ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEWSLETTER
October 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.
Bridges to Better Business | Muskoka Small Business Centre
Sign up for the Annual Bridges to Better Business event in Muskoka.

Opening Doors to a Successful Retail Business:

  • International Keynote Speaker, Barbara Crowhurst is North America's leading retail business coach, trainer, store designer and web designer discusses how to end 2019 on a high note, and how to prepare for a successful 2020!
  • Local retailers discuss challenges, offer solutions, re-count successes and share best practices.
  • Hot Breakfast.
  • Networking.
  • Chance to WIN a Retail Makeover worth over $1700.

Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Rotary Centre in Bracebridge - 131 Wellington St, Bracebridge, ON.

Going Places: Muskoka Public Transportation Survey

The District of Muskoka is undertaking a Sustainable Public Transit Strategy to determine how residents can best be served by public transportation for travel within Muskoka and beyond. Take the survey now!

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www.engagemuskoka.ca
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
Muskoka Cranberry Route | Muskoka Lakes
As you are aware, Bala is Ontario’s Cranberry Capital. A number of partners are coming together to create a year-round tourism attraction,  the Muskoka Cranberry Route , centred around Muskoka’s beloved cranberry!
 
The Muskoka Cranberry Route brings together culinary, shopping, adventure, farms and other local experiences that celebrate our cranberry history.
Muskoka Cranberry Route

A fun-filled (and delicious) culinary trail inspired by Muskoka's beloved cranberry! 30+ crantastic stops to discover!

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muskokacranberryroute.ca
Bala Cranberry Festival

Every year, on the weekend after Thanksgiving, Bala hosts the annual Cranberry Festival with lots of fun, entertainment, food and shopping.

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www.balacranberryfestival.o...
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Contact: Corey Moore | Communications & Economic Development Specialist
cmoore@muskokalakes.ca | 705-765-3156 ext. 215 
UPCOMING EVENTS
Bala Cranberry Festival
October 18-20, 2019
Muskoka Lakes
Christmas Market
November 2, 2019
Bala Santa
Claus Parade
November 16, 2019
Port Carling Santa
Claus Parade
November 16, 2019
UPCOMING TRAINING
Marketing Your Business
November 21, 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