COVID-19: Business Owners Addressing Face Mask Concerns

August 7, 2020

KFL&A Public Health has developed a few tips on how business owners and staff may address concerns with the use of face coverings in commercial businesses.

To download the tip sheet click here.

Stage 3 Re-Opening Memo for Local Businesses: Instructions to Persons Responsible for a Business or Organization Permitted to Open

July 23, 2020

As we transition to Stage 3 of reopening businesses in KFL&A, the attached letter from Dr. Kieran Moore, outlines the necessary instructions to keep our communities safe and our economies growing.  The letter identifies instructions individuals responsible for a business or organization permitted to open .

Please click here to read the letter.

Rebuild-Reopen-Revive (R3) Funding Now Available

July 21, 2020
Rob Plumley

Up to $2 million is available across Eastern Ontario for non-repayable contributions of up to $5,000 to assist women-led businesses to Rebuild-Reopen-Revive (R3).

Eligible activities for the funding should support the reopening, rebuilding and revival of applicant’s business, such as:

Digital Transformation Grant Now Available

July 2, 2020
Rob Plumley

Digital Main Street is offering the Digital Transformation Grant for Main Street Small Businesses. This grant program will provide funding for training, advisory support, and grants to small businesses wanting to grow through digital transformation.

Webinar - Safely Opening Your Business with KFL&A Public Health

May 26, 2020

On Tuesday, May 26th Lennox & Addington County hosted a webinar in partnership with KFL&A Public Health. The topic was "How to Safely Re-open your Business". Miranda Iezzi, Cindy Lee, and Gord Mitchell from KFL&A Public Health and staff answered questions about guidelines, best practices and requirements for businesses during this time.

Community Futures Regional Relief & Recovery Fund

May 14, 2020
Rob Plumley

Community Futures is now offering recovery loans to support businesses that are being negatively impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.  This loan program is available to those who have attempted to access other federal programs (i.e. CEBA) and were ineligible, rejected, or require additional funding for expenses in excess of support already received. To be eligible, your enterprise must have been impacted adversely due to COVID-19, established prior to March 1, 2020, and been financially viable prior to the pandemic.

Here are the details:

Memo to Businesses from Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health

May 9, 2020

To: All Businesses

From: Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health

Date: May 8, 2020

Re: Re-opening of Businesses and Workplaces

The provincial government released A Framework for Reopening our Province on April 27, 2020, which provides a phased approach for re-opening businesses and workplaces. Since the release of the framework, the Premier has announced a number of businesses that may re-open with some conditions.

Lennox & Addington County Creates Economic Development Task Force in Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

May 7, 2020
Rob Plumley

On Tuesday, May 5th, the County of Lennox & Addington Economic Development Coalition met to form a new Task Force to help guide Lennox and Addington through the reopening of our economy following lockdowns prompted by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Canada Emergency Business Account now accepting loan applications

April 16, 2020
Rob Plumley

The Government of Canada has expanded the eligibility criteria so that more small businesses can apply for the Canada Emergency Business Account (“CEBA”), including those with a 2019 payroll expense of less than $20,000 and eligible estimated non-deferrable expenses between $40,000 and $1,500,000 in 2020. Under this expanded government criteria, businesses such as sole proprietors, businesses that employ contractors, and family-owned businesses that pay employees through dividends, among others, may now be eligible for CEBA.

Business Webinar

March 21, 2020

On Friday, March 20th the Economic Development Office hosted a webinar to provide more information to local businesses regarding the current significant challenges. For those of you who were not able to participate you are able to now view the webinar. We are hoping to have additional webinars next week, please stay tuned. If you are needing help with your business please get in touch with the Economic Development Office, we are here to help.