October 30, 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
We will be starting the day with an announcement by The Honourable Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, MPP Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes.

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

Quarterly Meeting Presentations:

Gananoque Augumented Reality App Presentation
  • See how Gananoque is allowing it's entrepreneurs to imagine what their business would like in an empty storefront space using this app and 3D technology.

SN Technologies Presentation
  • Learn how this company is utilizing Facial, Gun and Object recognition to make the world a safer place for everyone.

LTRcorp Presentation
  • This storytelling company is helping companies, and organizations convince others to listen to them by creating stories using design, web, video, print, social and interactive that stand out and support the objectives of their clients. 

Ontario East Organizational Review Update
  • Come hear an update on the future directions of your Ontario East as we transform to meet members needs and expand economic development opportunities for the region.

And end the day at the Gananoque Brewing Company for a tour and tasting and a Helicopter Tour of the beautiful 1000 Islands.
Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference
NAV Centre, Cornwall
November 13th and 14th
Time is running out to get your tickets for this exciting regional event! November 13-14, NAV Centre, Cornwall. 
This conference will be the most ambitious program to date, with three local food tour routes, a local food reception, and a jam-packed conference day. Whether you are a farmer, food business, buyer, food and community organization, municipal leader, or economic developer, the connections you can make here are truly unique, and highly valuable. 
Online registration closes November 6. 
This conference will not be offered again for at least two years. 
Short on time? No problem! You can register for a one-day pass for November 14 only. 
At this conference, you will: 
  • Learn about funding opportunities for local food projects
  • Meet other leaders in the local food sector/movement 
  • See leading examples of problem-solving in the sector: 
  1. Workforce development 
  2. Local food distribution 
  3. Market development and expansion 
  4. Municipal leadership in local food 
  5. Ambitious agri-tourism initiatives
  • Make valuable business connections 
  • Hear from visionary leaders about “The Future of Local Food in Eastern Ontario”
  • Be exposed to other approaches, from newcomers, indigenous leaders, and innovative farmers
  • Celebrate the abundance of the Cornwall/SDG and Akwesasne region 
Keynote speaker Tareq Hadhad of Peace by Chocolate will inspire and encourage, with his message of rural opportunity, newcomer inclusion, and global peace. 
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.

This year's theme focuses on blending Industry 4.0 into our local diverse economy by getting connected, learning best practices and the funding opportunities available. 

Advanced Agenda now available on-line.
EDCO 63rd Annual Conference and Showcase
Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre, Toronto
February 4 to 6, 2020
This year’s Conference theme, Get Your Game on at #EDCO2020, challenges economic developers to be game-changers and champion new and inventive ways to break through the status quo in an ever-changing landscape.
Ontario East News
If you have any news that you would like us to share, we would love to hear about it. 
Please forward to  info@ontarioeast.ca
Reminder: 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
Pie Eyed Monk Brewery
It’s only been a year, but Pie Eyed Monk Brewery has become the talk of the town in Lindsay, as those seeking an authentic craft beer experience, incorporating excellent food and an inviting atmosphere, have been flocking to the facility to sample their tasty and refreshing wares.

The story of the creation of what has become a genuine culinary attraction, blending modern amenities and design aesthetic with the charm of the original Victorian brick structure, is a remarkable tale of community spirit and entrepreneurial acumen.

In short, a need was identified and filled by a collection of local business leaders taking advantage of a prime, but underused locale, anchored by a thriving craft beer operation, melded with a delightfully inviting restaurant and event space. Pie Eyed Monk Brewery has been a boon to the tourism and culinary sectors within the region, and their success continues to grow along with their reputation for service excellence.
Ontario East Economic Development Commission
613-634-8569| info@ontarioeast.ca| ontarioeast.ca