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Busy! is the key word for this week's e-newsletter to you. We know that you must all be busy with the number of events we are highlighting below. We hope that this beautiful Autumn weather we've been having, will encourage you to attend as many events as you can. 

In your busy schedules, do be sure to register for our Quarterly Membership Meeting being held in Petawawa on November 3rd. Please see below for more information. 


Bonnie O'Neill and Lucy Medeiros
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Ontario East Economic Development Annual General Meeting and Networking Event
Registration Open

9:30am to 2:00pm, 
Friday, November 3rd in Petawawa

A Day with the Army:

After our AGM, attendees will be taking a tour and having lunch at Garrison Petawawa, which will also include a visit to the Weapon Simulation Centre. 

The 4th Canadian Division Support Base Petawawa, is a key partner in Petawawa and Renfrew County communities, offering numerous services and programs to the Petawawa community. This networking event will give Ontario East members the opportunity to see some of the investment the Canadian Government has made into defence, while gaining an understanding of the economic impact our military has on the region. 

Supporting Agri-Food Infrastructure Through Funding, Programs and Resources - Webinar

10:00am to 1130am, 
Monday, O ctober 23rd

The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)'s Regional Economic Development Branch have coordinated the Agriculture Economic Development and Planning Community of Practice (COP) to virtually bring together economic development and planning professionals across Ontario interested in agriculture and agri-business issues.
Information Session with BioEnterprise

7:00pm to 8:30pm, 
Monday, O ctober 23rd  in Kingston

Kingston Economic Development Corporation, 
Queen's University Office of Partnerships & Innovation  and 
Frontenac County Community Futures Corporation  are hosting an information session for Agriculture and Bio-Based Businesses.
Please join them for an information session with Bioenterprise Corporation to learn about the resources available to grow your businesses including investment support services.
13th Annual Tri-Association Manufacturing Conference
Registration Open

7:30am to 5:30pm, 
Tuesday, October 24th in Peterborough

The 13th Annual Conference "Innovation in Manufacturing - Accelerating Change - Better, Faster, Smarter will include Keynote Speakers, Workshops, B2B Lounge networking event along with a Trade Show.

SME Day Ottawa 2017

Registration open to CADSI Members and Non-members!

7:30am to 5:00pm, 
Wednesday, October 25th in Ottawa

For SMEs ready to enter, or interested in entering, the Defence and Security sector procurement supply chain.

The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) presents SME Day Ottawa 2017. This well-established event, now in its ninth year, aims to bridge the gap between SMEs and Prime Contractors, OEMs, and Government, in relation to the Canadian defence and security procurement process.

What does SME Day Ottawa 2017 have in store for you?
Great opportunities, valuable contacts, and essential information!

The day consists of an industry panel detailing how to become a defence industry supplier, presentations on Canada's newest innovation funding programs, exclusive B2B/G meetings, and more! Registered SMEs will receive instructions on how to book meetings a couple of weeks prior to the event. Networking breaks and luncheon are also included.

Bring Food Home-Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference
New one-day rate of $75 for EOLFC participants!

Thursday, October 26th to Sunday October 29th in Ottawa

The three-day conference will be in collaboration with the Eastern Ontario Local Food conference and local hosts Just Food. The conference will  include inspiring speakers, local tours, engaging panels, hands-on workshops, and action-planning sessions in addition to networking opportunities and a Feast of Local Flavours. Bring Food Home offers a forum to share experience and expertise, build the capacity and cohesiveness of Ontario's local food network, and plan and coordinate actions that will direct us in building a better food system in Ontario and beyond.
Information Session on Hazelnuts
Save the Date

Wednesday,  November 1st  in Glenburnie

Did you know that  Ferrero Canada  is looking to locally source hazelnuts from the Province of Ontario in the next 5 years? This opportunity represents more than 20,000 acres of hazelnut production.
Kingston Economic DevelopmentQueen's Office of Partnerships and Innovation , and  Frontenac Economic Development  would like to invite you to participate in this evening session to learn more about the attractive opportunity and also meet with members of Ontario Hazelnut Association and a Senior Agronomist from Ferrero Canada.
Measuring Up! Performance Measurement Resources for Economic Development
Registration Open

8:30am to 4:30pm, 
Thursday, November 16th, in Kingston

The  Economic Developers Council of Ontario  is pleased to announce this new workshop series, presented in partnership with the  Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. 
Performance Measurement is the process of monitoring, measuring, assessing and reporting on the progress that a plan, such as an economic development plan is making towards the desired outcomes.
Economic Development Summit 2017
Registration Open

8:30am to 3:00pm, 
Friday, November 17th, in Kemptville

The Leeds Grenville Economic Development Office, in partnership with Gord Brown, M.P., Steve Clark, M.P.P., the 1000 Islands Region 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.

Opportunities for Local Bio-Heat Production: Transitioning from Fossil Fuels to Forests Workshop
This Workshop is Free

8:30am to 5:00pm, 
Wednesday, November 29th, in Pembroke

This workshop will provide participants with meaningful information to allow for enhanced decision-making regarding the use of wood biofuels for heating purposes. Emphasis will be on residential, community, and small industrial applications. 

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Xplornet Celebrates Official Opening of New Office in Cornwall

Xplornet has  officially opened its new contact centre in the Historic Cotton Mill District.
"We are delighted to celebrate the official opening of what we view as an exciting new part of our company. We envision a bright future for Xplornet in Cornwall in the years ahead," said Allison Lenehan, President and CEO, Xplornet Communications Inc.. "We think Cornwall and the surrounding areas in Eastern Ontario are representative of our customers and ultimately, of rural Canada itself."

And More Good News from Cornwall...

Cornwall companies, Walmart Logistics, Olymel, Morbern and Atelka are all looking for workers. 

New Video Series Showcasing Local Craft Brewers

The Food and Beverage (FAB) Region partners are pleased to announce a new video series showcasing four craft brewers in their region - 555 Brewing Co., Bancroft Brewing Co., The Napanee Beer Company and Wolfe Island Spring Craft Brewery.  The videos may be viewed at   The goal of the video series is to raise awareness of the FAB Region through profiling some emerging craft breweries. 

Application for ICCI 2018-Deadline Extended

As of, September 6, 2017, the Invest Canada-Community Initiatives (ICCI) component of the Global Markets Support Program will be accepting applications from Canadian communities seeking financial support for their foreign direct investment initiatives for 2018.

Applications must be submitted before 15:00 Ottawa time (Eastern Daylight Time), on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Communities must submit the final draft of their application by the deadline to be considered for funding. 

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The Lindsay Paper Box Co. Ltd.

The Lindsay Paper Box Co. Proves That Independence Has its Own Rewards

In a corporate climate that is increasingly dominated by giant corporations gobbling up their smaller competitors, The Lindsay Paper Box Co. Ltd. stands apart as a successful, independent family oriented business that can still compete with the 'big boys' by offering specialized products and superior service to clients throughout North America.

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