Ontario Small Business Support Grant Doubles

The Ontario government is providing additional support to eligible small businesses to help with the ongoing costs of the COVID-19 pandemic. Confirmed eligible recipients of the Ontario Small Business Support Grant will automatically receive a second payment equal to the amount of their first payment, for minimum total support of $20,000 up to a maximum…

Achievement Incentive and Group Sponsorship Grant

Ontario’s employer supports Employers who train apprentices may be eligible for grants to help mitigate the cost of training. The Achievement Incentive and Group Sponsorship Grant will help more employers take on apprentices to build Ontario’s apprenticeship and skilled trades pipeline. Achievement Incentive The Achievement Incentive is a grant program that: helps employers train apprentices…

Orillia Chamber virtually celebrates best in business from 2020

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, local business owners, event organizers, and politicians were still able to gather (virtually) this year to celebrate the achievements of Orillia’s business community. The Orillia District Chamber of Commerce (ODCC) held its annual Business Achievement Awards Thursday night where 90 locally owned businesses and organizations from Orillia, Oro-Medonte, Ramara, Severn Townships, and Rama…

15-Minute Grant Challenge

RESULTS: The 15-Minute Grant Challenge issued by the City of Orillia’s Economic Recovery Task Force was a great success. Aimed at encouraging local businesses to apply for the Province’s Ontario Small Business Support Grant, 61 local businesses took the challenge and applied for the grant, resulting in an estimated $915,000 in grant funding flowing into…

Relief Within Reach

Businesses and entrepreneurs across Simcoe North have made extraordinary sacrifices throughout these unprecedented times. This website was designed specifically to help easily access all the financial support available. My office is here to help. Jill Dunlop, MPP Simcoe North ENTER SITE

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…