Economic Development Updates

January 24, 2019
LAST CALL: Lake of Bays Annual Business Survey (2018 Year-End)
DEAR LAKE OF BAYS BUSINESS OWNER:

Survey closes tomorrow - January 25, 2019

The annual business survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete, but the results are extremely valuable! Please click below to take the survey before it closes on Friday. Thank you for your input!
Tourism Sector
ONTARIO TOURISM STRATEGY

The Ontario government is consulting with tourism operators and tourists to build a new tourism strategy. As part of this process, online consultations have been launched targeting tourism operators, industry members, students and visitors to seek feedback on how to continue to grow Ontario's tourism sector.

The online consultation is available through the following link and will be open for feedback until February 28, 2019. https://www.ontario.ca/page/consultation-ontario-tourism-strategy
Contact:
Laura Ross
Tourism Industry Advisor
Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport
705-646-0641
Business Events & Workshops
BRIDGES TO BETTER BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Save the Date! Muskoka's Premiere Business Event is coming in March. The 13th annual Bridges to Better Business Conference "Building Business Through Community" includes:

  • Inspirational Key Note Speaker
  • Round Table Discussions
  • Panel of Experts
  • Muskoka Success Story

Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Algonquin Theatre, 37 Main St. E, Huntsville, ON
Registration: $49 until February 15th

View the poster and register at admin@muskokasmallbusiness.ca or call 705-646-9021
MUSKOKA SMALL BUSINESS CENTRE
The Muskoka Small Business Centre is your leading source for business information in Muskoka and the surrounding area. They have lots of great workshop events scheduled in 2019. View the workshop schedule and register now!

Please register for workshops 24 hours in advance by contacting admin@muskokasmallbusiness.ca or 705-646-9021.
Resources
VOLUNTEER MUSKOKA
Volunteer Muskoka would like to invite you and your volunteers to attend their upcoming workshops:

  • Grant Writing – Tuesday, January 29th at the Bracebridge Sportsplex, Conference Room
  • Volunteer Management – Wednesday, January 30th at Bullock’s Independent Grocer Community Room, Huntsville
  • Smart Serve – Wednesday, February 13th at the Bracebridge Sportsplex, Conference Room
  • Smart Serve – Wednesday, February 20th at Bullock’s Independent Grocer Community Room, Huntsville

For details, please click on the course name above.
Contact:
Terri Tebby
Volunteer Development Program Coordinator
705-789-1751 ext. 2231
Upcoming Events
For a list of all upcoming events, check out the

Please feel free to share this information with anyone who may be interested.

Kind regards,

Leanne Fetterley

TOWNSHIP OF LAKE OF BAYS | Economic Development
Tel: 705-635-2272 ext.235 |  Email Leanne