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oemc 2017 registration now open plus more events and news

Registration for the  Ontario East Municipal Conference 2017  is now open! 
The conference is being held at the Ambassador Hotel and Conference Centre,  Kingston  on  Wednesday, September 13th to Friday, September 15th.  For more information, please see below under Ontario East Events

Last week, the Ontario East Advanced Manufacturing Sector Team attended the Advanced Design and Manufacturing Expo in Toronto, on May 16-18. The Expo is Ontario's leading design and manufacturing event. Thank you to the sector team members who participated and represented Ontario East. 

Both the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville and the Town of Cobourg have some exciting news to share. Please see Ontario East News for more details. 

And, attention all economic development and planning professionals: if you are interested in agricultural issues in your community, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) and OMAFRA's Regional Economic Development Branch have an initiative that might be of interest to you. Please see below for details. 


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Be sure to vist the Ontario East web-site Events Calendar for information regarding events happening in Eastern Ontario in the coming months.
Ontario East Municipal Conference 2017 -    Registration Now Open

Wednesday, September 13, to Friday, September 15, Ambassador Hotel and Conference Centre,  Kingston

Over the coming weeks, we will be highlighting some of the OEMC 2017 speakers and program sessions, to give you a sample of what you will be able to do and learn during your time at the Conference.

OMAFRA Analyst Input-Output Modelling Training-  Registration Open

9:00am-3:00pm, Tuesday, June 20th at Sandfield Centre, in Alexandria 

Using data to predict the impact of gaining or losing a business on the regional economy, this session consists of a blended classroom style learning and hands-on training with the Input-Output module in Analyst.

Teeny Tiny Summit 2017- 
Registration Open

Wednesday, June 28th, Merrickville Community Centre, Merrickville 
Thursday, June 29th, Havelock Lion's Hall, Havelock

These summits focus on community development best practices in small villages, and feature renowned Australian community development expert Peter Kenyon.

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Le Boat's North American Headquarters Comes to the Rideau Canal

The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville is excited Le Boat has confirmed its first North American cruise base location and the relocation of its Clearwater, Florida headquarters to Smiths Falls, ON.

Town of Cobourg Receives Federal Support for Venture 13 Initiative

The Town of Cobourg is pleased to announce support from the Government of Canada and the Northumberland Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) for the development of "Venture 13," a regionally unique, start-up/Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SME) intensive technology centre.

 Join the Agriculture Economic Development and Planning  Community of Practice!

The  Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA)  and the  Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)'s Regional Economic Development Branch  have coordinated a network to bring together economic development and planning professionals across Ontario interested in agricultural issues. The quarterly meeting topics will be based on relevant municipal policies, procedures and programming impacting the agricultural sector.

* Voice your challenges and receive feedback from fellow practitioners
* Speak with experts in the field and have your questions answered
* Network with other municipal staff that work on similar issues
* Learn best practices and strategies that you can implement in your community

The next webinar COP meeting,  Understanding Your Agri-Food Community Through Data,  is scheduled for  Monday June 26, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m . featuring how to use data to support municipal agri-food initiatives and highlighting case studies. 

All economic developers and planners are welcome to join the COP, but space is limited for each webinar to ensure lively discussion. If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please email Ryan Deska ( ) or Danielle Collins ( ).

Ministry of International Trade 
Exporter Preparation Programs

The Ministry of Trade is delivering a series of workshops to interested and early stage exporters in Ontario. Ideal participants are registered businesses who manufacture or produce products or services in Ontario. 

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Mallorytown's Landing and Donnelly's Restaurants

It's an old adage in life and in business that sometimes something really good can come out of trying circumstances. For Brockville native Dale Donnelly, when a long-term position came to an end, one that seemed like it could be the job from which he retired, he simply 'pivoted' and chose to become his own boss.

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