Economic Development Updates

July 6, 2018
Municipal Office Addition Grand Opening & Branding Soft Launch
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Township's brand consultations! Join us on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. to celebrate the grand opening of the municipal office addition and the soft launch of the Township's new brand.

Celebrations include:
  • Ribbon cutting and tour of municipal office addition
  • Unveiling of new Lake of Bays logo
  • Cake and refreshments

Please RSVP to jclancy@lakeofbays.on.ca or at 705-635-2272 ext.235 by July 15, 2018.

An official brand launch event is being planned for a future date - stay tuned!
Lake of Bays Business Directory
The Township will soon be launching a new website which features a comprehensive business directory to help promote and support Lake of Bays businesses.

Key features:
  • searchable by keyword or category
  • interactive map
  • option to display your logo

We are currently compiling a list of businesses that are located in the Township of Lake of Bays. This is a great opportunity to have your business promoted (at no cost!) on the municipal website.

Contact Leanne to submit your logo and make sure you're on the list!
Temporary Foreign Worker Survey
The federal government is asking tourism industry stakeholders to comment on the program and recommend any changes. If this has affected your business, please take the survey to voice your concerns .
Funding Opportunities
STARTER COMPANY PLUS

Entrepreneurs over the age of 18 are eligible for this training and mentorship program. Successful program participants are eligible to receive grants of up to $5,000 to start or grow their business. For more information, visit Muskoka Small Business Centre.

Contact: Terri Plaxton Smith, terri@muskokasmallbusiness.ca or 705-646-9021 ext.102

Deadline: July 31, 2018
STARTUP CANADA WOMEN FOUNDERS FUND

Women-led companies in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) can receive grants from $1,000-$5,000 to start and grow their business. For more information, visit Startup Canada .

Contact: Rachelle Desorcy, rachelle.desorcy@startupcan.ca.

Deadline: August 31, 2018, at 11:59 p.m.
Economic Development Staff - Introduction to Leanne Fetterley
Please be advised that the Township of Lake of Bays' Economic Development Coordinator, Jennifer Clancy, will be commencing her maternity leave on August 1, 2018.

To ensure continuity of service during this time, Leanne Fetterley has joined the Lake of Bays team and will be filling in during Jennifer's leave. Leanne looks forward to working with the business community over this next year and encourages you to reach out anytime for support.
Please feel free to share this information with anyone who may be interested.

Kind regards,

Jennifer Clancy & Leanne Fetterley

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