Resources from members in our chamber community
This is a critical time to support local businesses – and we want to help share that businesses in Grimsby are still able to operate! Learn what your Chamber colleagues can do for you – and submit your own information if you have services or products to share!
If you need help setting up your system for you and your staff to work remotely, AGIS Computing, I.S. Service Technology, and Foster Controls Inc. can help – and do it remotely!
I.S. Service Technology put together a Zoom Hosting Best Practices & Setup Guide to help organizations work virtually.
Arrowhead is pleased to offer two “no-strings attached”, complimentary 1-hour coaching sessions to any Grimsby Chamber Member seeking to develop a strategic and operational plan to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis with clarity, confidence and strength. Please call or email us to schedule your first session.
We are able to do a porch drop off of shoes and compression socks. To order shoes, email or call us!
Keeping your team connected remotely
The COVID-19 crisis has reshaped the way every business runs its operations. We all have to adapt to the new ways we are communicating and collaborating with our colleagues, business partners and clients. Now more than ever, an adaptable business is a thriving business.
Remote work has become part of the new normal. Even after the crisis, a remote workforce can bring many benefits to your bottom line and your employees. To be effective, it is crucial to assess your business’s technological needs, and ensure that your employees have everything they need to meet their objectives remotely.
As your local technology partner and member of the Chamber of Commerce, we would be happy to support all our co-members with secure, reliable remote work tools to keep everyone on your team productive.
Audio conferencing and unified communications solutions:
Our remote work tools include audio conferencing services that let you collaborate with your entire team by hosting up to 100 participants at a time.
Additionally, our unified voice communications makes it easy for you to stay connected with your coworkers at any time, anywhere with user-friendly messaging, mobile and meeting features.
This means you can hold video conferences on both mobile devices and computers. You can also remotely access your email or phone to check voicemail messages and faxes. On top of all that, you get automated call answering services and call distribution.
With no on-site installation required, we’ll get your equipment up and running smoothly while keeping your employees safe.
Remember, we are in this together and we’re here to help you stay connected.
Click here to learn more about our remote working business solutions.
Ontario direct link: https://www2.cogeco.ca/chamber_of_commerce
As businesses prepare to reopen, we’ve been getting some requests for pandemic response graphics. Click here for our Pandemic Response Graphics, including anti-slip floor graphics, exterior sidewalk graphics, and removable wall & window graphics
As an essential service for keeping you moving safely, Grimsby Hyundai’s service department and collision centre are open Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm, by appointment only.
Rest assured, we are working every day to deliver a high level of service, safely and responsibly, in line with federal, provincial, and local government guidelines as well as Performance Auto Group safe operating procedures.
The steps below outline our process for contactless car care, your safety, and the safety of our service team:
- Book your appointment online or over the phone.
- Drop off your vehicle using our secure key drop box or in-store physically distancing.
- Protective measures for your steering wheel, shift knob, seats, and keys provided.
- Vehicle and keys are disinfected before and after work is completed.
- Employees are equipped with the necessary tools and protective equipment.
- Work will be reviewed and payments will be accepted over the phone.
- Pick up your vehicle in a safe contactless way.
Whether you are a healthcare provider, involved in public safety, volunteering in your community, or needing to get groceries for your family—Grimsby Hyundai is open for service to keep you moving safely.
Service Contact: Vanessa Watchorn, firstname.lastname@example.org
Collision Centre Contact: email@example.com
Sales Open Virtually. Visit www.GrimsbyHyundai.com
We’re offering a low cost advertising opportunity to local businesses that want to communicate that they are still open for business. By putting together these smaller ads, we can create a larger space ad that offers more impact to the readers. The rates are:
Single Spot (2.5” x 2.5”) – $49 per week
Double Spot (5” x 2.5”) – $95 per week
The Grimsby & District Lions Club members have handmade, 3 ply face mask (2 cotton/1 flannel) available to those who need/want them. We have some children’s sizes too. A donation to the Grimsby & District Lions Club would be welcome. All money raised will be donated back to the community in keeping with the Lion mission. Call 905-741-3409 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our members have previously donated over 1000 masks to frontline works over the previous 5 weeks.
We are open and want you to stay open, too!
We are here now or when you’re back up and running. Please let us help you with any uniform ordering, workwear, hats, or patches.
Are you looking for another revenue source, or just want to stay relevant to your customers during this time? Start getting creative! Sell branded merch to help support your store, restaurant, or business. We will provide mock ups of your merch at no cost and help promote it online. Send us the orders as they come in and we will make them up, ship or have ready for porch pick up!
Call me if you want to talk more about how we can promote your business with merch!
We are continuing to service the community with a drop-off method. New and existing clients can drop off their information to one of our drop boxes – Beamsville located inside the front door and Grimsby in our front foyer – where they do not have to enter the office unless they need to speak with someone.
We are staying open to help assist anyone who relies on benefits such as GST, Ontario Trillium and Child Tax Benefits. Even though the government has extended the filing deadline, anyone relying on these credits still need to file by April 30 so not to have these monies disrupted.
The offices are open Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm and Saturday 10am – 4pm until we can get back to normal hours to assist our clients.
As your trusted financial advisor, we are here to support you through this difficult time. As a reminder, our technology allows us to keep our social distance and still provide outstanding service. Whether it be advice, bookkeeping services, personal tax, corporate taxes or payroll, our services will remain uninterrupted during this difficult time.
For more information on the Government of Canada’s Response Plan for individuals and businesses, read Padgett’s summary.
If anyone needs any printing projects done while social distancing, I am available! Please contact me if you need information posters, handouts, floor graphics, or other safety signage for your business!
Rose Cottage Visiting Volunteers Community Hospice continues to provide support services to clients during the Covid -19 pandemic through “Tele-visits” program.
I am able to write insurance policies via Zoom Conferencing. Everything that needs to be done is now available to do electronically.
This is for clients that are not comfortable meeting face to face and for clients that are not able to meet face to face.
Great news! The discount for the Chamber UPS Canada shipping program has increased to 50%. This change applies to all existing members with an active UPS account, as well as any members who sign up moving forward.
In the midst of this challenging time, please reach out if you know of any seniors in the area that could use a phone call, a bowl of soup, or a care package (toilet paper etc.) dropped off. Happy to do so anonymously.
We want to ensure that our local seniors feel supported during this COVID-19 pandemic.
This Activity Resource Booklet is a helpful tool (that is printable too!) for seniors to help combat feelings of anxiety, isolation and boredom during this pandemic. It includes instructions from guided meditation to exercise and everything in between!
Together we will get through this.
We Need Your Help
McNally House is committed to caring to for our residents and their families, during this time of uncertainty. In order to do this, we need the help of our community.
Are you able to donate any of these items?
N95 Masks or Surgical Masks
Gloves (vinyl or nitro)
Goggles (must seal around the eye)
We have made donating these items easy and contactless. Please place any donation in the blue bin beside our front door.
We are grateful for the continued support of West Niagara!
If you have any questions call Amanda at 289-455-1351
The Lend a Satin Hand Program is an opportunity for companies and individuals to give back to our frontline workers… not only doctors and nurses but others working in any healthcare capacity and institution. Hand sanitizing is absolutely necessary but extremely hard on our skin… it robs it of its essential oils and can cause severe irritation and burning. Applying high quality hand cream will help heal the skin. It is also suitable for men and women.With this program, for every hand cream donated, I donate one as well. I take no profit whatsoever. I include an Extra Emollient Night Cream mini. Each one is individually wrapped with a note indicating who the donor was. Contact Sylvana at 905-715-5779 or email@example.com your donation or if you have any questions.
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