Burlington Steps Up
Across Burlington, businesses of all shapes and sizes have shown great resilience overcoming the challenges that COVID-19 has brought on by adapting their operations and stepping up as community leaders. Businesses have retooled their operations and are finding innovative and creative ways to support our community. To compliment, Mayor Meed Ward’s Wall of Inspiration, we will be sharing success stories from Burlington’s business community to highlight their efforts and to celebrate their outstanding leadership during these unprecedented times. If you have any stories of businesses that have successfully adapted throughout COVID-19 please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blend Catering Co.
In Collaboration with Orbis Communications and their initiative called Take Care Of Each Other, Erica Guidi, Owner & Chef of Blend Catering Co., has made 300 meals that have been donated to Neighbour to Neighbour Food Bank and the YWCA.
Branded Burlington has developed a new e-commerce website to help facilitate gift card purchases for Burlington businesses. The project also provides additional support (in the form of sponsorship) through the purchase of Burlington Proud merchandise, where proceeds of the sale will be given to a business of the consumer’s choice.
Burlington Teen Tour Band
Burlington Teen Tour Band came together virtually and share a timely and inspirational song (by video) about unity in these challenging times, all while encouraging donations to our local hospital.
CGA Iron Works
CGA Iron Works, a local father and son business, based in Burlington, normally makes beautiful iron railings. They quickly retooled to be able to make 1 million face masks to help protect frontline workers. View the full story recently featured on CityNews.
Cogent Power has shown community leaders to supply power to temporary COVID-19 Hospital Facilities in Canada and the US. They will supply power transformer cores to ABB who will then turn it around quickly to supply to temporary hospital facilities.
Dawkins and Associates Inc.
Dawkins and Assoicates Inc. have pivoted their promotional business, leveraging their connections in China and logistics to help provide PPE for Hamilton Health Sciences and Long Term Care facilities. Thank you for adapting and to these times and supporting our community with much-needed PPE.
Deliver Grocery and Tech Genius
Tech Genius has launched a new business, Deliver Grocery to meet the needs of individuals who are not able or comfortable shopping for groceries. Deliver Grocery will pick up your groceries and deliver them to you with same day or next day delivery options. Simple fill out the form and confirm your delivery date!
Enable Education has shifted their focus to make Health and Safety training videos. They are now able to edit home-made videos to make look more professional with quick turn around times.
Glad Tidings Church
Glad Tidings Church has launched a free online grocery delivery service for those who are in mandatory isolation or for those who need to isolate based on underlying health issues. Their team of volunteers will shop & deliver groceries (using public health’s guidelines for safety) and have an online ordering process including a cashless, contact-free method of payment.
IKEA Burlington generously donated all the bed tray tables for Joseph Brant Hospital’s temporary Pandemic Response Unit that has been built as part of their emergency response. This timely donation will directly help the approximately 90 patients this facility can accommodate if and when COVID-19 cases surge locally.
At a time when the business community is facing extraordinary challenges, Joseph Tassoni is demonstrating incredible leadership, tenacity and innovation. To keep workers working and to help residents add an extra layer of precaution as we practice social distancing, Joseph is producing locally sourced, reusable, personal protective face masks that can be purchased here (please note, these are not medical grade). $5 from each purchase will be donated to the Joseph Brant Hospital.
Loch Side Bar and Lounge
The Loch Side Bar and Lounge has repurposed their kitchen to create frozen meals for customers to make at home. They also offer ready meals for pick-up and all items have been reduced to $10. Health care workers buy one get one free.
Mrs. B’s Gift House
This popular local business known for its sweets and treats (and also for it’s owners, Ward 6 Councillor Angelo Bentivegna and his amazing wife Diane) has already donated 5000 gloves to the City of Burlington and partnered with Acclaim Health in their distribution of 500 care packages to their personal support workers.
Nuvo Network, Fortino’s in Support of Food for Life
With Nuvo Network‘s Taste Kitchen and local Fortino’s stores supporting Food for Life in launching the Good Soup Project, thousands of litres of soup are being made with fresh, rescued food will be delivered to friends in need. For about $1.33 per meal, the Good soup is made with wholesome ingredients like turkey, fresh potatoes, carrots and herbs.
Pintoh Thai Cuisine
Pintoh Thai Cuisine is offering complete thai meal kits along with video prep for customers to make their own thai meals at home, in addition to regular takeout & delivery.
St John’s Ambulance
St John’s Ambulance has shown great support during these trying times and is offering their First Aid Awareness online course for free. Please click here if you are interested in enrolling.
The North Coal General Store
The North Coal Grocery Service offers 5 different curated packs of grocery items depending on the needs of the family including personal pack, roomie pack, family pack, protein pack and a produce pack. With every purchase, they’ll also be donated 1 pack to the Burlington Food Bank. Packs are available for curbside pick-up and/or delivery.
The Waterfront Hotel has generously donated an entire floor to house health care workers at Joseph Brant. Thank you for providing for our Health Care Heroes!
407 ETR had made a $5.2 million donation to help communities and assist the hospital with their response to the pandemic. On top of this generous donation, the company has also provided its customers with economic relief throughout the pandemic to ease financial hardships.