15-Minute Grant Challenge

The City of Orillia Economic Recovery Task Force (ERTF) has launched the 15-Minute Grant Challenge! Businesses are encouraged to follow three easy steps to apply for the Ontario Small Business Grant in just 15 minutes. Any business that submits is eligble to win a Shop Local Prize Pack. Contest ends February 28, 2021! HOW TO…

Relief Within Reach

Everyone should enjoy their properties stress free. That’s why James Foy started his Orillia-based business, All in Home and Yard. He provides interior and exterior property maintenance, such as landscaping, window and eaves trough cleaning, and junk removal. Foy says, this way, his clients — businesses, busy families, or seniors — can skip the hassle.…

Free Tech Solutions for Simcoe County

Is your business experiencing operational challenges during COVID-19, with issues such as: E-commerce platform setup and marketing Outdoor heating for restaurants and patios, or; Local retail and food distribution   ventureLAB has sourced three local tech startups who have responded to the challenge, and their solutions are available free of charge until mid-March as part…

Ontario Small Business Support Grant

Is your business experiencing operational challenges during COVID-19, with issues such as: E-commerce platform setup and marketing Outdoor heating for restaurants and patios, or; Local retail and food distribution   ventureLAB has sourced three local tech startups who have responded to the challenge, and their solutions are available free of charge until mid-March as part…

Ontario Announces Provincewide Shutdown

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise at an alarming rate, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is imposing a Provincewide Shutdown. Additional restrictions will be put into place and reinforce that Ontarians should stay at home as much as possible to minimize transmission of the virus…

2020 Business Achievement Awards

Orillia Chamber of Commerce Virtual Event is Scheduled for March 4, 2021 Deadline for Nominations is January 7, 2021 To Nominate a business (including your own business), please go to http://www.orillia.com/form/view/21668 and fill out the online nomination form. You will need to provide contact information for both yourself and your nominee, and the reasons for…

Simcoe County: Rural Innovation Challenge

Given our current world circumstances, we are unable to host our traditional volunteer holiday gathering this year, so our Board of Directors decided to donate $1,000 to assist with the costs of The Sharing Place Food Centre’s Holiday Hamper program this holiday season. “A big thanks to the entire board at the CDC. We distribute…