Small and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of the local economy, and it’s safe to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected your business, says Haldimand county in a press release.

As efforts ramp up to keep COVID-19 from spreading, industry works to achieve business continuity while focusing on the health and safety of their employees,” said Haldimand County Mayor Ken Hewitt. “It’s no simple task.” 

Economic Development and Tourism staff are available to provide businesses with ongoing support, advice and resources – contact them by phone 905-318-5932 or email opportunity@haldimandcounty.on.ca.

They are also posting information daily on how ongoing provincial and federal announcements may apply to your individual business situation. Access the BusinessHaldimand.ca Covid-19 Business Information & Resources page, which is aimed at highlighting resources that may apply to businesses and key sectors in our community.

If you want key updates delivered direct to your inbox, sign up at www.haldimandcounty.ca/economic-development-news/.

The county also wants local businesses to provide insights into how the situation has directly impacted your operations. The survey can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BFZT9P7 and its responses will be used to detail the impacts that COVID-19 is having on our local business community.

The survey will continue to be circulated every few weeks to gain insight into the longer-term impacts.

If your business is one of those companies that has been able to introduce modifications to your operations that keep you safely open, a new product/service you have created to continue operating your business, or your operation is helping support the needs of the medical community, the county wants to hear from you.

Send your good news to opportunity@haldimandcounty.on.ca so they can share the good work you are doing with our community.

The county also urges residents to consider ways to support our local small businesses, purchase products online, share their special offers, and help them boost their online reach.