September 16, 2020

Woohoo! We Are Opening a NEW Division for Women Mean Business!

We at Women Mean Business Network have been very busy"pivoting and pirouetting" this summer and are excited to announce our NEW Division - Woman on The Move Canada - online store, offering the Art of Luxury & Custom Design! We are pleased to bring you a line of Canadian made, custom design fashion, accessories, and home décor products featuring the work of some of our top local artists. We look forward to inspiring you and encouraging you in a unique way! Please do visit our website for your shopping pleasure at

We are also busy creating programs for this Fall, that we hope will inspire and help you during this most extraordinary time. So we are looking forward to bringing back our popular Social and Up Close -Network Lounge Speaker Series, featuring the talented Katie Ross, who will be our keynote speaker on September 29th.  More details are in this issue.
Please do reach out to us with your questions and suggestions. We truly look forward to hearing from you. And please do follow us on FACEBOOK

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Thank You to Our Hospitality Partners!

We look forward to embracing the Fall of 2020! Thank you to so many organizations, from hotels to attractions, retail to restaurants that opened their doors to welcome and embrace their community, from fab patios to special "staycation" packages and so much more!

Thank you to our friends at the Delta by Marriott Waterfront Kingston; Holiday Inn Express & Suites Central, and Diamond Hotels Management Inc. for their generous support over the past two months for two great "staycation" packages that our social media readers can win!


Congrats to Karla Carey, Delta by Marriott Waterfront Kingston

Congrats to: Jackie Kelly, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Central Kingston

SAVE THE DATE - Tuesday, Sept 29th

Gaining Clarity & Keeping It Simple as a Business Strategy with Katie Ross. We are thrilled to bring back our popular Social and Up Close Network Lounge Speaker Series!

Katie Ross - Business Strategist & Coach

Mark Your Calendar - Tuesday, September 29th - 10:30 a.m. with keynote speaker, Katie Ross of Katie Ross Consulting.

Register Now : Click Here at EVENTBRITE 

We’re going to discuss why gaining clarity and achieving simplicity matters and how organizing strategy can play a part in helping business owners and creative entrepreneurs cut through the complexity that gets in the way of delivering on strategy, greater value and attracting more clients.

Please do follow us on FACEBOOK

Our Community Members- We appreciate the renewal of your listings with WMB Community

Diane Giberson - Sutton Group Masters Realty

Isabelle Bouchard - Abelle Portraits /Boutique Photography Studio

Bessie Nikolopoulos - Royal Lepage Realty

Loretta Wieting    FinancialAdvisor for Sunlife Financial

We value and appreciate all our supporters of the Community Network for 2020! See More at

KVA Collections

Fall Fashion Sneak Peek Video


Handy Fairies Professional Cleaning Services

Satisfaction Guaranteed - Over 17 Years of Quality Assurances Experience and Locally Owned

Fully Bonded & Insured - Fully Trained Staff - Free Estimates - Work Guaranteed

Our customers keep coming back to us, because we provide services that work and keep their homes clean, right down to the little details. This extensive cleaning system, which we call our Detail-Clean Rotation System, has been proven to be effective in more than five million cleans!. Please do contact us today for a FREE estimate!

"A team of four came to my home and did an incredible job! I am very picky and I am very impressed! Thank you Handy Fairies" Dale Leroux

WEBSITE Phone: 613-438-2233

LORETTA WIETING - Sun Life Assurance Co.

Good Reading!

If you are a caregiver, please do check out this article and resources offered : Am I A Caregiver

Today's Woman Traveller

Today's Woman Traveller : Our passengers are women of all ages and from varied backgrounds: single, married, divorced and widowed. Some come with friends or family (mother/daughter, sisters), but for the most part women come individually. Learn More at:


SEPTEMBER CONTEST! You Can Win an Overnight Stay, Including Breakfast !

Make sure to visit  Women Mean Business Facebook for details and enter for a chance to win!

You can win an overnight stay for two including breakfast  in the beautiful newly renovated Holiday Inn Waterfront Kingston

the winner will be drawn September 30, 2020 Good Luck!

Please also see our recent interview with the lovely, Erin Finucan, Director of Sales and Marketing for the Holiday Inn Waterfront Kingston

and and get an update on the $25 Million dollars in renovations!

St. Lawrence College is Offering NEXT Educational Series

The pandemic is changing the business landscape as we know it. Hear from business leaders from Canada and around the world as they discuss:

What the global business landscape will look like post-COVID-19? How business leaders should prepare for what’s NEXT?

How organizations should prepare their employees for the changing world while taking into consideration their mental health?

LINK: Check out St. Lawrence College NEXT Webinar Series

Export Canada Financial Solutions During Covid

In response to COVID-19, EDC has expanded its focus to help companies of all sizes with financial solutions and expert advice.

More Info Here

Sony Calling Female Photographers

Sony wants more female photographers for its Alpha Female ambassador program, with grants for projects which offer $5,000, a full frame Sony camera and lens, and more.

Learn More Here

More from our Community Members...
Debbie Goulding - DG Make Up

Henderson Total Maintenance


We are trained and certified to provide comprehensive infection prevention and disease control measures. Stop the spread, protect your people and your business.
With the most advanced technology for commercial cleaning available, the Clorox Total 360 system, you get total coverage.
talk to one of our experts today!
(613) 531-5337


Beautiful, unique, affordable clothes all in a tucked away boutique specializing in dressing women 40 plus!


Right At Home Kingston

Do you have a loved one who needs some help to stay at home safely? If you have any questions

reach out to Sue Robinson, Regional Manager & Care Planner for Right At Home Kingston.


Digital Marketing Help for Business

ShopHERE provides independent small businesses and artists with a quick, easy and no-cost way to get selling online right away. Powered by Google.

Learn More Here

Grants 101: How to Get Funding in the ICT Sector

Description: Each year, governments in Canada and the US disburse more than $210B through grants and incentives to support the economy. Yet many executives think that finding and applying to these programs can be resource- and time-intensive. This webinar will focus on how to find and apply for grants and incentives for the ICT sector (including 5G, telecom, and IoT). Learn about popular funds in your sector, new trends, and how to use the latest software to get funded.Learn

Learn More Here 

Spark Marketing Services Program - Up To $5000 Support

Queen’s University and St. Lawrence College are pleased to announce the new Spark Marketing Services Program which aims to equip women entrepreneurs with the marketing tools and expertise they need to grow their enterprise. Services will be delivered by Spark, a St. Lawrence College student enterprise focused on solving communication challenges for local businesses.

This Services Program will be made available to 10 women entrepreneurs who own an established business in the greater Kingston region that has been negatively affected by COVID-19. Application information is below. Each successful applicant will receive marketing services and support valued up to $5,000. Projects will begin this fall with a completion date of no later than March 31, 2021. Deadline to apply is October 2nd 2020


Resources to Help You Grow Your Business and YOU

Microsoft Launches Initiative to help 25 Million People Globally To Acquire Needed Digital Skills

Marketing Guide for Businesses Reopening During Coronavirus

Digital Main Street Announces Three New Programs

As part of a partnership between the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario, Digital Main Street recently announced three new programs to support businesses across Ontario. From $2,500 Digital Transformation Grants to ShopHERE: a program to help you get selling online right away!

The Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub

(WEKH), in partnership with the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE), is delighted to launch a new sharing platform built by SheEO to help women entrepreneurs and the women who support them across Canada easily connect.

Kingston Mental Health Resources List

Need Help in Getting Your Business to Go Digital. 

  Need support from one of KEDCO’s Business Development Officers on this subject?

Canada Emergency REsponse Benefit / CERB:

City of Kingston Tax Relief

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

Covid 19 Tools & Resources for Business - Ontario Chamber of Commerce

Canadian Business Resilience Network

Public and private sector programs and initiatives across Canada that support businesses and their employees.

Kingston Community information and resources

University & College Students Learn Free With Accredited courses!


Saluting Our Kingston Community - Making a Difference

We Would Love To Hear From You!

Please do connect with us by email. We would love to hear from you.

Gaby Eaton at or

Josie Walsh at





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