Davidson Courtyard, see their Success Story below
april 19th

Ontario East is in Atlanta, Georgia this week attending the Home Delivery World ConferenceHome Delivery World brings together  the delivery innovators from across  retail to explore all the new trends and  showcase how the industry is responding  with cutting-edge innovation.

And on April 30th and May 1st, Ontario East will be at the OCE Discovery Conference in Toronto.  Discovery is Canada's leading innovation-to-commercialization conference. Hosted by Ontario Centres of Excellence, it brings together key players from industry, academia, government, the investment community as well as entrepreneurs and students to collaborate.

Check out below for events and news happening here in Eastern Ontario. 


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Ontario East Quarterly General Membership Meeting
Registration Opening Soon

June 7th and June 8th in Lindsay, Kawartha Lakes

June 8th Agenda Highlights:
  • Community Engagement Practices: Learn how the City of Kawartha Lakes is engaging with local businesses
  • Key Tourism initiatives in the City of Kawartha Lakes: Houseboat Capital of Ontario; Arts & Heritage Trail
  • Tours of Mariposa Dairy Ltd. and Kawartha Dairy Ltd.
Free Webinars:
By the Ministry of Municipal Affairs

Beyond Crops and Livestock: Supporting Diversification of Prime Agricultura... 

Wednesday, April 25th, 10:30am to 12:00pm

Are you interested in encouraging diversification of prime agricultural areas in your municipality? Join panelists from municipalities to discuss opportunities through agricultural-related and on-farm diversified uses.

Newcomer Engagement and Social Capital in Rural Communities

Monday, April 30th, 12:00pm to 1:30pm

How can your municipality support and engage newcomers to build social capital in rural communities? Join the Rural Ontario Institute (ROI) and municipal speakers to discuss programs, policies and activities that engage newcomers in their communities.

An Introduction to Mental Health in the Workplace

8:30am to 10:00am, Wednesday, May 16th

Mental Health in The Workplace is steadily becoming more comfortable in the workplace and this initial presentation is an ideal place for companies to begin their journey.
Please reach out to those on your industrial & manufacturing lists to extend this invitation to them.
Annual Tri-Association High Performance Manufacturing Conference

Wednesday October 24, 2018 at the  Travelodge, Belleville

Call for Speakers:  Deadline for Submissions: May 30th 2018

Seminar: Working with Politicians and Partners
Early Bird Deadline is Today-April 19!

May 31 and  June 1 at the University of Waterloo-Stratford Campus

This two-day seminar explores how best to navigate political structures and how to leverage/engage/manage relationships with key political and external decision-makers.

Registration Now Open!

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A Collaborative Innovation Reaches Across Borders

The Kingston-Syracuse Pathway partnership will bolster the region's unique economies

Kingston Economic Development Corporation, Office of Partnerships and Innovation at Queen's University, and Ontario East Economic Development Commission are pleased to have entered into a partnership with the Center State Corporation for Economic Opportunity, SUNY Upstate Medical University, and the Central New York Biotech Accelerator to launch the Kingston- Syracuse Pathway.

Government Invests in Frulact

On Friday, February 13th, FedDev Ontario, along with the Government of Ontario, announced a combined investment of up to $6 million for Frulact Canada. 

The Government of Canada is committed to making sure that Canada is a top destination for businesses to invest, grow and create jobs. This funding has helped Frulact Canada to establish a new food processing facility in Kingston that will serve as the company's North American base for business, and its first facility in Canada, bringing 55 jobs to the region. This is an example of how attracting global investment creates jobs and opportunities for Canadians now and in the future.

Spearhead Brewery Company Officially Opens its Doors in Kingston

On April 13, Spearhead Brewery Company officially opened the doors to their state-of-the-art 16,000 sq-ft facility at 675 Development Drive in Kingston. The event was marked by a ceremonial ribbon cutting attended by Mark Gerretsen, Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, and Mayor of Kingston Bryan Paterson. Spearhead's Grand Opening is just the latest development in Kingston's growing reputation as "Canada's first capital of beer."

Frontenac CFDC Employment Opportunity

Position: Business Development Officer

Application Deadline
8:00am, Monday, April 30th 2018

Frontenac CFDC seeks an experienced professional with strong financial analysis proficiency, business counselling ability, exceptional interpersonal skills and strong proficiency on multiple computer programs. 
This position involves counselling small business owners and individuals looking to start a business.  The position also requires review, analysis, and assessment of loan applications for consideration by the Investment Committee, as well as the implementation of the loans and ongoing management of the existing portfolio. 

success story.

Davidson Courtyard

Every small town has that one local icon, a location or venue that is rife with memories for locals and with a rich historical background that draws interest from visitors from the surrounding community and beyond.  In Smiths Falls, that icon is Davidson Courtyard, once home to the well-known Davidson Bakery and today a popular destination for shopping and dining in Smiths Falls.

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