September 17, 2020 eNewsletter
Ontario East Events
Visit the Ontario East Events Calendar and stay up-to-date on what's happening
in Eastern Ontario. If you have any on-line events that you would like us to share,
please forward to
Ontario East Municipal Conference (OEMC) 
Going Virtual on
Wednesday, October 21 and Thursday, October 22, 2020

Learn more about the wide array of sessions being offered at OEMC this year. You can expect the same valuable content and more as we are able to reach further for speakers and attendees participating in our new interactive virtual format. Be sure to check on the program regularly for the most up-to-date information on our sessions.

Support OEMC and take advantage of the many opportunities to access OEEDC Members and OEMC attendees, including the opportunity to be featured in an online Exhibit Hall showcase to highlight products and services, participate in a live prize draw, and the opportunity to host a webinar!
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Ontario East News
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Eastern Ontario Workforce Development Update

Are your employers finding it Hard to Recruit Talent? Free Help 

Our Eastern Ontario Workforce Development Project (EOWD) has launched and includes a subscription to LinkedIn Recruiter – which means eastern Ontario employers in target sectors of Advanced Manufacturing, Digital Technology, and Infrastructure and Construction can have jobs posted to help them find talent, for free!

For details, a blog post to share with your employers, and information on how this helped employers like Belleville's Hannafin Automation already, read this blog post:
Ontario East is Moving!

Effective October 1st 2020, Ontario East's new mailing address will be:

Ontario East Economic Development Commission
623 Fortune Crescent
Suite 100
Kingston ON K7P 0L5
(Our telephone number and email addresses will remain the same)

If you are a member of Ontario East, please forward this new address to your Accounting Department to update your records.

Thank you,
Ontario East Success Story
MacKintosh Cider House

Spencerville - A fortunate stroke of serendipity is why MacKintosh Cider House is doing business here. "I thought it was fate," says Flying Canoe Hard Cider founder Pete Rainville of how he and wife Melissa and their two sons "stumbled across" a house for sale in Spencerville, only a few kilometres from Smyth's Orchards where they get their apple cider juice.

It turned out to not be just any house. It's a Spencer Street landmark built by Dr. Pember MacKintosh, grandson of John, who discovered the McIntosh apple in 1811.

For a well established Ottawa-based cider maker looking for a new home outside of the city, that's serendipity. "We thought the stars were aligned and it was meant to be," says Pete. "We're here to stay."
Ontario East Economic Development Commission