Wills Transfer Ltd (Brockville Team), see their Success Story below
autumn 2017 -
busier than ever
 

To those of you who attended the Ontario East Municipal Conference 2017, we thank you for making it a successful event once again. 

Click Here to complete the OEMC evaluation, if you haven't already.  Be sure to do so while the details of the conference are still fresh in your mind. Your feedback and comments are important to us as we already begin to plan for next year's event. 

We would also like to extend our congratulations to Ann Weir, the 2017 Ontario East Economic Developer of the Year. See below for the full story on Ann. 

You will want to save the date for the next Ontario East Annual General Meeting and Networking Event, another great opportunity to connect with other Ontario East members. See below, under Ontario East Events for this event's date and location and for other events taking place in eastern Ontario.  

Sincerely,

Bonnie O'Neill and Lucy Medeiros
OEEDC Staff
ontario east events.
If you have any events coming up that you would like us share, we would love to hear about them. Please forward to info@ontarioeast.ca
Ontario East Economic Development Annual General Meeting and Networking Event
SAVE THE DATE!


9:30am, Friday, November 3rd in Pembroke

Details Coming Soon. 

Ministry of International Trade, Accelerate to International Markets (AIM) Workshops
Registration Open

9:00am to 4:30pm, 
September 26th and 27th in Peterborough
October 11th and 12th in Belleville

If you are interested in exporting internationally, but aren't sure where to start, then Ontario Export Services is happy to be your partner at the outset of this exciting journey. The AIM workshops will help set you up for successful exporting of your goods and services abroad.

Click Here, for more information and to register for Peterborough
Click Here, for more information and to register for Belleville

Doing Business with Government
Registration Open

1:00pm to 4:30pm, Wednesday, October 4th in Napanee

This Doing Business with Government event tries to bring together representatives from the federal, provincial, regional and municipal levels of government to provide assistance to community, small and medium sized enterprises that are interested in doing business with government. You will learn how each level of government does its purchasing, and how to include these groups as your customers!


Doing Business with Government
Registration Open

9:00am to 11:30am, Thursday, October 5th in Kingston

This Doing Business with Government event tries to bring together representatives from the federal, provincial, regional and municipal levels of government to provide assistance to community, small and medium sized enterprises that are interested in doing business with government. You will learn how each level of government does its purchasing, and how to include these groups as your customers!

BCIP Innovation Information Forum
Registration Open

1:00pm to 4:30pm, Thursday, October 5th in Kingston

This Doing Business with Government event tries to bring together representatives from the federal, provincial, regional and municipal levels of government to provide assistance to community, small and medium sized enterprises that are interested in doing business with government. You will learn how each level of government does its purchasing, and how to include these groups as your customers!


Managing Energy 2017 Workshop
Registration Open

8:00am to 4:30pm, Thursday, October 19th in Kingston

Managing Energy is a workshop for Ontario's energy management professionals. This intensive day of panel sessions, speakers, dedicated working sessions, and networking will provide energy managers in the industrial, commercial, and institutional sector with the tools they need.

13th Annual Tri-Association Manufacturing Conference
Registration Open

7:30am to 5:30pm, Tuesday, October 24th in Peterborough

The 13th Annual Conference "Innovation in Manufacturing - Accelerating Change - Better, Faster, Smarter will include Keynote Speakers, Workshops, B2B Lounge networking event along with a Trade Show.

SME Day Ottawa 2017

Registration open to CADSI Members and Non-members!

7:30am to 5:00pm, Wednesday, October 25th in Ottawa

For SMEs ready to enter, or interested in entering, the Defence and Security sector procurement supply chain.

The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) presents SME Day Ottawa 2017. This well-established event, now in its ninth year, aims to bridge the gap between SMEs and Prime Contractors, OEMs, and Government, in relation to the Canadian defence and security procurement process.

What does SME Day Ottawa 2017 have in store for you?
Great opportunities, valuable contacts, and essential information!

The day consists of an industry panel detailing how to become a defence industry supplier, presentations on Canada's newest innovation funding programs, exclusive B2B/G meetings, and more! Registered SMEs will receive instructions on how to book meetings a couple of weeks prior to the event. Networking breaks and luncheon are also included.


Bring Food Home-Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference

Registration Open

Thursday, October 26th to Sunday October 29th in Ottawa

The three-day conference will be in collaboration with the Eastern Ontario Local Food conference and local hosts Just Food. The conference will  include inspiring speakers, local tours, engaging panels, hands-on workshops, and action-planning sessions in addition to networking opportunities and a Feast of Local Flavours. Bring Food Home offers a forum to share experience and expertise, build the capacity and cohesiveness of Ontario's local food network, and plan and coordinate actions that will direct us in building a better food system in Ontario and beyond.

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Ontario East Economic Development Commission "Economic Developer of the Year" Announced at the Ontario East Municipal Conference in Kingston

The Ontario East Economic Development Commission (OEEDC) recognized Ann Weir, Economic Development Manager for the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville as the "BDC Ontario East Economic Developer of the Year" at the Opening Ceremony of the Ontario East Municipal Conference in Kingston, Ontario.
The BDC Ontario East Economic Developer of the Year Award is awarded annually to an economic developer based in eastern Ontario who has provided exceptional performance in his or her community and contributed to the advancement of the economic development profession.
Smiths Falls New Brand Wins National Award

The Town of Smiths Falls launched their new brand identity in June 2017 and recently received National recognition from the Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) on September 12, 2017 in Niagara Falls. The National Marketing Awards are presented to communities across Canada in a number of categories including Brand Identity.
"The Town of Smiths Falls is excited to receive such a highly competitive award from our peers that validates the high quality of the rebranding process for the Town of Smiths Falls", said Cyril Cooper, Economic Development and Tourism Manager.
success story.

Wills Transfer Ltd. 

Superior Service, Adaptability and Being on the Forefront of Transport Trends Are Keys to Wills Transfer's Success

In 1945, G.H. Wills began with two small trucks owned by a hard-working, community-oriented family. The business was created to ship items in and around Smiths Falls and surrounding communities, quickly building a reputation for excellence, efficiency and affordability.
From those humble beginnings the firm, which is now known as Wills Transfer Ltd., now boasts 160 employees working out of six warehousing facilities, operating a fleet of more than 40 tractors and 150 trailers delivering cargo throughout Eastern Ontario.  

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