Loans available for businesses affected by COVID-19 

If your business or organization has or will be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic you may be interested to know about an emergency loan program being developed by the Haliburton County Development Corporation.

“Details will be released in the next few days on the HCDC website ( www.haliburtoncdc.ca ) and social media channels” read a March 17 release from HCDC. “Additional resources to help the community make informed decisions are posted on our website and will be updated regularly.”

The organization is also encouraging all current loan clients to make contact to see what further assistance may be available.

“The way we provide support to the businesses and organizations may look different while we exercise social distancing to keep ourselves and families safe” HCDC executive director Patti Tallman said in the release. “With the reduction of in person meetings our team is available to the community via phone email and online during operating hours with some emails being monitored 24/7. We are here to serve the businesses and organizations in our community at this difficult economic time.”

“The health safety and well-being of our employees clients partners and community is our top priority and we are following the lead of Canadian and Ontario public health authorities at this important time. Our commitment is to assist local businesses and organizations and move forward with resources” Tallman said.

HCDC is requesting that clients and those interested make contact by phone or email rather than visiting the organization’s office.

Tallman can be reached at 705-457-3555 or ptallman@haliburtoncdc.ca .

– Staff