Entries by Ryan Tabone

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BWA Newsletter – Economist Forecast & Leadership Skills

BWA takes a high-level look at economic activity and launches a 12-part Leadership Series and continues with Online Sales Training! Forecasting economic activity is part science and an art form. It aids in strategic planning in business operations, finances, and development. Stepping outside the sphere of such a tumultuous economy can help us see the […]

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Digital Prospecting: An essential practice in an online world – but which method to employ?

It is perhaps safe to say how we interact online in business is now the new normal for the foreseeable future. Online meetings, collaborations, planning, and prospecting – all saw a dramatic shift from the fallout of COVID-19 and a changing economy. On May 14th, the Bluewater Wood Alliance brought forth an online event featuring Retooling […]

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BWA Newsletter – Staying aligned with updates!

By popular demand, April 29th saw the Bluewater Wood Alliance bring back a recap and status update on the Emergency Response Act (ERA) as well a document to help companies assert that they are an essential business* with common language wood companies can use creating consistency across our wood sector. The BWA, also through strong feedback from our previous event, brought forth a discussion on various funding programs available at […]

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BWA Online Roundtable COVID-19 Events Recap!

April 15th, wood manufacturing businesses, suppliers, community partners all came together for a large online roundtable discussion to talk about the C.E.R.B, wage subsidy, legislation, essential businesses, and what framework companies can operate in.  As a follow up to the April 15th event that carried with it over 100 participants – the BWA returned the following week on April 22nd to recap C.E.R.B, wage subsidy, and included a discussion on the increased stress in the […]

NGEN – Investing $50 million in Supercluster Funding

Today, Next Generation Manufacturing Canada announced it would invest $50 million in Supercluster funding to support companies as they rapidly respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by building a Canadian supply of essential equipment, products, and therapeutics. You can find a copy of the project guide online at https://www.ngen.ca/covidprojectguide Companies looking for support in launching the production […]

Stop the Spread – Business Information Hotline

Stop the Spread Business Information Line Now Open at 1-888-444-3659 The province has launched a toll-free line 1-888-444-3659 to provide support to Ontario businesses who have questions about the province’s recent emergency order to close at-risk workplaces following recommendations by Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health. Full story here: https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/03/stop-the-spread-business-information-line-now-open-at-1-888-444-3659.html