Vol. 11 - Issue 11

November 9, 2023

Table of Contents

  • Façade Refresh: Lily Thai Cuisine
  • 2023 Halton Region Business Conditions Survey
  • Doors Open: New Business Spotlights
  • Georgetown Business Owner Championing Women in HVAC-R Industry
  • 5 Startups I 5 Minutes I $5,000: Halton's Premiere Pitch Competition
  • Let's Talk Halon Hills: 2024 Town Budget
  • Consultant on Site Program - Halton Hills Public Library
  • Applications Open: #HaltonInternships Program

Façade Refresh: Lily Thai Cuisine

(From left) Erin Kaiser, manager of economic development and innovation with the Town of Halton Hills, Councillor Ron Norris, Councillor Jane Fogal, John Wu, Lily Thai owner and head chef, Helen Lu, Lily Thai owner, and Councillor Chantal Garneau.

Lily Thai Cuisine, a beloved culinary gem in Georgetown, was a successful recipient of the Façade Improvement Grant, within the Town’s Community Improvement Plan, to undertake a transformative enhancement of their building façade.

The grant, totaling $15,961.25, was allocated towards a series of upgrades aimed at revitalizing the exterior of the building and protecting its heritage assets.

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2023 Halton Region

Business Conditions Survey

Halton Region is seeking to gain insight into the current business and economic conditions faced by local businesses. The purpose of this survey is to understand expectations for growth in the year ahead, plans for exporting, innovation, staffing, and addressing climate change.

The information gathered from the survey will be reviewed and shared with the Halton Local Municipalities. Your input will help inform both Halton Region and Local Municipal initiatives, policies and programming that support the Halton business community.

This survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete, and you can provide your feedback until November 22, 2023.

Complete the Survey 

Doors Open: New Business Spotlights

Austin Desousa (left) and Bradley Plewes show off some of their products.

Photo Credits: MansoorTanweer/ Halton Hills Today

Young Entrepreneurs Open Supplement Haven in Georgetown

Highschool friends turned business partners are pumping up the supplement selection in Halton Hills.

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Alex and Karoline Ratcliff behind the counter.

Photo Credits: Mansoor Tanweer / Halton Hills Today

Mother and Son Business Venture is Brewing Up Unique Home Décor

Local residence can sip on a specialty coffee and browse unique home décor finds at Lyla's House in the Downtown Core.

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Georgetown Business Owner

 Championing Women in HVAC-R Industry

Women in HVAC-R Canada co-founders Nathalie Brooks (right) and Shelley Vallee-Ewing

Photo Credits: Allison Clark Photography

Halton Hills business owner, Nathalie Brooks is on a mission to increase women in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC-R) industry. Natalie, along with her husband Chris are the owners of Georgetown's Brooks Heating and Air and co-founders of Women in HVAC-R Canada.

The nationwide organization, formed in 2020, strives to promote the inclusion and advancement of women in the profession. The group provides a supportive space for women in the industry and encourages females of all ages to consider the benefits of taking up the HVAC-R trade.

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5 Startups I 5 Minutes I $5,000

Halton's Premiere Pitch Competition

 Hi5 Pitch Competition 5 Startups, 5 Minutes, $5,000. Find out on Nov 30th, 2023 at the

Don't miss Haltech's Hi5 Pitch Competition, an electrifying event that brings together the brightest startup stars from our vibrant innovation ecosystem in Halton. Tickets are limited, reserve your spot today!

Date: Thursday, November 30, 2023

Time: 6 - 9 p.m.

Location: Burlington Convention Centre - 1120 Burloak Drive Burlington, ON L7L 6P8

Get Tickets 

Let's Talk Halton Hills: 2024 Town Budget

sheet of paper pen computer graphs budget

The Draft 2024 Budget & Business Plan is now available for comment. This document includes important information about the operating budget (ongoing, day-to-day expenses), the capital budget (infrastructure expenses) and the projected tax impact.

Visit the project page at letstalkhaltonhills.ca and share your thoughts.

All comments will be provided to Town Council for their consideration in advance of approving the 2024 budget.

Share your thoughts

Consultant on Site Program

Halton Hills Public Library

The Halton Region Small Business Centre is bringing back office hours in Halton Hills!

Whether you’re planning to start a small business or expand your existing small business, the Halton Region Small Business Centre Consultants are ready to help!

Book a FREE one-hour session to discuss your business' goals. Business Consultants can assist with:

  • Starting a business
  • Business research
  • Business planning
  • Financing, marketing plans
  • Understanding government regulations, and much more

Location: Halton Hills Public Library - Georgetown Branch - 9 Church St, Georgetown, ON L7G 2A3

Office Hours:

  • Thursday, November 16 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 14 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Appointments (must be booked in advance):

Book a Session 

Applications Open:

#HaltonInternships Program

Applications are now open for our 2024-2025 #Halton Internships program! This one-year program offers meaningful opportunities to contribute to daily operations, strategic initiatives and Regional priorities.

Apply Now

Halton Hills Economic Development Services

The Town of Halton Hills Economic Development Division, Invest Halton Hills, provides a full suite of high-quality services and supports to the business community that in turn foster a prosperous economy and enhance quality of life.

Invest Halton Hills supports and services include:

  • Financial incentives via the Community Improvement Plan (CIP)
  • Business retention and expansion (BR&E) programming
  • Investment attraction, expansion, and relocation
  • Business concierge service
  • Site selection assistance
  • Market research
  • Industry engagement
  • Workforce development
  • Supporting and advancing affordable housing projects and initiatives
  • Amplifying tourism’s economic benefits
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