Virtual town hall for small business

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Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson is inviting local small business owners to attend a virtual town hall meeting to discuss the government’s response to COVID-19 and review available programs to support impacted businesses.

The virtual meeting will be hosted by The Honourable Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries.

It will be open to operators of any for profit or not-for-profit business.

It’s schedule for February 10 between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Topics will include small business support grants, tax and energy bill rebates, PPE support and Ontario Trillium Foundation grants and support for the arts.

Note that Small Business Support Grants of up to $20,000; Property Tax and Energy Bill Rebates; Main Street Relief Grant for PPE Support of up to $1000; Not For Profit Support with Ontario Trillium Foundation (additional $100 million in COVID-19 supports beyond the $103 million annual budget); Support for Arts Organizations (additional $25 million in COVID-19 supports beyond the $60 million budget).

Pre-registration is required by February 9th at 4 p.m. and can be done at