Welcome to the Scugog Chamber of Commerce

 

RAPID ANTIGEN TESTING KITS

The Scugog Chamber of Commerce is proud to be able to offer the Workplace Self-Screening, Rapid Antigen Testing Kits starting MID-JANUARY 2022.

This program is Fast & Free for your business and you do not need to be a chamber member to participate.

If you would like to be put on the list to be advised when the kits will be in stock, please send an e-mail to info@scugogchamber.ca

 

RAPID ANTIGEN TESTING – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Remember that you don’t need to be a member of our Chamber to order – all local businesses with 150 employees and under can apply for this program!  Businesses with over 150 employees may order rapid tests directly through the Ontario government portal and organizations with locations across Canada, may order directly from the Health Canada government portal.

Here’s what you need to know to participate in the program:

Pick-ups will be made at the Chamber office at 250 Queen St. in Port Perry. PLEASE GO AROUND TO THE BACKDOOR.

PLEASE NOTE: You may only pick up kits with a confirmed appointment.  There will be a calendar to schedule your appointment on our website www.scugogchamber.ca ONCE we have available appointments (we expect beginning to mid-January, but this could change depending on supply).

Before you arrive:

  1. You will be required to sign the PASP (Provincial Antigen Screening Program) Agreement, which will be sent to you upon booking your appointment and bring a signed copy with you the first time you come to pick up your kits. This includes a confirmation that you have watched the mandatory 5-minute training video .
  2. All visitors must complete and PASS a COVID-19 self-assessment before entry into the premises.

Upon your arrival:

  1. A staff member will greet you at your designated pick-up time. If this is your first visit, please be prepared to provide a signed copy of your PASP agreement.
  2. All visitors must complete and PASS a COVID-19 self-assessment before entry into the premises.
  3. Wear a mask when entering the building
  4. Maintain social distancing inside and outside the building.

Once you have conducted testing of employees:

  1. You must report test results EACH WEEK to us. The accumulated data will be shared with the Ontario Ministry of Health. NO private information is shared with the Ministry of Health or other reporting body.
  2. You may only order your kits once per month. 

 


Looking for something to do?  Visit the finalists in the Scugog Chamber of Commerce, 2nd Annual Christmas Lights Contest.

Visit our FACEBOOK PAGE for a sneak peek of the entries and to vote for your favourite!


WAR FOR TALENT

There is no question, in today’s world, there is a War FOR Talent. Join the Scugog Chamber and RBC for this free 2-part event on January 13th, 2022. In Part 1 we will chat with expert panelists on how to recruit and retain talent. Then join us for Part 2 where we will hear presentations from various employers and what it is like to come work for them! Register https://buff.ly/3oQvSKd


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.

Check Out Our Other YouTube Programs

October 21, 2021
Economic Development and Tourism Update
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
Mayor’s Update
December 5, 2020
Virtual Scugog Santa Claus Parade

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 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.

Did you want to be on our email list to get up-to-date information as it happens?  

Email us your name, business, and email address to info@scugogchamber.ca

Where possible please ensure to support your local members and businesses. It is vitally important.

 


Ontario Government

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

Health and Safety Association Guidance Documents for Workplaces During the COVID-19 Outbreak

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Reopening Ontario after COVID-19

Learn how we’re planning to reopen businesses, services and public spaces.

COMPLETE Details

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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

For Community of Durham Residents

https://www.durham.ca/en/regional-government/covid-19-community-resources.aspx

 

Upcoming Events

Scugog Chamber of Commerce Welcomes New Members