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COVID-19 Support for Business – Weekly Update for May 1 – 7, 2020

COVID-19 Support for Business – Weekly Update for May 1 – 7, 2020

Attention local small business owners: London Drugs wants to help you sell your products! London Drugs is offering up shelf space in select stores to local small businesses who have had to close their doors due to COVID-19. Beginning April 28, small businesses in Western Canada are welcome to submit products for consideration. Small business owners can visit here to learn if their products qualify and apply to be part of London Drugs Local Central. Hungry for local? Find food & drink...

COVID-19 Support for Business – Weekly Update for May 1 – 7, 2020

COVID-19 Support for Business – Weekly Update for April 24 – 30, 2020

If you are a small-medium sized business that is considering entering or expanding in the digital economy then this is the place for you! The Digital Economy Response Program: (DER3) is a free service supported by Island Coastal Economic Trust (ICET) and powered by Innovation Island Technology Association (IITA). The program is open to individuals or businesses living or working on Vancouver Island, north of the Malahat, on the Sunshine Coast, or Gulf Islands. DER3 offers one-to-one business...

COVID-19 Support for Business – Weekly Update for May 1 – 7, 2020

COVID-19 Support for Business Weekly Update April 17 to 23, 2020

Cowichan Strong has issued its first newsletter which provides highlights of support programs available to help businesses and entrepreneurs. This weekly newsletter is one way Cowichan Strong is working to support our business community, by compiling support programs relevant to the Cowichan region. I encourage you to sign up to receive the newsletter and other updates from Cowichan Strong. We are stronger together!...

Province launches COVID-19 Support Service for BC Businesses

Province launches COVID-19 Support Service for BC Businesses

A new BC Business COVID-19 Support Service will serve as a single point of contact for businesses throughout the province looking for information on resources available during the COVID-19 pandemic. This dedicated website and resource area will be operated by Small Business BC (SBBC), a non-profit organization that is well known and respected by the business community.  The service will act as a one-stop resource to answer questions about supports available to businesses from the provincial...

Launch of the Digital Economy Rapid Response Recovery Program (DER3)

Launch of the Digital Economy Rapid Response Recovery Program (DER3)

A game-changing free service is now available for Cowichan businesses to participate or expand their presence in the digital economy. In partnership with Island Coastal Economic Trust, the Innovation Island Technology Association has launched the Digital Economy Response Program (DER3) that will start to tackle the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis. This complementary rapid recovery initiative will provide one-to-one business and technical expertise and actionable resources to companies...

COVID-19 Support Webinar with MP Alistair MacGregor

COVID-19 Support Webinar with MP Alistair MacGregor

Economic Development Cowichan, in partnership with the Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce  and Community Futures Cowichan, are pleased to provide a FREE webinar with MP Alistair MacGregor, who will specifically speak to recent legislation of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (75% wage subsidy program) as well as other federal supports and initiatives for businesses. This webinar will be held as a virtual Lunch n Learn via the Zoom platform and will be held this Wednesday April 15, 2020 at...

#CowichanStrong COVID-19 Business Resource Website is Now Live!

#CowichanStrong COVID-19 Business Resource Website is Now Live!

#CowichanStrong COVID-19 Business Resource Website is Now Live! Cowichan businesses now have a new resource tool to support them in this time of economic crisis. The #cowichanstrong initiative provides a one-stop source for the Cowichan business community to respond, adapt, and recover from COVID-19. For the initial launch, Economic Development Cowichan has partnered with Community Futures Cowichan and the Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce.  Additional partnerships will be developed in the...

Emergency Support on its way for Regional Businesses

Emergency Support on its way for Regional Businesses

Urgent support for the region’s businesses affected by COVID-19 will soon be available through direct, one-on-one service delivery programs developed in collaboration with Island Coastal Economic Trust (ICET), Tourism Vancouver Island (TVI) and Innovation Island Technology Association (IITA). With funding from ICET, two response programs have been set up with regional partners to help the tourism sector and other enterprises with rapid recovery in the face of economic and operational...

CVRD Accepting Building Permit and Development Applications

The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) will resume acceptance of new building permit applications and development applications beginning Monday, April 6. While CVRD staff continue to process applications received prior to the service curtailments announced last month, new applications will also be accepted in a limited capacity beginning next week. As the CVRD administrative offices remain closed to the public, applicants are asked to follow the guidelines below: Contact CVRD staff...

How is COVID-19 impacting your business?

How is COVID-19 impacting your business?

The BC Chamber—in partnership with Small Business BC, Community Futures, and British Columbia Economic Development Association—is urgently seeking your input around current and contemplated impacts to businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Your feedback will be sent directly to the provincial and federal governments to inform how they can help businesses mitigate the damage of this global market disruption, and recover. The survey will take under 4 minutes to complete. Survey will close...

 

 

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Economic
Development
Cowichan

Economic
Development
Cowichan

135 Third Street
Duncan, BC
Canada V9L 1R9
[email protected]
T 250.746.7880
TF 1.866.746.2508