See below information regarding the recently announced provincial Small Business Impact Grant and Worker Emergency Bridge Fund.
SMALL BUSINESS IMPACT GRANT
Through this new $20-million program, eligible small businesses, non-profits, charities and social enterprises who have had to close or reduce operations because of the public health order may be eligible for a flexible grant. This one-time grant is equal to 15 per cent of revenue from sales, either from April 2019 or February 2020, up to a maximum of $5,000. You can use it for any purpose.
The deadline to apply is 25 April. If you have further questions about the program, email SmallBusinessImpactGrant@novascotia.ca
EMERGENCY BRIDGE FUND
The Government will provide a one-time payment of $1,000 to bridge the gap between layoffs and closures and the federal government’s Canada Emergency Response Benefit. Read more about eligibility requirements and how to apply:
A toll-free phone line for applications for the worker fund will be open starting at 8 a.m. Call 1-800-863-6582 after checking eligibility online.
To All of our Members:
In view of the seriousness of the pandemic we are facing around the spread of COVID-19 I trust that all our businesses are adhering to the policies and procedures laid down by the Minister of Health and the Premier of our province. Would you please post these requirements on your door or other place where the public can easily see it, if you are still open to the public, or if you are working from home, please advise the public of that.
The Chamber is sending you newsletters that come to us around this issue and they are posted on our Facebook pages and website ( http://shelburnechamber.com/news-and-events/ ) . Keep checking for updates.
In the meanwhile, I know you will all do your part to keep your staff and the public safe.
Chair – Shelburne & Area Chamber of Commerce
Click on the below link for COVID-19 Resources and Information for Nonprofit & Voluntary Organizations from Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia.
Click here for a recent update and links to additional information from the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce regarding the province’s declaration of state of emergency and new rules for businesses due to COVID-19.
Info from other regional Chambers:
Seasons Greetings from the Shelburne & Area Chamber of Commerce.
May you enjoy the holidays and have a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.
We invite you to the Shelburne and Area Chamber’s annual Christmas Social on Tuesday, December 10 from 5:00-7:00 PM at the Boxing Rock Brewing Co. Tap Room, 218 Water St. Shelburne. A casual and festive event to connect with fellow business people in our area.
Please help us to spread the word by sharing this invitation with your colleagues and friends. Happy Holidays from the Shelburne and Area Chamber of Commerce!
We invite you to meet the 2019 Federal Election candidates of South Shore—St. Margarets. Each candidate will briefly present their platform and answer questions.
LOCATION: Boxing Rock Brewing Co. Legendary Tap Room, 218 Water St. Shelburne, NS
Boxing Rock will serve a breakfast buffet available for purchase. Complimentary coffee and tea provided courtesy of the Chamber. Free admission.
Bernadette Jordan – Liberal Party of Canada (confirmed)
Jessika Hepburn – New Democratic Party of Canada
Rick Perkins – Conservative Party of Canada (confirmed)
Steven Foster – Independent
Thomas Trappenberg – Green Party of Canada (confirmed)
PLEASE NOTE: Due to building fire damage, our AGM has been relocated to the Shelburne CBDC Harbourside Conference Centre, Enterprise Square, 157 Water Street, Shelburne.
We invite you to join us for the 2019 Annual General Meeting of the Shelburne and Area Chamber of Commerce.
We’re pleased to welcome special guest speaker Leanne Bartlett of the Nova Scotia Immigration Office.
What: AGM of the Shelburne & Area Chamber of Commerce
NEW Location: Shelburne CBDC Harbourside Conference Centre, Enterprise Square, 157 Water Street, Shelburne
Date: Tuesday, May 21
Time: Social – 6:30 pm / Meeting – 7:00 pm
Refreshments, coffee and tea provided. Cash bar will be open.
All are welcome! Please support us by forwarding and sharing this invitation with your colleagues.
We invite you to join us for the Annual General Meeting of the Shelburne and Area Chamber of Commerce.
We’re pleased to welcome special guest Leanne Bartlett of the Nova Scotia Immigration Office.
Location: Lobby of the Osprey Arts Centre, 107 Water St., Shelburne
Date: Tuesday, May 21
Time: Social – 6:30pm / Meeting – 7:00pm
Refreshments, coffee and tea provided. Cash bar will be open. All are welcome!
We invite you to the Shelburne and Area Chamber’s annual Christmas Social on Tuesday, December 11 from 6:00-8:00 PM in the lobby of the Osprey Arts Centre, 107 Water Street, Shelburne. A casual and festive event to connect with fellow business people in our area. Refreshments, door prizes and cash bar on site.
Please help us to spread the word by sharing this invitation with your colleagues and friends.
Happy Holidays from the Shelburne and Area Chamber of Commerce!