With the expansion of the Digital Main Street program, a 12 million initiative, the Ontario’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) and the Ontario BIA Association (OBIAA) have partnered together to offer Digital Service Squads to municipalities and business associations across the province. The Business Centre GW and the Downtown Guelph Business Association (DGBA) were able to create a Digital Service Squad to help small main street businesses in Guelph-Wellington. Local businesses get digital training and can apply for grants up to $2,500 to strategically build their online presence and adopt new technologies. These organizations welcome press and small main street businesses to come to the Business Centre GW on Monday August 26th to learn more about the initiative and meet the Digital Service Squad.


Who: Kristel Manes, Business Centre GW Executive Director, Marty Williams, DGBA Executive Director, Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

What: Drop in for small main street businesses and media to learn about the Digital Main Street Program in Guelph-Wellington.

Where: Business Centre GW, 14 Macdonell St Unit 100, Guelph, ON

When: Monday August 26th, Drop-In from 11:30AM-12:30PM, speeches from Business Centre GW, DGBA and OMAFRA at 12:30PM.

Why: The Provincial Government and Guelph-Wellington is supporting main street businesses to modernize the way they do business and to attract customers. These grants are allowing Guelph organizations and digital service providers to directly help small main street businesses.

For Media Advisory see:  For Immediate Release Media Advisory Aug 26 DMS