As many of our businesses prepare to re-open, at least on a limited basis, we know one of your biggest concerns is getting the right protective equipment in place for your employees and customers.


Together with our Chamber and Board of Trade colleagues across York Region, we’ve put together the definitive guide to obtaining local supplies of your personal protective materials, from hand sanitizer to masks to plastic shielding.

The guide will be updated every couple of weeks as more safety equipment suppliers come on line.

There's never been a more important time to support our local business community. Check online or pick up the phone. Just make sure you're shopping local. Many of our businesses have taken extraordinary steps to make sure they can continue to safely serve you.

Check out to order dinner or discover important new social distancing services.

I know we’re facing really tough times now – but we’ll get through this together!

Karen Mortfield

Executive Director

Washing Hands


Many thanks to Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill MPP Michael Parsa for connecting the Finance Minister with our business community. MPP Daisy Wai was also part of the informative, free-flowing discussion. Listen to it here.

For more information about provincial government programs that can help us move out of the COVID-19 shadow, visit:

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Many thanks to MP Leona Alleslev for a thoughtful discussion about our country's post-COVID future. Her slide presentation is here. The recording of her presentation is below:


Anthony Ierullo, Manager of Economic Innovation and Partnerships for the City of Richmond Hill provided a great update on city services and programs designed to help our business community through the COVID-19 situation.  You'll find his slide deck here and a recording of his presentation is just below.



Our thanks to Richmond Hill MPP Daisy Wai for joining our Tuesday morning Essential Business Advice session. MPP Wai discussed the government's response to the particular needs of seniors and their caregivers. Her slide deck is here and you can listen to the conversation just below:


One of the best overviews of the various government programs that have been announced and how to access them has been prepared by our friend and member Jack Eigenmacht. Take a look here.


Check the City’s website for updated information to help the business community. Richmond Hill is also offering some relief on tax and water bill payments and is encouraging those who are able to pay on time to do so, to help the City continue essential services.


Many thanks to Markham Stouffville Hospital's Dr. Bill Cherniak for sharing his insights from the medical front lines. You'll find a great video from the hospital here.  Listen to the conversation with Dr. Cherniak below:


March 31 - Many thanks to Richmond Hill MP Majid Jowhari from providing the latest information from the federal government on our weekly Essential Business Advice - COVID-19 Update. You can see the slide deck here and a pdf containing additional essential links here. Here's the call with MP Majid Jowhari.




We are part of the York Region Business Coalition which has put together a useful collection of links for our business community. 


You'll find more essential business advice from our member experts here.

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