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Ontario East Municipal Conference 2018 -  Highlight

Closing Keynote Speaker: 
Jeff York
Friday, September 14th
9:00am to 10:00am

co-CEO, Farm Boy

Born and raised in Ottawa, Jeff received an honours degree in Economics from Princeton University and achieved his Chartered Accountant Designation, while holding a position with Ward Mallette Chartered Accountants. Making the leap to retail, Jeff joined Giant Tiger Stores, where after a number of years in operational and management roles, assumed the presidency. In this capacity, Jeff helped grow the business from a regional discount chain with 250 million in sales, to 1.4 billion in sales nationally as the third largest discount chain in Canada. In 2009, Jeff joined Farm Boy with a mandate to expand the business. Under his leadership, the company has grown from a nine store chain in the Ottawa region to now 26 stores in Ottawa, Kingston, the GTA and Southwestern Ontario with further expansion plans underway.

Click here for more information regarding this year's program. 

21st TCI Network Global Clusters Conference -  Registration Open

October 16th to 18th
at the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto

TCI 2018 is the leading global clusters event for government, business, and academic leaders, to make unexpected connections for economic growth and shared prosperity.

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Eastern Ontario Leadership Council is updating its Regional Economic Development Strategy

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Kingston, July 5, 2018 - The Eastern Ontario Leadership Council (EOLC) has begun the process of reviewing and refreshing its 2014 Regional Economic Development Strategy, originally completed under the guidance of the Eastern Ontario Wardens' Caucus and the Eastern Ontario Mayors' Caucus. As with any strategy of this kind, it is crucial that the owners of the plan - in this case, the EOLC together with its partners - undertake a review of the plan's intent, from time to time, to ensure its currency, reconfirm or modify its priorities for the plan, and map out the next steps for implementation.
This review process will enable the strategy to remain relevant to the EOLC, its partner organizations and Working Groups, constituent communities, and the region as a whole. At the same time, it affords the opportunity to acknowledge accomplishments thus far, and to highlight trends in the regional economy and generally in the field of economic development. In so doing, the "refresh" can address any knowledge gaps that may have emerged in the implementation of the strategy, and refine the approach to the strategy's implementation as new information or opportunities become available.
The Township of Minden Hills Employment Opportunity

Economic Development, Destination and Marketing Officer

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Economic Development, Destination and Marketing Officer shall be responsible for the planning and implementation of economic and destination development, as well as marketing activities aimed at attracting new visitors, residents, business and investment to Minden Hills. The ideal candidate is expected to bring energy and creativity along with community relations and communications expertise to the role as they grow and enhance the Township's profile. Other varied and exciting responsibilities/initiatives shall include business retention, youth retention, entrepreneurial ventures, promoting existing, new and expanding business, investment, BIA support services, program and event planning, tourism, website and social media administration, advertising, volunteer opportunities, initiatives that support existing and new Township plans, and departmental administration.
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big river technologies inc.

big river technologies inc. is a high-tech company that provides services and solutions for some of the most complicated financial services computing needs, partnering with top international banking firms to develop a reputation for excellence, for innovation and adaptability.  
What makes the success of this very sophisticated and specialized firm is its home. It is not based in California's famed Silicon Valley or Canada's equivalent in British Columbia. Nor is it housed in a giant office tower in Toronto, Montreal, New York or London. Instead it is blissfully ensconced within the picturesque eastern Ontario community of Gananoque.
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