Latest Issue: May 19, 2020

Make Business Easier At The Local Level

Premier says government should cut red tape

On May 14, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce hosted a virtual town hall with Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade.  Ford wasted no time diving into questions and comments for business. He said that in talking with businesses about what they need, the overwhelming answer was a reduction in red tape, especially at the municipal level of government. Download the latest issue.

May 19 Opening In Ontario

A brief overview of what businesses can open

Effective May 19, 2020, a detailed list of stage 1 openings included a variety of sectors in the economy. This is a brief summary of what has been permitted. Download the latest issue.

Federal COVID-19 Programs

A review of the programs and applicability

The federal government is actively talking about the programs they offer. Here is a brief look at how they are applicable. Download the latest issue.

Marketing | Jennifer Layman

How To Help People: Strategies for customers, employees
Last week I was talking to someone who had visited some of the stores that were part of the re-opening in Ontario. In talking about his experiences there, he said, “This virus really opens your eyes to the good managers and the bad managers.” He prefaced his experience by noting that it is understandable that people are being pushed to the limit with customer service amidst this pandemic. Customers are anxious, demanding, short-fused and impatient. No doubt, the employees are uncertain and trying their best, which causes them anxiety as well. He, as a customer, and likely like many customers, understands that. He just didn’t feel it warranted the rudeness he witnessed. Download the latest issue.


Book Club | Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, Alan Eagle

Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Playbook Of Silicon Valley’s Bill Campbell
The team behind How Google Works returns with management lessons from legendary coach and business executive, Bill Campbell, whose mentoring of some of our most successful modern entrepreneurs has helped create well over a trillion dollars in market value. Bill Campbell played an instrumental role in the growth of several prominent companies, such as Google, Apple, and Intuit, fostering deep relationships with Silicon Valley visionaries, including Steve Jobs, Larry Page, and Eric Schmidt. In addition, this business genius mentored dozens of other important leaders on both coasts, from entrepreneurs to venture capitalists to educators to football players, leaving behind a legacy of growing companies, successful people, respect, friendship, and love after his death in 2016. Download the latest issue.

  • Events Calendar: Business and related events in the region
  • Business News Around The Valley: Briefs on local news and information
  • People On The Move: Local promotions, new hires and retirements
  • It’s A Fact: Interesting facts connected to business
  • Biz Quiz: A quick 10-question quiz on recent news headlines
  • Tenders: Current tender postings and results