Port Colborne gets $19K grant to help businesses boost online presence

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Published September 21, 2021 at 2:43 pm

Port Colborne recently received a $19,000 grant to boost local businesses through a program called Digital Main Street, which helps them with online promotion and transformation.

“With this being the first time Port Colborne will run the program, I want to thank the government for their support,” said Mayor Bill Steele.

“Building a strong online presence is key to reaching consumers and driving sales. I encourage Port Colborne businesses to take advantage of the Digital Main Street program and its free resources.”

Renewed funding of the Ontario Grants Program – including investment from the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade – will provide qualified brick-and-mortar businesses with the assistance of a Digital Service Squad (DSS) member and the opportunity to receive a $2,500 Digital Transformation Grant.

Thebackbone of Digital Main Street is its squad of trained specialists who deliver personalized, one-on-one technological assistance. This includes support for basic website set-up, Google My Business profiles, 360-degree photos and social media presence

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