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ontario east economic developer of the year award
nominations now open!

Ontario East Economic Development is seeking nominations to recognize an economic development practitioner in Eastern Ontario as the 
Economic Developer of the Year at the  Ontario East Municipal Conference (OEMC) to be held in Kingston, Ontario   on September 13-15, 2017.

Nominations are open to all active and associate members of the Ontario East Economic Development Commission.

If you wish to nominate an individual, please contact Lucy Medeiros, Project Coordinator, Ontario East Economic Development at for a nominations form.

The form is to be completed and sent to Ontario East Economic Development by the  deadline of 4:00 p.m. Friday, August 11th 2017.

If you require more information please contact Lucy Medeiros at or 613-634-8569.

Check out the Events and News below for what's happening in Ontario East. 


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Be sure to vist the Ontario East web-site Events Calendar for information regarding events happening in Eastern Ontario in the coming months.
Ontario East Municipal Conference 2017 -    Registration Open

Wednesday, September 13, to Friday, September 15, Ambassador Hotel and Conference Centre,  Kingston

Check out the OEMC website for a list of this year's sessions and their descriptions. 

Ministry of International Trade Workshop: Developing a Global Mindset & COEF Resources to Help You

9:00am-12:00pm, Wednesday, June 14th at the NAV Centre, in Cornwall

Eastern Ontario companies looking to expand their global reach will have an opportunity to learn best practices from experts at this upcoming seminar.

OMAFRA Analyst Input-Output Modelling Training-  Registration Deadline: June 16th

9:00am-3:00pm, Tuesday, June 20th at Sandfield Centre, in Alexandria 

Using data to predict the impact of gaining or losing a business on the regional economy, this session consists of a blended classroom style learning and hands-on training with the Input-Output module in Analyst.

Teeny Tiny Summit 2017- 
Registration Open

Wednesday, June 28th, Merrickville Community Centre, Merrickville 
Thursday, June 29th, Havelock Lion's Hall, Havelock

These summits focus on community development best practices in small villages, and feature renowned Australian community development expert Peter Kenyon.

NEW! OMAFRA Analyst Input-Output Modelling Training-
Registration Now Open

9:30am-3:00pm, Monday, July 10th at Kawartha Lakes City Hall, in Lindsay

Using data to predict the impact of gaining or losing a business on the regional economy, this session consists of a blended classroom style learning and hands-on training with the Input-Output module in Analyst.

Ministry of International Trade Workshop: Accelerate to International Markets (AIM) Program

Tuesday, August 22nd and Wednesday, August 23rd at the Delta Hotel Waterfront, in Kingston

If you are interested in exporting internationally, but aren't sure where to start, then Ontario Export Services is happy to be your partner at the outset of this exciting journey. The AIM workshops will help set you up for successful exporting of your goods and services abroad.

Ministry of International Trade 
Exporter Preparation Programs

The Ministry of Trade is delivering a series of workshops to interested and early stage exporters in Ontario. Ideal participants are registered businesses who manufacture or produce products or services in Ontario. 

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Incubation, Acceleration and Commercialization 
Agri-Food Collaborative

Are you interested in being part of an Incubation, Acceleration and Commercialization Agri-Food Collaborative? A diverse group of interested stakeholders met in March 2017 to explore the opportunities to unleash the potential of agri-food sector by focusing on the commercialization of agri-food startups and SMEs. The outcomes of such an initiative would support the Premier's Challenge to double its growth rate and create 120,000 jobs, foster collaboration between industry stakeholders, support the commercialization of new ideas, and establish a more resilient future for the farming and food sector.

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2017 Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) Call for Proposals

To help achieve a more accessible Canada, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, invites businesses, community organizations and other eligible recipients to apply for funding through the 2017 Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) Call for Proposals.

Eligible applicants in all provinces and territories can submit proposals until Wednesday, July 26, 2017.

Nine Self-Guided Adventures Await With Launch of 
2017 Brewery Discovery Routes

Indulge in the flavours of lovingly prepared culinary treats using fresh local ingredients, tasty craft beverages, farmers' markets and our beautiful countryside. 

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MemPore to take oil recycling world by storm with revolutionary nano-filtration membrane technology

A revolutionary nano-filtration technology used to turn used lubricating oil into clean base oil is poised to take the oil recycling industry by storm. Smiths Falls-based MemPore Environmental Technologies' innovative membrane technology will give used oil collectors and recyclers an efficient alternative to re-refining used oil, while significantly reducing costs and environmental impacts.

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