16
Apr
2021
Posted by: In: Ajax, Business, Canada, Clarington Board of Trade, COVID-19, Durham Business Contest, durham region, Economy, Oshawa, Pickering, The Park Coworking, Whitby

Clarington contest kickstarting entrepreneurs dreams

The pandemic has impacted all businesses in one way or another. The Clarington Board of Trade with some help from local partners have launched a contest for entrepreneurs. Aaron Streck has the details.
14
Mar
2021
Posted by: In: Alberta, Alberta COVID-19, Business, Canada, Canadian Federation of Independent Business, Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, Economy, Edmonton, Edmonton business contest, Edmonton Businesses, edmonton contest, Features, Small business support

Edmonton non-profit hosting contest to give local businesses financial help – Edmonton

With restrictions in Alberta loosening and businesses reopening, an Edmonton non-profit wants to give businesses a helping hand. Edmonton’s NextGen is hosting a video contest, sponsored by the Royal Bank of Canada, giving businesses in metro Edmonton a chance to win a grand prize of $2,500 in its virtual…
04
Mar
2021
Posted by: In: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Destination Toronto, economic loses, Economy, Events, Meetings, Toronto, toronto hospitality, toronto tourism, toronto tourism industry, Tourism, tourism toronto, visitor spending

Toronto lost $8.35B in tourist activity due to 1st year of COVID-19 pandemic – Toronto

According to an analysis done by Destination Toronto, the COVID-19 pandemic has cost the city’s economy $8.35 billion due to a drop in tourism and hospitality spending. Some of the hardest hit sectors include: retail: $1.68 billion food and beverage: $1.33 billion accommodations: $1.21 billion finance: $1.03 billion transportation:…
03
Mar
2021
Posted by: In: Abdul Jaffari, Alberta Government, BILD Calgary, Calgary Economic Development, Calgary Economy, calgary metropolitan region board, Canada, city of calgary, Colliers International, Economy, Jyoti Gondek, NAIOP Calgary, Paul Marsden, Ric McIver

Calgary facing competition from neighbours for industrial land tenants: report – Calgary

The City of Calgary is facing a problem: it is no longer as attractive a place to do business for companies looking to do business in industrial lands. “Based on data from Colliers International, over the past 15 years, we have seen an erosion of this industrial market share…
26
Feb
2021
Posted by: In: Business, Canada, Changemakers award, Economy, Edmund Bellegarde, FHQ Developments, File Hills Qu'Appelle Tribal Council, Indigenous Business, James Cowan, Muscowpetung, news, Regina, Report on Business magazine, The Globe and Mail, Thomas Benjoe

FHQ Developments CEO amongst Globe and Mail award winners

An award aimed on showcasing emerging leaders who are transforming business today have announced 50 inaugural winners, including a man from the Muscowpetung First Nation. Thomas Benjoe, the CEO of FHQ Developments, earned a 2021 Report on Business Changemakers award from The Globe and Mail. “I appreciate the recognition…
09
Feb
2021
Posted by: In: Business, Canada, Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, Economy, Juston Trudeau, Money, Relief, Small Businesses

Canadian small businesses seeking overhaul to government relief programs – National

From the day he opened Riverhead Brewery in Kingston, Ont., with his business partners, Aaron Martin believed year three would be the big one. And for the first two and a half months of 2020, the brewery was setting sales records. Then everything came to a halt. “COVID just…
26
Jan
2021
Posted by: In: Break-ins, Community Safety, Crime, East City, Economy, Homes, Neighbourhoods, Officers, Police, Safety, Zoom

East City residents share safety concerns with Peterborough Police Service and city councilors

Tuesday evening City Councilor Keith Riel and Gary Baldwin partnered with the Peterborough Police Service to hold a virtual meeting for East City residents.Community members were able to ask questions and learn more about safety around their businesses and homes.Tricia Mason has the story.
13
Jan
2021
Posted by: In: Barbara Maly, businesses, Coronavirus, Coronavirus London, covid 19 london, Downtown Businesses, Downtown London, Economy, London coronavirus, London COVID-19, london economy, rhinoactive

Coronavirus: Downtown London unveils free e-commerce solution for core businesses – London

A new initiative spearheaded by Downtown London is looking to make it easier for businesses in the city’s core to sell their wares online during the coronavirus pandemic. The organization says it’s partnered with local firm RhinoActive to develop an online shopping platform that is free for downtown businesses…
29
Dec
2020
Posted by: In: Canada, Coronavirus, coronavirus news, COVID-19, covid-19 canada, covid-19 news, Economy, Saskatatchewan Coronavirus, Saskatchewan News, saskatoon coronavirus, Saskatoon News, Saskatoon Tourism, Tourism, Tourism Saskatoon, Year in Review

Tourism sector won’t recover until 2024: Tourism Saskatoon CEO – Saskatoon

It will take years for Saskatoon’s tourism industry to recover, according to Stephanie Clovechok. The CEO of Tourism Saskatoon recalled the beginning of the novel coronavirus pandemic around the time the 2020 Juno Awards were about to be held at SaskTel Centre. Read more: Coronavirus — Saskatoon’s Prairie Lily…
22
Dec
2020
Posted by: In: ", Business, corona virus, Corona Virus Update, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Headlines, Coronavirus Latest News, coronavirus news, coronavirus outbreak, coronavirus pandemic, Coronavirus Today, coronavirus update, COVID-19, Economy, Vaccine For COVID-19, vaccine news, vaccine rollout

Ottawa restaurateur calls Ontario lockdowns a ‘kick in the gut’

Sarah Chown, managing partner of Ottawa’s Metropolitan Brasserie, tells Global News that the Ontario government’s decision to include the nation’s capital in its provincewide lockdown is unfair to restaurant owners heading into the normally busy holiday season.