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Economic Development eNews | October 22, 2019
Business Profile
Top feature photo: Pharmacist and co-owner Mayur Vadher. Below: Registered Practical Nurse Roxanne Morris in a patient meeting room with Ontario Telemedicine Network capabilities.
Co-owner Hiral Vadher in the retail area.
Mallorytown Pharmacy
& Health Centre offers care and convenience
MALLORYTOWN - Pharmacist Mayur Vadher's goal is giving rural residents convenient access to prescription services and health care.

It's why he opened the Mallorytown Pharmacy & Health Centre earlier this year in Front of Yonge Township.

"This community is very welcoming and very positive, says Mayur. "They're happy they have a pharmacy and a walk-in clinic in their own community and we're happy to be here."

A pharmacist with over five years of experience, Mayur found Mallorytown area residents, including a large number of seniors, had to travel for all of their medical needs. Many are now welcoming having these services closer to home, he says. His customer/patient list continues to grow daily.

"I found this is an ideal spot and I've had very good help from the township."

The full-service pharmacy includes a retail space with personal and home care products. This is paired with the Good Doctors Medical Clinics walk-in clinic which uses the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN). Manager Ashton Labonte says telemedicine is a way of bringing access to health care to under-serviced communities.

"We have nurses and IMGs (International Medical Students) working to gather patient history, vital signs and perform on-site assessments. Once we have gathered all of the pertinent information, we connect the patient via a secured video conference to one of our physicians. It's an easy way of bringing physicians from the big cities to remote communities," says Ashton.

Mayur envisioned a pharmacy with a health centre dating back to 2017. He secured a 3,000-square-foot facility on County Road 2 and began a complete renovation in 2018. He and his wife, Hiral, opened the business this past July and hosted a grand opening along with Township Council members in late September.

Flu shots will be available and Mayur says he will be offering other vaccination programs. He also plans to develop special clinics, such as foot care, and health awareness programs. For those afraid of needles, he will bring in the Whole Health virtual reality headset. It helps distract the patient. Mayur says new technology is another way of bringing better services to smaller places.

Learn more by visiting their website and Facebook page. Give them a call at 613-923-1133. They accept all major drug plans and offer easy prescription transfers.

The pharmacy located at 1489 County Road 2 is open seven days a week.

The clinic is open Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and closed weekends. Call 613-704-2747.
Upcoming Events
JAE Automation Technology Showcase

Join Kemptville-based JAE Automation, along with some of their partners and suppliers, to get up to speed on some of the latest manufacturing technologies and productivity solutions.

Representatives from Rockwell Automation, Fanuc Robotics, Keyence and Festo will be on-site providing demos and answering your questions. Industry leaders will discuss ways they can help you make things better. On display will be automation controllers, barcode reading, data collection, laser marking systems, linear positioners, mechanical slides, metrology sensors, motion control, pneumatics, robotics (standard and collaborative), safety devices, sensors, valve terminals, vision systems and visualization.

WHEN: Friday, October 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE: JAE Automation, 701 South Gower Drive, Kemptville
COST: Free

Industrial Hemp Opportunity to be presented in Seeley's Bay

Atlas 365 is exploring the new possibilities and opportunities of bringing the hemp industry to Eastern Ontario. Everyone is welcome to attend the session being hosted by the Seeley's Bay Area Residents' Association at their Annual Public Meeting. Hemp crops can generate up to 4 revenue streams: fiber, hurd, grain and microfiber. Explore the potential for hemp crops and processing in the region.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 7, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Seeley's Bay Community Hall, 151 Main Street, Seeley's Bay
COST: Free
Economic Development Summit
Giant Tiger will lead keynote session
Three Giant Tiger company officials will take the stage at the 11th Annual Leeds Grenville Economic Development Summit to share with the audience the challenges and many wins they faced in building their world-class, state-of-the-art Distribution Centre in Johnstown.

Mike Quinn, Giant Tiger's V.P. of Warehousing and Distribution, John Hubbard, V.P. of Distribution Operations, and James Johnstone, Associate V.P. of Transportation, will talk about the implementation challenges at the large facility, what they learned and what strides they've made with technology and new processes in both Distribution and Transportation.
WHEN:  Friday, November 22nd
WHERE:  North Grenville Municipal Centre, 285 County Road 44, Kemptville
COST:  $30 (Light breakfast, lunch and snacks are included.)

For more information visit the Summit 2019 page.
Workshops and Seminars
HR Essentials for Employers: Simple Safety Solutions and Cannabis Edibles Update

This session is designed for employers and is hosted by the Employment and Education Centre, Brockville Police Service, and Workplace Safety & Prevention Services, who will present "Roadmap to Simple Safety Solutions" for small- and medium-sized businesses. They will also discuss workplace impairment in general with a focus on cannabis and the upcoming legalization of cannabis edibles. The Brockville Police Service will speak about cannabis edibles as well from a local and law enforcement perspective.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 23, 9 a.m. to 12 noon
WHERE: Employment and Education Centre, 105 Strowger Boulevard, Brockville
COST: $20 (payable by cash or cheque)

Registration is required to hold your seat. Contact kim@eecentre.com or 613-498-2111, ext. 245
Seek and Succeed: One Stop for Business Resources

This event brings together several agencies helping businesses succeed. They will highlight the available services you might not realize are there to help.

At the event are the Employment and Education Centre, Brockville & District Chamber of Commerce, The Perth Legal Clinic, Thousand Islands Community Development Corporation, O'Farrell Financial, Leeds Grenville Small Business Enterprise Centre, Ministry of Labour - Employment Standards, Volunteer Centre of St. Lawrence-Rideau, Eastern Workforce Innovation Board, St. Lawrence College Corporate Training, Human Resources Professional Association, Service Canada, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services, Brockville Women in Business, Industrial Construction Safety Solutions, Workforce Safety Insurance Board. Employment Ontario Apprenticeship Office, Immetis Immigrant Law Firm.

WHEN: Friday, October 25, 1-4 p.m.
WHERE: Brockville Country Club, 1548 King Street West, Brockville
COST: Free
Learn more about these events on our Workshops and Seminars page.
United Counties of Leeds and Grenville Economic Development Office
32 Wall Street, Suite 300, Brockville, ON K6V 4R9
613-342-3840 | 1-800-770-2170 |  econdev@uclg.on.ca