DVine Labs, see their Success Story below
february 7th 2019

Less than a month to go for Economic Development Disrupted 2.0  in Kingston on February 28 and March 1, 2019 . Register now!

This year's Disrupted event focuses on how technology trends are shaping Canada's economic landscape and how it can be leveraged to take advantage of investment and expansion opportunities.
As new opportunities such as Cannabis Legislation and challenges such as Workforce Development emerge, this event will help ensure our communities and businesses thrive in these disruptive times.

This is a networking and learning event that you will not want to miss!
Please see below for details regarding this event.

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
- Registration Open

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

Agenda Highlights:

Demystifying Cannabis for Municipalities
Jeremy Burke, Partner, Aird & Berlis LLP

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

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

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

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. 

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP):
What's in it for Us
Registration Open,  Free Workshop

10:00am to 11:30am, 
Monday, February 11th  in Ottawa

Our Free Trade Agreement with 10 Pacific Countries (Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam) renamed the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is Canada's newest major agreement. It provides Canadian exporters with a great opportunity to diversify their markets and lessen our dependence on the US.
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. This session will be of interest to companies and individuals involved or wanting to get involved in international trade and diversify beyond the US or European markets, in particular importers and exporters of tangible goods.

Navigating Ag data to Tell Your Story
Registration Now Open, 
Free Webinar

10:00am to 11:30am, 
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Join this webinar on the resources available to you through OMAFRA to help understand and communicate the value of the agricultural sector.

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If you have any news that you would like us to share, we would love to hear about it. Please forward to  info@ontarioeast.ca
EDCO 2018 Awards of Excellence Recipients Announced

Ontario East wishes to congratulate the following Eastern Ontario award recipients:

  • Ottawa Valley Recreational Trail Partners Group for the Ottawa Valley Recreational Trail Partnership
  • Town of Gananoque for Tourism Investment Booklet
  • Bay of Quinte Discovery Guide, 5th Edition by the Bay of Quinte Regional Marketing Board
  • United Counties of Prescott and Russell Economic Development and Tourism, Local Food Counters
  • Municipality of South Dundas, South Dundas BR+E Project

Frontenac CFDC Employment Opportunity

Business Loans Officer
Application Deadline:
8:00am, Friday, February 8, 2019

The Frontenac CFDC seeks an experienced professional with strong financial analysis proficiency, business counselling ability, exceptional interpersonal skills and strong proficiency on multiple computer programs. This position may be full or part-time to accommodate the successful candidate.

This position involves counselling small business owners and individuals looking to start a business. The position also requires review, analysis, and assessment of loan applications for consideration by the Investment Committee, as well as the implementation of the loans and the ongoing management of the existing portfolio.
Leeds and Grenville Employment Opportunity

Business Development Officer
Application Deadline:
4:00pm, February 8, 2019

The Business Development Officer will work to improve economic growth through business and community development activities and programs that supports the Leeds Grenville Economic Development Plan.

Reporting to the Manager of Economic Development, the position will support business retention, development, investment and growth activities that positively influence the competitiveness of local businesses in the global marketplace. The incumbent will coordinate and support regional initiatives, which progressively encourage sector and cluster development, community leadership, and growth of the Counties and its municipalities.
Become a Certified Professional Impact Analyst: CPIA program available at Queen's University for 2019

Prepare yourself for the new age of evidence-based decision-making

The three CPIA Professional courses are equipping a new generation of impact analysts. Whether you are involved in identifying, design, financing, implementing, monitoring, or evaluating social interventions, public policies, or international development projects, you will benefit from becoming a CPIA. 

CPIA is for individuals at any level of government, NGO, foundation, international development or finance institution wanting to advance their knowledge of impact analysis, forecasting, and evaluation, as well as results based financing.

success story.

DVine Labs

What started as a small, personal endeavour to try and quit smoking, soon took advantage of a boom in the popularity of electronic cigarettes and has now morphed into a multi-million-dollar manufacturing and packaging/bottling firm that has clients throughout North America across a wide array of sectors.
DVine Labs, now based in Lindsay, Ontario, started when its future president Mike Meathrel was looking for a way to cut back his smoking habit and was advised to investigate e-cigarettes as a healthier option. Upon discovering the less-than-hygienic way many of the liquids used to carry the nicotine were made, he decided to make some himself, ensuring the process was sanitary and the quality of the product excellent.
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