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Latest eNewsLeeds Grenville eNews January 16, 2018

Economic Development eNews | January 16, 2018

  • Funny Duck Farms has fresh fodder in the middle of winter
  • Farmersville Community Abattoir and Funny Duck Farms win Regional Agri-Innovation Awards
  • Counties Economic Development welcomes new Business Development Officer
  • Rideau Lakes seeking business nominations
  • Valley Heartland CFDC sets deadline for EODP funding
  • Workshops and Seminars


Economic Development eNews | January 2, 2018

  • Brigadoon Restaurant is an unforgettable eatery
  • Ketchum Manufacturing hosting an open house
  • Counties Economic Development Office BR+E job posting
  • Workshops and Seminars


Economic Development eNews | December 19, 2017

  • Kemptville Naturopathic Clinic - Naturopathic doctor has new location and longer hours to meet patient need
  • Workshops and Seminars

Economic Development eNews | December 5, 2017

  • River West Co. part of 1000 Islands Village
  • Workforce Survey needs your input
  • Deadline extended for FEO Guide
  • Workshops and Seminars

Economic Development eNews | November 21, 2017

  • Economic Development Summit draws a sell-out
  • Thake Award is presented to three business leaders; Heather Howard, Gerald Tallman and Wendy Banks
  • North Grenville received EODP funding
  • Publicize your festivals and events in the FEO guide
  • Workforce Survey: Help identify workforce needs

Economic Development eNews | November 7, 2017

  • Baker brothers carry on tradition of specialized customer service
  • Bud the Spud and Augusta Farms are business award winners
  • Leeds Grenville Economic Development Summit registration
  • Ignite Inspiration Tourism Summit November 24
  • Workshops and Seminars

Economic Development eNews | October 24, 2017

  • Apple Ridge Farm is doggie daycare, All play time
  • Businesses now have a place for Butternuts
  • Leeds Grenville Economic Development Summit advanced agenda
  • EmployerOne Survey Reminder
  • Workshops and Seminars

Economic Development eNews | October 10, 2017

  • Giant Tiger hosts big community event
  • Brockville Ontario Speedway is top winner
  • Nominations called for top Augusta businesses
  • New rural recognition award deadline extended
  • Registration now open for Economic Development Summit
  • Workshops and Seminars

Economic Development eNews | September 26, 2017

  • LUXE Boutiques is a full house of local talent
  • Le Boat opens its new Smiths Falls headquarters
  • Ann Weir is Economic Developer of the Year
  • Last call for Economic Development Leadership nominations
  • Registration now open for Economic Development Summit
  • Business assistance call for EmployerOne Survey
  • Workshops and Seminars

Economic Development eNews | September 12, 2017

  • Advonex International opens its doors
  • Aubin Farm a frontrunner in organic farming
  • Business Assistance call for EmployerONe Survey
  • Save the Date for the Economic Development Summit
  • Program matches employers with skilled trades workers
  • Workshops and Seminars

Economic Development eNews | August 29, 2017

  • Chaiya has big-city success in a small village
  • Nominate an economic development volunteer
  • Invitation to Giant Tiger's Community Day
  • New recognition awards announced by OMAFRA
  • Workshops and Seminars

 Economic Development eNews | August 15, 2017

  • Augusta Farms is a true family operation
  • RED program applications now being accepted
  • Attention Rideau Canal tourism stakeholders
  • Workshops and Seminars

Economic Development eNews | August 1, 2017

  • Online sales soar for 8th Line Creations
  • Measurements International celebrates 30th anniversary
  • Workshops and Seminars

Economic Development eNews | July 18, 2017

  • Award-winning Lockwood Brothers Construction builds on strong reputation
  • Area baker Nana B's Bakery earns accolades for butter tart
  • Workshops and Seminars

Economic Development eNews | July 4, 2017

  • TechTutors make technology a breeze
  • le Boat breakfast and Teeny Tiny Summit
  • Chinese business delegation visits Leeds Grenville
  • Toledo entrepreneur in Summer Company
  • King's Lock Craft Distillery awarded Bronze Medal
  • Know an immigrant entrepreneur to nominate?

Economic Development eNews | June 20, 2017

  • The Opinicon makes a triumphant return
  • Summer Company entrepreneurs offering a host of services
  • Twenty/20 and STEM funding program
  • Workshops and Seminars

Economic Development eNews | June 6, 2017

  • Big Rideau Lake Boat Rentals go extra mile for unforgettable holidays
  • Newly-designed ONroute Tourism kiosks are open
  • Nominate a candidate from your community
  • Funding Opportunities:  Twenty20 and Starter Company Plus
  • Upcoming events

Economic Development eNews | May 23, 2017

  • The Green Gecko: Gifts from next door and around the world
  • Europe's Le Boat signs lease for first North American base on Rideau Canal
  • Garden Trail welcomes iconic Fulford Place
  • Port of Johnstown hosting second annual open house
  • Teeny Tiny Summit will help your community shine

Economic Development eNews | May 9, 2017

  • Beking's Poultry Farm serves a wide range of clients
  • North Grenville names its Ambassador of the Year award recipient
  • Time to register for the Teeny Tiny Summit
  • Business Showcase and Expo
  • United Counties featured in newest Progress report

Economic Development eNews | April 25, 2017

  • Entrepreneur's passion for shoes translates into business success
  • Best Managed Companies are right here at home
  • Workshops and Seminars

Economic Development eNews | April 11, 2017

  • Miracle Maids experiencing amazing growth
  • Rideau Lakes honours business, innovation and entrepreneurs
  • Get ready to showcase your business at the annual Expo
  • Workshops and Seminars

Economic Development eNews | March 28, 2017

  • Village chocolatier nearly doubled business with new showroom
  • Region's Garden Trail makes "Canada 150 Garden Experience" list
  • Economic Development Office hiring for summer
  • Rideau Lakes launching new business awards
  • Workshops and Seminars

  Economic Development eNews | March 14, 2017

  • New Bed and Breakfast concept getting rave reviews
  • Athens native Mary Rae Knapp receives Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Filling summer jobs is easy through online fair
  • Summer Company: Create your own job this summer
  • Learn how to start a business in goat farming
  • Workshops and Seminars

Economic Development eNews | February 28, 2017

  • Mallorytown's Landing Restaurant owner preparing to open Donnelly's
  • Attention all area food and agri innovators
  • Rural Economic Development (RED) funds intake open
  • Workshops and Seminars

 Economic Development eNews | February 14, 2017

  • The Cove Country Inn blends tried-and-true favourites with new trends
  • Intake now for the Rural Economic Development Program (RED)
  • Augusta Township Mayor's Breakfast advance
  • International Women's Day advance
  • Workshops and Seminars

Economic Development eNews | January 31, 2017

  • Farmersville Community Abattoir providing central services for livestorck producers
  • Economic Development Summit
  • Rideau Lakes Township calls for nominations
  • Health and Safety Training for Employers
  • Cultural Diversity Training Certification Course

Economic Development eNews | January 17, 2017

  • Forman Farms a 21st Century business building on food trends, sustainability
  • Social Media Marketing Seminar
  • Getting started in Aquaculture and Aquaponics
  • Attention Employers: Complete a workforce survey

Economic Development eNews | January 3. 2017

  • Northern Soul BBQ & Brick Oven Pizza now open year round
  • North Grenville's BR+E Alliance hosting social media seminar January 25
  • Attention Employers: EmployerOne Survey

Economic Development eNews | December 20, 2016

  • Ashley Homestore Select showcasing furniture for every room of your home
  • Europe's Le Boat to launch on Rideau Canal
  • Employers take action - EmployerOne Survey

Economic Development eNews | December 6, 2016

  • Historic home blossoms as Woodview Inn: Gatsby-styled era B&B with fine dining flare
  • Canadian Rail Equipment Works and Services expanding into area
  • Workforce Survey
  • Westport winery, North Augusta fertilizer company recognized

Economic Development eNews | November 22, 2016

  • Leeds Grenville Summit event sold out
  • Windmill Brewery opens on historic day
  • Help needed with new Workforce Survey
  • Workshops and Seminars

Economic Development eNews | November 8, 2016

  • Mr. C's Gift of Music celebrating 30 years
  • Fast-growing fertilizer company is Augusta's Business of the Year
  • Giant Tiger's state-of-the-art warehouse, Skywood Adventure hot topics at summit
  • EmployerONE Workforce Survey
  • Be noticed in Ontario Guide of Festivals & Events
  • Workshops and Seminars

Economic Development eNews | October 25, 2016

  • Grahame's Bakery a local gathering place; destination for foodies and history buffs
  • Advanced Agenda released for 2016 Economic Development summit
  • Rideau Canal Stakeholder meeting
  • Nominations being sought for Ben TeKamp Memorial Award
  • Workshops and Seminars

Economic Development eNews | October 11, 2016

  • Medtronic to manufacture nearly a billion medical devices this year
  • Billings Automotive earns business award
  • Registration now open for summit
  • Funding opportunities (CEDP)
  • Workshops and Seminars

Economic Development eNews | September 27, 2016

  • Sidecar Cafe and Ice Cream Parlour has fun with colourful throw-back 50s decor, Elvis
  • Pitch your business at the Otters' Den
  • Augusta Business of the Year launches Trailblazer Award for young entrepreneurs
  • Workshops and Seminars

Economic Development eNews | September 13, 2016

  • Sugar Belle Bake Shoppe a sweet success and warm tribute to the pastry chef's mom
  • Jobmatics takes career guidance to the next level
  • Nominate a community leader you know for the Economic Development Award
  • Celebrate Ontario 2017 applications open

Economic Development eNews | August 30, 2016

  • "Organic Spirits of the St. Lawrence" now on sale at King's Lock Craft Distillery
  • New Spencerville eatery attracting crowds
  • RTO9 The Great Waterway holding annual general meeting
  • Partnership Grant Program launched

Economic Development eNews | August 16, 2016

  • "Great Fishing!  Great Lake!  Great People!"
  • Fluent IMS improves on popular app for municipal fire and rescue departments
  • Federal Government wants your input for Canada's New Tourism Vision
  • Workshops and Seminars

Economic Development eNews | August 2, 2016

  • JAE Automation helps businesses grow with made-to-order industrial solutions
  • Kricklewood Farm expands product base and hosts weekend Sunflower Festival
  • Economic Development Leadership Award nomination forms available online
  • Immigrant Entrepreneur Award nominations now being sought
  • Workshops and Seminars

Economic Development eNews | July 19, 2016

  • New Westport winery a destination
  • Lofty adventures at new Skywood
  • Augusta Business Centre doors open
  • Funding Applications for Ontario 150 programs open

Economic Development eNews | July 5, 2016

  • Garden lovers tour bus and travel writer enjoy local Garden Trail and attractions
  • Local family featured in "Faces of Farming"
  • Westport entrepreneur in Summer company

Economic Development eNews | June 21, 2016

  • Alloy Foundry and Village Metalsmiths unique buinesses in heart of Merrickville
  • Hundreds at Tallman Truck Centre opening
  • Northern Cables receives funding to expand in Brockville and Prescott
  • Tourism kiosks now open at ONroute Centres
  • Merrickville Celebrates Women off to good start
  • New Summer Company entrepreneurs ready and open for business

Economic Development eNews | June 7, 2016

  • Award-winning Kemptville photographer helps businesses create and online brand
  • Port of Johnstown open house a big success
  • FedDev Ontario launches Intake Two of Community Infrastructure Program
  • Brockville Connect Links together industry, entrepreneurs with regional support systems
  • Business Showcase & Expo
  • Merrickville Celebrates Women

Economic Development eNews | May 24, 2016

  • Hubbard & Co. Heritage Restoration has far reach outside of Spencerville
  • TIAO is calling all tourism businesses to complete a labour shortage survey
  • Five new and unique destinations added for 2016 Garden Trail season
  • Celebrating Business - Ontario Export Awards
  • Workshops and Seminars

Economic Development eNews | May 10, 2016

  • Aquatarium off to a great start with 20,000 visitors in first months
  • Look way up: Skywood Eco Adventure Park taking shape high up in the trees
  • Upcoming Events
  • Workshops and Seminars

Economic Development eNews | April 26, 2016

  • Gerald Tallman named top ambassador at North Grenville Appreciation Breakfast
  • Renewed Kemptville College adds tenants
  • Workshops and Seminars

Economic Development eNews | April 12, 2016

  • Purcell's Freshmart turning 30
  • First Teeny Tiny Summit a big success with area small towns represented
  • Rideau Heritage Route Tourism Association hosting AGM this month in Smith Falls
  • Strategic framework sessions on tourism in Ontario
  • Deadline for Agri-Food Innovation this week
  • Economic Development Office Hiring

Economic Development eNews | April 5, 2016 - Special Edition

  • Giant Tiger breaks ground for massive distribution centre in Johnstown
  • North Grenville's vision for renewed Kemptville College gets backing from BDO

Economic Development eNews | March 29, 2016

  • Maple syrup producers, pancake houses have deep roots in Leeds Grenville
  • Small Business Advisory Centre supporting new businesses in Rideau Lakes, Merrickville
  • Workshops and Seminars

Economic Development eNews | March 15, 2016

  • Bushgarden Farmstead Cheese enhancing an area family's fifth-generation dairy farm
  • Mrs. McGarrigle's founder Janet Campbell earns Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 8th Annual South Grenville Business Showcase & Expo received funding
  • Workshops and Seminars

Economic Development eNews | March 1, 2016

  • Career Services offers employers unique staffing options, on-site training
  • Teeny Tiny Summit coming to Seeley's Bay
  • Workshops and Seminars

Economic Development eNews | February 16, 2016

  • Cardinal's Galop Gallery energizes artists, spotlights art and creates 'Paint Night'
  • Skywood Tree Canopy Adventure Park coming soon to the 1000 Islands
  • 'The Path Forward' is the theme for upcoming annual Augusta Township Mayor's Breakfast
  • Workshops and Seminars

Economic Development eNews | February 2, 2016

  • Hall's Apple Market continues to evolve into unique shopping destination
  • Workshops and Seminars
  • Funding Opportunities:
    • .CA Community Investment Program (CIP)
    • Summer Company

Economic Development eNews | January 19, 2016

Kemptville Suites offer real luxury and unique lofty spaces in heritage building

  • Brockville named one of the 10 Canadian cities to visit this year
  • Second intake for Rural Economic Development (RED) program April 15
  • Workshops and Seminars

Economic Development eNews | January 5, 2016

  • Skyward Active Health Centre off to a great start in Mallorytown
  • KEYS Job Centre there to help local businesses grow, build workforce
  • Workshops and Seminars

Economic Development eNews | December 22, 2015

  • Kriska Transport's Mark Seymour awarded as industry leader, giant in trucking sector
  • New Entrepreneurs with Starter Company
  • Rural Economic Development (RED) program funding deadline in January
  • Economic Development Summit 2016 - Save the Date!

Economic Development eNews | December 8, 2015

  • Bluegrass Farm owners receive Innovation Excellence award
  • Employment Services - Employment & Education Centre
  • Submissions due to Festivals & Events Ontario Guide
  • Workshops and Seminars

Economic Development eNews | November 24, 2015

  • George Tackaberry is Thake Award recipient for boosting economy and attracting visitors to region
  • International tour boats proposed to rejuvenate Rideau Canal
  • Workshops and Seminars

Economic Development eNews | November 3, 2015

  • Transportation services offered by region's Country Shuttle & Limousine
  • Employment Services - CSE Consulting here for employers
  • Economic Development Summit - Advanced Summit Agenda to be released this week
  • Sandhu Dental Group and ActionCoach are top award winners
  • Workshops and Seminars
  • Downtown Revitalization Community of Practice
  • GPS Workshop Series
  • Rideau Tourism and Innovation Conference

Economic Development eNews | October 20, 2015

  • Cairnbrae Elevator in Rideau Lakes has tripled its client base
  • Rookie of the Year business operators
  • Upcoming Events
  • Workshops and Seminars

Economic Development eNews | October 6, 2015

  • Giant Tiger announces consolidated dry goods distribution centre in Johnstown Industrial Park
  • Prescott Animal Hospital in Augusta Township's Business of the Year
  • Events
  • Entrepreneurs: Expert business advice - free of charge!
  • Workshops and Seminars

Economic Development eNews | September 22, 2015

  • Westport's Jake by the Lake designed Oh Canada t-shirt for Life is Good line
  • Young business entrepreneurs should check out Starter Company
  • Funding Opportunities: Info Sessions for Celebrate Ontario are back
  • Upcoming Events
  • Workshops and Seminars:

Economic Development eNews | September 9, 2015

  • Steel manufacturer James Ross invests millions in equipment to serve both local and global clients
  • Ben TeKamp Memorial Award - Award for new business growth or expansion being launched
  • Food Conference Registration now open
  • Deadline for Festivals and Events marketing funding
  • Workshops and Seminars:

Economic Development eNews | August 25, 2015

  • Local company's phone app is a hit with emergency workers
  • Request for Local Business Information
  • Changes made to application process
  • Call for Nomination - Augusta Township, Business of the Year Award
  • Former plant worker turned a layoff into a career in investment planning
  • Workshops and Seminars

Economic Development eNews | August 11, 2015

  • Eco fine Aultman Furniture proves there is a market for reclaimed wood
  • Great Waterway AGM in September
  • Nomination forms now available for the Bill Thake Economic Development Leadership Award

Economic Development eNews | July 28, 2015

  • Kudrinko's focus on service, sustainability and community
  • Two Rivers Food Hub taking shape
  • Garden Trail set to expand
  • Bill Thake Memorial Award nominations being sought, deadline is September 25

Economic Development eNews | July 14, 2015

  • Counties Staff at ONroute Centres providing local tourism information to region's visitors and residents
  • Thousand Islands National Park receives $7.7 million to improve accessibility to islands and attract new visitors
  • South Grenville municipalities, Chamber join forces with the United Counties to spread the word on tourism and events
  • Introducing the Royal Rideau Chair
  • Workshops and Seminars

Economic Development eNews | June 30, 2015

  • Ports' $35-million revitalization puts it on map for new business
  • Elizabethtown-Kitley business AireSun Global receives funds
  • Large turnout for Tourism Roundtable
  • Rideau Canal traffic jumps in May
  • Grenville CFDC hosts AGM
  • Valley Heartland showcases year
  • Workshops and Seminars

Economic Development eNews | June 16, 2015

  • Thornbusch Landscaping: Lansdowne-area landscaping company focuses on quality work
  • Tourism Roundtable this Thursday
  • 1000 Islands and Rideau Canal Garden Trail hosts media events
  • Record-breaking number of entrepreneurs in Summer Company
  • Workshops and Seminars 

Economic Development eNews | June 2, 2015

  • New promotional guides headline region as a great place to live, work and play with iconic landscapes
  • Rideau Canal infrastructure to benefit from $39.4-million from Federal Gov't
  • Upcoming Events
    • Tourism development roundtable: Add your voice to this conversation
  • Celebrating Business
    • Win an Ontario Export Award

Economic Development eNews | May 19, 2015

  • Local geo-technical company creating products needed in large structures across North America
  • Blue Gypsy wines soon in LCBO stores
  • First annual Immigrant Entrepreneur Award coming later this year
  • Workshops and Seminars

Economic Development eNews | May 5, 2015

  • Starter Company Program
  • Key Priorities listed in departmental review
  • North Grenville builder Robert Noseworthy receives ambassador award
  • Upcoming events
  • Workshops and Seminars

Economic Development eNews | April 21, 2015

  • Colourful launch for new destination Leeds Grenville Regional Garden Trail
  • Mayor's Breakfast "Collaborating for Results" draws sell-out crowd
  • Spring Small Business Workshop
  • Lunch n Learn event for business
  • Upcoming Events:

Economic Development eNews | April 7, 2015

  • Wood Effects - Small business success story in Augusta
  • Start a business through the Summer Company Program
  • Ontario-Canada Job Grant there for training employees
  • Economic Development Summit videos now online
  • Upcoming Events

Economic Development eNews | March 24, 2015

  • Province certifies Johnstown Industrial Park as 'Investment Ready'
  • Heather Howard is recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award
  • HR Hub now available to support business
  • Augusta Mayor's Breakfast
  • Business Showcase and Expo

Economic Development eNews | February 24, 2015

  • North Grenville receives EDCO award
  • EORN - Have a say in Connectivity in the eastern Ontario region
  • Upcoming Events

February 10, 2015

  • Local brothers with a new spin on a bin are successful on CBC's Dragon's Den
  • Women in Business are being asked for input at upcoming roundtable
  • Province addresses recommendations for Kemptville Campus
  • Workshops and Seminars
  • Upcoming Events

January 27, 2015

  • 11th Annual Skate the Lake brings outdoor enthusiasts to the region
  • St. Lawrence Seaway returns to pre-recession cargo volumes
  • Add your best view for Red Chairs

  • Programs and events to aid entrepreneurs; business funding avenues

January 13, 2015

  • Calling all Leeds Grenville business success stories
  • Get off to the right start in 2015
  • Join the Conversation on Immigration
  • EMC hosting More Power to You

December 23, 2014

  • Report says Kemptville College campus has options
  • Deadline for Local Food Fund

December 9, 2014

  • Regional Video Shown in China
  • Special Presentation to Bill Thake Award winner
  • Canada-Ontario Job Grant
  • Regional Marketing Opportunity

November 25, 2014

  • Bill Thake Memorial Award for Economic Development Leadership awarded
  • The 6th annual Economic Development Summit took place on Friday November 21
  • Snowmobiling on 1000 Islands Parkway permitted this season
  • Launch Lab dates set at Grenville CFDC

November 11, 2014

  • Register for the Economic Development Summit
  • United Counties Commemorate the 156th Leeds Grenville Batallion
  • Centre of Rural Advancement being proposed in Kemptville
  • List your event in Ontario Festivals Guide
  • Seminars and Workshops Update 

October 29, 2014

  • Municipal election results for Leeds Grenville
  • Funding Opportunities - Agriculture
  • Economic Development Summit
  • Ontario-wide Farm Invention Challenge
  • Seminars and Workshops Update

October 15, 2014

  • Celebrating Business in Augusta Elizabethtown-Kitley 
  • Regional Marketing 
  • News from Kemptville College
  • Economic Development Summit
  • Seminars and Workshops Update

September 30, 2014

  • Launch Lab now taking appointments
  • Celebrate Ontario 2015 funding opportunity (festivals and events)
  • Seminars and Workshops update

September 17, 2014

  • Kemptville's Best Adirondack Chair Co. is worldwide and in expansion mode
  • Augusta Township's 5th Annual Business of the Year Award on October 10
  • Brockville Country Club being celebrated for its 100-year history
  • Eastern Ontario Events Centre hosts FREE special event training sessions

September 3, 2014

  • Garden Tourism
  • Vote for Blockhouse Island: a 'Great Place' in Canada
  • Promoting the Rideau Canal at the World Canals Conference
  • Small Business Advisory Centre announces fall seminar line-up

August 20, 2014

  • New video footage to capture our region's strengths
  • 7th Annual Great Waterway Adventure
  • Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP) launched
  • Eastern Ontario Wardens Caucus release economic development report

August 6, 2014

  • Community appreciation month at Brown's Bay Beach
  • Seminar: Classifying goods for entry into the United States
  • Seminar: Stay ahead of consumer trends

July 22, 2014

  • Kemptville College Town Hall Meeting Recap
  • Now Accepting Nominations: Bill Thake Memorial Award for Economic Development Leadership
  • Food For All Food Bank Partnership
  • New building accessibility guidelines from Ministry of Economic Development, Employment, and Infrastructure

July 8, 2014

  • St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival
  • Public Meeting at Kemptville College
  • Save the Date: Economic Development Summit

June 24, 2014

  • Business Profile: Fly Thousand Islands Helicopter Tours by Kouri's Kopters
  • ONroute to a great summer
  • Rideau Canal to have extended services, hours of operation

June 12, 2014

  • New Leeds Grenville Promotional Videos
  • Leeds Grenville launches YouTube Channel
  • Business Directory: Are you listed?