January 30, 2020 E-Newsletter
Ontario East Events
Visit the Ontario East  Events Calendar  and stay up-to-date on what's happening
in East ern Ontario.
If you have any events that you would like us to share, we would love to hear about them. Please forward to  info@ontarioeast.ca
Ontario East Annual General Meeting
Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre, Toronto
3:15pm to 5:00pm, Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Last Chance to RSVP!

Ontario East will be holding its Annual General Meeting during the EDCO Annual Conference and Showcase.

At the AGM we will recognize outgoing directors, welcome new directors and elect new officers, approve audited 2019 financials and provide an update on our activities.

This event is free and open to members and anyone who is interested in learning more about the Ontario East Economic Development Commission. 

We hope to see you there!
Ontario East Municipal Conference (OEMC) 2020
NAV Centre, Cornwall
September 16-18, 2020
Call for Speakers and Session Topics Open

Please click HERE for details and information regarding the Call for Speakers for OEMC 2020. Or, if there are topics or speakers that would be of interest to you, please click HERE. The deadline for session submissions or topics is February 28, 2020.

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

Reservations at the NAV Centre Open
Ontario East News
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
Ontario East Economic Development Commission Seeks
New Executive Director
The Ontario East Economic Development Commission is looking for an experienced Executive Director to oversee all operations, functions and activities. The successful candidate will be the face of the organization, responsible for advancing the strategic directions; implementing a high quality vision; providing organizational leadership and risk assessment; responsible for day to day operations managing the administration, finances, programs, events and activities of the Commission.

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and supervises staff and contract positions for approved projects to meet the goals of the organizations. We will offer a competitive salary and opportunity for the Executive Director to be located anywhere within the Ontario East geographic region.
Has this eastern Ontario startup created the
firefighting product of the future?
Julie Ireton · CBC News · Posted: Jan 16, 2020 

Company seeking U.S. approval for non-toxic flame suppressant

As Quincy Emmons and Zackery Hodgen watch the out-of-control bush fires burning in Australia, the two eastern Ontario firefighters believe they have a solution that could help douse those flames.

But their new fire suppressant, developed here and patented in Canada and the United States, needs to pass stringent U.S. regulatory hurdles before it can be dropped from planes or helicopters over wildfires in Australia, California or even here at home.

Their Napanee, Ont., startup, FireRein, convinced friends and family to invest in their product, called Eco-Gel, then convinced volunteer fire departments in the area to test their concoction.

The company claims Eco-Gel snuffs out flames more effectively and using less water than standard suppressants, and doesn't contain the same toxic cocktail currently used to fight wildfires in Canada and around the world.
The Rural Economic Development (RED) Program is Now Open

Deadline for applications: This intake will close on Monday, February 24.

The RED program provides cost-share funding to support activities that create strong rural communities in Ontario, and opens doors to rural economic development through:

  • Funding assistance to address barriers in economic development, position rural communities to attract and retain jobs and investment, and enhance economic growth
  • Funding to build community capacity and support for economic development in rural areas
  • Investments in rural communities to help diversify and grow local economies, sharing in the province's prosperity.
Ontario East Success Story
Creative Concrete Industries
Creative Concrete Industries is trailblazer in this new trending craft

Brockville - Concrete isn't just for sidewalks anymore.

High-end concrete is making itself known indoors these days with outstanding, lasting and unforgettable results. One of Canada's most talented concrete designers is Charles (Chuck) Fournier, owner of Creative Concrete Industries, located in Elizabethtown-Kitley Township.

"I love what I do because I get to build something new and one-of-a-kind every day," says Chuck of his creations, many of which are on a grand scale. For example, he has created a triple island kitchen counter with three waterfalls along with many other functional pieces you have to see to believe, such as hearths, sinks and showers.

Two major commercial projects, identifiable by many for their uniqueness, are bar and table surfaces at 1000 Islands Brewing Company, in Brockville's downtown core, and the Rabbit Hole on Ottawa's Sparks Street.
Ontario East Economic Development Commission
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