Welcome to the Scugog Chamber of Commerce
Together for Business
Welcome Karey Anne Large, Our New Executive Director
The Scugog Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce, Karey Anne Large will be joining us on October 18, as our new Executive Director. Drop by and welcome Karey, when you have a chance.
Karey has provided her bio, to help everyone understand how her experience will be a great asset to our team.
“While still working in the corporate world in 2005, Karey Anne Large started making cakes out of her home kitchen. After discovering her passion for cake decorating, she dove in headfirst, leaving her corporate career behind and opening her first retail location in 2011. Born and raised in Whitby, Large chose the historic downtown Whitby to open up her dream shop – KakeKreations. After, a tragic fire at her Brock Street location, she persevered and moved KakeKreations to its second location on Dundas Street in 2015.
Large saw many sweet successes during her cake decorating journey, including winning the 2015 Parents Choice Award for Best Cakes in Durham Region and the Whitby Chamber of Commerce’s (WCC) New Business of the Year in 2016. She was also the only Canadian featured on the Food Network’s Cake Wars and was awarded 1st runner up.
In 2017, Large made the difficult decision to close up KakeKreations and step into the position as the Executive Director of the Downtown Whitby Business Improvement Area (DWBIA), combining her experience as a small business owner with her love for the Town of Whitby.
With more than 40 years as a Whitby resident, Large sees the importance of giving back and has held such positions as Past President of the Whitby Chamber of Commerce and a past member of its Signature Events Planning Committee. She is also a member of Whitby Rotary Sunrise as the current vocations director and co-chair for Whitby Ribfest, Large has also sat on the Whitby Heritage Advisory Committee, Lakeridge Health Gala Planning Committee, and currently sits as the co-chair for Mayor Mitchells Community Development Fund Planning Committee. Large has also sat on the Ontario Business Improvement Area Association’s Board of Directors and Advocacy Committee. Her dedication to volunteerism was recognized in 2019 when she received the WCC’s second-ever Jim Lavelle Award, inspired by the extraordinary contributions of the late Jim Lavelle and the four values he deemed most important: commitment, determination, innovation and compassion.
“Community and business are at the heart of everything I do, and when the two come together, amazing things can happen. It is an honour to have been chosen to be the next Executive Director of the Scugog Chamber of Commerce, where I can continue to work with local business leaders in making Scugog the place to be.” – Karey Anne Large.
VACCINE POLICIES IN THE WORKPLACE
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, so do the health and safety requirements for workplaces. Many businesses are considering establishing vaccination policies in an attempt to protect employees and customers. This presents new legal challenges and considerations.
The Scugog Chamber of Commerce has joined with employment lawyers, Stephanie Miner and Ian Johncox, from Mason Bennett Johncox, to discuss some of the key issues surrounding Vaccination Policies in the Workplace – hosted by Jonathan van Bilsen.
OUR 8th ANNUAL BEST BALL “FORE” BUSINESS GOLF TOURNAMENT AT SUNNYBRAE
The Chamber would like to give a huge thank you to all of the Scugog Chamber Members, friends of Members, Hole Sponsors, Raffle Donators, Volunteers, Board Members, and Sunnybrae Golf Club, for making our 8th Annual Best Ball “Fore” Business Golf Tournament on August 20th, a wonderful event.
Please click here to see some of the great shots, taken by Shannon Roberts.
Check Out Our Other YouTube Programs
|October 1, 2021
Vaccination Policies in the Workplace
|September 9, 2021
Election 2021 Candidates Forum
|August 26, 2021
Mark Berney, Fire Chief and Director of Fire and Emergency Services Update
|May 28, 2021
Regional Chair, John Henry Update
|April 23, 2021
MPP Lindsey Park Update
|March 25, 2021
Medical Associates Vaccine Update
|February 25, 2021
|December 5, 2020
Virtual Scugog Santa Claus Parade
Infection Protection and Control Support for Local Businesses, from Medical Associates of Port Perry. Click here for more information.
COVID-19 Quick Update Guide
COVID-19 Preparedness – Scugog Chamber Office
The Scugog Chamber of Commerce (SCC) is taking proactive actions to help keep our communities safe. The SCC is implementing social distancing measures through a combination of limited hours as needed (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday – 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).
We will continue to provide you with information and updates via email, website and social media.
If you have any business updates, be sure to tag us in on your social media sites. @scugogchamber / #scugogchamber
We are working with our members and local businesses, assisting to get our community back up and running as best and as quickly as possible.
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Where possible please ensure to support your local members and businesses. It is vitally important.
PPE Equipment Supplies
Port Perry Suppliers
NEW – Children Specific Sized Faceshields
Nitrile based elastic strap adjustable to fit all sizes
(does not grab hair) and are hinged to pivot up as needed.
Face Shields that lift up!
Two Styles: Over The Head
OR Fits over a hard helmet.
12780 Simcoe St / 27 Easy Street Unit 2, Port Perry, ON L9L 1B3
Offering retail stand-alone guards on counters.
32″ X 24″
36″ X 32″
AAMI LEVEL 1 & 2 REUSABLE ISOLATION GOWNS – Locally manufactured in Port Perry, Ontario
Level 1 Isolation Gowns – $35.00/tax
Level 2 Isolation Gowns – $38.50/tax
For information and pricing, contact Port Perry Excellence, Carol Ann Sheahan at (905) 985-8865 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello Fellow Chamber Members:
We are now producing social measures re-opening signage. Please see attached samples. Decals and graphics suitable for various business purposes as well as vehicles and work locations.
As a way of expressing gratitude to our local Frontline Heroes we are offering FREE Frontline Hero decals for donations. 100% of all proceeds will purchase lunches for our courageous gals n guys!
Best wishes always, keep yer stick on the ice
Fred Haines | 905 985 0802 | Signworkscanada.com
here to help businesses in any way we can!
The Durham Task Force has pulled together a list of
PPE Suppliers in Durham
FULL TABLE OF DETAILS FOR MOST SECTORS
This is a very long list so please drill down to find your business sector
Each sector has a link to details
Reopening Ontario after COVID-19
Learn how we’re planning to reopen businesses, services and public spaces.
Programs to Help Businesses
Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) for small businesses The program will lower rent by 75% for small businesses that have been affected by COVID-19
Access to Credit and other Programs
Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) The program will provide interest-free loans of up to $40,000 to small businesses and not-for-profits whose revenues have been temporarily reduced and to help cover operating costs.
CEWS – Emergency Wage Subsidy – HOW TO
This program has recently changed. Click here to receive up-to-date information.
Current Store & Business Hours In Scugog
Please check with your favourite stores to see how they are helping you to safely shop!
Click here for more information.
Locally – Township of Scugog
REGION OF DURHAM
For Community of Durham Residents
Even though our offices are closed to ‘in person’ meetings, we are still providing employment services in Scugog, Brock, and Uxbridge and would be happy to support businesses in the community however we can.
Staff continue to interact with job seekers and businesses through phone, email, texting and video conferencing. We can support businesses in finding suitable staff to fulfill vacancies as the need arises through our free job posting service.
Our Provincially funded program is also available to help offset the cost of training a new staff member with the Job Matching and Placement Incentive. This is a dollar figure reimbursed to employers for a potential of 4-8 weeks, while new staff transition through the training period. If you are receiving resumes and would like to know if you are eligible for any funding please contact us.
There is also support through the Canada Ontario Job Grant, for those businesses that would like to investigate training for staff. This means that eligible businesses could receive direct financial support for purchasing training for their staff and be reimbursed for up to 83% of the cost of a course.
If you have any questions please give me a call or send an email. Stay healthy,
Certified Nursing Assistants, CNA, training resources to help better educate the public on the proper steps for hand washing to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
Scugog Chamber of Commerce Welcomes New Members