Browser Compatibility Notification
It appears you are trying to access this site using an outdated browser. As a result, parts of the site may not function properly for you. We recommend updating your browser to its most recent version at your earliest convenience.
Skip to Content

Parry Sound joins Digital Main Street’s ShopHERE powered by Google program to help small businesses get online for free

Posted on Wednesday June 17, 2020

To support local businesses with their economic recovery, the Town of Parry Sound has joined the Digital Main Street’s ShopHERE Program. The program provides businesses and artists with the opportunity to build a digital presence and minimize the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Local businesses and artists can apply for the program at to get their online store built at no-cost.

The ShopHERE powered by Google program is open to businesses that have fewer than 10 employees, or fewer than 25 employees if a café, restaurant or bar.

“The majority of businesses in our Town are small with less than 10 employees and their survival will be critical in our efforts to restart the economy. The current pandemic has clearly demonstrated the importance of electronic commerce. A digital presence brings businesses enormous opportunities for growth, innovation and jobs. We encourage our residents to eat and shop local and this program will provide additional options to do so. We urge all eligible businesses to apply,” said Mayor Jamie McGarvey.

About Digital Main Street
Digital Main Street is a program that helps main street businesses achieve digital transformation. The program is built around an online learning platform, structured training programs, and Digital Service Squad, a team of street-level team members who help main street businesses grow and manage their operations through technology. Digital Main Street was created by the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA) with direct support from the City of Toronto. Digital Main Street is also supported by a group of strategic business partners, including Google, MasterCard, Microsoft and Shopify.

About ShopHERE powered by Google
The ShopHERE program offers businesses and artists the opportunity to build a digital presence and minimize the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. ShopHERE is supported by a number of community and corporate partners, including TABIA, Shopify, Google, MasterCard, Microsoft, Mangent, and the Schulich School of Business – York University.

Vladimir Shehovtsov
Economic Development Officer
Town of Parry Sound 705-746-2101 Ext. 231
Email Vlad