Small business owners are coping with the COVID-19 pandemic by creating fitness, art and cooking classes streaming online.
Streaming services in Hamilton may be the new normal. We have witnessed some of our favourite stores adapt and create online ordering, curb-side pickup, and home delivery.
Hamilton shops have been innovative to keep their businesses operating during this global economic shut-down. Many location and service based businesses are still under a strict mandate to keep their doors closed.
As the economy starts to phase back into action, it is currently impossible to practice social distancing at gyms, yoga studios, music classes and local art galleries until treatment or a vaccine is created.
Hometown Hub is a great place to take advantage of some streaming-services from Hamilton-based businesses. Last month Think Hamilton published a story on Hamilton Hub where the City of Hamilton’s director of economic development, Norm Schleehahn stated “We encourage any business offering online ordering to register with Hometown Hub as there are no costs for local based business to join”.
Here are some streaming services from Hamilton:
ART GALLERY OF HAMILTON – The AGH at Home delivers engaging content for visitors to enjoy from the comfort of their own homes!
ALLURE FITNESS – Get into LIVE online classes with us! Feel invigorated, excited and ready to conquer as you set out to accomplish your fitness goals from home!
THE CASUAL GOURMET – Classes for all ages and experience. Each class is demonstrative with elements of hands-on learning and always includes abundant sampling, tasting & fun!
THE DUNDAS CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC – The mission of Dundas Conservatory of Music is to teach music in a way that gives students of all ages and skill levels a sense of fulfillment.
JOSLIN’S MIXED MARTIAL ARTS – Hamilton’s leader in martial arts training for men, women and children, Joslin’s Mixed Martial Arts has proudly served Hamilton for over 50 years.
HEALING ENERGY – With an Online Energy & Support System you will get distance specialty Energy (Reiki & Qigong) along with a consultation and discussion of anything you need.
Here are a few more streaming services from Hamilton:
List of Ontario essential workplaces
Below you will find the list of essential workplaces in response to COVID-19 (2019 novel coronavirus). The province suggests if you have questions about what will be open or impacts to your business or employment, read the frequently asked questions or call the Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659.
- Supply chains
- Consumer products
- Financial services
- Telecommunications and IT infrastructure/service providers
- Transportation services
- Agriculture and food production
- Resources and energy
- Community services
- Health care and social services
- Requirements that apply to businesses
For more information about getting business back to normal you can visit the Province of Ontario or Hamilton Economic Development. To find out more about streaming and online services from Hamilton retailers, please visit Hometown Hub.