties and grief for both employees and employers in the future.

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