TIMMINS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce announced 62 $10,000 grant recipients from its Canadian Business Resilience Network Small Business Relief Fund today, including Timmins Chamber member Timmins Chiropractic Clinic.
More than 1100 small businesses across Canada applied for the 62 grants available. The lucky recipients were those that best demonstrated their financial strain, how the business will use the grant to change or innovate, how the change or innovation will sustain the business's recovery and allow it to prosper, and how the grant will support the role each business plays in their community.
“The Chamber has been so helpful throughout the entire pandemic,” stated Dr. Kate Fraser, co-owner of Timmins Chiropractic Clinic. “Not only by providing guidance but through their suite of programming, they have been assisting the reopening with grants for PPE, vital information, and helpful webinars to keep us informed. Since joining the Chamber, we have been leveraging the resources, but we have been using them now, more than ever, and we’re very thankful.”
"We are extremely proud to have our member Timmins Chiropractic Clinic be chosen as a recipient of this wonderful initiative," said Val Venneri, President of the Chamber. "A member since opening their clinic in 2010, we have witnessed Dr. Michael Popovic, Dr. Kate Fraser, and their team grow and thrive to become valued business leaders and health practitioners in our community. It is only fitting that they receive this support, and we are grateful to the Canadian Chamber and Salesforce for this opportunity to highlight one of our own."
The fund was managed by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and made possible through the generosity of Salesforce (NYSE:CRM). The funding was designed to help small businesses across the country stay afloat and support their recovery efforts, paying salaries, retrofitting their workplaces and acquiring technology to adapt their business model. Salesforce has also provided grants to small businesses in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Australia, in addition to providing other resources.
"Reviewing the applications was both heartbreaking and inspiring, we saw how seriously small businesses across Canada have been hurt by the pandemic, but we also saw how determined these entrepreneurs are to preserve their employees' jobs and to serve their customers and their communities. Today is a happy waypoint, not an endpoint, and we won't stop finding new ways to help Canada's businesses reopen and recover. We'll be with them every step of the way," said Perrin Beatty, President and CEO, Canadian Chamber.
"It has been incredible to see the resilience coming from Canada's small business owners over the last few months. We know it hasn't been easy," said Margaret Stuart, Canada Country Manager, Salesforce. "The applicants have further demonstrated what we at Salesforce already knew to be true - that Canada is rich with innovation and entrepreneurial talent. We're hopeful that these grants will provide essential support to small business owners as they return to work."
A complete list of the recipients can be found here.