Green Gables Vines, See their Success Story below
october 4th

Ontario East Economic Development is heading to Peterborough for our Annual General Meeting and Networking Event on Friday, November 2nd. 

See below under Events for more details or click here to Register

We look forward to seeing you there. 


Bonnie O'Neill and Lucy Medeiros
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Annual General Meeting and Networking Event
Registration Now Open

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

Agenda Highlights:
  • Peterborough and the Kawarthas to showcase key initiatives in the City and County of Peterborough
  • Tour of the Kawartha Trades & Technology Centre, Fleming College
21st TCI Network Global Clusters Conference -  Registration Open

Tues. to Thurs., October 16 to 18
at the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto

TCI 2018 is the leading global clusters event for government, business, and academic leaders, to make unexpected connections for economic growth and shared prosperity.

The Canadian FDI Forum - 
Registration Open

Mon. to Wed., October 22 to 24
at the Brookstreet Hotel, Ottawa

With so much positive feedback from the more than 150 professionals who attended the previous two years, Area Development and the The CAI Global Group are pleased to announce the third edition of The Canadian FDI Forum.
The program provides economic development professionals an opportunity to better understand the needs of United States and international investors and gain perspectives on current investment criteria and how it affects the site selection process. Attendees will hear from site consultants, corporate executives and industry experts whose key takeaways are designed to add value to your program's business attraction and retention strategy.

Agenda now available

14th Annual Tri-Association High Performance Manufacturing Conference - Registration Open

Wednesday, October 24th  at the Travelodge, Belleville

An anticipated attendance of 150 delegates and 20 exhibitors from the Tri-Association area will gather to network, share and learn from each other and from the specific experiences of a series of local and national speakers.

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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Grenville CFDC Employment Opportunity

Position: Business Loans Officer - Prescott

Application Deadline: October 17th, 2018

The Grenville CFDC is looking for a Business Loans professional who has business loan portfolio management experience, is skilled in business counselling and relationship building, and enjoys marketing products and services in a performance-based environment. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Business Loans Officer is responsible for developing, promoting, maintaining and delivering the business loan, business grant, and business advice services of Grenville CFDC. As part of a collaborative team, the Business Loans Officer will contribute to the effectiveness of the organization, positive staff morale and a high-performance teamwork environment.

KEDCO Employment Opportunity

Position: Business Development Officer

Kingston Economic Development Corporation facilitates economic growth by working in partnership with business leaders, municipal departments, post-secondary institutions, federal and provincial ministries and agencies. Our organization's leadership has been recognized by the Financial Times UK, who named Kingston the Number One Small City in the Americas for Foreign Direct Investment Strategy.
Join a winning team as the Business Development Officer, supporting business attraction, growth and retention.

ROI Entrepreneurship Case Studies - Call for suggestions

The Rural Ontario Institute (ROI) is preparing to tell stories of successful rural entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship programs. The intent is to profile a range of approaches to entrepreneurship programming that respond to the needs of current or aspiring rural entrepreneurs.

ROI is looking for your help in identifying some leading practices in entrepreneurship development. If you know of a program serving rural entrepreneurs and think it is a story worth telling, we would like to hear from you!  Perhaps you also know of an entrepreneur who was helped in the development of their business by such a program who might also provide insight into the value of the program?

ICCI 2019 Financial Support Program for Foreign Direct Investment Projects 

The application period for the program Invest Canada - Community Initiatives (ICCI) projects for 2019 is open.

Applications will be accepted until October 17th, 2018, closing at 12:00pm Ottawa time (EDT).

success story.

Green Gables Vines

A local couple with a passion for winemaking is transforming a vineyard into a destination meeting place. 
Green Gables Vines owner Marie Chinnatamby and winemaker Richard Deslandes are pleased to be offering an exciting selection of white, rosé, off-dry, dry red and fruit-flavoured wines at the winery.
"This is a lot of fun," says Richard, who has been crafting with care new blends from the five-acre vineyard. "People seem to want to taste local wines and buy local," he says.
"We chose to offer an organic, high-quality product even when it means a lower production volume. There are no herbicides or pesticides used to produce our wines. We accept a few more weeds to get better, healthier wine," says Richard.
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Municipal World

Who said there was only one?
Since Municipal World first took its municipal career opportunities online more than 20 years ago, its Job Board has had a singular, laser-like focus: sharing municipal jobs.  Today, the Municipal World Job Board is a flexible, full-featured platform that is trusted by municipal recruiters across Canada. And, it's been designed and proven effective for municipalities of all sizes. 
In Municipal World's years of experience working alongside municipalities and our municipal association partners, integrity and transparency have always been paramount. We know there is no room for false claims or empty platitudes. It's this clarity of purpose that helps us consistently deliver on what we promise, and it's what separates us in the marketplace. That's why municipalities across Canada rely on the Municipal World Job Board to find and engage the best talent. 
Certainly, you'll never hear us suggest that there's only one job posting and recruiting platform devoted to municipal jobs. Hardly. But, there is only one that carries the Municipal World commitment and track record. And you can only find it on
We're proud of what we do and how we do it - and we're especially proud of the Municipal Career stories that start at Municipal World.

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