april 24th 2019 
Jarvis Design and Display Ltd., See their Success Story below

Registration for the Ontario East Quarterly Meeting and Networking Event in Hawkesbury on Friday, May 31st, is now open. 

See below for some of the agenda highlights, including the tours planned for the afternoon. 

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Ontario East Quarterly Meeting and Networking Event-
Registration Open

9:00am to 3:30pm, Friday, May 31st at the Centre Culturel Le Chenail in Hawkesbury

Agenda Highlights

Morning Presentation 1 - Tourism development in Prescott and Russell:
  • Forêt Larose - Manon Besner (Video)
  • Festival de La Bine - Alain Lapensée
  • Fromagerie St-Albert- Éric Lafontaine
  • CANAMEX - David Gillespie
  • Popsilos - Jennifer Larocque
Morning Presentation 2 - Making sure your region is on the map:
  • Local Food Counters - Geneviève Bougie
  • Cycling Map - Louise Bissonnette
  • Ready for Investment Sites Mapping - Olivier Berthiaume
Afternoon Tours: 
  • The Green Beaver Company
  • Beau's Brewing Company

Ontario East Municipal Conference (OEMC) 
NAV Centre,  Cornwall
September 11 to 132019
Click HERE for conference rates and to register for this year's event. 

Click HERE if you are interested in sponsorship opportunities or in booking a booth. 

Reservations for accommodations at the NAV Centre are open for OEMC 2019 as well. Click HERE for rate information and for the link to make your reservations. 

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2019 Ontario Budget Highlights

The Fiscal Environment
  • The Provincial government has committed to balancing the budget by 2023-24 in a responsible way. To 2023-24, total revenue is projected to grow at an average annual rate of 3%. Program expense over the same period is expected to grow at an average rate of 1%.
  • The government is now projecting a deficit of $11.7 billion in 2018-19, $10.3 billion in 2019-20, $6.8 billion in 2020-21, and $5.6 billion in 2021-22.
RFP: Bay of Quinte Region FDI Target Market Study & Organizational Strategic Plan

Proposal Submission Deadline:  April 30, 2019

Purpose of the RFP

Target Markets and Strategic Plan
2019 is a year to continue the momentum of growth in the Bay of Quinte region, leveraging the past efforts and successes of the QEDC and partners. While the QEDC continues with proven investment attraction and retention programs the staff, board and partners will also take the opportunity to re- evaluate its target sectors and update its strategic plan.

A new target market study and strategic plan will need to consider local factors such as: new industrial land developments, labour market skills and availability, the changing profile of the local manufacturing sector, disruptive technologies, and emerging sectors. As well, changing provincial, national and international factors need to be considered including: changes to global trade opportunities and world- wide supply chain linkages, increased global competition, currency exchange rate fluctuations, regulatory burden, energy costs, technological advances, and other factors that could influence the Bay of Quinte Region's economic opportunities.

success story.

Jarvis Design and Display Ltd. 

Kemptville - If you've gone shopping in Canada since the 1970s, there's a big chance you've seen one of Jarvis Peacock's signs.
Jarvis Design & Display Ltd.'s signage and in-store wall graphics have been part of this country's retail landscape for 46 years. Her signs are prominent from coast to coast.
"I started in my mother's basement making snowflakes," Jarvis says, adding she landed her first big contract making the white cut-outs for seasonal window displays. Moving into design and signage followed naturally, she says.
"I learned everything as I went along." Jarvis started her company in Ottawa and later moved it to Kemptville in the 1980s.
At peak periods, she has had as many as 75 employees with installation crews all over Ontario and in other parts of Canada.
"I think if anyone said I'd be in this business 40 years later, I would say they were crazy but here I am. I don't have any regrets. I've had my share of challenges but somehow I have always been able to overcome them."
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