Digital Main Street

Digital Main Street is now available in Minto and Hanover!
The Digital Main Street program is available to support local main street small businesses in the Minto and Hanover areas! In partnership with the Ontario Business Improvement Area Association (OBIAA), and with the support of the Ontario Government, the towns of Minto and Hanover are proud to be a part of providing the Digital Main Street program.

Home to four Downtown Areas (Harriston, Palmerston, Clifford and Hanover) and a diverse small business community, we are pleased that OBIAA  has awarded us with the Digital Service Squad grant. This grant has enabled us to hire our very own Digital Service Squad Member to provide support to help small businesses adopt digital tools and technologies towards the development and growth of local main street small businesses in Minto and Hanover.

WHAT IS DIGITAL MAIN STREET?
Digital Main Street is a program and service that helps main street businesses achieve digital transformation. The program is built around an online learning platform, structured training programs, and provides support with the use of a Digital Service Squad.

Learn more about the Digital Main Street program – digitalmainstreet.ca/faq

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE DIGITAL SERVICE SQUAD?
Our local Digital Service Squad Member (Ethan Schwandt) is well equipped to take  main street businesses in Minto and Hanover to the next level online.  With experience in over a dozen different industries full of mostly local businesses Ethan is already equipped with the skills to help!

Whether your business needs help setting up an online store, participating in social media or establishing an online presence for your business, our squad member can help you adopt digital tools and technology needed to promote, and manage a main street business more effectively – no matter how unique the need.

The Digital Main Street Grant has allowed us to hire Ethan to help our downtown businesses at no-cost to them.  A great opportunity to help transition our main street businesses into an ever changing online world.

ARE YOU A MINTO OR HANOVER MAIN STREET SMALL BUSINESS OWNER INTERESTED IN LEARNING HOW TO BUILD YOUR ONLINE BRAND? 
Sign up today for the Digital Main Street Program, it’s Free!  Here are the steps to getting started

  1. Create an account at Digital Main Street.
  2. Complete your Digital Main Street assessment and get actionable recommendations on how to adopt digital tools and technologies
  3. Access digital resources, events, and receive information on the Digital Transformation Grant.
  4. Contact the Digital Service Squad for a FREE personalized consultation and assistance with the Digital Main Street program.

Contact Service Squad Member Ethan: Ethan@establishonlinemarketing.com
Contact Somer With The Minto Chamber: Info@mintochamber.ca
Contact April With The Hanover BIA: Amarshall@hanover.ca

PRESS RELEASE OCT. 2019

Click HERE for more information and to apply for the Digital Transformation Grant