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Collingwood Expands Digital Service Squad to Help Small Businesses Get More Digital
September 22, 2020
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Regional Business Development Centre Receives $75,000 Digital Main Street Grant

Collingwood, ON [Tuesday, September 22, 2020] - The Town of Collingwood and the South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre have received a $75,000 grant from Digital Main Street Ontario, funded by FedDev Ontario.  This grant will extend their Digital Service Squads (DSS) to help small businesses use digital technologies to adapt to a rapidly changing environment. 

Eat, Sip, Tag, and Win your Way to more patios with the Patiolicious Instagram Contest
August 27, 2020
Business Buzz

As Collingwood enters the third week of the inaugural Patiolicious culinary celebration, a new twist just got added with the launch of the Patiolicious Instagram contest. Collingwood Patiolicious just keeps getting better with the Instagram contest...featuring a $200 gift card grand prize AND weekly prizes! To enter the contest, just post a picture to your Facebook or Instagram account from your favourite Collingwood patios. Include the hashtag #Patiolicious and tag @ExperienceCollingwood, along with the restaurant you're visiting!

BIA Recruitment
Nominate a BIA Hero in Disguise
August 25, 2020
Business Buzz

Are you a passionate, enthusiastic, creative problem solver?
If you are a commercial property owner or business tenant located in the Downtown Business Improvement Area, and this matches you - Please apply for this opportunity to work with like-minded individuals as a Director of the Board of Management. Businesses may even nominate a dedicated staff member that has the leadership and other skillsets needed!

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Downtown Collingwood adds app-based Paid Parking option
August 24, 2020
Business Buzz

The Town of Collingwood is adding an app-based parking payment option to paid parking in Downtown Collingwood beginning on Friday, September 4. Parking passes, pay and display, and coin operated payment methods will continue to be available in Downtown Collingwood. This app-based, online-based payment option will enhance the user experience and reduce interactions and touchpoints through the pandemic. Downtown Parking Fees have not changed.

Introducing Patiolicious - A Fresh New Way to Taste & Toast Collingwood’s Great Outdoors
August 18, 2020
Business Buzz

Collingwood has embraced the outdoor dining experience in a new way this year! Introducing Collingwood Patiolicious - a fresh new way of experiencing the taste of Collingwood's culinary experts and the creative approach they have taken to their expanded patios. Located on back lots, hidden gardens, main street parking spaces, and other undiscovered areas, these new patios also reflect the artistic creativity that abounds around South Georgian Bay. 

Simcoe Street Walkway Returns in August
August 7, 2020
Business Buzz

Please take notice that there will be a temporary closure of Simcoe Street from St. Paul Street to Ste. Marie Street for the Simcoe Street Road Closure Pilot Project. Enjoy the Simcoe Street Walkway on Saturday, August 8, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Collingwood.Business Newsletter
Collingwood.Business Newsletter Update #16
July 21, 2020
Business Buzz

We are going to be adjusting the frequency that this newsletter is being published to be monthly vs weekly to help you focus on re-opening your business. 

Ontario Announces Stage 3 Re-opening for Collingwood & Area
July 17, 2020
Business Buzz

As part of Stage 3 reopening, Ontario has increased gathering limits:

  • Indoor gathering limits will increase to a maximum of 50 people;
  • Outdoor gathering limits will increase to a maximum of 100 people;

Gathering limits are subject to a two metre physical distancing requirement. Social circles remain at a maximum of 10 people province-wide, regardless of stage.

Collingwood.Business Newsletter
Collingwood.Business Newsletter Update #15
July 14, 2020
Business Buzz

•    Hot Topic 1: Simcoe Street Pedestrian Walkway Opens For One Day Pilot On July 25
•    Hot Topic 2: Nearly all Businesses and Public Spaces to Re-Open in Stage 3 on July 17
•    Upcoming 'Ask An Expert' Sessions
•    News & Recent Updates
•    Upcoming Online Business Events
•    Top Three Webinars
•    Local Resources Available To Your Business

Collingwood.Business Newsletter
Collingwood.Business Newsletter Update #14
July 7, 2020
Business Buzz

 •    Hot Topic 1: Face Coverings Mandatory in Public Spaces as of July 13
•    Hot Topic 2: $2500 Digital Transformation Grants Available Now
•    Legal Advice To Help Businesses Overcome The Pandemic
•    News & Recent Updates
•    Upcoming Online Business Events
•    Top Three Webinars
•    Local Resources Available To Your Business