Update: June 23; 2020 Gran Fondo Cancelled Due to COVID-19. For more information, click here

Recent and Upcoming Chamber Events

 Next Board Meeting:

June 18 - Online

AGM:

June 17, 7 pm. Via Zoom. Please email us for link: click HERE to email

 

Pay Your Membership 

Online!! CLICK HERE! 

(note: All Membership Fees Are Postponed for six months to help during COVID-19)

Book Board Room Online:

Boardroom  Bookings Suspended Until Further Notice

Important Local Links
For Business
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Toll Free Busines Resiliancy Hotline

Ottawa has partnered with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce to launch the Business Resilience Service hotline (1-866-989-1080) to advise small- and medium-sized businesses, entrepreneurs and non-profits on COVID-19 relief programs, recovery plans and more. About 125 business advisers will staff the bilingual hotline every day for four weeks starting today.

Commercial Property Owners 

Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) for small businesses provides relief for small businesses experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19.

 

https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/finance-and-investing/covid19-cecra-small-business

COVID-19 and returning to safe operation

Worksafe BC sets guidelines. Every BC business should check this out. 

https://www.worksafebc.com/en/about-us/covid-19-updates/covid-19-returning-safe-operation

Responsible Protocol When Returning To W
Message from BC Chamber to Our President - May 6th

We had WorkSafeBC on our weekly network call yesterday as they are in the process of working with industries to create guidelines & resources to help with the reopening of businesses. I expect there to be more information and materials coming soon, and will keep you updated. In the meantime we have created this webpage (http://www.bcchamber.org/node/1777 ) to help businesses navigate the different types of relief that are currently available.

BC Governement Reveals BC’s Restart Plan:

Plan lays out a series of steps that we will take together to protect people and ensure that our province can come back from COVID-19 stronger than before.

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support/bc-restart-plan

COVID-19 Resources

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Small Business BC website contains all of the latest Federal and Provincial government programs re COVID-19.

 

"I encourage people in the business community to reach out to Small Business BC to learn more"

Hon. Michelle Mungall - BC Minister Minister of Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness

Community Futures - Central Kootenay    

#1 Local Support Page for Businesses   

 

  • Excellent Help and Support Website

  • COVID-19 Business Community Weekly Round table - Wednesdays 11 am

 

 

 

Need help figuring this out? 

Email abjorkman@bbaprogram.ca to get connected with a Basin Business Advisor. This is a free program that provides one-to-one business advice for business owners in the Columbia Basin.

Unsure of which program/subsidy to apply for?

Other Good Resources

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Over 250,000 Free Online Training Videos!! CHECK THIS OUT!!!!

All you need is a Library Card, and you can access Lynda.com

Need a card? Email the library at info@crestonlibrary.com or call the library between 10am-5pm, Tuesday – Friday at 250-428-4141 and press 1 

COVID-19 Self Assessment Tool https://bc.thrive.health/

COVID-19 Leadership

 

C - Care for your people

O - Objective fact-based decisions

V-  Vulnerability

I - Innovate

D - Deepen your relationships

19 - 19+ daily gratitude list

Find Us At: (PO Box 268)

121 NW Blvd, Creston, BC, V0B 1G0

(same building as Visitor's Centre)

1-250-428-5151

© 2017 Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce