The Perth BIA has received a grant from Digital Main Street to fund a Digital Service Squad to help main street small businesses improve their online capabilities.
As part of Digital Main Street, the Perth BIA received a $10,000 grant to establish a Digital Service Squad to help small businesses in the downtown area enhance their use of digital tools and techniques to better promote and sell online. The squad will see a trained, online specialist visit and assist businesses at no cost.
Be Part of the Enthusiastic Perth BIA Team!
We have an exciting job opening for a Digital Service Squad Member. This is a contract position.
Downtown Perth is currently seeking an enthusiastic, friendly, outgoing qualified candidate for the position of “Digital Service Squad Coordinator”. Digital Main Street is a program that supports the growth of Main St. businesses by making the adoption of digital tools and new technology easy.
As the Digital Service Coordinator, you will be a key contributor to the success of the platform and the growth of our downtown businesses.
The focus of the role is to work one-on-one with main street businesses and provide the following services.
• Possess strong communications skills (written and verbal).
• Possess strong interpersonal and relationship building/relationship management skills.
• Possess excellent organizational and time management skills.
• Have experience in a marketing environment.
• Be able to work independently
• Be familiar with digital technologies for small business (e.g.: web, social media, e-commerce, etc.),
• Be able to use basic software and collaboration tools such as Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
• Previous experience with online and offline marketing is considered a strong asset.
• Previous experience working with small businesses in BIAs is considered an asset.
For more information about the Digital Service Squad contract, please visit https://digitalmainstreet.ca/digital-service-squad-grant/
Please send a cover letter and resume, to BIA Coordinator Kari Clarke at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, August 31st at 5 pm.
Stewart Park Festival Hits Big Notes and Climate MiraclePosted on July 31, 2019
Main stage at 2019 Stewart Park Festival, Perth, Ontario PHOTO BY theWedge.LIVE
By MAGGIE M, Editor, Wedgee-in-Chief, theWedge.LIVE
I have never attended an event requiring a change of clothes within an hour of arrival. This Saturday in late July, I suspect was the hottest day on record for some time in Perth.
So I performed a private Houdini act in the front seat of my car, partially concealed by the sun reflectors against my windshield. I reappeared dry and refreshed to invest more time covering one of the “Top 100 Festivals in Ontario.”
46 degrees on the humidex did not stop the public from showing up at Perth’s ‘big one,’ the Stewart Park Festival. It was a weekend few of us will forget. Visitors seemed oblivious to an additional threat.
Staff kept a close eye on radar reports watching the movement of thunderstorms encircling the town. Evidently, they spared Perth from their wrath. This was a minor miracle.
“I am amazed at the resilience of people to have come up in this temperature,” Kari Clarke, head of Perth BIA, gushed while sipping lemonade backstage.
Meanwhile, a volunteer named Marcel traveled the grounds spritzing visitors with cool water–on consent. It was welcome relief–physical and comical–and too, a lifter of spirits for volunteers and staff.
Read More: : https://thewedge.live/2019/07/31/stewart-festival-hits-big-notes-and-climate-miracle/
SPRITZING : Marcel spritzing volunteers and staff backstage at 2019 Stewart Park Festival, Perth, Ontario PHOTO BY theWedge.LIVE
Peter's Restaurant and Bakery is now hosting a 'FREE BOOK EXCHANGE BOX'! This is a great initiative for everyone, who makes reading a great book, a relaxing part of their day. Customers are encouraged to leave and/or take books or magazines home to enjoy! This is a great way to recycle and also share your passion for books!!
Peter's is known for the delicious homemade food, friendly and welcoming atmosphere and service with a smile. For many loyal patrons, this brings back memories of their younger years. They are also know for their delicious desserts. When you see a slice of pie being served at another table, it is very hard to resist purchasing a piece for yourself. If pie is simply not your thing, a delicious butter tart or another sweet dessert will satisfy your cravings.
If you love to take a leisurely walk after dinner, Peter's Restaurant also offers delicious ice cream cones at their side window. Nothing is better than enjoying an ice cream cone as you take a leisurely stroll through beautiful Stewart Park, located directly beside the restaurant.
Here are some menu items that will make your mouth water......
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They pride themselves by having an excellent variety of high quality polishes and gels. Choose from a multitude of colors to match your style. At A Touch of Sparkle they focus on spoiling you. Whether deciding between a manicure, pedicure, or mani/pedi combo, your experience will be anything but average.
So sit back, relax, and get ready to be pampered.
Website: https://atouchofsparkle.ca/ online booking is available.
Telephone No: 613-331-4096
Located: 30 North Street, Perth
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Penny and Reiner Silberhorn honoured with Studio Theatre's Parry Award.
One year ago, Perth's Studio Theatre inaugurated the Parry Award, a special tribute created to honour long-time theatre volunteers David and Patricia Parry. The award is given annually to a Studio Theatre volunteer who has made an exceptional gift of their time, talent, or monetary support.
At the Annual General Meeting on June 25th, Penny and Reiner Silberhorn were presented with the 2019 Studio Theatre Parry Award, in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the work of Perth's community theatre.
Penny Silberhorn has been the Studio Theatre's president for more than ten years, and is also active on its Promotions Committee, and as a stage manager and set dresser. Her husband Reiner -- nursing a badly broken leg suffered while working in the theatre -- designs and builds virtually every stage set, and is a constant presence as the theatre's building manager, lead builder, and renovator. Together, Penny and Reiner Silberhorn have donated thousands of hours of their time to the Studio Theatre, contributing enormously to its success. A heartfelt Congratulations goes to this irreplaceable husband and wife team, from their many theatre friends and colleagues. For more information about the Parry Award, and about upcoming Studio Theatre productions, please visit studiotheatreperth.com.
On Friday, July 12th at 5:30 p.m., Studio Theatre Perth will officially unveil its brand new stage lighting system, made possible by a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. This new state of the art lighting array will significantly enhance the Studio Theatre's live stage plays and concerts, further expanding the appeal of this important not-for-profit community resource.
Louise Heslop, the Ontario Trillium Foundation volunteer, will attend the event and will formally present Studio Theatre Perth with a plaque to mark the work done as a result of receiving a grant from the Foundation in March 2018.
Penny Silberhorn, President of Studio Theatre Perth, will speak about the importance of the Foundation's grant in fulfilling the Studio Theatre's dream of acquiring new stage lights, and how the improved lighting system will help the theatre fulfill its mandate as a volunteer-run community showplace.
She will also acknowledge the significant contribution to the venture's success of Project Manager, Chris Reinkeleurs.