Welcome to SantaVisits.ca – your holiday event spot

WATCH OUR 2021 HOLIDAY PARADE - Posted December 21, 2021 and running all year long here on SantaVisits.ca. Scroll down to learn about more holiday activities your Chamber, donors and volunteers helped make happen this year for children and families all around the lakes. Ho Ho Ho. Santa here. I'm so excited to meet with [...]

By |2021-12-21T12:31:41-05:00October 5th, 2021|

MARVELLOUS MUSKOKA: the story of Creative Muskoka Cards: Member Profile

MARVELLOUS MUSKOKA: the story of Creative Muskoka Cards Frances Mae Balodis has been making cards and brightening Muskokans’ days since 1986. She came to Muskoka 72 years ago as a baby, and cottaged here her whole life. Her mother arrived in Muskoka in the 20s, her dad in the 30s. Since then, Frances has made [...]

By |2021-06-24T12:00:25-04:00June 24th, 2021|

Member Profile: Inspiration on the 45th Parallel: You’ll find it inside Chancery Lane Co.

Inspiration on the 45th Parallel: You’ll find it at Chancery Lane Co. Inside the cozy and welcoming interior of The Chancery Lane Co. in Bracebridge, is another wonderful space: Tea on the 45th. The way these businesses came together is a wonderful Muskoka story. Marc Baudendistel and Darrin Sutton are the creative minds behind the [...]

By |2021-06-16T13:07:29-04:00June 16th, 2021|


MUSKOKA LAKES CHAMBER WINS COVID AWARD For moving quickly to serve business in new ways, the Muskoka Lakes Chamber of Commerce has been recognized with an Ontario-wide “Power of the Pivot Award”. The Muskoka Lakes Chamber was selected from more than 135 boards of trades and chambers across Ontario for the honour, which recognizes “exceptional [...]

By |2021-06-03T18:23:25-04:00June 3rd, 2021|

Chamber films commercial with CTV for Shop Muskoka Lakes shop local launch

The Muskoka Lakes Chamber of Commerce got the television treatment when CTV shot a commercial in late May for the Chamber’s latest innovative effort to support local business: ShopMuskokaLakes.ca Shot in Utterson at Three Mile Lake and Port Carling at the locks, the commercial features a sample of businesses that appear on ShopMuskokaLakes.ca from all [...]

By |2021-05-30T14:24:23-04:00May 30th, 2021|

Who will win? Find out at Muskoka Parry Sound IMPACT Awards this Thursday, May 27

PMCN to give out $45,000 in cash prizes to local entrepreneurs this Thursday Article by Natalie MacMillan The Parry Sound Muskoka Community Network (PMCN) IMPACT Awards are going ahead this Thursday, May 27th, virtually. The virtual gala, held on a platform called Remo, will give out $45,000 in awards to various recipients from across the [...]

By |2021-05-26T13:43:17-04:00May 26th, 2021|

Calling all Members: 2021 Annual Meeting April 29 – From Relevant to Essential

Annual Meeting Reminder: Thursday, April 29, 6:30-7:30pm RSVP TODAY: For security reasons, please RSVP to get the Zoom link and Password to enter this meeting. It will be sent with your confirmation of Registration via our REGISTRATION portal. FROM RELEVANT TO ESSENTIAL: Join us April 29 online via Zoom for the Annual Meeting of the [...]

By |2021-04-29T12:44:52-04:00April 23rd, 2021|

New SMDHU Instructions to Businesses as of March 11, 2021

Are you in the Simcoe-Muskoka Health Unit region? These NEW instructions for business went into effect as of March 11, 2021, and have now been shared with your Chamber. Here is the new set of instructions (updating instructions from December 2020) followed by the entire letter from the Health Unit, which also clarifies any businesses [...]

By |2021-03-12T13:18:11-05:00March 12th, 2021|

Upcoming Ontario Budget Should Support Hardest Hit

Upcoming Ontario Budget Should Support Hardest Hit Your Chamber urging government to address pain points and lay groundwork for a strong rebound -- and to take steps to protect our frontline workers MUSKOKA LAKES – February 26, 2021 – The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), with input from the Muskoka Lakes Chamber, has released its [...]

By |2021-03-03T12:38:39-05:00February 27th, 2021|

Pandemic surveys show cottage country business confidence better than provincial average

ONTARIO ECONOMIC REPORT SHOWS BETTER THAN AVERAGE BUSINESS CONFIDENCE IN COTTAGE COUNTRY : Report from Ontario Chamber of Commerce outlines latest sector-specific data on economy, business confidence, employment, and government supports. Muskoka Lakes/January 28: Today, the Muskoka Lakes Chamber of Commerce and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released the fifth annual Ontario Economic Report [...]

By |2021-01-29T12:28:52-05:00January 29th, 2021|
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