August 21, 2019 E-Newsletter
Ontario East Municipal Conference (OEMC) 
NAV Centre, Cornwall
September 11th to 13th


Check out the OEMC 2019  Program.

New! The Honourable Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing will be attending OEMC on Wednesday, September 11th.
Reminder: The deadline for nominations for the Economic Developer of the Year Award is this Friday, August 23rd.
Nominations are open to all active and associate members of the Ontario East Economic Development Commission . If you wish to nominate an individual, see the nomination form to be completed and sent to Ontario East Economic Development by the deadline of 4:00 p.m. Friday, August 23rd 2019. The winner will be announced at OEMC

New! Mayor Clement and Team Cornwall invite the participants of OEMC to partake in a day of golf on September 10, at Summerheights Golf Links.
Click HERE for more information and to register for the golf tournament.
More Ontario East Events
Visit the Ontario East  Events Calendar  and stay up-to-date on what's happening in East ern Ontario
Importing 101 Free Workshop
7 Bayview Road, Ottawa
Monday, September 23rd

2:00pm to 3:30pm

This seminar will provide a broad outline of what you need to know to start importing goods from abroad:

  • financial issues (Incoterms, payments, exchange rates, insurance), Canadian import regulations, labelling, quotas,
  • permits and licences, logistics costs, the documentation required for smooth customs clearance, how duties and taxes work,
  • Free Trade Agreements and their impact, the role of the customs broker and other intermediaries.

Learn the basics as well as the important details impacting your bottom line and avoid mistakes, minimize costs/risks and maximize revenue.


Tri-Association Manufacturing Conference
Cobourg Community Centre
Thursday, October 24th

A conference schedule like no other!
Tour around the Cobourg Northam Industrial Park, with home base at the Cobourg Community Centre.
Choose a plant tour, or visit V13 TechZone for some awesome demonstrations or learn about the impacts of Cyber Security - enjoy a full day of interaction, innovation and building your network!


Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference
NAV Centre, Cornwall
November 13th and 14th


The 2019 Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference is coming to Cornwall and you are invited! The City of Cornwall, the United Counties of Stormont Dundas and Glengarry, and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs are pleased to be partnering to bring this unique regional local food event to the NAV Centre in Cornwall on November 13-14.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Growing Communities Together”


Ontario East Success Story
Downtowne Ice Cream & Candy Shoppe
The owner of the Downtowne Ice Cream & Candy Shoppe says it all started after finding an ice cream maker at an equipment show 15 years ago.

"We never looked back," says Shelley. "It's been a lot of fun and allowed me to have a creative outlet."

Since then, Shelley has created hundreds of flavour combinations of ice cream and gelato. Many have become famous and staples at the 165 St. Lawrence Street shop where they also make onsite handmade truffles, chocolate bars, caramels and other treats using fair trade Belgian chocolate.

Ontario East Economic Development Commission
613-634-8569| info@ontarioeast.ca| ontarioeast.ca