Stone City Woodworks, See their Success Story below
september 19th

To those of you who attended the  Ontario East Municipal Conference 2018 - thank you!
Held at the NAV Centre in Cornwall for the first time, the venue exceeded our expectations when it came to conference facilities, quality of food and customer service.

If you have not already done so, be sure to complete the OEMC Evaluation  while the details of the conference are still fresh in your mind. 
Please email if you have any issues completing the evaluation. 
Your feedback and comments are important to us as we begin to plan for next year's event. 

You will want to mark Friday, November 2nd on your calendar for the next Ontario East Annual General Meeting and Networking Event, another great opportunity to connect with other Ontario East members. Location and details to follow soon. 
And remember to save the dates for OEMC 2019
September 11-13, 2019


Bonnie O'Neill and Lucy Medeiros
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Cultural Summit 2018 - 
Registration Open

Tuesday, September 25th at the Signal Brewery, Corbyville

Culture as an Economic Driver:
The Cultural Summit is intended to convene people from the local arts, media, government and business community and discuss ways that culture can be an economic driver.

Municipal Agriculture Economic Development & Planning Forum - 
Registration Deadline: September 24th

Wed. and Thurs., October 3 and 4
at the Wellington County Museum and Archives, Fergus, Ontario

This forum is an opportunity for those involved in municipal and local economic development or planning who have agriculture and food (farming, food processing, agri-tourism, agri-business sector, and agri-entrepreneurship) in their portfolio to network, share successes and experience agriculture in Wellington County. Learn about resources targeted to the agricultural sector.
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.

14th Annual Tri-Association High Performance Manufacturing Conference -  Early Bird Registration Deadline: September 23rd

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 Now 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.

EDCO 62nd Annual Conference and Showcase -  Registration Now 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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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).

Applications for the RED Program Now Being Accepted

Application Deadline:  5:00pm September 28, 2018

The  Rural Economic Development (RED) program funds projects that stimulate economic growth in Ontario's rural and Indigenous communities.
You can get up to 50% of your project costs or a maximum $100,000. The RED program funds activities that grow your local economy and remove barriers to economic development.
Leeds and Grenville Employment Opportunity

Position: Business Development Officer, Permanent Full Time (Internal/External) 

Deadline: September 21, 2018, 4:00pm or until filled

Position Summary:
The Business Development Officer will work to improve economic growth through business and community development activities and programs that supports the Leeds Grenville Economic Development Plan.
Reporting to the Manager of Economic Development, the position will support business retention, development, investment and growth activities that positively influence the competitiveness of local businesses in the global marketplace. The incumbent will coordinate and support regional initiatives, which progressively encourage sector and cluster development, community leadership, and growth of the Counties and its municipalities.

success story.

Stone City Woodworks

Giving someone you care about an item that is unique, thoughtful, and handmade is rewarding. Making it yourself is even better, but if your crafting and DIY skills need some work, there is no shame in letting someone else do the handy work for you. Enter Lennox and Addington's Stone City Woodworks.
For owner and craftsman Rob Purvis, Stone City Woodworks began as a hobby, making and giving small handmade items to friends and family. He never imagined it would become something more. "The ability to give someone something that is better than they were expecting, and to see their reaction, is what made this so addicting," said Rob, sitting in his new retail space.
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