Sunday, March 7, 2021

Economic Development closes office doors to the public

Chatham-Kent Economic Development and the Small Business Centre have closed their office doors to the public.

This is being done to protect staff, public, and to improve social isolation as recommended by CK Public Health.

However, Economic Development staff are still available and are ready to help business, Municipal officials stated.

“Please be advised that as of 4:30 p.m. this afternoon we are closing the Chatham office at 124 Thames Street until further notice,” stated Stuart McFadden, Director of Chatham-Kent Economic Development, in a press release.

“Staff are available to provide ongoing consultations and advice by phone, email, or computer going forward. It is important that the public understand that we are not closed, just temporarily conducting business and providing service in a different manner during these unprecedented times.”

Economic Development officials say during these challenging times, they are making every effort possible to provide businesses and entrepreneurs with timely and accurate information from trusted sources.

Businesses are invited to visit to access COVID-19 Business Resources.

On the website, people will find business tools related to Public Health, agriculture, employment and workforce, financing and funding options, trade and export, and materials for small business, Economic Development officials say.

Chatham-Kent Economic Development and the Small Business Centre are continuing to provide services via phone and by appointment.

They are also adjusting many of our events and activities to use technology such as teleconferencing and webinar tools, officials say.

Follow them on social media @CKEcDev, visit their website at, or call 519-351-7700.

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