Mayor Luke CharbonneauTo the Saugeen Shores Business Community:

The Mayor’s Task Force on Economic Recovery has been meeting regularly to address the needs of the business community and generate ideas and solutions to provide support during the pandemic.

The Town of Saugeen Shores is sincerely thankful to all Saugeen Shores business owners for their commitment to delivering service to our community in spite of all of the challenges that COVID-19 has brought to the economy.

That is why we have launched the Saugeen Shores Strong Business Recognition Campaign for adaptability and resiliency in the face of the pandemic, allowing community members to voice their appreciation for local businesses through the nomination process. The Town is happy to share the list of businesses who have been recognized to date with many more to be added over the next few weeks.

I know that doing “business as usual” has been a challenge in 2020, and as we head into the colder months, I anticipate concerns will grow if case numbers rise.  The Town would like to remind businesses that our COVID-19 fact sheet for businesses, developed in partnership with the Grey Bruce Health Unit, is available to help lay out an appropriate course of action in the event that there is a case connected to your establishment.

For businesses still exploring options for financial assistance, I encourage you to contact your financial institution to find available programs to fit your business.  For other resources related to economic recovery locally, provincially, and federally, businesses can visit the Town’s Business Support Webpage where you will also find the latest version of the Saugeen Shores Economic Recovery Strategy.

I want all business owners to know that the Town’s Economic Development Officer is here to help with any questions on the items mentioned above or to have further discussions on other matters.  I encourage you to reach out with your concerns or for assistance finding resources to heather.hyde@saugeenshores.ca or 519-832-2008 x 106.

The Town of Saugeen Shores looks forward to continuing on this path to recovery with each of you because together we are Saugeen Shores Strong.

Kindest Regards,

Mayor Luke Charbonneau