June 24th, 2021 eNewsletter
Ontario East Events
Visit the Ontario East Events Calendar and stay up-to-date on what's happening
in Eastern Ontario. If you have any on-line events that you would like us to share,
please forward to info@ontarioeast.ca
Ontario East Municipal Conference 2021 Virtual
Wednesday, October 20th and Thursday October 21st

Call for Speakers: Deadline June 30th

We are looking forward to delivering another informative program and ask interested individuals and organizations to please submit a session proposal to be considered for the OEMC Program. Only one week left to submit your topic.

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.
Sponsorship Opportunities

Support OEMC and take advantage of the many opportunities to access OEEDC Members and OEMC attendees, including the opportunity to be featured in a Virtual Exhibit Showcase to highlight products and services, and the opportunity to present a session at the conference and afterwards.
Thank you to our 2021 OEMC Sponsors for their Support

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Ontario East Talent Identification Support Project Update
(OE-TISP)

OE-TISP: Help Employers Connect to Youth

Did you know youth in eastern Ontario may be members of a hidden workforce that are available for employment but are often, unintentionally, overlooked by employers due to gaps in communication because of factors like age and poverty?

Town of Smiths Falls announces new
Economic Development & Tourism Manager

Media Release, June 15, 2021

Smiths Falls – The Town of Smiths Falls is pleased to announce that former Smiths
Falls’ resident, Julia Crowder, will be the new Economic Development & Tourism
manager for the Town of Smiths Falls.

Crowder, who was born and raised in Smiths Falls, has since lived in the Simcoe-
Muskoka region and brings more than 20 years of skills and experience in the public
and private sectors to the role in Smiths Falls.

Professionally, Crowder’s experience stems from more than a decade spent working
within all levels of municipal government for the City of Orillia, Town of Gravenhurst and
District of Muskoka in the departments of Planning, Building, Infrastructure, and with
nine years spent in Economic Development.
Who will be on Eastern Ontario’s Power List?

The Eastern Ontario Business Journal is preparing an authoritative who's who list of the region's business community to be profiled in a special publication this fall. This October issue will present the first-ever “Power List” of business leaders in Eastern Ontario.

EOBJ is looking for your help.

Who are the senior executives, rising stars, innovative thinkers and changemakers who are making their mark on your community? Who are the leaders with a story that the wider Eastern Ontario business community needs to hear? Who are the champions of your region?

Specifically, EOBJ is looking to profile individuals in eight broad business sectors who have significant professional achievements, industry expertise and community involvement. Please share between one and five names with the EOBJ editors.

Later this year, some 64 individuals will be profiled in the fall issue of the Eastern Ontario Business Journal.
Gananoque Waterfront Marina Call for Expressions of Interest

Submission Deadline: no later than July 12, 2021 at 12:00PM EST

The Town of Gananoque is accepting Expressions of Interest (EOI) from qualified developers and companies to work with the Town of Gananoque’s Marina Working Group to discuss the possibility of a Public Private Partnership (P3), as well as other options, with the Town for the development of a new municipal marina building.

The Marina Working Group has been mandated to explore a multi-use marina, explore several options requested by Council, and explore the potential for a first class, year-round facility.

The Marina Working Group would interview all interested parties and select the most qualified developer or company to work with them over a two to three-month period.

Selection of qualified developers and companies will be based on development experience, financial and professional capability, as well as, ability to enter into a potential public/private partnership.
Discover South Dundas this summer
App offers new way to see the sites

Media Release, June 23, 2021

Tourists and locals alike will have an engaging and fun new way to experience South Dundas this summer. A new app, called “South Dundas Tourism Pursuit,” features 19 local sites across South Dundas. By visiting these sites and scanning the posted QR Code, users can collect badges, unlock games, and win prizes. The app, launched on June 23, 2021 at the StoneCrop Acres Winery and Vineyard, is available for both Android and Apple users.

The app was created in a partnership between St. Lawrence College (SLC) and the Municipality of South Dundas, after South Dundas Economic Development Officer, Rob Hunter began exploring collaboration options with SLC Game Programming professor James Dupuis, who saw the potential right away.
Ontario East's New Mailing Address
Ontario East Economic Development Commission
623 Fortune Crescent
Suite 100
Kingston ON K7P 0L5
Ontario East Economic Development Commission
613-634-8569| info@ontarioeast.ca| ontarioeast.ca