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Bridges to Better Business – Restaurant Industry Panel Summary – October 26, 2020

Bridges to Better Business Resilience and Pivots workshops started on Monday, October 26, at 9:00 am with the Restaurant Industry Panel. This workshop explored how two restaurants who served different clientele were resilient and made quick pivots to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic effects. Our first guest speaker was Jo-Ann Houle, owner of Cup of Jo’s, who explained how they changed in their business plan to offer their new service Family Meal Boxes’. Our second guest was Rizwan Mustafa, owner of Sheep Head Bistro, explained how they went from serving a specific clientele to opening up to a broader market by offering their unique takeout menu.

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President’s Message

I’d like to begin with an update on the provincial government’s Bill 148, as some of you may be aware. Your Chamber’s efforts have paid off as through Bill 47, the government has repealed many parts of the original Bill, one that could have had a significant impact on...

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Ontario’s Main Street Relief Grant

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Shop the Blocks BINGO 2020 Participants

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