Cornwall, ON – Small business owners across Cornwall, Akwesasne and Stormont, Dundas sand Glengarry have taken advantage of the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre (CBEC) regional Digital Service Squad (DSS) support team and benefitted from the provincial Digital Main Street $2,500 grant.

CBEC received funding for a DSS team early this year and the response form the community has been very well received. The Digital Main Street program is designed to help brick-and-mortar small businesses achieve digital transformation. The program is built around an online learning platform, structured training programs, grants, and Digital Service Squad teams of experts to help small businesses improve how they use digital technologies to promote and run their businesses.

Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre is pleased to announce that more than 25 small businesses in Cornwall & SDG have been granted a Digital Transformation Grant (DTG) 4.0, equally more then $70,000 directly to local business.

Small businesses grantees include:

Essential Kitchen

Rush Hour Escapes

Seaway Crafters

Chesley’s Inn

Cornwall Stamp Co

Bicycle World

WB Hub

All Intentions Matters

Doll House Lashez

Pick N Chews

4-wheel Punjabi

Tru Smile Denture

Violets Vault

The Port Theatre

Crayon Box Collective

Attic Treasures & Florist

Cameron’s Point

Waikato Pizza

MacDonnell Family Physiotherapy

Mr Zee Balloonies


Ground Soap


Simply Baked

Abeerden Gift

Balanced Massage Therapy

Cornwall Desi Mart

Prestige Cuts

“Small Businesses commitment to embracing digital technologies demonstrates their resilience and vision for the future” says Faiz Cheema, Digital Service Coordinator, Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre.

The DMS program has given small businesses the confidence to use the digital tools available to support their businesses. “I was trying to design a website forever, but didn’t have the skills or the funds to hire someone. Digital Transformation Grant helped me it getting my business online” Alex Adra, Owner Waikato Pizza Maxville.

Small businesses in Cornwall & SDG have 5 days left to apply for the Digital Transformation Grant (DTG) 4.0, through the Digital Main Street (DMS) program. The Digital Main Street $2,500 Digital Transformation Grant closes September 30, 2023. Eligible businesses can start the application process now by creating or entering their account, and then completing the digital assessment and online training through the Digital Main Street Portal at

Businesses needing assistance to apply to the Digital Transformation Grant or wanting online digital support, contact the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre at (613) 930-2787 ext. 2276 or

About Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre:

The Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre is a valuable resource for entrepreneurs and small business owners in Cornwall and the surrounding area. They provide support, guidance, and resources to help businesses start, grow, and succeed.

About Digital Main Street:

Digital Main Street (DMS) was created and launched by the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA) in 2016 with direct support from the City of Toronto. The program is also supported by a group of strategic partners including: Google, Mastercard, Shopify, Microsoft, Facebook, Intuit QuickBooks, Square, and Lightspeed.

With an investment from Ontario’s Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, and administered by the Ontario BIA Association (OBIAA), in partnership with the Toronto Association of BIAs (TABIA), this program provides qualifying brick-and-motor small businesses with up to $2,500 to help adopt technology and meet their digital goals.

Digital Main Street is an active and progressive program focused on helping small businesses adopt digital tools and technologies and embrace digital marketing. The program is based on three important components: Knowledge transfer through online training and assessments, Resources including Digital Transformation Grants and support through Digital Service Squads.