• SSCC Business Update and Toolkit


    The Ontario Provincial Government is re-opening the province. 

    As Ontario moves through three stages of re-opening, more and more businesses will be allowed to open. Read more about the re-opening of Ontario.

    As of June 12, the province of Ontario will be entering into Stage 2 with a regional approach based on public health criteria from regional public health units. Grey-Bruce is one of many regions approved by the provincial Government to enter Phase 2. Read more about Stage 2, which regions are approved for re-opening and which businesses are included. 

    While Stage 2 businesses and workplaces can open as soon as June 12, dates and approaches may vary based on each community's local needs and the ability of each business or service to meet workplace safety guidelines and public health advice. With this approach, Stage 2 can be a success. 

    Chamber member businesses and their employees are encouraged to connect with Kimberley Inniss-Petersen for more information on what Stage 2 means for your business. Call 519-832-2332 or email kiminniss@saugeenshoreschamber.ca.

    You may also call the province of Ontario 'Stop the Spread' hotline for information: 1-888-444-3659. This hotline is set up to answer questions about the closure of at-risk workplaces and how emergency measures impact your business and employment. 

    There is strength in numbers, and we are in this together. 


  • Shop Local - Saugeen Shores Business COVID-19 Updates Shop Local - Saugeen Shores Business COVID-19 Updates

    Please note: With many businesses reopening after June 12th, we recommend directly contacting businesses for their most up to date status and operation policies. 

    Many Saugeen Shores businesses have altered their operations due to COVID-19. Find out who is operating and who is closed with the link below. 
    Click here for a list of updates.

    The SSCC has worked with the Town of Saugeen Shores and Bruce County to get our local businesses on the Bruce County GIS map.
    Click here for the Open in Bruce map.

    You should also check out GBHStrong to find ways to support your favourite businesses Grey, Bruce and Huron counties. 
    Click here for GBHStrong.


  • Saugeen Shores Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Response Saugeen Shores Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Response

    Chamber member businesses and their employees are encouraged to connect with Kimberley Inniss-Petersen for more information on what Stage 2 means for your business. Call 519-832-2332 or email kiminniss@saugeenshoreschamber.ca.

    The SSCC has developed a Healthy & Safety Policy for our operations moving forward. 

  • Town of Saugeen Shores - COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Town of Saugeen Shores - COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

    The Town of Saugeen Shores encourages all residents to visit www.SaugeenShores.ca/COVID-19 for accurate information and resources from our community.

    The Town of Saugeen Shores has also put together some helpful information for local businesses! Visit www.saugeenshores.ca/en/invest-and-plan/saugeen-shores-strong for details and use #SaugeenShoresStrong when you’re updating the public on availability, new practices, and any closures.

    Businesses can also contact:

    Economic Development Officer,
    Heather Hyde 
    519-832-2008 Ext. 106

    Town of Saugeen Shores Issues State of Emergency March 24
    Watch the Mayor's announcement here.
    Read more about what this declaration means for our municipality here.


  • COVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness Toolkit for Ontario Businesses COVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness Toolkit for Ontario Businesses

    Businesses must be equipped with the knowledge, skills, & resources to protect public health & ensure continued essential operations.

    The Saugeen Shores Chamber of Commerce, Ontario Chamber of Commerce & Hicks Morley have created a #COVID19 Pandemic Preparedness Toolkit to support Ontario businesses.

    Access the toolkit here: http://bit.ly/3a0A3cs

  • Bruce County Resources Bruce County Resources

    A message to our Bruce County business community.

    These are difficult times and we hope you, your family, your friends, and your staff are safe and well.

    We want you to know Bruce County has the health and safety of all residents at top of mind, but we are also concerned for the challenges you are facing.

    Information is changing rapidly. New benefits, resources, tools, and information is coming in and we’re all learning and trying to keep up.

    You don’t have to do this alone.

    We’re continuing to offer free business consultations - just not in person. Please reach out to us at 1-800-268-3838 or info@businesstobruce.com and we’ll set up a phone call, video or chat, and/or send you the information you need.

    Also, if you are a business that is able to supply surplus products and/or services in support of Canada’s response to Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), please complete this Public Works and Government Services Canada Submission form.

    Stay safe, stay well, and don’t hesitate to reach out.


    The Bruce County Economic Development Team

  • Support for Individuals & Businesses Support for Individuals & Businesses

    Find Federal support for individuals here.

    Find Federal support for businesses here.

    Small businesses are at the heart of our economy and many are vital to this community. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in uncertainty and anxiety for businesses and their employees. This is where the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) comes in. On May 13, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, announced that southern Ontario businesses that can apply for RRRF. In southern Ontario,  FedDev Ontario is working with key partners such as the Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) across the region to help businesses during these difficult times.
    Read about more details here. 

  • Resources for Reopening Resources for Reopening


    The Ministry of Labour has released safety guidelines to protect workers, customers and the general public from COVID-19 as it prepares for a gradual reopening of the provincial economy. Find more information HERE.

  • Mental Health Resources for Businesses & Individuals Mental Health Resources for Businesses & Individuals

    Anyone in our area can call 211 Ontario for free anytime for information and referrals for community, government, social and health services, including mental health resources across Ontario, call 211 or 1-877-330-3213. Live web chat is also available.

    In Crisis?  Call the Mental Health Crisis Line of Grey Bruce at 1-877-470-5200. This line is staffed by trained volunteers, and is available to help serve people in distress or crisis. Staff are available to speak with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.

  • List of Participating Businesses

    Click here for the most recent list of participating businesses. 

  • FAQs FAQs

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How can I be sure a gift certificate is authentic?

    Each certificate will feature a serial number, employee authorization signature, and SSCC stamp on the back. If you are concerned about the authenticity of the Chamber Bucks certificate being used at your business please call 519-832-2332 for verification. 

    Can I purchase a custom denomination?

    We currently offer certificates in $25 and $50 amounts. However, if you are seeking a large number of smaller denomination gift certificates the SSCC may consider it. Contact the SSCC with your proposal. 

    Why is the program limited to SSCC member businesses?

    There are a variety of benefits and programs that are only available to SSCC members -- this program is one of them. If you would like to learn more about membership benefits contact us at info@saugeenshoreschamber.ca.

    What kind of payment does the SSCC accept?

    The SSCC accepts cash, cheque or credit card. At this time, the SSCC is unable to process debit card payments. 

    How do I sign my business up to participate?

    The first step is to be an active member of the Saugeen Shores Chamber of Commerce. Not a member? Find our online membership application here. Already a member? Contact us at 519-832-2332 or email info@saugeenshoreschamber.ca

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