Deadleaf Distinguished Gentleman , See their Success Story below
october 29th

A friendly reminder to REGISTER for the Ontario East AGM and Networking Event being held in Peterborough this Friday - November 2nd. 
Check out below for the final agenda highlights. 

We look forward to seeing you there. 

Bonnie O'Neill and Lucy Medeiros
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Annual General Meeting and Networking Event
Registration Deadline: October 30th

9:00am to 1:30pm, 
Friday, November 2nd at the Loomex Building, Peterborough Airport

Final Agenda Highlights:

Peterborough and the Kawarthas to showcase key initiatives in the City and County of Peterborough:
  • Peterborough Airport History and Regional Business Plan Overview
  • Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters-The state of manufacturing in Canada & Priorities for Government Action for Growth: Economic overview of the current state of the sector, the necessity of tax reform to boost manufacturing investment, the impacts of the recent trade agreement and ongoing trade war with the US, and the need for the new Ontario government to work with industry on a pro-growth manufacturing strategy
  • Update on Workforce Development Board Report-Agriculture/Agrifoods: Investigating local strategies to address employment issues, challenges and opportunities
  • Tour of the Kawartha Trades & Technology Centre, Fleming College
OMAFRA Downtown Revitalization Coordinator Training-
Registration Deadline: November 1st

November 6th & 7th  in Lindsay

OMAFRA's Downtown Revitalization Coordinator Training provides participants with the knowledge and tools required to successfully undertake a downtown revitalization project. 

This 2-day training is open to individuals from:
  • Rural Ontario municipalities or organizations ready to proceed with a downtown revitalization project
  • Rural Ontario municipalities or organizations already engaged in downtown revitalization initiatives, with an interest in planning tools and resources
  • Other organizations with an interest in downtown revitalization or rural economic development (as space permits)
Economic Development Summit- 
Registration Open

Friday, November 16
at the North Grenville Municipal Centre, Kemptville

This year the annual Leeds Grenville Economic Development Summit is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Save the date now for this special event focusing on area business and development.

Agenda now Available

EDCO 62nd Annual Conference and Showcase -  Registration Open

January 29-31, 2019
at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

Powershifting Economic Development: Gearing up for Change:

Want to reach a new level of economic development success in your community? Then mix, mingle and learn from those who have been there, done that. Challenge yourself to power through the status quo with new, inventive ways to take action in an ever-changing landscape. 

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Deseronto's Canada Cordage Receives $88,000 from Trenval's Eastern Ontario Development Program Support 

October 11, 2018 - Deseronto, ON
Canada Cordage Inc. is benefiting from an investment announced by Trenval Business Development Corporation and Mike Bossio, Member of Parliament for Hastings - Lennox and Addington.  MP Bossio and Trenval are pleased to provide support for product line expansions in the Deseronto facility and the creation of 5 full time jobs with an investment of $88,656 under the Eastern Ontario Development Program. Canada Cordage Inc. has received this funding over a period of 3 years under this program for expansion of rope and twine manufacturing lines.  This enhancement will allow the company to be competitive in the commercial and industrial markets.
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Deadleaf Distinguished Gentleman

You may have heard the saying that in order for a new leaf to grow, the dead one needs to be pushed off the branch. For Scott Sabramsky, this idea resonated and inspired a new Lennox and Addington County business that grows more every day.
Deadleaf Distinguished Gentlemen is hidden away behind an unassuming black doorway on the main shopping street of Napanee, Ontario. While the facade is discrete and understated, the inside is truly something unique, harking back to the days of barber shops, hot shaves, whisky, and blues. Their space includes a retail area, barber shop, pool table, and a fully stocked whisky bar, or "waiting room" as they call it.
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