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Economic Development Updates
Regional Innovation Strategy - Online Survey
Parry Sound Muskoka Community Network is creating a regional innovation strategy to help businesses and organizations to leverage innovation. Being part of an innovation ecosystem can help you to think creatively, increase revenue, efficiency and impact, saving time and money!

Please take 10 minutes to complete the following survey to share your thoughts on how innovation might apply to you. Survey participants will have the chance to win one of five innovative technology gifts.

Survey deadline: November 30, 2017.

Survey link:
Business Succession Matching - Muskoka Futures can help!
For the first time in Canada, there are more people over the age of 65 than under the age of 15.

Business transition planning should be on every business owners mind.

Planning now will pay dividends in the future.

Call Muskoka Futures today to find out how they can help!

Contact: Jodi at 705-646-9511 or
Funding Opportunities

Funding available to support youth events, programs or activities.

Application deadline: November 17, 2017.

For more information, click here.
Contest in search of a Muskoka-based entrepreneur with the best idea and plan for a successful start-up business. Winner to receive $10,000 prize.
Application deadline: December 2, 2017.
For more information, visit: .

Contest in search of innovation in Parry Sound/Muskoka in the following areas: Employee innovation, Customer innovation, Partner/supplier innovation, Competitor innovation, and Public innovation. Five (5) award winners to receive $1,000 prizes.

Application deadline: December 2, 2017.
For more information, visit: .

Funding available to purchase equipment or technology related to innovation.

Application deadline: Ongoing intake until funds are allocated.

For more information, visit:
What's New on

Staying true to its rural roots, Dot the T Productions was established in 2017 in the Township of Lake of Bays. As a professional theatre touring company, Dot the T is committed to bringing high quality cultural experiences to rural communities while providing employment opportunities for local theatre professionals.

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Muskoka Small Business Centre in Lake of Bays
A consultant from the Muskoka Small Business Centre is in Lake of Bays the first Tuesday of every month. How can the Muskoka Small Business Centre help you?

  • Free business consultations
  • Register your business
  • Business plan preparation
  • Small business resources & info
Next Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2017 at the Lake of Bays Municipal Office (1012 Dwight Beach Rd, Dwight).
To book an appointment: 705-646-9021 or
Upcoming Community Events in Lake of Bays
LITE UP DWIGHT NIGHT: Saturday, December 2, 2017, 5:30-7:00pm

DWIGHT LIONS CHRISTMAS SOCIAL: Sunday, December 3, 2017, 2:00-4:00pm
Please feel free to share this information with anyone who may be interested, and do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions.

Kind regards,

Jennifer Clancy

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