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BRIEF NEWS & NOTES
Keeping you informed about some of the latest Hastings County economic development projects and related events.

2014 Tourism Season Launch Party
We filled Bunker's Hideaway in Marmora & Lake the evening of Thursday, May 8 for our Tourism Launch Party!  Our 2014/15 Tourism Guide was released along with announcements of the 2014 HOT Spots Competition winners.  It also provided a venue to promote our new formal partnership with the Bancroft & District Chamber of Commerce and the Bay of Quinte Tourist Council. 

You can view photos from the evening here.
Picked up your HOT Spots Passport yet?
Hastings County is full of unique and "HOT" attractions.  To help identify them, once again we are running our "HOT Spots" challenge.

This initiative involves the general public voting for what they consider to be HOT Spots and then we encourage the public to travel to them all between May 8 and September 30.  Prizes are awarded to people who post photos of themselves at HOT Spots on Facebook and Twitter.

More information on how you can participate and get a Passport is available here.
Brew pub opening

 

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As reported recently by Moose FM in Bancroft, Hastings County will soon be home to a brew pub.   

 

The South Algonquin Eatery and Pub has changed its name to the "Bancroft Eatery and Brew Pub".  It will soon be what's known as a Nano-brewery making various ales and lagers.  

 

This is great news for the Town of Bancroft, North Hastings and the entire County.  If you too wish to start brewing beer, checkout www.startabrewery.ca for a free handbook that we helped create.

Workshops and Seminars

Looking for information on health & safety regulations, help with digital advertising or starting a business?  These are few examples of some of the topics covered at workshops and seminars the Small Business Centre has been hosting.

Find out more and see their calendar of upcoming events.
Have you updated your listing?
We host a free online and searchable directory of businesses across our 14 member municipalities.  Any new or existing business is invited to add or edit their listing.  Here's a link to a video explaining how to do this.  You can find your listing by visiting YLM.ca/Hastings

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Hastings County Economic Development Office
reddena@hastingscounty.com - 1.866.321.9563 ext. 4011 or 613.966.6712 ext. 4011
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