Business After Hours – June Hop
June 9, 2021 the Kawartha Chamber hosted our second Virtual Hop! Although we are not able to visit businesses in-person, we wanted to make the most of our virtual format and ‘visit’ businesses we wouldn’t usually get to! The Zoom platform allowed us to ‘visit’ more locations and let us to see behind the scenes of some great businesses. Participants also got the opportunity to network and connect with businesses in our community. Our 2021/22 Networking events, including this event are sponsored by Herod Financial Services. Read more to learn about this exciting event!
With the sun shining and the weather warming up, we are all getting excited for the summer season. Although the year started on a wave of uncertainty, with the increase in vaccine availability and the province highlighting their new framework, it looks like there is hope for those family and friend BBQs by the lake this season.
Benefit Facts Article by Brian Bulger – May 21, 2021
We are living in a time of change and uncertainty and the results can cause significant stress for many people. Quite a number of people, myself included have not been able to keep in personal contact with family members, friends and colleagues due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to causing feelings of isolation, it has affected productivity at many workplaces and has lead to countless people experiencing depression.
New school policies, a spouse’s lost income and concern for the health of loved ones all pile onto the shoulders of you and employees. Personal and work challenges blur into one mass and can result in increased absences, less productivity and reduced quality of life.
Choose Local! Guest Blog written by Anna Currier of Selwyn Township
The Link Bus Stop
SAVE THE DATE!
The Link rural bus service launches May 3, 2021! The Link is a pilot project funded through the Province of Ontario’s Community Transportation Grant Program. The service will provide access to and from major hubs within Selwyn Township and Curve Lake First Nation with a connection to Peterborough Transit at Trent University. The Link will offer two different routes: Route 31: Curve Lake – Lakefield and Route 32: Bridgenorth – Ennismore. The service will operate Monday to Friday, with runs as early as 6:50 AM and as late as 11:00 PM.
One of the benefits of working for a local business or organization is the workplace culture and environment. Rather than just another number in a large corporate machine, each employee is acknowledged and treated with care. Often being part of a local business feels almost like an extension of your family and many business owners are proud to have curated a positive work environment that results in happy, loyal and hardworking employees. Although working from home has been a difficult adjustment for many during the COVID-19 pandemic, learning how to maintain this positive work environment virtually can be even more daunting. The Kawartha Chamber wants to help! We have identified 3 key elements that help translate your work environment into a virtual setting!