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The Ontario East Economic Development Commission is seeking members to join our Board of Directors.

Nominations for the Board of Directors of the Ontario East Economic Development Commission 2019 term of office will be accepted from June 27, 2018 until July 27, 2018. 

Elections will take place electronically following that time and successful candidates will be announced at the Annual General Meeting to be held November 2, 2018.

This is your opportunity to serve on the Board and assist in governance oversight and forming the strategic direction of the Commission. Participation on the Board of Directors provides an excellent professional development opportunity where you will be able to share ideas, learn and serve the Ontario East community along with economic development peers.

Terms & Meetings
Directors are typically appointed for a two-year term. The Board meets monthly (in person or by teleconference) and for special meetings as required.

Eligibility Criteria
The Board of Directors consists of a minimum of five (5) Active Members and up to two (2) Associate Members. Active Members are employed in economic development with a municipality or agency funded by a municipality or a member of a municipality sponsored economic development committee. Associate Members are employed by an agency, body, or corporation involved in economic development through the private sector, educational system or government sponsored programs. Members must be in Good Standing (dues paid) to be nominated and elected.

Nomination Process
The Nominating Committee, chaired by Past-President Dan Borowec will receive and approve nominations for preparation of election ballots. Nominations must be received by 4:00 p.m. Friday, July 27, 2018.

If you wish to nominate an individual, please see the linked nomination form to be completed and sent to Ontario East Economic Development Commission,

For more information please contact Bonnie O'Neill, Executive Director, Ontario
East Economic Development Commission at 613-634-8569,


Bonnie O'Neill and Lucy Medeiros
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Ontario East Municipal Conference 2018 -  Highlight

Opening Keynote Speaker: 
Liane Davey
Wednesday, September 12th
9:00am to 10:30am

Expert on Building Effective Teams, Business Strategy Development & Building Leadership Effectiveness

Liane Davey creates powerful changes in top teams. The bestselling author of You First: Inspire Your Team to Grow Up, Get Along, and Get Stuff Done, Liane's mission is to radically transform the way people communicate, connect, and contribute, so they can achieve amazing things together. Her approach combines a keen expertise in strategy with her deep insight into group dynamics to increase the value organizations get from teamwork and collaboration.

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

And don't forget to reserve your over-night accommodations at the NAV Centre as soon as possible. Our room block is going fast. 
21st TCI Network Global Clusters Conference -  Early Bird Registration Deadline: July 2nd

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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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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Port William Sound

As a singer-songwriter, performing as Evening Hymns, Jonas Bonnetta found living in Toronto was a good way to become part of the Canadian indie music scene, but he came from a rural background near Peterborough, and said he always knew he would eventually leave the city. This led him to move to Tay Valley several years ago, although he was drawn back to Toronto a lot, and was touring most of the year as well.
On one of those trips to Toronto along Hwy. 7, he turned off at Mountain Grove Road to see a property he had heard about through a real estate website. The property is very close to the highway, but is still pretty secluded. It has a treed canopy entrance-way leading to a small house and an outbuilding on a piece of land that is adjacent to a larger farm. He hasn't looked back.
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