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.
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 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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Earlier this month Lennox & Addington County was fortunate to once again take part in the Restaurant Canada Show in Toronto.
Thorpe Farms strongly believes in the ethical treatment of animals and raising their meat naturally. The result? A high quality product with mouthwatering flavours that are second to none.
All of the animals are hand-raised and loved from day one. Small batch production in a stress free environment ensures the superior quality that Thorpe Farms has become known for. They offer a variety of fresh products including lamb, chicken, turkey and even eggs and honey!
My name is Ashley Arnold, and I’m excited to be the newest member of the Lennox & Addington County Economic Development Office. My title is Small Business Coach, and with 13 years of entrepreneurial experience and a true desire of wanting to help people and our communities succeed, I like to think that I fit the bill.