A collaborative effort to support our community through economic benefits aimed at small business.

Purpose and Objective

To develop and facilitate strategies to assist and support local Chilliwack businesses in their economic recovery,  building economic confidence,  and bringing the Chilliwack community together to create and support a local movement.

Accomplishments to Date

To date the Recovery Network has launched or participated in the following activities:

  • Developed and Executed the Very Merry Shopportunity- a Shop Local Holiday Campaign
  • Created the “Community Cares” campaign videos showcasing 20 local businesses and how they are making shopping safe for Chilliwack
  • Is Currently offering the “Building Resilience to Thrive” program through the BC Chamber of Commerce
  • Hosted a “Workforce” Roundtable with 12 local business owners
    • Created a Sub Committee to address the areas of concern
  • Local Business Restart Program https://www.projectlocalrestart.ca/
  • Providing business with a platform in the Support Local BC campaign
  • PPE Grants
  • Chilliwack Give-A-Thon
  • Assisting in the formation of the “Feed the Kids” partnership between Salvation Army, Chilliwack community Services and Chilliwack Bowls of Hope
  • Creating the Covid Resource Page found on the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce website https://www.chilliwackchamber.com/eventspage/news/covid-19-chilliwack-resources/
  • Creating the Business Restart Page found on the Chilliwack chamber of commerce website https://www.chilliwackchamber.com/eventspage/news/chilliwack-economic-recovery-network/

Moving Forward

Focus 1:  Workforce:  Develop strategies to support local businesses with the following:

  • Recruitment
  • Retention
  • Culture
  • On-boarding
  • Diversity and Inclusion Strategies

Focus 2:  Business Restart:  Develop strategies and programming to support the economic recovery efforts of small and medium enterprises.  The following will be incorporated:

  • Marketing strategies- digital and other
  • Business planning review
  • Ecommerce
  • Mentorship
  • One to one Coaching

Small and Medium-Sized Business Recovery Grant

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/economic-recovery/business-recovery-grant

Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program

https://www.chilliwackchamber.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Highly-Affected-Sectors-Credit-Availability-Program.pdf 

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