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The St. John’s Board of Trade is the leading voice for business in Newfoundland and Labrador. We work for your business! The St. John’s Board of Trade is a solutions-based organization that - ADVOCATES on behalf of business to all levels of government; - provides ACCESS to opportunities; and - ASSISTS members on issues affecting business. Get involved with our activities, take advantage of the programs and services, and join almost 800 fellow members whose businesses drive the pulse of the city. We value your membership!
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Mother’s Day is Sunday. Trying to decide on what to get that special mom in your life. Check out our Mother’s Day resour...
05/08/2020

Mother’s Day is Sunday. Trying to decide on what to get that special mom in your life. Check out our Mother’s Day resource page for some great ideas and how you can support local businesses.
https://www.stjohnsbot.ca/mothersday
#flattenthecure #happymothersday #virtuallove #smallbiz

St. John's Board of Trade's cover photo
05/08/2020

St. John's Board of Trade's cover photo

In the face of COVID-19 and the challenges that businesses are facing, there is no better time then now to recognize thi...
05/08/2020

In the face of COVID-19 and the challenges that businesses are facing, there is no better time then now to recognize this member who is celebrating 10 years in business. Congrats on your 10-year anniversary Le Boudoir. We look forward to assisting you in the years ahead. https://www.facebook.com/pg/leboudoirfit/posts/?ref=page_internal
#10thanniversary#celebrate#support#survivingapandemic#inthistogether

Do you have plans for next week? We have a great lineup of webinars, check them out here 👉 https://www.stjohnsbot.ca/eve...
05/08/2020

Do you have plans for next week? We have a great lineup of webinars, check them out here 👉 https://www.stjohnsbot.ca/events/calendarcatgid/23
#support #connect #inthistogether #COVID19nfld
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Mother’s Day is Sunday. Trying to decide on what to get that special mom in your life. Check out our Mother’s Day resour...
05/07/2020
MothersDay - St. John's Board of Trade , NL

Mother’s Day is Sunday. Trying to decide on what to get that special mom in your life. Check out our Mother’s Day resource page for some great ideas and how you can support local businesses.
https://www.stjohnsbot.ca/mothersday
#flattenthecure #happymothersday #virtuallove #smallbiz

The St. John's Board of Trade is a leading member of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Newfoundland and Labrador. Your go-to place for business.

Great time for a Hallmark show! Get your mother's day cards and gifts tonight #supportyourneighbour
05/07/2020

Great time for a Hallmark show! Get your mother's day cards and gifts tonight #supportyourneighbour

So here is your LAST MOTHER'S DAY SHOW! Time to get your orders in so we can get them filled! JOIN US TONIGHT at 7:30 for more great gifts for Mother's Day! AND if you LOVE Hallmark please TAG your friends and family!

Here we grow again. Introducing new member, PeopleCan. Offering coaching, training and accountability to ambitious busin...
05/07/2020

Here we grow again. Introducing new member, PeopleCan. Offering coaching, training and accountability to ambitious business owners, PeopleCan’s number one focus is supporting entrepreneurs who are determined to remain in business during this trying time. Connect with them today, https://training.peoplecanbiz.com/
#newmbr #celebrate #support
Debbie Adams - Entrepreneur

Our members are doing some amazing things during this pandemic. Kudos to the Comfort Hotel Airport who are collecting ge...
05/06/2020

Our members are doing some amazing things during this pandemic. Kudos to the Comfort Hotel Airport who are collecting gently used luggage in support of local shelters who are assisting the most vulnerable in our community as they move. Their goal is to fill a van by end of week.
https://www.facebook.com/judy.sparkesgiannou/posts/10158246066524437
#inthistogether #support

Join in tomorrow as our panel of experts discuss navigating Tax Compliance in the world of COIVD-19. Featuring Debra Fel...
05/06/2020

Join in tomorrow as our panel of experts discuss navigating Tax Compliance in the world of COIVD-19. Featuring Debra Feltham of Feltham & Associates Chartered Professional Accountants, Dorothy Keating of Noseworthy Chapman Chartered Professional Accountants, and Jillian Walsh of BDO Canada.
http://ow.ly/GfYq50zs7W0

Celebrating Mother's Day this year might look a little different but it will be just as special, our small businesses ha...
05/06/2020

Celebrating Mother's Day this year might look a little different but it will be just as special, our small businesses have everything you need!
Take a look at our member since 2005, Johnny Ruth, who are joining forces with their Downtown neighbours, including fellow member Le Boudoir, to celebrate Mother's Day in style.
#MothersDay #smallbusiness
https://www.facebook.com/JohnnyRuthNL/posts/10158697535419341

This Mother's Day our little block of neighbourhood businesses on Water Street is teaming up to help you show some love to mom with a fun giveaway! (Or whoever you may want to celebrate this Mother’s Day!) ⁣

To enter: ⁣
1. Let us know - this Mother's Day - who in your life are you celebrating? If you win, who will you give this prize to? We want to know, is it your mother, sister, friend, nurse, neighbor or someone else? Let us know what they mean to you!⁣

2. Like this photo⁣

3. To enter you must follow & like @johnnyruthnl HOME on water st. Tval Skincare Page The Bee's Knees Le Boudoir Twisted Sisters boutik The Outfitters, Adventure Gear & Apparel Foggy Island Candle Co.

4. We will draw a name on May 8th & contact the winner via DM to arrange pickup! ⁣

Giveaway starts May 1st & the winner will be drawn on May 8th, 2020 at 12pm. This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Instagram or Facebook.

COVID-19 has changed how we live and work. Tomorrow's session with the Canadian Mental Health Association NL will focus ...
05/05/2020

COVID-19 has changed how we live and work. Tomorrow's session with the Canadian Mental Health Association NL will focus on how we can maintain well being while adapting and working in this new reality.
http://ow.ly/8DQF50ztarR
#COVID19nfld #MentalHealthWeek

Tune in tomorrow for a #GrowwithGoogle livestream event supporting small businesses around the country impacted by the c...
05/05/2020

Tune in tomorrow for a #GrowwithGoogle livestream event supporting small businesses around the country impacted by the current climate. g.co/grow/smallbizlivestream
#support #covid19nfld

In these times of uncertainty, it’s great to welcome new members. Join us as we welcome new member TiTLeD Finance Group....
05/05/2020

In these times of uncertainty, it’s great to welcome new members. Join us as we welcome new member TiTLeD Finance Group. Their slogan says it all, “Any asset big or small we hold the title to them all.” Check them out today, www.linkedin.com/in/tim-woodford-2ba67248
#newmbr #celebrate #support

Our corporate partners are one of the keys that ensures the St. John’s Board of Trade continues to be your “go to” place...
05/05/2020

Our corporate partners are one of the keys that ensures the St. John’s Board of Trade continues to be your “go to” place for business, especially during these difficult times. Today we recognize Gold Partner, Stewart McKelvey. Thank you for your support.
#togetherwearestronger #staysafe #support #corporatepartner
https://stewartmckelvey.com/

Looking for a great platform to showcase your business during these unprecedented times? The St. John’s Board of Trade i...
05/04/2020

Looking for a great platform to showcase your business during these unprecedented times? The St. John’s Board of Trade is offering discounted and effective advertising packages to help you! We have rates for any budget. Contact Erika today, [email protected]
#support #connect

Check out our line up of webinars for this week 👉 https://www.stjohnsbot.ca/events/calendarcatgid/23?m=2020-05-01#suppor...
05/03/2020

Check out our line up of webinars for this week 👉 https://www.stjohnsbot.ca/events/calendarcatgid/23?m=2020-05-01
#support #connect #inthistogether #COVID19nfld
Alt Telecom Canadian Mental Health Association NL Feltham & Associates Chartered Professional Accountants Noseworthy Chapman Chartered Professional Accountants BDO Canada

Are you a small business owner who’s been impacted by COVID-19? #GrowwithGoogle is hosting a special livestream event on...
05/03/2020

Are you a small business owner who’s been impacted by COVID-19? #GrowwithGoogle is hosting a special livestream event on May 6 to help you discover tools, tips and resources to help you manage your business remotely during these uncertain times. RSVP to tune in at g.co/grow/smallbizlivestream

Let us all focus less on what is unprecedented, and more on what there is precedent for: working hard, each of us taking...
05/02/2020
GUEST COLUMN: Getting back in the black | The Telegram

Let us all focus less on what is unprecedented, and more on what there is precedent for: working hard, each of us taking responsibility while not wasting time on criticism, and making it out the other side. Let’s get back on track and back in the black - Andrew Wadden

https://www.thetelegram.com/business/local-business/guest-column-getting-back-in-the-black-444817/ The Telegram

2020 is testing the Canadian economy. In Newfoundland and Labrador, the test is far tougher than anywhere else in Canada. The state of emergency and oil prices have amplified the impact of COVID-19 here. With fewer cases being announced, it is

Love a feed of jiggs dinner? This member has got your craving covered. During COVID-19 The Capital Hotel is offering cur...
05/01/2020

Love a feed of jiggs dinner? This member has got your craving covered. During COVID-19 The Capital Hotel is offering curbside pick up. On Sundays you can swing by and pick up NL’s traditional Jiggs Dinner for the family. Call to order yours today, http://www.steelehotels.com/
#jiggsdinner #stayhome #inthistogether #curbsidepickup

What are you up to next week? Check out our upcoming webinars here 👉 https://www.stjohnsbot.ca/events/calendarcatgid/23?...
05/01/2020

What are you up to next week? Check out our upcoming webinars here 👉 https://www.stjohnsbot.ca/events/calendarcatgid/23?m=2020-05-01
#support #connect #inthistogether #COVID19nfld
Alt Telecom Canadian Mental Health Association NL Feltham & Associates Chartered Professional Accountants Noseworthy Chapman Chartered Professional Accountants BDO Canada

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced today that starting tomorrow, May 1, businesses can call a COVID-1...
04/30/2020

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced today that starting tomorrow, May 1, businesses can call a COVID-19 hotline to get answers on reopening, 1-833-771-0696, or email [email protected].

We are looking forward to have Kevin Casey join us May 13 for this webinar. Don't forget to register.
04/30/2020
7 Remarkable Business Pivots during COVID-19. Should you be pivoting?

We are looking forward to have Kevin Casey join us May 13 for this webinar. Don't forget to register.

Just like getting a bad stress test from the doctor some people only change when they are forced to ... COVID-19 was like a bad stress test given to millions of businesses almost overnight. Some leaders (lots of local examples) responded with imagination, courage and serious speed to pivot and adapt...

Tough times calls for innovative measures. Kudos to this member, THAT PRO LOOK, for just launching their online store. G...
04/30/2020

Tough times calls for innovative measures. Kudos to this member, THAT PRO LOOK, for just launching their online store. Great time to pick up that favourite sports paraphernalia. Visit them virtually today, www.thatprolook.com
#shoplocal #avalonmall #stayhome#inthistogether #support #celebrate

Looking forward to chatting with Fred Hutton shortly after 7am today on supports for business #supports #workingtogether...
04/30/2020
VOCM

Looking forward to chatting with Fred Hutton shortly after 7am today on supports for business
#supports #workingtogether
www.vocm.com

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Businesses must plan for the short, medium, and long term as they make decisions in an economy that has never been more ...
04/28/2020
COVID-19 and Business Resilience: Respond, Recover and Thrive’

Businesses must plan for the short, medium, and long term as they make decisions in an economy that has never been more volatile. Join Deloitte tomorrow for a discussion focused on helping local businesses navigate unprecedented change https://www.stjohnsbot.ca/events/details/covid-19-and-business-resilience-respond-recover-and-thrive-3277?calendarMonth=2020-04-01

#covid19nfld

Public authorities are taking decisive action to respond to the current health threat, leading the business community to react and respond accordingly. It is important that businesses plan for the short, medium and long term as they make decisions in an economy that has never been more volatile. New...

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has identified five key measures needed to re-open the economy. They will be the ones t...
04/28/2020
Canadian Chamber identifies five keys to reopening the economy | Canadian Chamber of Commerce

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has identified five key measures needed to re-open the economy. They will be the ones to get the economy going again, their needs are central to the process. #support #BizResilience

(OTTAWA, ON) – April 28 2020 – The Canadian Chamber of Commerce's Vice-President of Policy and Chief Economist, Trevin Stratton, issued the following statement outlining five key considerations t

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Covid-19 Economic Update and Immediate Recommendations for Individuals, not for profit and for-profit businesses and Governments. It has started in my business and it has started in all businesses and governments in the world. The global economic engine is grinding to a halt. Other than select industries like health care and toilet paper production everything else is stopping quickly. We cannot control what happens elsewhere but we do have the ability to be proactive in this province. Economists will tell you that drastic cutting of spending will cripple an economy which is true. That is why families, businesses, and governments have continued to borrow to keep things running. However, in the present case, everything is going to stop and when you know this you should take different measures. Save your resources for after the event. If you squander them now then you have no ability to stimulate the economy after. Some economic facts for Newfoundland and Labrador Oil royalty revenue is around 1.1Billion. The price of oil is now trading at 1/2 the value it was January 2 so if it continues that will be a reduction of 550Million in Revenue to the government. Coupled with possible shut down of production due to infection of rigs and other events beyond our control including exploration stopping due to oil prices and the golden goose may be taking a break for a little while. Tourism is 1.6 Billion. In my opinion that will be wiped out this year. All conventions and travel have been stopped and it will take time to get restarted. Our tourism season is short and I anticipate the event to be at least 4-6 months. Construction is almost 4 Billion. This virus will shut this industry down. This will also affect Engineers, Architects and other tradespeople. Entertainment, hospitality, and sports industries are now effectively shut and will be slow to restart. Non-essential retail will also stop. Big-ticket purchases are stopping as we speak. Car sales, electronics, appliances, etc. The financial sector will be hit hard. Investors will stop investing due to fear and reduced income. Consumers and businesses will be unable to pay their loans and mortgages. In short, the economy short term will be dead in no later than a month but probably sooner. Many Companies and some vulnerable employees are still feeling the effects of Snowmageddon. What do we do? The first thing to realize is we will still be here afterward. The incredibly resourceful population of this amazing province will get through whatever gets thrown at us but we need to be smart. My recommendations follow: Individuals should take stock of their situation and immediately reduce spending in all non-necessary areas. In particular, stop spending money outside the province that does not stay here. Prepare for the fact that most people in your household will not be receiving their full income. In my household, we have accepted that all our incomes will stop. My son was laid off yesterday and bookings for my business have stopped. Although I will try to keep my business operating there will be no surplus for me to be able to pay myself. This is what will happen throughout the province. Even large businesses cannot weather a 4- 6 month period of no revenue. Review your expenditures and cancel or reduce things like digital subscriptions, review your cell phone package, internet, and cable and other expenditures within your control. If you need to get out and spend money make sure it stays local. Businesses and not for profit organizations must preserve whatever capital they have. Collect as much of your receivables as you can. Cancel all non-necessary contracts and services. I will be reaching out to our suppliers and informing them respectively that I want my business to still exist in 6 months and to that end extreme measures are necessary. Lay off all employees that are not absolutely necessary. Explain to them that carrying them will only damage the business and that the only chance that we all have to still have a job in 6 months is to make sacrifices now. Remember you will not lose them because they have no place to go. Reduce your hours and days open. Cut cut cut. Only pay what you have to. This will include deferring taxes, loan payments and other expenditures that you may have some control over. Governments are in the same boat. I include provincial and municipal governments in this. They need to act or the bond rating agencies will do it for us. We were running over a billion-dollar provincial deficit before this all started. Simple math means that the government is no different than individuals and businesses. They need to immediately: 1/ Cut all non-essential spending 2/ lay off all non-essential staff. This is a lot of people right now. Transfer their payroll to the EI system. Something is better than nothing. 3/ declare a financial state of emergency and reduce the compensation to all essential staff by 20% 4/ establish a task force to help manage the economy including representatives from business, vulnerable sectors, labour, governments, police, and military, governments, police, and the military. 5/ Appoint someone to be our Chief Economic Officer who will give daily reports to the people on the state of the economy. Just like the virus scaring them they need leadership at this time. Take these steps now and have some control over the oncoming train wreck. Do nothing and realize the fall out will be much much worse. Take your heads out of the sand. This is Nowmageddon.
Covid 19 Analogy. The water has gone out of the harbour and there are 3 types of people. One group is walking around looking at the seafloor and fish flopping around and thinking how cool it is. Another group are thinking that this doesn't look good but really don't know what to do and there is one very small group with really good eyesight who can see a small crest out on the ocean. That group right now is kinda lonely and that wave is the economic Tsunami that is coming. No idea how big it is going to be until it gets to the beach. But I will tell you now it is going to be devastating.
After the blizzard of 2020, maybe to stimulate the restaurant economy in our city they could join forces and have restaurant week. Even a rotation of sites over 2 weeks. This event is highly successful in other cities. A excellent opportunity to try a new place .
who is in charge/ runs this organization?
The alarming issue over expensive air fares between Labrador and Newfoundland is not going away, and if air travelers knew the real story they would be up in arms. For example, what a lot of people don’t know is Provincial Airlines is a publicly-traded company owned by a hedge fund with headquarters in Winnipeg, Manitoba and has exclusive rights to government travel within Newfoundland and Labrador. This arrangement has existed for years, which sees this Winnipeg company receive millions of dollars of travel paid by NL taxpayers. In many cases, travel that was already paid for by government was never used, giving the Winnipeg company huge profits at Newfoundland and Labrador expense. Not only does this company, Exchange Income Corporation, which owns Pal Airlines, have exclusive rights to government travel in Newfoundland and Labrador, they also have an exclusive contract for Air Ambulance Services in our province at outrageous rates. It should be pointed out the auditor general for Newfoundland and Labrador has all this information and the people of our province have a right to know this Winnipeg based company is paying dividends to its shareholders from money they are making on the backs of our taxpayers. Something that should be asked, “Is a senior government official working in the Premier’s Office influencing these transactions?” This same person was a Vice Presidents of Pal Airlines and worked as a lobbyist just weeks before taking a job with the Ball administration. Is this another ‘boondoggle’ for Newfoundland and Labrador taxpayers? Surely this situation should be exposed to the people of our province. The fact this company has such a favoured status with the provincial government, the very least this Winnipeg owned company can do is pass along a financial break to air travellers between Newfoundland and Labrador, especially on the Labrador coast where the company is the only air operator.
Check out our complimentary breakfast information session on the Advanced Leadership Program posted today to the St. John's Board of Trade member events! Hope to see you at Gardiner Centre on May 25th! https://stjohnbotnf.chambermaster.com/mic/events/details/advanced-leadership-program-complimentary-information-session-1502?memId=629&repId=5123
Registration is open for Opportunities North 2018. Contact Janet King at [email protected]. http://ow.ly/rWGx30iOqC5
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