DVS Manufacturing Inc, see their Success Story below
february 20th 2019

This is your last chance to register for Economic Development Disrupted 2.0  in Kingston on February 28 and March 1, 2019
Check out our speakers below. 

OEMC 2019 Reminders
The deadline for the Call for Speakers is February 28th
See below for details regarding the Call for Speakers as well as room reservations at the NAV Centre, Cornwall. 

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Ontario East Economic Development Disrupted 2.0

Thursday, February 28, 5pm to 7pm
and Friday, March 1, 830am to 3pm 
in Kingston

Meet our Speakers:
Jeremy Burke, Partner, 
Aird & Berlis LLP
Demystifying Cannabis for Municipalities
Stephen Fai, Associate Professor and Director, CIMS, Carleton University
Carleton University 3D Mapping Project

Martine Gallant, Research Team Lead, CIMS, Carleton University
Carleton University 3D Mapping Project

Trevin Stratton, Chief Economist, Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Economy Disrupted: The Global and Digital Forces Shaping the Future

Maxime St. Denis, Senior Consultant, CAI Global
Using Your High Impact Firms for FDI

Marc Beauchamp, President and CEO, CAI Global
Workforce in the Digital Age

Ontario East Municipal Conference (OEMC) 
NAV Centre,  Cornwall
September 11 to 132019
Please click  HERE  for details and information regarding the  Call for Speakers  for  OEMC 2019.  Or, if there are topics or speakers that would be of interest to you, please email us at  info@ontarioeast.ca Deadline for session submissions is  February 28, 2019.  

We invite you to forward the Call for Speakers to any other individuals or organizations you feel would make a contribution to this great event. 

Reservations for accommodations at the NAV Centre are open for OEMC 2019 as well. Click HERE for rate information and for the link to make your reservations. 

How does it work and what's new
- Free Webinar

March 6th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Our Free Trade Agreement with the United States and Mexico (NAFTA) has seen challenges but the US is still our first trading partner, both as an export market and as a supplier.

This seminar will explain the content of this major Trade Agreement and what it means for Canadian businesses, how to benefit from it, focusing on the trade of goods and the changes contained in the new agreement. This session will be of interest to companies and individuals wanting to get involved internationally, in particular importers and exporters of tangible goods.

IEDC Training Course: Introduction to Economic Development
Registration Open, 
Early Bird Deadline is February 21st

March 13 to 15  in Toronto

Get your first look at the foundations of economic development from some of the profession's leading minds and begin your journey towards becoming a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD)!

The Introduction to Economic Development course in Toronto, Ontario, Canada is a comprehensive overview that will introduce the economic development profession to highly-engaged participants both young and old. Economic developers use a number of financing and development tools to ensure a healthy local economy, from helping small businesses grow to leading large real estate development projects. Learn how economic development strategies can be structured to encourage local and regional development and advance your community's growth potential. This course emphasizes theoretical and practical perspectives on economic development and provides participants with the skills needed to organize, plan, and implement economic growth initiatives.

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success story.

DVS Manufacturing Inc. and Louet North America

North America's only metal knitting needle manufacturer - located right here in Leeds Grenville - is expanding its operations.
DVS Manufacturing Inc. and Louet North America owners Dave and Pam Van Stralen manufacture and sell their products around the world, including the popular DVS's SquareTM ergonomic knitting needles and crochet hooks.
"Our expansion options are limitless," says Dave, noting 95% of their products are sold in North America. The needle arts are a $2.5-billion business in the US alone. DVS also has customers in Japan, Spain, Russia, Austria and New Zealand.
"We're growing and have some new patented products we're very excited about," says Dave. The two companies employ 11 but could triple staffing while expanding their product lines.

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