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Lincoln's Business Recovery Update


A Word from Your Economic Development Officer

As we continue to see our economy re-open, it is important to recognize that the fight against COVID-19 is far from over, and that every business and individual should continue to practice public health protocols. I am extremely pleased with all the efforts put forth by our residents, businesses and community altogether to ensure no stone is left unturned during this difficult time.
 
As always, please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
 
Thank you,
 
Paul Di Ianni
Economic Development Officer
Town of Lincoln
Direct: 905-563-2799 ext. 272
Cell: 289-407-1402
pdiIanni@lincoln.ca
 

In this Week's Newsletter

Here are the following important information updates as of August 13, 2020.
 

The Town of Lincoln

  • Town Approves Five-year Tourism Action Plan & Funding
  • Lincoln’s Public Spaces are now Open
  • Lincoln’s Agritech Hackathon is back, this time Virtually!
  • ShopLincoln.ca

The Niagara Region

  • Niagara Regional Council Adopts Mandatory Mask By-law
  • Venture Niagara Regional Relief & Recovery Fund

The Province of Ontario

  • Ontario Providing Municipalities with up to $1.6 Billion in First Round of Emergency Funding
  • Ontario Supporting Innovative Sanitizing Technology in Beamsville, ON

The Government of Canada

  • Canada’s Communication Guide & Template Signage

Town of Lincoln Updates
 

Town Approves Five-year Tourism Action Plan & Funding

On August 6, 2020, the Town of Lincoln announced that they are working toward becoming a leading tourist destination in Ontario. In the few weeks prior, the Town has taken two important steps towards this exciting goal, including:
  • Approving a five-year tourism action plan
  • Securing funding from the Tourism Association of Ontario
  • Signing an MOU with the Twenty Valley Tourism Association (TVTA) to work towards re-envisioning the destination
While working with the TVTA, the Town will be improving marketing, increasing collaboration among local tourism stakeholders, attracting private investment, and addressing infrastructure priorities.
 
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Lincoln's Public Spaces are now Open

We are excited to announce that Town Hall, the Fleming Centre, Lincoln Public Library branches, the facility rental program, and the Lincoln Seniors’ Club at the Lincoln Community Centre is now open in a modified capacity to the public. The health and well-being of residents, customers, and staff remain our number one priority. As such, additional safety measures have been put in place which include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Controlled access including passive screening and the use of hand sanitizer upon entry;
  • Requirement for the use of face coverings while in public places per Niagara Region bylaw no. 2020-46;
  • Directional floor markers for patrons to follow to support physical distancing efforts;
  • Enhanced cleaning of the facility, both during operating hours and during closure;
  • Physical barriers (plexiglass), signage, and use of personal protective equipment for staff;
  • Restricting the maximum number of people in the facility at one time to no more than 50 per indoor gathering guidelines; and,
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult in facilities.
  • Town Hall has resumed operation of regular business hours of 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
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Ontario's First Agritech Hackathon is back, this time virtually!

Despite the ongoing concerns from COVID-19, the Town of Lincoln and Spark Lincoln have partnered up again to host the second annual AgriTech Hackathon. This year, the 2020 AgriTech Hackathon will be held entirely virtually through a variety of innovative and user-friendly online platforms.

What is an AgriTech Hackathon?  A hackathon is an event that fosters innovation and collaboration with the goal of expanding technology development. An AgriTech Hackathon is an event that identifies current challenges in the agricultural and value-added agricultural sectors for which tech solutions are proposed. Over a 48-hour period, multiple teams are asked to hack probable solutions to a series of given challenges for the agriculture, horticulture and eco-tourism sectors. 

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ShopLincoln.ca

ShopLincoln.ca is continuing to grow and we have received an overwhelmingly positive response on the website. It is never too late to list your business, free of charge.

This easy-to-use site points customers to your business and/or website—at no cost to you. This website will provide a direct link for customers looking for food delivery and take-out, e-commerce, gift cards, streaming opportunities, and other ways to connect with your business.
 
Submit your Listing

Niagara Region Updates


Niagara Regional Council Adopts Mandatory Mask By-law

On July 23, 2020, as part of their efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, Niagara Regional Council approved a by-law making it mandatory to wear a face covering or non-medical mask in enclosed public places.

The by-law comes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on July 31, 2020 and will remain in effect until October 1, 2020, unless extended by Regional Council.

Click below for a printable by-law poster to display in your business.
Download Poster

Venture Niagara Regional Relief & Recovery Fund

Venture Niagara Community Futures Development Corporation is providing qualified Niagara businesses with loans up to $40,000 with 0% interest and no principal payments until December 31, 2022.
As the loan is closing in on its home stretch, we encourage your business to apply if you have been impacted by COVID-19 and have not received access to any other Federal Government programs.
Apply Here

Province of Ontario Updates
 

Ontario Providing Municipalities with up to $1.6 Billion in First Round of Emergency Funding

The Ontario government, in partnership with the federal government, is delivering on its commitment to provide up to $4 billion in urgently needed one-time assistance to Ontario's 444 municipalities. Municipalities will be provided with up to $1.6 billion as part of the first round of emergency funding under the Safe Restart Agreement. This funding will help municipalities protect the health and well-being of the people of Ontario, while continuing to deliver critical public services, such as public transit and shelters, as the province continues down the path of renewal, growth and economic recovery.
The Town of Lincoln will be receiving:
 
Municipal Funding Phase 1 Transit Funding Phase 1 Total Phase 1 Allocation
$565,300 $15,200 $580,500
More Information

Ontario Supporting Innovative Sanitizing Technology in Beamsville, ON

The Ontario government is providing Lincolns own Clean Works Medical and Pure Life Machinery with $2 million from the Ontario Together Fund to help manufacture a one-of-a-kind, sanitizing device called the Clean Flow Healthcare Mini. This Ontario-made device can decontaminate up to 800 N95 masks per hour along with other personal protective equipment.

We are beyond proud to say that this innovative Made-in-Ontario solution is Lincolns own. For more information, view the news release below.
News Release

Government of Canada Updates

Canada’s Communication Guide & Template Signage

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has put together a toolkit providing guidance, examples and access to readymade posters and graphics as well as a template you can customize for your own needs. Having effective communications is always important to ensure your staff, customers, suppliers, and the general public understand the situation, what your business has to offer and what to expect from your business.
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What Else Is Happening in Lincoln

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