Keeping Our KFL&A Community Safe and Open

November 19, 2020

To: Business Community 

Case counts of COVID-19 are increasing across the province. They are also rising now in our KFL&A region which demands increased vigilance and strengthened sector-specific public health and workplace safety measures.

Thank you L&A Businesses

November 16, 2020
Warden Marg Isbester

2020 has been challenging and unpredictable and has been very hard on our business community. Your perseverance, dedication and passion is appreciated now more than ever. On behalf of the County of Lennox & Addington, thank you for all that you do.

We are a strong community with exceptional individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations. Thank you for your continued trust, patience, and empathy for one another as we work together during the pandemic. I want to share my gratitude for your calm, along with your willingness to support your community and neighbours.

Learn about Lennox and Addington's Digital Support for Business

October 6, 2020
Rob Plumley

There is no better time than now to look at the digital aspects of your business. Join Lennox & Addington Economic Development on  Friday, October 9th at 9am for a live Q&A session with our Digital Specialist, Steph Brown.

Napanee Restaurant Incorporates e-Commerce to Keep Up With Takeout Demand

September 29, 2020
Rob Plumley

Now more than ever, it is important for business owners to provide as many outlets as possible to sell their products and services. 

When COVID-19 forced non-essential businesses to shut their doors to foot traffic in March, those that already had an e-commerce function incorporated into their sales model had an advantage. They already had access to their customer base 24/7. For these businesses, the unexpected closure still stung, but not as badly as it could have otherwise. 

COVID-19: Business Owners Addressing Face Mask Concerns

August 7, 2020

KFL&A Public Health has developed a few tips on how business owners and staff may address concerns with the use of face coverings in commercial businesses.

To download the tip sheet click here.

Stage 3 Re-Opening Memo for Local Businesses: Instructions to Persons Responsible for a Business or Organization Permitted to Open

July 23, 2020

As we transition to Stage 3 of reopening businesses in KFL&A, the attached letter from Dr. Kieran Moore, outlines the necessary instructions to keep our communities safe and our economies growing.  The letter identifies instructions individuals responsible for a business or organization permitted to open .

Please click here to read the letter.

Rebuild-Reopen-Revive (R3) Funding Now Available

July 21, 2020
Rob Plumley

Up to $2 million is available across Eastern Ontario for non-repayable contributions of up to $5,000 to assist women-led businesses to Rebuild-Reopen-Revive (R3).

Eligible activities for the funding should support the reopening, rebuilding and revival of applicant’s business, such as:

Digital Transformation Grant Now Available

July 2, 2020
Rob Plumley

Digital Main Street is offering the Digital Transformation Grant for Main Street Small Businesses. This grant program will provide funding for training, advisory support, and grants to small businesses wanting to grow through digital transformation.

Webinar - Safely Opening Your Business with KFL&A Public Health

May 26, 2020

On Tuesday, May 26th Lennox & Addington County hosted a webinar in partnership with KFL&A Public Health. The topic was "How to Safely Re-open your Business". Miranda Iezzi, Cindy Lee, and Gord Mitchell from KFL&A Public Health and staff answered questions about guidelines, best practices and requirements for businesses during this time.

Community Futures Regional Relief & Recovery Fund

May 14, 2020
Rob Plumley

Community Futures is now offering recovery loans to support businesses that are being negatively impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.  This loan program is available to those who have attempted to access other federal programs (i.e. CEBA) and were ineligible, rejected, or require additional funding for expenses in excess of support already received. To be eligible, your enterprise must have been impacted adversely due to COVID-19, established prior to March 1, 2020, and been financially viable prior to the pandemic.

Here are the details: