Champlain Launches Its New Business Directory

Champlain, August 10, 2022 – Champlain Township has launched a new business and community online directory, which could prove to be a powerful tool for finding local businesses and community groups. This initiative aligns with the 2022-2026 strategic plan's goal to collaborate with regional business retention and expansion programming by connecting businesses to support services.

The Township is pleased to launch this free, user-friendly, self-maintaining directory found at directory.champlain.ca or by clicking on “Business Directory” at www.champlain.ca under the Directory and Calendar tab. Users who are looking for local contractors can filter their results by the Tourism categories and get a list of local contractors who specialize in the selected field.

The directory provides residents and visitors with information on places to eat, stay, shop, and explore. The directory also creates a great opportunity for small and home-based businesses without websites to have a presence on the Internet. The new online directory is different from traditional directories as businesses and community groups will be able to maintain their own listings and update them regularly. Profile highlights could include driving directions, links to social media and websites, customized messaging, uploading of images and logos and the ability to list of amenities.

Champlain staff has contacted over 100 businesses in the past year to update their database so that the business directory can be built up. However, the Township is aware that many businesses and community groups are not listed. Therefore, business owners in Champlain and community leaders are invited to check if their organization is already listed in the directory and to create an account to modify the information or add their organization to the directory. For a step-by-step manual, visit the How to Add or Modify Your Organization in the Business Directory.

Champlain Business Directory Step-By-Step Manual to Add Your Organization to the Directory