September 19, 2019 E-Newsletter
Ontario East Municipal Conference (OEMC) 
To everyone who attended the Ontario East Municipal Conference 2019 - thank you!

If you have not already done so, please be sure to complete the OEMC Evaluation while the details are still fresh in your mind.

Your feedback and comments are important to us as we begin to plan for next year's event.

Also at OEMC 2019, Ontario East announced that we are currently undergoing an organizational review to better align our mandate with municipal and global economic development trends and to meet our members' needs and expectations into the future.
Please help us update and focus our member services by completing a short survey. It will assist us in our efforts to secure stakeholder insights.

And remember to save the dates for OEMC 2020: September 15th to 18th, to be held at the NAV Centre in Cornwall, once again.
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
Ontario East Annual General Meeting and Networking Event
Firehall Theatre, Gananoque
Friday, November 8th


Details Coming Soon.

Tri-Association Manufacturing Conference
Cobourg Community Centre
Thursday, October 24th

A conference schedule like no other!
Tour around the Cobourg Northam Industrial Park, with home base at the Cobourg Community Centre.

Choose a plant tour, or visit V13 TechZone for some awesome demonstrations or learn about the impacts of Cyber Security - enjoy a full day of interaction, innovation and building your network!

Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference
NAV Centre, Cornwall
November 13th and 14th

The 2019 Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference is coming to Cornwall and you are invited! The City of Cornwall, the United Counties of Stormont Dundas and Glengarry, and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs are pleased to be partnering to bring this unique regional local food event to the NAV Centre in Cornwall on November 13-14.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Growing Communities Together”

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.

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
Ontario East "Economic Developer of the Year" Announced
at OEMC in Cornwall
Media Release: September 11, 2019

The Ontario East Economic Development Commission (OEEDC) recognized Katie Nolan, Agriculture and Rural Economic Development Officer, for the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs as the "Ontario East Economic Developer of the Year" at the Opening Ceremonies of the Ontario East Municipal Conference (OEMC) in Cornwall, Ontario.

The Ontario East Economic Developer of the Year Award is awarded annually to an economic developer based in eastern Ontario who has provided exceptional performance in his or her community and contributed to the advancement of the economic development profession.

Katie Nolan’s dedication to environmental stewardship, human health, global issues and community economic development has been a true asset to Eastern Ontario.

Applications for CanExport Community Investments 2020
Application Deadline: by 1:00pm, October 16, 2019

As of September 4, 2019, the CanExport Community Investments program is accepting applications from Canadian communities seeking financial support for their foreign direct investment (FDI) initiatives for the year 2020.

More details are available in the program application notice.
Ontario East Success Story
R&D Dairies
North Augusta - Robert and Darlene Jones are the names behind R&D Dairies, an established dairy product distribution company based in Augusta Township. The local company delivers to more than 120 customers, including restaurants, hotels, motels, schools and convenience stores and distributes a host of products from tiny creamers to large containers of ice cream. "We pride ourselves on our delivery services," says Robert, adding they operate 6 days a week and cover communities along the Highway 401 corridor from Gananoque to Cornwall, as well as locations north to Smiths Falls and Rideau Ferry. Many are long-term customers who appreciate reliable, friendly service. "We like to be known for our old-fashioned customer service," says Darlene.

Ontario East Economic Development Commission