Grants for entrepreneurs and businesses being offered

The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership (SLEP) is launching the 2020 version of the Starter Company Plus Program, designed to support entrepreneurship, business growth, and job creation. A total of six grants are available through the program. Successful applicants will be provided with up to $5,000 along with customized business coaching and access to peer-led support sessions. … Read More

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Shell Sarnia donating hand sanitizer chemical

Tyler Kula, The Sarnia Observer – April 1, 2020 The country’s only producer of a key chemical used in manufacturing hand sanitizer is donating 125,000 litres to the federal government free of charge, a spokesperson said Wednesday. The volume of isopropyl alcohol, or IPA, to be donated over the next three months is enough to … Read More

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Digital Main Street offering online workshops for businesses

Digital Main Street is offering online workshops for businesses to help with the transition from brick-and-mortar point of sale to E-Commerce in the wake up the COVID-19 Pandemic. A list of upcoming workshops can be found below, while more information on the programs, as well as Digital Main Street, can be found HERE. April 2, … Read More

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Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership offering expanded supports for local businesses

In light of the sweeping economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership (SLEP) has proactively mobilized to support local businesses in navigating these uncertain times. We are here to help in every way we can, and any business or entrepreneur with questions is encouraged to review our online resources for the latest … Read More

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Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership asking businesses to provide input on COVID-19 pandemic effects

To our friends, partners, and entire Sarnia-Lambton business community, The team at the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership is here to support you as we face the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our team consists of dedicated professionals that are here to provide you with resources and information designed to help your business as it becomes available. … Read More

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Government of Canada seeking information on products and services in support of response to COVID-19

The Government of Canada is seeking information from suppliers on their ability to provide products and services in support of Canada’s response to COVID-19. Below is a list of the products and services that The Government of Canada is in search of. Products: Disposable N95 masks Disposable Surgical masks Nitrile gloves Vinyl gloves Gowns Bottles … Read More

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SLEP hosting Small Business Corner at Lambton College Career Fair

The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership is encouraging local job seekers to attend the area’s largest career fair, held at Lambton College on Thursday, March 12 from 10:30am – 1:30pm. The job fair will feature more than 80 employers from across all sectors in the Sarnia-Lambton area who will be showcasing job opportunities ranging from retail to … Read More

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Sarnia-Lambton weight-loss and workout business opens 50th franchise

Tyler Kula – The Sarnia Observer, March 1, 2020 A Sarnia-Lambton-started weight-loss and workout business has its 50th franchise. EWYN (Exactly What You Need) Studios recently hit the milestone said president and co-founder Dean Esser. The 51st store opens in St. John’s, NL in April, he said, putting EWYN in its seventh province. The others include Ontario, … Read More

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Three finalists each took home a $3,000 grant in Dragons Den-style event

Lambton Shores, ON – The Ontario Tourism Innovation Lab, Tourism Sarnia-Lambton and their Sarnia-Lambton partners hosted a Dragon’s Den-style event at the Ipperwash Beach Club on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Six “Spark” Program finalists pitched their innovative tourism ideas for the region, with open and waterfront category entries. The top three were selected to each receive … Read More

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