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  • St. John’s Board of Trade Launches Online Recovery Toolkit to Help Businesses

    Supported by our partners, the Board of Trade has developed a toolkit full of useful and practical supports for businesses to use as they work to recover from COVID-19

    St. John’s, NL, September 1, 2020 – Today, the St. John's Board of Trade launched the Main Street Recovery project, an online toolkit full of resources and supports for business owners to use as they recover from COVID-19. The toolkit features six primary focus areas including, employee safety, mental health, talent and recruitment, marketing, supply chain development, and support for building online platforms.

    “The Main Street Recovery toolkit is intended to be a one-stop hub of information for business owners in the wake of COVID-19,” said AnnMarie Boudreau, CEO, St. John’s Board of Trade. “We recognize that businesses are working through a lot right now, and this toolkit provides them with access to tangible and practical information that they can use as they recover.”

    The Main Street Recovery project is a collaborative effort, with the Government of Canada, through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), contributing $75,000 with the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador also contributing $25,000.

    “Our economy needs small businesses. This support will help businesses get through the pandemic so they can thrive once again,” said the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Natural Resources, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA.

    This initiative has encouraged a spirit of partnership and is a testament to the support that our province and our community want to offer small businesses right now—our economy needs small businesses to rebound successfully.

    “We fully support the Main Street Recovery project. Our contribution will help provide supports for businesses facing unexpected challenges at this time,” said the Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Industry, Energy and Technology.

    Visit the Main Street Recovery project: MainStreetRecovery.ca


    About the St. John’s Board of Trade

    The St. John’s Board of Trade is a non-partisan, business advocacy organization. Its mission is to improve the local business climate and enhance our members’ ability to do business and be successful through advocacy and member support and services. stjohnsbot.ca