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Get Ready Daily Screening Tool™
Monday, December 14, 2020
On September 25, 2020, the Ontario Government announced an amendment to O. Reg. 364/20 to tighten public health measures in response to the recent rise in cases of COVID-19. One of the a ..
RECORDING: Collaborating with Kindness
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
How to successfully partner with charities & NFPs so that everybody wins. Barrie's business community is full of generous and kind-hearted people looking to make a difference. ..
Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit territory is now at Restrict level (orange)
Sunday, November 22, 2020
Restrict (intermediate measures) – orange Enhanced measures, restrictions and enforcement, avoiding any closures. Learn about the public health measures for restrict (orange) (https://www.ontario. ..
Ontario Supports Small Main Street Businesses with $60 Million in Funding through PPE Grant
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
The Ontario Government is helping small businesses with the unexpected costs of PPE. The grant application is now live, apply here. ( ..
RECORDING: Working Towards Remote Learning Success with Your Kids
Thursday, October 08, 2020
2020 has seen many changes to our every day lives, not least of which is the return to school. Parents had to make a difficult decision about what would be best for their family, and then fi ..
RECORDING: Archetypes in Branding with Paul Larche
Tuesday, October 06, 2020
In a COVID world, speaking to your customer with sincerity and authenticity is more important than ever. Archetypes are universally familiar character types that transcend time, place, cultu ..
RECORDING: Virtual Town Hall featuring Downtown Barrie BIA
Friday, October 02, 2020
Schools are now open, allowing more parents to return to work, and hopefully helping our economy to get back on track. We are, of course, all vigilantly watching to see what impact this w ..
SMDHU: Temporary Staffing Agencies; Physical distancing, face coverings, screening and hygiene; Cohorting
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Correspondence sent September 25, 2020 ( Dear Simcoe and Muskoka employers: In association with significantly increasing ..
RECORDING: Accelerate your business… how to sell more & grow your bottom line!
Tuesday, September 01, 2020
In just 30 minutes Donald will show you how to redefine your business to create and deliver compelling customer value and experiences that will ‘grab’ your target customers, clearly differenti ..
City invites businesses to submit proposals for Business in the Parks Pilot Program
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
(Barrie, ON) – Eligible businesses can now submit a proposal to book outdoor space at Meridian Place or the Kiwanis Pavilion (Southshore Park) to operate their regular business activities as  ..
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