The Renfrew and Area Chamber of Commerce presented “Chamber Talks”, in the month of June. A series of online information sessions designed to help businesses survive and prosper.  Thank you to each of our panelist who participated in these sessions to help give our Chamber members the most up to date tools to work with going forward in the “New Normal” way of business.  In each session, a panel discussed current business issues followed by a Business Spotlight with a local business person who has been active throughout the COVID-19 lockdown. Online attendees had an opportunity to pose questions to our experts. These sessions were recorded and can be found on the Renfrew & Area Chamber Youtube Channel. Please see below the links to each session.
June 4th,
An update of available government funding relief programs and their tax implications with Dan Thompson, Partner, MacKillican and Associates and Tom Sidney, Tom Sidney Empowerment Coaching Services.
Business Spotlight: A discussion with Lisa Vincent, Owner of Keeping Company and Ella’s Boutique on launching an online store and preparing for reopening.
June 11th
A discussion on Metal Health and how to help people feel safe and motivated with Tom Sidney, Tom Sidney Empowerment Coaching Services.
Business Spotlight: Bob Dillabough, General Manager, myFM Renfrew, shared some observations on challenges and successes for the sales team during the lockdown.
June 18th
An overview of relief programs available through the major banks and insurance companies with Jordan Mather & Cindy Gale from BrokerLink and Carol-Ann Adams & Nancy McGuire from RBC.
Business Spotlight: Karen Maxwell, Owner of Home Hardware, shared information on steps they took to best serve their clients. Karen also shared some ways to keep their team members feeling comfortable and safe while serving the public, as well as different initiatives to promote a healthy working environment.
June 25th
Eric Withers, Town Planner, Town of Renfrew, gave an update about the construction happening again on Raglan Street. Eric also spoke about other construction initiatives going on in Renfrew that may impact businesses.
Business Spotlight: Lindsay Wilson, Marketing and Economic Development Officer, Town of Arnprior, discussed the variety of ways on how to use social media to re-engage with your client base.
Stay tuned for further news for monthly “Chamber Talks”!
For further information, please contact Gail Laird at 613-432-7015 or
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