Messages from the Chamber

Message from the Executive Director of the Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce

March 9, 2021

As we enter spring, businesses have struggled to stay relevant (and alive) after repeated shutdowns. Buyer confidence is increasing but several businesses continue to be severely impacted. Like you, we are hoping for a swift vaccination rollout for all citizens to be able to put this unfortunate time behind us.

Your Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce continues to coordinate with officials at the municipal, provincial and federal level and will keep you apprised of updates; we are also continuing to work with our business membership and community and will provide useful information regarding the current state of the virus in addition to helpful information for your business.

One of our main contributions to helping our community has resulted from the Mayors Task Force in the creation of the web and phone line initiative www.hamiltoncovidconcierge.  This is a direct go-to spot to assist businesses with the many questions they may have and we will continue to contribute to this site to ensure it is up to date and relevant.

The Stoney Creek Chamber will continue to advocate and update you by communicating through email, social media posts, and on our website.

Patti Hall, MBA, BASc.
Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce

 

July 11, 2020

Canadians have worked hard to stave off the COVID-19 Coronavirus from affecting us so deeply as our friends to the south have experienced and I commend our community with this. Businesses continue to be severely impacted, especially those only permitted to open in Stage 3.  Your Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce continues to coordinate with officials at the municipal, provincial and federal level and will keep you apprised of updates; we are continuing to work with our business membership and community and will provide useful information regarding the current state of the virus in addition to helpful information for your business.

The Stoney Creek Chamber is proud to announce that we are serving as the Chair for the team representing Small Business, Downtown areas, Restaurants, and Not for Profit on the Mayors Task Force; we are actively seeking input from our members to help implement positive change so please feel free to pass along information and share  your pain points during this recovery so we can continue to advocate for you.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and update our community by communicating through email, social media posts, and on our website.

 

 

Patti Hall, MBA, BASc.
Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce

 


March 27, 2020

As the COVID-19 Coronavirus continues to spread globally, commerce and communities are being impacted severely, as predicted. Your Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce is continuing to coordinate with officials at the municipal, provincial and federal level and will keep you apprised of updates; we are continuing to work with our business membership and community and will provide useful information regarding the current state of the virus in addition to helpful information for your business.

We will be reaching out to all our membership and inquiring how we can help you in this time of crisis.  If you have a question please reach out to us.  If we don’t know we will find the answer for you from our many contacts.

It is important that you have the most up to date information and facts and we have put together the following links from reputable sources to help you.

Public Health Services advises to still minimize exposure wherever possible to ensure the safety of the public. This can be achieved by suspending attendance at meetings, gatherings and training sessions.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and update our community by communicating through email, social media posts, and on our website.

 

 

Patti Hall, MBA, BASc.
Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce

 

March 23, 2020

The spread of COVID-19 has posed a significant threat to our business community and we at the Chamber have been monitoring the situation intently and are coordinating with all our counterparts and government officials to support our business community manage through this crisis.

We recognize the immediate need for action from our government to help support our companies and we are here are taking this situation very seriously.  We know that you have some very real concerns about the future of your business and as such are doing our part.

We are moving all existing invoices out to a new due date of June 1st and will not be issuing any further invoices until June 1st.  We know that you have much more important things to worry about regarding your business and in addition, the added health worries of your family, friends and staff.

We will continue to keep you up to date with helpful information to keep you apprised of the spread situation (which we gather from reputable sources) and helpful information to assist you making the personal and business decisions that you may have to make.  We will continue to forward webinars and helpful programs and some “out of the box” ideas of what some other businesses in your sector may be doing.  We will do our best to reach out and inquire what needs you have or are currently struggling with.  Follow our website for these updates https://chamberstoneycreek.com/covid-19-coronavirus-updates/ and our social media channels.

We will continue to be here to support YOU, and our community and businesses, so please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email (all contact information is above in the header) if there is anything that we can assist you with in this time of need.

Thank you!!  Stay safe and stay healthy!!

 

 

Patti Hall, MBA, BASc.
Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce