In just the last few days,

(1) Premier Ford announced support enabling summer apprentices to purchase necessary equipment as well as the creation of an action centre that will provide displaced workers in the tourism and hospitality sector with supports from counselling for mental wellness to employment preparation through video conferencing,

(2) the Canada Emergency Commercial Rental Assistance (CECRA) for small businesses application portal opened, and

(3) the Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF), which was created to provide bridge financing to large employers whose needs during the pandemic are not being met through conventional financing, is now accepting applications.

Members, please watch your email as I share information important to your business, as I work to support you.


The Grey Highlands Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome three new Members!

Highland Grounds of Flesherton (Facebook) is a fair trade coffee shop and retail store, offering small-batch baking like grandma used to make, hot and cold drinks, popular sandwiches and light lunches to go, and a selection of local food items and artwork.

The Bicycle Café of Flesherton (Website, Facebook) is reopening June 4 with a new menu true to the deliciousness they’re known for, ensured suited to takeout. We’re looking forward to trying some new flavours.

River Valley Co. of Markdale (Facebook, Instagram) is a new clothing company for women, with a definite edge. Pop by the store to check out the style they offer, or visit their Instagram page for a virtual peek. Prepare for a crisp, relaxed feel and statement items.


Last call for tickets! If you’re able, try your luck at winning loads of groceries from Markdale Foodland AND support the Centre Grey Health Services Foundation. 519-377-9234.


Having a special event, throwing a grand opening, or marking a special anniversary? The Chamber wants to be there with you and give you our special congratulations. Let us know when you’re planning and we’ll be there, camera in hand to mark the special day.

Last week we popped by Murray’s Print Shop in Markdale to visit the Frasers and give them a small token of our gratitude for their 30 years in business here. We firmly believe that, when you want a print job done right, bring it to people who are trained in the art. Murray’s is also a strong supporter of the community.