The Fredericton Chamber of Commerce has launched a new resource on our website – a directory of businesses in the Fredericton are that are Open, Operational and/or Offering help to other businesses through the crisis. We are asking all local businesses that are open, operational and/or offering help to fill out this brief form to help us populate this page. 

Previous Fredericton Chamber Updates: 

Most Recent: 

  • Grant Thornton has a comprehensive COVID-19 Resource Page available. Resources include support programs, webinars and FAQs. 
  • Our friends at Simpson Contractors have created a COVID-19 screening poster that can be used to help comply with government orders and keep your premises safe. 
  • Available federal government assistance for business 
  • Available provincial government assistance for business 
  • The Canadian Payroll Association is offering a free webinar titled Payroll Continuity Planning: How Prepared is Your Organization? On Wednesday, 25 March 2020 at 1:00 pm. For more information or to register, click here
  • Updated State of Emergency Orders 
  • An infographic which explains whether you or an employee is eligible for employment insurance (including contact information) can be found here

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Previous Provincial of New Brunswick Daily Updates: 

Offers to Help

  • 3D datacomm – offering to host virtual meetings rooms at no cost. Each meeting room will support 50 employees.
  • Cloudnet – offering to provide QuickBooks, Sage 50 and Office 365 as a hosted service. If you are not currently using O365, they can do the conversion and get you 6 months of free O365. This will allow staff to work from home and will be completely free for at least two months. Also no setup fees and no obligation to continue with CloudNet after things go back to normal. For more information, contact Jayne at jayne@cloudnet.ca
  • First Data – if a business has stopped processing debit/credit cards, they are waiving the normal minimum discount fee to assist in recovery efforts. They are also willing to discuss COVID-19-related mitigation measures with customers on a case-by-case basis – call 1-888-263-1938 to speak to their loyalty team
  • PLATO Testing and PQA Testing– currently offering their software testing services to Chamber members at no cost as you work to respond to the current environment, whether that means growing your online presence or introducing new software, they want to give you some peace of mind that your websites and applications are able to deliver for those who need them. If you need a hand with functional/mobile/accessibility or any other type of software testing, they would love to set up a time to have a quick chat. And if now isn’t the right time, their virtual door is always open if you do find yourself stuck in a bind.  For more information click here.  
  • Second Spring Digital & Tulip Media Group – Offering a webinar series called ‘Practical Ideas for Crazy Days’. In this weekly series they will talk with experts on topics that matter, beginning with pressing issues such as cash preservation and leadership in times of crisis. Then they will move on to growth topics such as generating revenue online and margin improvement with digital. They will wrap up this nine-session series with a look at business strategy ideas for a digital age. Sign up form can be found at https://secondspringdigital.com/crazy-days-webinar-series/ 
  •  Symplicity designs is offering a series of free webinars on crisis management, customer forecasting, cash forecasting and restraint forecasting. For more information, or to register, click here. They have also posted previous webinars and have produced a brief crisis management guide. Symplicity designs is offering a series of free webinars on crisis management, customer forecasting, cash forecasting and restraint forecasting. For more information, or to register, click here. They have also posted previous webinars and have produced a brief crisis management guide
  • Telus – offering 3-month free trials with no commitment for their Business Connect voip cloud phone services, Microsoft 0365 services, Google G-suite services, and webex services. There is no commitment and customers are welcome to just use the free trials to help their business during this time. Contact Jarid Manning at 506-260-7537 or  jarid.manning@telus.com
  • Telus Business Solutions – can host virtual meetings of up to 100 people. If anyone needs this resources and want to book time they can reach out to me by phone at 506-260-7537 or email me at jarid.manning@telus.com.   
  • TIANB – Take this time to improve your skills and knowledge. TIANB is offering two online courses free of charge until the end of April 2020 so that operators and their staff in New Brunswick can utilize this period of hardship to their advantage. Here are two courses that you and your employees can take for free. We hope that you will take full advantage of this offer. Skills Gain – provides core modules to achieve excellence in customer service.  There are five modules.  You can download one module at a time or all five.   Responsible Beverage – Responsible Beverage is designed to help business owners and staff deal with the risks related to serving alcohol. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@tianb.com or at 506-458-5646. Let’s build for today and tomorrow, together. 
  • Symplicity designs is offering a series of free webinars on crisis management, customer forecasting, cash forecasting and restraint forecasting. For more information, or to register, click here. They have also posted previous webinars and have produced a brief crisis management guide.
  • Xpert Office: Our partner RingCentral is giving to any non-profit organizations, healthcare facility and education.  There are offering a no obligation three months free premium subscription, After the three months there’s no obligation to continue with the subscription.  For details contact kendall.hansen@xpertofficeproducts.com
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