Holiday Wishes from The CDC

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 22 and will reopen on Tuesday, January 2 at 9:00 am. See you in 2018!

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Are you a business in Downtown Orillia?

Annual Downtown Orillia Business Survey This month, the City of Orillia Economic Development Department will undertake the annual Downtown Business Survey. This five minute survey is an important tool used by the City or Orillia and Downtown Orillia Management Board to track progress, guide programming and encourage more people to work and live in the downtown core.…

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Small Business Innovation Challenge (SBIC) Information Session

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) would like to hold an information session about the Small Business Innovation Challenge (SBIC) and the upcoming Problem Areas seeking Innovative Solutions to specific challenges at a proposed information event in Orillia. In an effort to give companies across Central Ontario access to information about SBIC, this is a…

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Manufacturing Labour Market Study – Survey Launch

The County of Simcoe, Georgian College, and community partners are keen to support our local manufacturing sector. They’ve heard from manufacturers that labour issues are the top priority. Now they need your help to develop practical support solutions. Please let them know what can be done to help with your labour concerns! • This survey…

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Giving both youths and businesses a leg up

Owner Dean Beers (left), with staff Jessica Wiles (centre), and Wes Bennett (right).   Many youth hunting for a job find themselves in a vicious circle: An employer wants to hire someone with experience, but many are wary of providing a youth with that valuable experience. “We have heard this message loud and clear from…

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Digital concerns demystified

Establishing a bigger social media presence can be intimidating for some smaller businesses. But that doesn’t have to be the case, according to digital content creator Marc Smith. “On the surface, it’s very simple really,” said Smith, the founder of 30 Day Adventures, who served as a keynote speaker during a lunch and learn symposium…

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