October 17, 2019 E-Newsletter
Ontario East Events
Visit the Ontario East  Events Calendar  and stay up-to-date on what's happening
in East ern Ontario.
If you have any events that you would like us to share, we would love to hear about them. Please forward to  info@ontarioeast.ca
Ontario East Quarterly Meeting and Networking Event
Firehall Theatre, Gananoque
Friday, November 8th


Be sure to join your Ontario East colleagues for this excellent networking opportunity and to learn more about what is happening their communities.

Updated Agenda Highlights:

  • Ontario East Organizational Review Update
  • Gananoque Augumented Reality App Presentation
  • SN Technologies Presentation
  • NEW - LTRcorp Presentation
  • Gananoque Brewing Company Tour and Tasting
  • 1000 Islands Helicopter Tour!


Tri-Association Manufacturing Conference
Cobourg Community Centre
Thursday, October 24th

A conference schedule like no other!
Tour around the Cobourg Northam Industrial Park, with home base at the Cobourg Community Centre.

Choose a plant tour, or visit V13 TechZone for some awesome demonstrations or learn about the impacts of Cyber Security - enjoy a full day of interaction, innovation and building your network!


Effective Population Growth Strategies
Aultsville Theatre, Cornwall
Tuesday, October 29th, 7:00pm


Innovative economist David Campbell will give an enlightening talk on the most effective population growth strategies.

A former Chief Economist with the New Brunswick Jobs Board Secretariat, Mr. Campbell has more than 25 years of experience in economic-development-related roles working with industry, not-for-profit organizations and governments across Canada. Progress Magazine recently named him one of the foremost economic development thinkers in Atlantic Canada.

Business leaders, educators, policymakers, non-government organizations, and engaged citizens are all invited to attend the free event.

Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference
NAV Centre, Cornwall
November 13th and 14th


The 2019 Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference is coming to Cornwall and you are invited! The City of Cornwall, the United Counties of Stormont Dundas and Glengarry, and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs are pleased to be partnering to bring this unique regional local food event to the NAV Centre in Cornwall on November 13-14.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Growing Communities Together”


Leeds Grenville Economic Development Summit
North Grenville Municipal Centre, Kemptville
Friday, November 22nd


The Leeds Grenville Economic Development Office, in partnership with Steve Clark, M.P.P., the Eastern Workforce Development Board and the 1000 Islands, Grenville and Valley Heartland Community Futures Development Corporations would like to invite you to a day focused on Economic Development and Leadership.


Ontario East News
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Please forward to  info@ontarioeast.ca
Quinte West Employment Opportunity
Position: Economic Development Coordinator
Application Deadline: By 4:30pm on October 23, 2019

Purpose & Scope of Position:

Reporting to the Manager of Economic Development and Tourism Services, the incumbent will provide support to the Manager in the coordination and implementation of programs, objectives and policies to attract and support business investment. It will include the promotion, growth and development of the municipality's economic base through retention and expansion of existing businesses as well as business attraction activities to support business investment. The incumbent will coordinate the development of promotional marketing materials and activities to market and promote the community.

Voting for the EDCO 2020-2022 Board of Directors Now Open

EDCO Members in good standing have been emailed instructions on how to cast their ballots. If you are an EDCO member and did not receive the email, please contact Taylor Chamberlain at grow@edco.on.ca .

On behalf of the Board of Directors, Ontario East, asks you to consider Rob Hunter and Rob Nolan, both Ontario East members, when casting your ballot to ensure our region's representation with this provinicial association.

Ontario East Success Story
Pastry King's Princess
Lyn - The kitchen of the Pastry King's Princess is alive with the sound of mixers and the smell of warm cookies and butter.

Ingrid Van Dusen - the namesake of the Pastry King's Princess - is in constant motion at her thriving business off Centennial Road. Her cheerful staff is also moving between bakery tins, icing bowls and putting the finishing touches on intricate pastries and fan favourites. Meanwhile the shop door is swinging open with a steady stream of customers.

"We have so much demand," says a smiling Ingrid, known for her signature Dutch butter cream. Her father, Roelof Hazelaar, who for many years operated The Pastry King in Brockville, taught her the recipe he brought from Holland in the 1950s. Their butter cream is highly recognizable in this region.

"We only use whole foods, real butter and no preservatives," says Ingrid. Pastry King's Princess offers 100-plus bakery products. "Even some of our mistakes have ended up being products," she says. Once an ingredient was left out of a dessert but it was a hit anyway.

Ontario East Economic Development Commission
613-634-8569| info@ontarioeast.ca| ontarioeast.ca