DMS Community Collaboration Workshop #2
October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
This workshop is for community stakeholders including BIAs, Boards of Trade, Municipal Economic Development partners, individuals interested in projects to revitalize main streets in Halton region. Independent Mainstreet Business Owners, RIC Centre technology/innovation clients, Halton region technology companies and digital marketing agencies. By the end of October, we will announce funding of up to $50,000 in regional projects for testing in Halton region (November 2020 through February 2021).
This workshop is for community stakeholders including BIAs, Chambers of Commerce, Municipal Economic Development partners, individuals interested in projects to revitalize main streets in Halton region. Independent Mainstreet Business Owners, Haltech technology/innovation clients, Halton technology companies and digital marketing agencies.
Attendees of this workshop will get the opportunity to:
- Have a voice in generating ideas for helping local main streets recover from COVID and thrive
- See examples of how innovative technology can make a difference for our community
- Explore innovative ideas to pilot test projects that will positively impact Halton region
- Align on criteria for selecting projects to be funded
1:00 – 1:30 Networking/Introductions
1:30 – 1:45 Design Thinking Exercise
1:45 – 2:10 Breakout Session #1
2:10 – 2:20 Feedback/Report from Breakout discussion
2:20 – 2:40 Breakout Session #2
2:40 – 2:50 Project Short-list
2:50 – 3:00 Wrap-up
Lee St James, Digital Main Street – Future Proof Program Lead for Halton Region
About Digital Main Street
Building on the successful launch of the ShopHERE powered by Google program, Digital Main Street, in partnership with FedDev Ontario, the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, Invest Ottawa, Communitech and NORCAT is proud to announce its Future Proof Program.
COVID-19 forced businesses across Ontario to close their doors this spring and many are looking for new and creative ways to attract business. With Future Proof, Digital Main Street aims to expand their support and create lasting change for small businesses across Ontario through three initiatives called Transformation Teams, the Digital Main Street Lab and the Community Collaboration Project.