COVID-19 Local Business Update

If you have returned from travel or show symptoms please self isolate for 14 days

Here at the Mount Forest Chamber of Commerce we know these scary and unfortunate times. That’s why we will be updating you here on our website on all business and health related COVID-19 news.  This week we have some updates for you surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic. First is from Launch It Minto, who spearheaded last weeks “How to Stay Afloat During COVID-19” they are returning with another free to join webinar for local businesses. I’ll paste Launch it Minto’s information below:


Here’s your opportunity to ask the experts direct questions to help you pivot and navigate through the COVID-19 crisis with information on the following key topics:
  • Funding Opportunities
  • Business Resources
  • Small Business Advisory
  • Digital Marketing
Our panelists include:
  • Rose Austin, Executive Director, Saugeen Economic Development Corporation
  • Harold DeVries, Small Business Advisor at LaunchIt
  • Kristel Manes, Executive Director, Business-Centre Guelph Wellington
  • Ethan Schwandt, Digital Main Street Service Squad
Join us this Thursday – April 9 from 10 – 11 a.m. – for this webinar. It’s FREE for small business in Northern Wellington!


A special thanks to our partners for their support in making this webinar possible:
Town of Minto
Township of Mapleton
Township of Wellington North
Minto Chamber of Commerce
Mapleton Chamber of Commerce
Mount Forest Chamber of Commerce
Arthur Chamber of Commerce

Lastly the Saugeen Economic Development Corporation has released their Business Improvement Loan Fund Application. This updated Loan Fund Application reflects the COVID-19 Pandemic and in support of our business communities in their time of need. I have linked the  Business Improvement Loan Fund Application PDF’s below.

Business Improvement Loan Fund Application – March 2020 (1)
Business Improvement Loan Fund Application – March 2020
Business Improvement Loan reduced rate letter
Business Improvement Loan reduced rate letter

If you have any questions or concerns about anything do not hesitate to contact us here at The Mount Forest Chamber of Commerce, we are happy to help. Stay safe and healthy and keep it locked to our website and social medias for weekly updates!