Economic Development Updates

September 11, 2018
Lake of Bays Official Branding & Website Launch
Join us to celebrate the official launch of the Township’s new brand and website! Thursday, September 27, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. at the Lake of Bays municipal office. Please RSVP to lfetterley@lakeofbays.on.ca or at 705-635-2272 ext.235 by September 21, 2018.
What's New on VentureMuskoka.ca?
SPOTLIGHT - PRAIRIE BOY MUSKOKA

Owners Grant MacPherson and Lainie Knox recently opened Prairie Boy Bread in Dorset. The bakery serves organic sourdough bread, espresso, baked goods and gift items, all in a charming shop with porthole windows beside the Lake of Bays Marine Museum. The list of wonderful items to savour is long, but Lainie sums it up most succinctly: “We make the best bread and sell delicious things to go with it!”

Read this article at: VentureMuskoka.ca
Muskoka Small Business Centre (MSBC) in Lake of Bays
Terri Plaxton Smith, small business consultant from MSBC, is available by appointment in Lake of Bays the first Tuesday of every month.

How can MSBC help you?

- Free business consultations
- Register your business
- Business plan preparation
- Small business resources & info
 
Where? L ake of Bays Municipal Office
(1012 Dwight Beach Rd, Dwight)


To Book an appointment:
Call 705-646-9021 or email info@muskokasmallbusiness.ca
Business Events/Workshops
GOOGLE NETWORKING EVENT

Come learn how to get Google working for you!

Day 1: Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Day 2: Tuesday, September 26, 2018, 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Where: Muskoka Discovery Centre (275 Steamship Bay Rd)
Entrance Fee: Donation to Founders Circle ($10 recommended)

For more details contact Linda Cryderman lindac@breezemaxwebsales.com

VALUE STREAM MAPPING WORKSHOP

Using a case study, identify how work currently flows to better understand where improvements can be made and learn how to map the future Lean work process. When you have limited time, money and people, wouldn’t it be nice to know what to work on, in order, to maximize results?

When: September 21st 2018 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Room W118 - 60 Commerce Cr. Canadore College
Cost: $40 (includes Training & Workbooks) cash only, pay at the door (receipts provided)
Contact: Anne Brûlé 705-474-7600 ext. 5661 or anne@iion.ca

5S & VISUAL MANAGEMENT TRAINING

Using a case study, identify how work currently flows to better understand where improvements can be made and learn how to map the future Lean work process. When you have limited time, money and people, wouldn’t it be nice to know what to work on, in order, to maximize results?

When: September 21st 2018 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Room W118 - 60 Commerce Cr. Canadore College
Cost: $40 (includes Training & Workbooks) cash only, pay at the door (receipts provided)
Contact: Anne Brûlé 705-474-7600 ext. 5661 or anne@iion.ca
Funding Opportunities
TRIPLE P PROGRAM

Innovative for-profit businesses can receive up to $10,000 at 85% of eligible costs to purchase equipment or technology related to an innovative commercial product, process or service. For more information, visit: iion.ca/triple-p/
 
Contact: Matthew Doherty at matthew@iion.ca or 705-474-7600 ext. 5602.

Deadline: Ongoing intake until funds are allocated.
ONTARIO-ISRAEL COLLABORATION PROGRAM (OICP)

In partnership with the Israel Innovation Authority (IIA) and on behalf of the Government of Ontario, the Ontario-Israel Collaboration Program (OICP) will see Ontario small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) develop, in partnership with Israeli SMEs, innovative, industry-oriented technologies that strengthen both Ontario's and Israel's technological expertise while enhancing global competitiveness. 

Contact: Brad Brinton, Business Development Manager, Ontario Centres of Excellence at bradford.brinton@oce-ontario.org or 416.861.1092. x 9 1029. 

Deadline: Application intake begins on August 23, 2018 and ends at 2 p.m. ET on November 1, 2018.
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