Brockton Business Newsletter
Walkerton Welcomes Nuclear Power Supplier Applus+
W alkerton welcomed nuclear supplier Applus+ RTD at its open house last month, which included demos of its advanced techniques in non-destructive testing of industrial equipment,
Brockton Mayor Chris Peabody presented the company with a certificate of recognition, and a representative of MPP Lisa Thompson's office brought greetings.
About 60 people attended the event, where they got a chance to meet with Applus representatives, learn about career opportunities in the field, and witness the first ever use of SCAR Radiography equipment in an enclosed office space.
Applus rope access experts also scaled the south water tower as part of the company's public demonstrations.
Grey Bruce Farmers Week
The 54 th annual Grey-Bruce Farmer’s Week conference and trade show took place in Elmwood this week, attracting about 1,300 farmers and producers from across the region.

Each day focused on a different commodity -- goats, sheep, horses, dairy cattle, beef cattle, crops and organic farming. The event was organized by Grey County Agricultural Services .
Brockton Economic Development Committee Seeks New Member
Do you want to get involved in helping to shape our local economy? The Municipality of Brockton's Economic Development Committee has a vacancy.

The committee’s mandate is to support and expand the range of business, trade and industry within the Municipality and to encourage community development that enhances our quality of life.

If interested, please email Brockton clerk Fiona Hamilton at fhamilton@brockton.ca and tell us why you're a good fit. The deadline to apply is Thursday, January 30 at 4:00 p.m. 
Mayor Chris Peabody and members of the Brockton Economic Development Committee (Councillor Kym Hutcheon, Mike Dupuis and Alishia Oberle of the  Walkerton BIA ) presented a certificate of recognition to Margaret Zettler and some of her staff, congratulating her on opening  Serendipity Walkerton
A&R Music  is celebrating 10 years of business in vibrant downtown Walkerton! The specialty shop is known for its exceptional customer service and quality instruments. Mayor Chris Peabody and members of Brockton's Economic Development Committee presented owner Rick Popiez with a certificate of recognition recently.
Business Improvement Grants Available

It’s a new year, how about a new storefront? The Municipality of Brockton offers funding to help eligible businesses spruce up their properties. The program  is funded by the Economic Development Committee (EDC) to enhance the exterior appearance of businesses within the Community Improvement Area of Walkerton.

Business or building owners are invited to submit an application, which will be reviewed by a panel of EDC members.
View the  Brockton Facade Improvement Program Guidelines  and the  Facade Improvement Program Application  for more details, or contact Brockton's Community Development Coordinator at 519-881-2223 ext 131, or email  ppeirol@brockton.ca .
New Upholstery Shop Opens
Looking for a professional upholsterer who can master any challenge? Say hello to Ross Butler, owner of Walkerton's newest business, Top Knotch Upholstery. He's made saddles for camels, operating tables for horses and new seats for vintage cars. With almost 50 years under his belt, Butler can tackle "just about anything that can be upholstered.".
Walkerton Commemoration Dates Announced

It’s been 20 years since the Walkerton e-coli tragedy and we’ll be commemorating the event on Saturday, May 9th, celebrating the progress we’ve made as a community, advances in clean water technology and management, and our local businesses. Save the date on your calendars and stayed tuned for more information about how your business can get involved.
A second event -- Bruce Power's annual block party -- will be held in Walkerton on Saturday, July 18 and will also celebrate the community. As a Brockton business, we value your support.
This year's Employer One survey is now available online. Tell us about your workforce experiences in 2019 to assist the Four County Labour Market Planning Board in gathering vital information about our local economy.

The final results will depend on the participation of you and other employers!
Larsen & Shaw Receives Expansion Grant
Larsen & Shaw Ltd. , a third-generation family business, was awarded close to $430,000 from the provincial government to support a new state-of-the-art production line that will help it remain competitive.

The grant was announced by Lisa Thompson, MPP for Huron-Bruce, in November.

The new production line will create 10 new jobs and help the company retain another 96 positions. Larsen & Shaw is one of the world's foremost precision manufacturers of continuous hinges and hardware for HVAC, emergency vehicles and agricultural equipment.
Happy New Years!
Brockton Council and Staff wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2020!
A New Years Levee was held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 102 on January 1, Thanks to all who attended this celebration!
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