ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEWSLETTER
ISSUE 10 | JULY 2019
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
EMPLOYING YOUNG TALENT INCENTIVE
Small businesses (less than 100 employees) can receive an initial $1,000 incentive upon hiring and an additional $1,000 retention incentive after six months for each youth (aged 15 to 29) hired through Employment Ontario's Youth Job Connection.
IION - INNOVATION INITIATIVES ONTARIO NORTH
IION is a Regional Innovation Centre (RIC) and a member of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE); a network of strategic regional and provincial partners that deliver programs and services to help entrepreneurs and established businesses grow and succeed.
Downtown Enhancement Program | Video Series
Have you shared the new Muskoka Lakes Promotional Video on social media?

The Township of Muskoka Lakes will be releasing a series of videos as part of their downtown enhancement project. The purpose of this project is to use video as a way to inspire a new sense of optimism and pride about Muskoka Lakes and specifically the downtown's to showcase them as a unique asset and destination for the community.

The goal is to create a positive connection between our residents and the diverse people and places in our downtown cores, and leave them with the feeling that they should come out and experience it for themselves.

Link to Share Now:
2019 Port Carling Midday Madness

Port Carling Midday Madness | Saturday, August 17, 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Sidewalk sales, music and more!

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www.muskokalakeschamber.ca
Tourism Partnership Marketing | Muskoka Tourism
Are you looking for some great social media content for this Summer and Fall? Share some of the recent blogs created in partnership with  Muskoka Tourism .   View all blogs here .
Muskoka Futures - Helping Business Thrive

Muskoka Futures is your go-to organization for investments and resources, supporting business and economic growth. Learn more about how Muskoka Futures can help you!

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muskokafutures.ca
Explorers' Edge Shuttle Service
Guests arriving with Porter Airlines this summer can take the Explorers’ Edge Shuttle Service to one of many vacation destinations in the region. For those flying in or out of the region, the shuttle can be used to access any one of the 5 Designated Routes that span from Algonquin in the east to Georgian Bay in the west.

Two routes travel through the Township of Muskoka Lakes:
  • Route 1: Muskoka Airport to Port Carling via Hwy 118
  • Route 2: Muskoka Airport to Parry Sound via Hwy 169

A $10 fee per person per one-direction trip applies.

For more information and route maps, view the  Explorers' Edge Shuttle Service website .  
Investing in Muskoka: A Vibrant Tourism Sector

Muskoka undeniably owes a debt of gratitude to the glaciers. A couple of million years ago, they transformed the land into a natural paradise, carving out hundreds of lakes and depositing huge rock formations.

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venturemuskoka.ca
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Contact: Corey Moore | Communications & Economic Development Specialist
cmoore@muskokalakes.ca | 705-765-3156 ext. 215 
UPCOMING EVENTS
Port Carling Midday Madness
August 17, 2019
Village Festival of the Arts
August 19 - 26, 2019
UPCOMING TRAINING
Writing a Business Plan
August 8, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Marketing Your Business
August 29, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Corey Moore
Communications & Economic Development Specialist
Township of Muskoka Lakes
705-765-3156
cmoore@muskokalakes.ca
www.muskokalakes.ca