Loans can help businesses go green

Business owners looking for energy savings can find support in local organizations. Through Orillia Power’s Save on Energy program, business owners can apply for up to 70% in financial incentives to go toward energy-efficient lighting, heating, cooling and other initiatives. “At times, businesses are unable to afford the remaining cost, putting a stop to their…

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Canada 150 Grants now open for applications!

New Community Fund for Canada’s 150th builds community, inspires understanding, and encourages participation for the sesquicentennial! A collaboration for Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation is bringing people and places together to build community and activate a groundswell of local initiatives, activities and events. The Community Fund for Canada’s 150th is an effort led by Community…

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FREE 2017 Chamber membership for Young Entrepreneurs!

The Orillia District Chamber of Commerce is offering important support for young entrepreneurs in our local economy! At this stage, the program is a work in progress. But …already they have committed to offering FREE 2017 Chamber memberships to all new business owners under the age of 30. They will match young entrepreneurs with more…

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Christmas Holiday Hours

The CDC staff & volunteers would like to wish you and your family a safe & happy holiday season! Our office will be closed at 1:00 pm on Friday, December 23 and will reopen on Tuesday, January 3 at 9:00 am.

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Uke-a-Ladies work to bring music to kids

  The moment Sherry McKinnon and Gayle Wells met they knew they would be friends—but they never imagined they would begin Hummin’ & Strummin’ Music Company together. Gayle, in search of a new career, had just moved to Orillia with her family after 20 years in corporate sales. With a strong background in music she…

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Activity Review Video CONTEST!

Casino Rama Resort SPA GIVEAWAY CONTEST!! December 12 – 22 SHARE our Activity Review video & LIKE OUR PAGE to qualify! (Applies to Facebook only) www.facebook.com/OrilliaAreaCDC/ PRIZE PACK INCLUDES: Mini Manicure Enjoy a detail oriented treat for your hands that includes soak, shape and cuticle clean up with a hand lotion and polish application. Mini…

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