The Premier of Ontario has declared a province-wide state of emergency and issued a stay-at-home order in response to rising COVID-19 variant infection rates.
Mon, 29 Jun 2020
The Mayor’s Economic Task Force has launched a community-wide, support local marketing campaign, coordinated in partnership with Oakville’s Business Improvement Areas, the Oakville Chamber of Commerce, Visit Oakville, and the Town of Oakville’s Economic Development department.
“Oakville businesses are ready to welcome residents back with new safety protocols to keep staff and customers safe,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “Through the Welcome Back Oakville campaign, the Task Force is working together with Oakville businesses to encourage residents to explore new ways of safely supporting local.”
Oakville’s small business community has been significantly impacted by the pandemic and the Welcome Back Oakville campaign was developed with the goal to help rebuild consumer confidence and promote commercial recovery.
Welcome Back Oakville kicks off today with an interactive map, available on the Welcome Back, Oakville page that allows residents to find local businesses by type of service that are currently open.
The Welcome Back Oakville campaign will include a series of online videos spotlighting the familiar faces and safe spaces of Oakville’s businesses. Community activations will be coordinated to encourage residents to support local in new ways and rediscover the small businesses that make up the fabric of Oakville’s economy. Businesses and consumers are encouraged to use the #WelcomeBackOakville hashtag to show local support online.
For more information on the Mayor’s Economic Task Force and continued initiatives to support the Oakville business community, visit the Invest Oakville page.