Business Impact Survey
#TeamPTBO has issued a Business Impact Survey Thank you to those businesses that have participated. We recognize that circumstances will change in this new environment and encourage businesses to continue to fill out this survey as their business concerns evolve.
Please help to inform us by filling out this survey:
These questions and answers were compiled in response to recent survey results and ongoing business inquiries. These responses and inquiries are informing our collective communications with all levels of government to help create meaningful recovery programming to assist our local business community during these challenging times.
In order to protect clients, visitors and employees, we have decided to close our physical offices until further notice. All services are still available and staff may be reached via email and cell phone; however, all in-person workshops and events have been canceled.
Leaders from PKED, the Peterborough DBIA, the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, Community Futures Peterborough and Innovation Cluster (#TeamPTBO) are working together to identify how the impact of COVID-19 will be hardest felt by our local business community.
Recognizing that the health of our residents and employees is paramount, we do know that there are growing concerns for our local businesses during these extraordinary times.Read #TeamPTBO’s COVID-19 March 30 Update
How We Are Supporting Business
#TeamPTBO is reviewing local business concerns on a regular basis and sharing collective communications with all levels of government to help create meaningful recovery programming to assist our local business community during these challenging times.
How You Can Help
Are you a supplier that’s able to provide products and services? Or do you have an innovative idea to combat this unprecedented situation? Get in touch with our Business Development team today.
Connect With Our Team
Our team is working remotely, and all services are still available. We’re committed to helping businesses any way we can. Staff may be reached via email and cell phone.
To help slow the spread of COVID-19, authorities advise:
• Stay home as much as possible.
• Stay at least two metres apart from other people.
• Wash your hands frequently using soap and for 15 to 20 seconds each time.
• Use hand sanitizer.
• Cough or sneeze into your arm.
• If you have COVID-19 symptoms, stay home. You can use the online self-assessment tool at covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/
• If you have travelled outside of Canada recently, you must stay home for 14 days
COVID-19 Fraud & Scams
Government of Canada has reported COVID-19 scams popping up across the country. Fraudsters targeting Canadians via text, email, phone and at the door. Learn more here.
If you’re the target of a COVID-19 scam, report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.
Reporting to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre
By phone: 1-888-495-8501 (toll free)
Online: Fraud Reporting System
A number of fraudulent sites that spoofed the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and, most recently, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) have already been taken down by the Communications Security Establishment (CSE).
Take Advantage of Free Digital Support for your Small Business
The need for Digital has never been greater. Through the Digital Main Street program, Peterborough & the Kawarthas’ businesses have two options to connect with Digital Service Squads (DSS) who can provide them with free solutions & support. In this unprecedented time, don’t delay– take advantage of free digital marketing support for your small business. All meetings, training & support services can be done virtually or by phone.