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By 2020, Downtown Port Hope will be the premium retail space in Eastern Ontario for extraordinary and successful businesses that contribute to its distinct Cultural Heritage Landscape.

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This vision will be realized through individual efforts of community leaders like You.

As a Downtown business your leadership is vital. So we’re implementing a program to recognize and promote key businesses who demonstrate a commitment to their own success and in turn, Port Hope’s revitalization vision.

Be recognized as a Downtown Champ in recognition of your engagement in industry recognized practices for successful small businesses.

Designation requires 125 points – with a minimum point score in each of five key areas. You can track your progress on-line by creating an account and submitting your application when you’re ready.

As a Downtown Champion for Port Hope, you’ll enjoy:

  • A feature photo and link on the new mydowntownporthope.com website.
  • A Retail Excellence sticker for your storefront window
  • Access to co-op marketing promotions.
  • Social media mentions and e-promotions.
  • Free entry to all Chamber of Commerce Business After 5 events for one year.
  • Access to scholarships for industry conference or workshops.
  • Recognition as Retail Excellence recipient in press releases and print ads.
* for designations achieved prior to print publication deadlines