Jenna and Sean take over Georgian Chocolate Co.

A passion for art and years of experience in the hospitality business came together in the form of Georgian Chocolate Co. for Jenna Green and Sean Carter. The couple was in the market looking for a local business that would fit their vision of supporting local, and that’s when they met the previous owner of…

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CDC hires Client Services Officer

The Orillia Area Community Development Corp. (CDC) is pleased to announce the selection of John Sloan as the new Client Services Officer of the CDC. John has held senior positions in operations, business development and human resources. Through his own consulting company, he has helped clients with business planning, operations due diligence, post-merger integration project…

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Orillia wins international attention for business retention work

NEWS RELEASE COUNTY OF SIMCOE ************************* Area partners, including the County of Simcoe, the cities of Barrie and Orillia, Grey County, Bruce County, Georgian College, Nottawasaga Futures Community Development Corporation and South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre, have been recognized by Business Retention and Expansion International (BREI) as the 2019 winner of the Multi-Community…

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Glamping and experiences key to boosting local tourism

‘It’s in the experiences, not products,’ consultant says; Glamping, waterfront restaurant, family entertainment centre identified as top opportunities for region. Glamping, anyone? The trend of “glamorous camping” is one of many ways the region can attract more tourists, a group heard during a meeting Tuesday at the Best Western Plus Mariposa Inn and Conference Centre.…

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