Mariposa Dairy, see their Success Story below
january 16th 2019

Registration is now open for the  Economic Development Disrupted 2.0 on February 28 and March 1, 2019

This evening reception and a full day workshop is dedicated to economic development and the changes and disruptions facing the way we work and interact. 

Please see below for details regarding this event.

And, a reminder regarding OEMC 2019: See below for details regarding the Call for Speakers and room reservations at the NAV Centre, Cornwall. 

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Ontario East Economic Development Disrupted 2.0
- Registration Now Open!

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

Agenda Highlights:

Demystifying Cannabis for Municipalities
Lise Dellazizzo, Vice President, Data Strategy, Lift & Co

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 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. 

Navigating Ag data to Tell Your Story
Save the Date, Free Webinar

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

Join Steve Duff, OMAFRA's Chief Economist, for a session on tools and resources available to you through OMAFRA to help understand and communicate the value of the agricultural sector.

More details to follow.
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Shell invests $16M into local plant

Brockville - This New Year is going to see a major $16-million investment in the Shell Canada Products Limited facility.
Plant Manager Kelly McKinnon says the company is investing in the Brockville Lubricants Plant with next generation state-of-the-art equipment to allow the company to increase production and efficiency.
"With the volume growth, we hope to add additional shifts to handle the production. It's healthy for us and the community. It's a very exciting time for us," says Kelly.
The facility is already the largest blender and packager of retail passenger-car motor oils in Canada and is the newest facility of its type in North America.
Township of Whitewater Region Employment Opportunity

Planner/Economic Development Officer
Application Deadline:
Thursday, January 31st 2019

The Planner/EDO has responsibility for a full range of professional land use planning and economic development functions. Emphasis is on providing professional advice regarding land use matters, including planning policy and development review. The Planner/EDO also fosters business retention and expansion by leading a variety of economic development initiatives.
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Mariposa Dairy

It is an amazing phenomenon to see a business that started off simply as a passionate part-time project turn into a large-scale and industry leading enterprise. This is exactly what has happened with Lindsay, Ontario's Mariposa Dairy.
Demonstrating a remarkable foresight, the husband and wife team of Sharon and Bruce VandenBerg chose the creation and sales of tasty varieties of goat cheese as their modest entrepreneurial endeavour nearly 30 years ago. It was seen as a niche, artisanal product at the time that could be marketed to a small minority of folks (primarily urbanites) who were very conscious of dietary restrictions related to bovine dairy products, and those who had developed a penchant for more natural-based, small batch-made products.
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