Staying afloat the goal for local business


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By Sara Beth Dacombe, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

For two years, local businesses have been asked to endure the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Restrictions have been tightened and loosened. Getting supplies into the heart of the country has gotten more difficult. Also, interest rates are rising and loans being recalled.
Recently, the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce (MCC) commissioned a survey of Manitoba business leaders to determine to what degree the pandemic continues to plague the economy.
According to the results of that survey, four out of five Manitoba business leaders say that COVID-19 continued to have some level of impact on their business in 2021. However, the overall sentiment has brightened dramatically, with 89 percent of respondents describing themselves as optimistic about their business...continued.

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