What is Digital Main Street

The Digital Main Street program provides Chatham-Kent businesses the opportunity to work with our Digital Service Squad to implement free digital tools and technologies to help improve their digital footprint and work towards improved digital transformation across the municipality.Digital Main Street is administered by Chatham-Kent Economic Development and is funded by the OBIAA.

Digital Service Squad

The Digital Service Squad provides your businesses with free one-on-one digital assessments and training to learn how to implement the most suitable digital tools, including:

  • Setting up a website or social media presence
  • Taking a 360-degree video of your location
  • Setting up or updating your Google My Business profile
  • Assisting in growing your social media presence
  • Establishing email marketing

The Digital Service Squad consists of three team members and you can find their information on our contact page.

How to Apply

Step 1

Call 1-866-542-5994 or email us to make an appointment with one of our experienced Digital Service Squad team members to learn more about this program and what we can do to help you.

Step 2

Show up to the first meeting and be prepared to discuss your online presence

  • What you hope to improve/establish
  • Areas you need help with
  • Questions or concerns you may have regarding your online presence (social media, website or Google related)

Our Digital Service Squad will request a one-on-one consultation to conduct a digital assessment and answer any questions and concerns you may have regarding your online presence.

Step 3

Through Digital Mainstreet you receive access to free digital tools and technologies, free one-on-one coaching and assistance, and access to the Digital Transformation Grant of up to $2,500*. To read more about the Digital Transformation Grant visit www.digitalmainstreet.ca. To apply for the grant you must create a profile on www.digitalmainstreet.ca and complete the online ‘Digital Assessment’.

Businesses in Chatham-Kent that do not wish to apply for the Digital Transformation grant are encouraged to reach out to our Digital Service Squad if they need any digital assistance.

*Businesses must be located in a commercially-zoned area. Talk to us today if you're not sure about your zoning.