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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|

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|

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|

Our Business Community a winning one: Chamber Members Win Canadian, Ontario & Muskoka Awards

Our Chamber members have been cleaning up with Canada, Ontario and Muskoka-wide awards. Let’s celebrate their success together. Email them a congratulatory note -- our community cheers each other on! RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award Winner Jayne McCaw of Jayne’s Cottages was one of three Start Up Award finalists at the RBC Women Entrepreneur Awards [...]

By |2019-11-21T17:03:26-05:00November 21st, 2019|

Chamber Member wins Ontario Business Achievement Award

The Muskoka Lakes Farm and Winery, which has won many honours in the past for the way they've grown their business, has done it again. The Muskoka Lakes Farm and Winery won an Ontario Business Achievement Award at the Ontario Economic Summit on November 14 in Toronto. Jean-Ann Baranik, the farm’s Retail and Customer Experience [...]

By |2019-11-18T16:41:04-05:00November 18th, 2019|

Second Midday Madness a hit in Port Carling

Saturday, August 17, 2019 was a great day to enjoy all that Port Carling has to offer during the second village-wide Port Carling Midday Madness sales event. People listening to Emma Clendenan play across from the Port Carling Visitor Information Centre on Lock Street The streets of Port Carling were bustling with visitors [...]

By |2019-08-20T10:58:45-04:00August 19th, 2019|