January 20, 2021 | Issue 3

One theme that seems to resonate so far in 2021, is how quickly time seems to be passing in our environment right now. The Chamber is actively participating with all levels of government by listening to the challenges of business in our region, working with government to get our voices heard, and communicating supports, policies, and opportunities from the government to our business community.
The Chamber was pleased to work with MPP Will Bouma’s office to coordinate a virtual Town Hall with Hon. Prabmeet Sarkaria, Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction this week to share details and concerns about the recent changes regarding home-based food business, and looks forward to more opportunities in the future which will be shared here and on our social channels.
With that context, over the next few weeks we are eager to hear your thoughts on the hospitality, food service, and tourism industries:
  1. As a business owner, what is required locally and/or provincially to re-open safely and recover economically?
  2. As a client or customer, what do you need to see?
  3. Your thoughts on Vaccine distribution and deployment?
Please share your thoughts as soon as possible though: david@brcc.ca, for collective, confidential responses to local government, the provincial government, and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce.
Thank you. Take care and stay safe.