*** New Board’s First Meeting *** Spending Ahead, Locally *** Join Now for Best Value *** Office Operations *** Member in Need? *** Thanks, Members *** We Wish You Joy *** Taking Next Week Off ***

 

NEW BOARD’S FIRST MEETING

The Board of the Chamber of Commerce met via Zoom on Thursday, Dec. 17, enhanced with its four new Members. We’re excited to have this freshness in the Board and we look forward to soon unveiling our plan for 2021.

SPENDING AHEAD, LOCALLY

Want to do your part to ensure your favourite local small business weathers this next storm, the upcoming lockdown? Make the purchases now that you would normally make in the next month, in the form of gift cards and certificates. The store gets operating funds to keep them going, and you’ve got a treat for yourself or a gift for a friend later in the new year.
Really want a treat? Wrap up the cards and certificates and tuck them away to brighten up a rainy day.

JOIN NOW FOR BEST VALUE

If I were a business wanting to start 2021 off right, I’d join the Chamber of Commerce. And I’d do it as early in the year as possible, to have every possible moment of access to the many benefits of Chamber membership. Just sayin’.
In fact, a Chamber Membership might be the last-minute gift for the business owner on your list.

OFFICE OPERATIONS

The Chamber is currently operating from a home office, and this will continue throughout the lockdown as the Chamber is not considered an essential business. During the time, meetings will be held electronically, chats held over the phone, and deliveries made elsewhere.

In other words, we’ll be operating the same way we did earlier this year, but we’ll also be looking to enhance our communications and set up some networking opportunities.

MEMBER IN NEED?

Chamber Members, if you need financial help be sure to explore the many options that are available, including a $40,000 interest-free loan with some forgiveness options available through Chamber Member Saugeen Economic Development Corporation.

THANKS, MEMBERS

Members, we sincerely thank you for supporting us throughout a challenging year. It is our honour to support you and to represent you.

WE WISH YOU JOY

From our family to yours, we wish you safe, happy holidays. As we start the new year, may we all be filled with hope and believe that together, we can survive this.

TAKING NEXT WEEK OFF

No “Chamber Chatter” next week, but never fear – we’ll be back!

 

To stay up-to-date on business resources, especially during the COVID-19 crisis, please visit www.greyhighlands.biz.