August 8, 2019 E-Newsletter
Ontario East Municipal Conference (OEMC) 
NAV Centre, Cornwall
September 11th to 13th

It's still not too late to save if you register for OEMC by August 15th.

And, don't forget about the Economic Developer of the Year Award.
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.
Check out the OEMC 2019  Program.
New! The descriptions for the Eastern Ontario Leadership Council Sessions are now on-line. Be sure to check them out.

Reminder! The deadline for the OEMC room block at the NAV Centre is fast approaching. Be sure to reserve your room now, if you have not already done so.
More Ontario East Events
Visit the Ontario East  Events Calendar  and stay up-to-date on what's happening in East ern Ontario
Place to Grow: Agri-Food Innovation Initiative Funding
Thursday, August 22nd

1:30pm to 3:30pm

Join the Agriculture Economic Development and Planning COP to learn about this exciting funding program for organizations and collaborations!

The webinar is FREE and is aimed at economic development organizations and practitioners, and will focus on the economic development priority area, and the bold, high-impact project category.

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 News
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Rural Economic Development (RED) Program Now Open
Application Intake: July 29 to September 9, 2019

Ontario’s Rural Economic Development (RED) program is cost-share funding which supports activities that create strong rural communities in Ontario, and opens doors to rural economic development by:

  • Providing funding assistance to address barriers to economic development, to better position rural communities to attract and retain jobs, and investment, and enhance economic growth;
  • Providing funding to build community capacity and support for economic development in Ontario’s rural communities; and
  • Investing in rural communities to help diversify and grow local economies – making economic growth more inclusive so Rural Ontario continues to share in the province’s economic prosperity.

EDCO Employment Opportunity
Position: Research and Marketing Coordinator

Application Deadline: August 20, 2019

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Research and Marketing Coordinator is primarily responsible for marketing and communications, membership support and database management, and research activities to support the organization’s strategic plan and futuristic vision. 

The position is multi-faceted role and requires flexibility, efficiency and excellent time management. The ideal candidate will have experience in digital marketing and communications, website maintenance and database management and event coordination. An understanding of economic development or experience working in an economic development role will be considered an asset. 

Ontario East Success Story
Milligan Meats
Hard work, dedication and the utmost gratitude has been the perfect recipe for success for Milligan Meats butcher shop located in the heart of Cloyne in Lennox and Addington County. Owners Brian and Joanna Milligan have an unparalleled loyalty to their community that radiates through their enthusiasm, customer focus and passion for their employees.

“I get goosebumps when I say it, but the people that come here locals and tourists alike, they are grateful," said Brian. "To have a business where people come in and they are grateful you are here, it makes you feel so incredible."

Owning a business in a rural setting was never a deterrent for Brain and Joanna. They knew having the right attitude and community support can be all the difference.

Ontario East Economic Development Commission