September 4, 2019 E-Newsletter
Ontario East Municipal Conference (OEMC) 
NAV Centre, Cornwall
September 11th to 13th
New! Check out the OEMC 2019 Social Program for great opportunities to network with your Ontario East colleagues.

New! Taste of the Town Restaurants confirmed. Since this ever-popular event is taking place on the Wednesday night of the conference, be sure to check out the participating restaurants as soon as possible. And, don't forget to make your reservations.

New! Things to do in Cornwall in case you have some extra time before or after the conference this year.

Click here for the OEMC 2019  Program.
More Ontario East Events
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Importing 101 Free Workshop
7 Bayview Road, Ottawa
Monday, September 23rd

2:00pm to 3:30pm

This seminar will provide a broad outline of what you need to know to start importing goods from abroad:

  • financial issues (Incoterms, payments, exchange rates, insurance), Canadian import regulations, labelling, quotas,
  • permits and licences, logistics costs, the documentation required for smooth customs clearance, how duties and taxes work,
  • Free Trade Agreements and their impact, the role of the customs broker and other intermediaries.

Learn the basics as well as the important details impacting your bottom line and avoid mistakes, minimize costs/risks and maximize revenue.

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”

Ontario East News
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MP Kim Rudd announces WES Funding in Cobourg
Minister Ng announces
Women Entrepreneurship Strategy Investments
News Release: August 22, 2019

Government of Canada investing up to $19 million to support women entrepreneurs in Ontario  

The Government of Canada is advancing women’s economic empowerment with the first ever Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES), a $2-billion investment that seeks to double the number of women-owned businesses by 2025.

Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion, joined Julie Dzerowicz, Member of Parliament for Davenport, to announce an investment of up to $19 million in women entrepreneurs and organizations supporting women entrepreneurs in Ontario. This funding is administered through FedDev Ontario and FedNor.

Through the Women Entrepreneurship Fund (WEF), 74 women-owned or -led businesses will each receive an investment of up to $100,000 to help them grow their business and reach new export markets. The total investment in these entrepreneurs is up to $6,858,759...

... Ontario East Economic Development Commission, located in Kingston, will receive up to $823,000 to launch, promote, deliver and evaluate the Women’s Virtual Entrepreneurship Incubator Pilot Project, which will focus specifically on Indigenous women, women in rural regions and recent immigrants who are starting a business.

Municipality of Brighton Employment Opportunity
Position: Manager of Economic Development and Communication

Application Deadline: prior to 12:00noon, September 8, 2019

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Manager of Economic Development and Communications is responsible for the promotion, growth and development of the municipality’s economic base, retention and expansion of existing businesses, and vigorously seeking out new business and economic opportunities in accordance with the Strategic Plan and Community Development Plan. Additionally, this position will support the external communications program.   

OMAFRA Launches 2019 Excellence in Agriculture Award Program
Application Intake: Open until October 11th 2019

Ontario's agri-food sector is a driving force for innovation and economic growth in the province, and the provincial government wants to recognize the ideas and passion that are helping to grow and strengthen the sector.

Starting August 23, youth, agri-food innovators, agri-food organizations, primary producers and processors can apply to the program...

The Excellence in Agriculture award program recognizes those in the agri-food sector that have raised the bar for agri-food excellence, demonstrated leadership in their field, undertaken strategic product development benefiting their sector and/or advanced technological innovation.

Ontario East Success Story
The Green Beaver Company
There were two major tipping points that led directly to the creation of this innovative and pioneering company, The Green Beaver Company. It makes sense that they were ‘major’ tipping points, because they would have to be to compel two eminently qualified and experienced scientists working for large corporations to give up their tenure and salaries to become essentially do-it-yourself entrepreneurs.

If not for these tipping points, the world may now not have the benefits of a growing company that is focused on providing natural skin care, cosmetics and personal care products, offering safe, sustainable solutions to individuals and families seeking to live healthier, more holistic lives, and in doing so, lowering their personal environmental footprint.

Ontario East Economic Development Commission