Chamber Launches EBx | Esquimalt Business Exchange Program

We’re thrilled to launch EBx and provide a platform where Chamber members can support one another!

The Esquimalt Business Exchange Program connects business owners and leaders with other Chamber members who can provide advice or guidance on business-related topics. Much like a mentorship program, the EBx program encourages the sharing of knowledge and information.

Whether you have a specific question or are looking for generalized business advice, the EBx program will pair you with a Chamber member who can offer help and guidance.

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Mixer: Last Chance to Register!

Join us on July 22, 2020 at Artful Living Studio! You must RSVP to attend.
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Exclusive Opportunity for Esquimalt Businesses with iD2 Communications

FROM CHALLENGE TO CHANGE—BUSINESS IN COVID TIMES with iD2 Communications Inc.

Business is in flux for everyone. This FREE virtual meeting for Esquimalt Chamber of Commerce members explores how to navigate the impacts of COVID-19 and strategies to keep your business relevant.

The following pre-meeting survey will uncover the critical issues that members face that will then be used to inform the content of the meeting. If you can’t attend, feel free to let the Chamber know through this survey what you need most right now.

iD2 COMMUNICATIONS PRESENTERS: Valerie Elliott (Brand Strategy), Jennifer Hall (Business Strategy) and Heather Leary (Strategic Communications)

WHEN: Thursday, August 6 (time to be determined by the member survey responses)

PRE-EVENT SURVEY

ICYMI: This Week in Business News

[Government of Canada – Department of Finance] Proposed Changes to Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy
Bill Morneau, announced proposed changes to the CEWS that would broaden the reach of the program and provide better targeted support so that more workers can return to their jobs quickly as the economy restarts.
**Please email the Chamber if you would like to participate in a CRA-hosted Q&A session about CEWS.**

[CBC News] B.C. forecasting ‘staggering’ $12.5B deficit due to COVID-19 pandemic
The British Columbia government is forecasting a $12.5 billion deficit due to the COVID-19 pandemic, five months after the provincial budget featured a marginal surplus.

[Statistics Canada] Painting a Portrait of Canada: The 2021 Census of Population
This comprehensive document outlines Statistics Canada’s planned approach for the 2021 Census of Population.

[SIPP – South Island Prosperity Partnership]  Monthly Economic Recovery Dashboard – July Edition
The economic fall-out created by the global COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented circumstances in Greater Victoria. In response to this, SIPP announced the creation of a multi-government, multi-stakeholder taskforce to convene the actions necessary for our region to respond. To support this monumental effort, we needed a responsive set of indicators to track monthly status and progress. Read the July update now.

[BC Chamber of Commerce]  STATEMENT ON OUR COMMITMENT TO STAND AGAINST RACISM
The BC Chamber of Commerce will be launching initiatives to address organizational diversity and inclusiveness, meaningful allyship of Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour entrepreneurs (driven within the context of a Board Task Force), and deepen its own listening, education, and role – today and over the long term.