It has been an interesting start to the spring so far, and a busy one with both the Federal and Provincial budgets being released last week. The links provide the Ontario Chamber of Commerce initial analysis of the budget for Ontario based businesses.

This week’s edition is packed with information and material you can use. Of note, if your business accessed the CEBA Loan as part of its pandemic response, we would like to learn quickly about your capacity to manage it, as part of provincial and national lobbying efforts. Please take a moment to answer our three question survey, and/or provide more information directly to David here.

The Business Excellence Awards, presented by BDO, and our Golf Tournament, presented by Millards, are both filling up quickly, thank you to our members, guests, and finalists for your support. Note our special event with Jon Callegher, an expert in recruitment to, and the importance of, Skilled Trades, presented in partnership with our two school boards and OYAP, on Tuesday, May 16th. For employers, parents, and educators working to develop this career stream.

Finally, two important connections with our Chamber Network. Our friends at the London Chamber of Commerce have an opportunity for free Joint Health and Safety Committee Training for small businesses, and for any business with payment systems, our partners at Evalon have a great offer.

On behalf of the Chamber, have a great week and a restful holiday weekend with your family.

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