Yearly Archives: 2020


June 12: What can open as Muskoka enters Stage 2 Re-opening

Muskoka can reopen in Stage 2 of the provincial guidelines on Friday, June 12. Here's what can open then and what is not permitted: Places that can open in Stage 2 Personal Care Services Establishments providing personal care services can open with the proper health and safety protocols in place. Examples include: Hair services (including [...]

By |2020-06-08T21:01:10-04:00June 8th, 2020|

May 14: Ontario Announces Additional Workplaces that Can Reopen

As of May 14, 2020: Ontario Announces Additional Workplaces that Can Reopen. Premier Ford speaks to Chamber Members May 14 As soon as 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, 2020: Golf courses will be able to open, with clubhouses open only for washrooms and restaurants open only for take-out. Marinas, boat clubs and [...]

By |2020-05-14T14:40:03-04:00May 14th, 2020|

Time to stand united: Letter to Members from Brackenrig Nursery and Maintenance

To all Chamber Members, The Chamber said it wanted to hear from Members, and so here are my thoughts. My business is shut down. I am totally in favour of the shut-downs and we are doing our bit to flatten the curve. This is a time to put aside all of our individual interests and [...]

By |2020-04-14T09:09:15-04:00April 13th, 2020|

COVID-19 RESOURCES: Supporting Our Communities

PLEASE SEE OUR UPDATED COVID-19 RESOURCES SECTION, updated regularly at Earlier March Posts below: Please check this space regularly as we post updates on the COVID-19 pandemic and what supports may be available to you as we navigate this crisis together. We’ll keep updating this page to: Keep You Informed (Communicate) Provide ideas on [...]

By |2020-04-29T11:44:56-04:00March 19th, 2020|

Make Ontario’s Playground Your Workplace: The Benefits of Living and Working in Muskoka

Discover the Benefits of Living and Working in Muskoka The summer season always draws people to Muskoka, with its pristine lakes and rolling landscapes, it’s made for summer fun. However,  just because the weather starts to cool off, doesn’t mean that the fun ends, too! There is a misconception that work and play can only [...]

By |2020-02-26T15:03:19-05:00February 26th, 2020|

New Research Identifies Opportunities to Support Small Business Success 

Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s and Muskoka Lakes Chamber’s fourth annual Ontario Economic Report Introduces New Small Business Friendliness Indicator  February 26 – Muskoka Lakes – Released today, the Muskoka Lakes Chamber of Commerce and Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s (OCC) fourth annual Ontario Economic Report (OER) reveals opportunities where both business and government can focus to [...]

By |2020-02-26T09:42:53-05:00February 26th, 2020|

It pays to live, work and play in Muskoka Lakes

All about working in Muskoka Lakes: interviews with 5 Employers Not many people outside Muskoka know what it is like to live and work in Muskoka. We asked 5 employers in different business niches what they love most about Muskoka Lakes and what challenges they experience.. We also found out which jobs are usually available [...]

By |2020-01-22T11:48:23-05:00January 22nd, 2020|