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Fall is Fabulous in Muskoka Lakes!

Huckleberry Rock view: G. Popadynec Still have Cottage Country Spirit travel vouchers left? Great! Make sure to use them before they expire on October 12th. Scroll down to see our list of Chamber members taking your Cottage Country Spirit vouchers at the bottom of this post. Meantime, here are just some of the [...]

By |2020-09-23T13:14:17-04:00September 21st, 2020|

New program can help local businesses go digital in response to COVID-19

Recovery Activation Program (RAP) helps grow your business digitally COVID-19 has changed everything, requiring telecommuting, on-demand delivery and services, supply chain resiliency and virtual collaborations.  Even as the province begins to reopen, the pandemic has heightened the urgency for businesses to digitize to survive. To address this change, the Toronto Board of Trade and World [...]

By |2020-08-30T11:30:12-04:00August 30th, 2020|

Top 5 Things To Do In Muskoka Lakes & Where To Use Your Cottage Country Spirit Vouchers

Got your Cottage Country Spirit travel vouchers ready? Great! It's time to discover (or rediscover) the best of Muskoka Lakes – and you can cash in your vouchers at many places around the big lakes. Here are the must dos when visiting our cottage country paradise. Be sure to use your vouchers before October 12th. [...]

By |2020-08-31T12:18:56-04:00July 22nd, 2020|

Public to wear face coverings in all indoor public spaces in Muskoka starting July 13

SIMCOE MUSKOKA – The Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit has made its decision regarding use of face coverings. As of Monday July 13, 2020, the public is required to wear a face covering (i.e. non-medical mask) when entering the indoor premises of businesses, organizations and on public transit systems in Simcoe Muskoka. This will be achieved through [...]

By |2020-07-07T14:36:52-04:00July 7th, 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|

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 |2020-08-29T20:34:00-04:00January 22nd, 2020|