Digital Main Street

Digital Main Street (DMS) is a program To provide access to a platform where small businesses will have the tools to develop a comprehensive plan for digital adoption The program will also provide access to training to develop digital literacy skills, and qualifying businesses could be eligible to receive a $2,500 grant to help implement their digital transformation plan. In the next few months the county will be rolling out their teams, and the Chamber […]

Online Security

Accessing your Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) account online is an easy way to manage your services with CRA, but you may start getting warnings when you try to log on. For example: Page Can’t Be Displayed Cannot Establish a Secure Connection Page Not Available Don’t worry though, it just means you need to upgrade your browser. CRA takes the security of your data very seriously and they have upgraded their online service. When you do […]

Social Media. Which platform?

Bailey is back! BIA media specialist Bailey Regier  is back with insights into what social media platforms are best for every business. “Many business owners have expressed to me that they fear the amount of time that it takes to maintain a business social media presence online, exclaiming “do I have to be on everything?“. The reality is that you actually don’t! But how can you choose which social media platform is right for you? […]

What is a Social Media Influencer?

Defined loosely as social media figures who have an established credibility and audience; who can persuade others by virtue of their trustworthiness and authenticity. Your particular brand/business influencers are users that employ your brand hashtag who have the largest number of followers. They can be friends and family, but more recently they have become personalities for hire. Many Chamber members recently received an email presenting an opportunity for local business to be included in an […]

Members Helping Members

The Goderich BIA is a valued member of the Huron Chamber of Commerce and we would like to take this opportunity to share some of their knowledge.  The BIA has recently welcomed media specialist Bailey Regier to their ranks. Read more about Bailey and her position at the BIA here: Bailey Regier The Digital Main Street program she is overseeing is for BIA members, but her research and expertise we have been invited to make […]