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Shop Local - Info Webinar #1 - Shared screen with speaker view
Britt Santowski
13:44
Some of the services providers will charge us tax. Is this to be included in our financial ask?
Jesse Brown
16:13
Thanks very much for this presentation! Do you have a contact person at the BC Chamber for membership - we haven't renewed for a few years and I am new in the ED role. Jesse - jesse@saltspringchamber.com
Jesse Brown
17:52
Will the 4million versus 1million allocations for members/non members impact the decision making process. ie If we are members will we have a better chance of getting funding
Fiona Famulak
18:00
Only irrecoverable taxes can be included in your financial ask e.g. PST but not GST (which you can recover).
Fiona Famulak
19:51
Good morning Jesse, I'll connect with you offline and introduce you to Deb McClelland, interim, Director Member Relations. F
Sarah Dinsdale
21:18
Just to confirm - Ash said this webinar would be shared on website for those that missed to watch later?
Ash Amlani
22:32
Yes, the webinar will be posted on the BCCC website by the end of the week. We have a second websinar scheduled for Friday afternoon as well.
Fiona Famulak
25:21
The $4m/$1m distinction is fluid and helps us to ensure broad distribution of funds across all organizations across BC. Demand for funds will dictate how quickly those funds are used. Therefore apply as soon as you can! F
Lydia Elder
27:15
Is the membership size for our one chamber or for the total membership of all participating orgs?
Fiona Famulak
28:01
Hi Lydia, the member reach should reflect the group effort. F
Lydia Elder
28:14
Thank you\
Sonja Nagel
30:36
if the project has multiple components do we put them all in the milestones?
Bill Collette
31:03
please clarify the term milestones
Naomi Larsen
31:34
If Chambers are partnering up does only one chamber fill out the application or do both?
Sonja Nagel
32:46
if project continues into ie: spring do we put that in the milestone section as end date, or will this jeopardize application as its supposed to end by February 15?
Ash Amlani
33:06
We only need one application per campaign - so I would recommend that your group choose a "lead" organization that completes the application
Britt Santowski
33:17
How do you define "partner"? We have several groups on the committee, including a couple of non profits, a tourism org, and our muni gov. Do they provide letters? Or, do I just list them?
Julie Lawlor
33:30
If lead organisation is non-member but collaborating with a BC Chamber member, how do we indicate this?
Leanna Kemp
34:57
what time will the portal open on Monday?
Elizabeth Aman-Hume
36:49
We are applying and including another Chamber without resources to implement their own campaign. We will supply the campaign materials including photography, videos and signage. Can we include admin fees or wages for that chamber so they can contract help getting it all going?
Jerrilyn KIRK
38:58
If two or more chambers are working together, would it be realistic to apply for 20,000+ each?
Philip MBayoh
40:07
If the grant $ amount applied for is deemed too high for the project or the community size, will that necessitate a decline of the application or will you automatically allocate a reasonable amount for the project and approve it? If declined, does that mean the application losses it place in line?
Patrick Earl
44:06
We are a particular municipality within a regional chamber. Our regional chamber is intending to apply for the intake. We are running a shop local campaign already we would like to enhance with this grant. Can we apply individually even though the regional chamber is applying on its own?
Jerrilyn KIRK
44:25
So if the amount received is based on Chamber size…or number of members served then that puts smaller Chambers at a disadvantage to what type of projects they can do.
Patti Noonan
46:37
Is it better for the lead organization then to be a chamber in order to access more funding??
Caroline Miller, Kelowna Chamber
49:57
if you allocate first come first served how would you downsize/allocate if you've already funded all you have from the Feds?
Stephanie Sexsmith
50:25
Will $ 25,000 local campaigns be given equal weight as larger regional campaigns?
Lydia Elder
50:31
If we're approved early on but we find out in mid-December that it's over-subscribed should we not be spending funds until we know what the final funding numbers are? That would mean not spending or committing to spend funds until mid-December?
Lydia Elder
52:45
This seems like we would only have one month to know what we have...
Kerry Jothen - HCS & SBOT
54:10
When you same “equity across the province” - will this be deemed on a per capita basis (population/businesses in each region)? Or approx. same amount of $ per each of 7 regions?
Ash Amlani
54:39
If any of you have questions specific to your application, feel free to reach out to us at projects@bcchamber.org
Jerrilyn KIRK
54:43
good question Kerry
Britt Santowski
55:30
Thank you! This is a GREAT session!
Jerrilyn KIRK
57:14
OK…when it asks number of members served it was confusing
Elizabeth Aman-Hume
57:19
Who makes the funding decision?
Christina Brown
57:48
Sorry - Can you clarify how you will monitor if there is an over-subscription? It sounds like, if it’s first come first served, but you won’t be scaling back the first applications but might scale back later ones.
Christina Brown
59:00
Ahhh nevermind :P
Jerrilyn KIRK
59:06
If two chambers are working together and planning to run identical programs so that we can share resources…is that going to be ok?
Elizabeth Aman-Hume
01:01:54
If we don't hear results until the 3rd week in November that would cut down on the time needed to prepare and launch our campaign.
Ash Amlani
01:02:55
We need UPTO 3 weeks to review and applications and send you a notice of decision. We will be working to make this short as possible.
Nerissa Allen
01:03:07
While we wait on a decision, can we start work on a project?
Ash Amlani
01:03:08
More reason to apply early :)
Michele Hamilton
01:05:55
As there will likely be many people registering and adding project plans on Monday 1 Nov at 9:00AM, is the outcome.plus.com server geared for heavy use at that time?
Nerissa Allen
01:07:03
Thank you
Elizabeth Aman-Hume
01:07:27
Can we expense costs incurred prior to the decision?
Christina Brown
01:08:55
Thank you!
Julie Lawlor
01:09:11
Really useful thank you very much!
Leanna Kemp
01:09:13
Thank you very much.
Yarrow Drtina
01:09:15
Thank you! This was very helpful.
Michele Hamilton
01:09:17
Thank you Fiona, Ash and André - great information!
Debbie Janson- North Vancouver Chamber
01:09:25
Thank you!
Elizabeth Aman-Hume
01:09:28
Thank you!
Kerry Jothen - HCS & SBOT
01:09:34
Thanks very much, Fiona and PwC!
Stephanie Sexsmith
01:09:43
Thanks for all the great information appreciated!!
Michelle Taylor
01:10:01
Thank you all. Great questions! Appreciate the info.
Stephanie Sexsmith
01:10:04
Have a great day Everyone!!
Patti Noonan
01:10:04
Thank you for the information and time today!
Nerissa Allen
01:10:08
Very helpful, thank you
Walsham Tenshak
01:10:19
Thank you everyone!