Latest Issue: October 20, 2020

Small Business Week Virtual Events

With limited or no gatherings, check out these options

A listing of online webinars, seminars and other virtual events in celebration of Small Business Week. Download the latest issue.

Municipalities Seek Government Support With Elections, Cannabis

Campaign initiated to address local concerns

Issues of how people vote and the ability to grow non-medicinal cannabis are causing municipalities to circulate letters throughout Ontario, seeking to gain enough support that the provincial government will make suggested changes. Download the latest issue.

Could Municipalities Be Breaching Copyright Sharing Survey Plans?

Land Surveyor’s group thinks so

The Association of Ontario Land Surveyors (AOLS) has contacted Ontario municipalities concerning the use and distribution of plans of survey, suggesting it could be an infringement of copyright if they are provided without prior consent of the authoring surveyor. Download the latest issue.

Federal Government COVID-19 Programs

An update from the October 9th announcement of rent, wage subsidy and business accounts. Download the latest issue.

Marketing | Jennifer Layman

Success Through Adversity: There are opportunities in challenging times

It is a strange year to be celebrating Small Business Week. Our planning for 2020 went out the window in March and the only thing we are still sure of in this third quarter is that we can’t be sure of anything. As every small business owner knows, adversity often yields some of our greatest achievements; so look at the challenge of 2020 and figure out ways to become more resilient. Download the latest issue.


Book Club | Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton

The Invisible Employee: Using carrots to see the hidden potential in everyone

The Invisible Employee is a very inventive and original book. Combining facts that will surprise you and a fable that will fascinate you, Gostick and Elton have crafted a book that educates and entertains. The Invisible Employee is a wonderful read with a powerful message, and I highly recommend it to leaders at all levels. 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