Eganridge Resort, Country Club and Spa, see their Success Story below
oemc early bird registration deadline coming soon!
 

If you are planning to attend OEMC this year, be sure to register by August 15th to take advantage of the discounted rates, if you have not done so already. And while you are at it, remember to register for the Kingston Penitentiary Tour on the Friday. Definitely, not something to be missed. 

For those of you who have requested a nominations form for the Ontario East Economic Development Officer of the Year Award, a friendly reminder that your application is due by 4:00pm this Friday, August 11th

And remember to check out this week's highlights for OEMC as well as all the news in Ontario East. 

Sincerely,

Bonnie O'Neill and Lucy Medeiros
OEEDC Staff
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Ontario East Municipal Conference 2017 -   Highlights

OEMC is featuring not one but two sessions on Succession Planning, one for municipalities and one for businesses: 

Human Capital Management for Municipalities - The Need for Succession Planning
Wednesday, September 13th
11:30am - 12:30pm

Speaker: 
David A. Stewart, Treasurer, Municipality of Hastings Highlands

Municipal decision makers in smaller municipalities have discussed the need for information on how to plan, manage and implement succession plans. More importantly, there seems to be a growing demand for information and tangible recommendations on how smaller municipalities can devise a plan of action to better manage human capital and address future capacity needs.

Business Succession Planning - Should Municipal Economic Development Staff Be Paying Attention?
Wednesday, September 13th
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Speakers:
Alison Anderson, SuccessionMatching.com
Laura-Lee Brenneman, Business Development Bank of Canada
Norman Ragetlie, Rural Ontario Institute

The increasing focus on business retention and expansion in the portfolio of municipal economic development over the last 15 years has been remarkable and significant. It is one of the reasons many rural, small municipalities began to get involved in economic development. Nonetheless, many EDOs are still pressed to explain to Councillors why they should be spending time on existing businesses rather than recruiting new ones to the community. Is it also a stretch for some to accept that municipalities may have a role in creating an environment that facilitates successful local business succession? What might that involve? This session explores that idea from several points of view - the business owner/potential investor and the financial institutions that are often critical to the process.


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Northumberland CFDC Invests in Business Attraction in Rural Eastern Ontario

News Release, August 8, 2017, Cobourg, Ontario

Ontario East Economic Development Commission (OEEDC), will benefit from an investment announced today in Cobourg, Ontario by Northumberland Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) and Kim Rudd, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and Member of Parliament for Northumberland−Peterborough South.

The Northumberland CFDC is pleased to support this economic development initiative with an investment of $100,000 under the Eastern Ontario Development Program's Collaborative Economic Development Projects (CEDP) stream, with a total project cost of up to $209,800 towards the development and population of a 3D digital archive of Eastern Ontario focused on rural community business attraction and retention. The funding investment will result in 25 new partnerships and collaborations formed within rural Eastern Ontario.


Northumberland Agri Food Fund Pilot Program launched with Eastern Ontario Development Program Support

News Release, August 8, 2017, Cobourg, Ontario

The Northumberland Agri Food Fund Pilot Program will benefit from an investment announced today in Cobourg, Ontario by Northumberland Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) and Kim Rudd, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and Member of Parliament for Northumberland−Peterborough South.
The Northumberland CFDC is pleased to support this local business development pilot program initiative with an investment of $50,000 under the Eastern Ontario Development Program's Business Development stream, with a total project cost of up to $150,000 towards the launch of the Northumberland Agri Food Fund Pilot Program. 

Applications for RED program now being accepted!

Applications will be accepted from July 31, 2017 (9:00 a.m.) to September 29, 2017 (5:00 p.m. Eastern)

Ontario's Rural Economic Development (RED) program helps rural communities remove barriers to community economic development.

With the support of the program, rural communities are better positioned to attract investment, create jobs, enhance economic growth and make everyday life easier for rural Ontarians.

Employment Opportunity:
Development Analyst

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

This is an entry level position that opens up a great career path for anyone interested in economic and community development. 

Employment Opportunity: 
Senior Business Advisor

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 11:59 pm EDT

Your business expertise and collaboration skills are in demand for this challenging role with the Ministry of Economic Development and Growth / Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science. As a valued member of the team, you will use your knowledge and strategic assessment skills to provide business development and consulting services to facilitate economic renewal and development in Ontario.

Dairy Processing Investment Fund

What Is The Dairy Processing Investment Fund?

It is a program that provides funding to dairy processors for investments that will improve productivity and competitiveness, and help prepare them for the implementation of the Canada - European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

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Eganridge Resort, Country Club and Spa

From Hockey Camp to Luxury Resort - The Continuing Evolution of Eganridge

Nestled in the lush, lake strewn landscape of the City of Kawartha Lakes, Eganridge Resort, Country Club and Spa is an upscale boutique resort that offers some of the finest dining experiences, wedding extravaganzas, corporate outings and accommodations in the region, and is also an example of a business that has adapted to changing times and tastes.

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