CFOA Spring Grant Applications Available!

Spring Grant Applications Available from the Community Foundation of Orillia & Area If you are a registered charitable organization serving Orillia and/or the surrounding area, you may be eligible for funding from the Community Foundation of Orillia and Area. The Foundation is accepting grant applications until Thursday April 18, 2019 at 3:00 pm for the…

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Orillia’s female entrepreneurs at the forefront of change

Orillia is ahead of the pack as Canada looks to foster female entrepreneurs. As part of budget 2018, the federal government created the $20 million Women Entrepreneurship Fund, providing non-repayable contribution funding to female entrepreneurs. Across the country, women own fewer than 16 per cent of businesses, states Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. That…

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Local businesses celebrated by chamber of commerce

Local businesses & individuals that go the extra mile were recognized for their accomplishments Thursday. The annual Orillia District Chamber of Commerce Business Achievement Awards were handed out at the Hawk Ridge Golf and Country Club. While 30 awards were presented, chamber president Dean Beers gave a shout-out to all businesses that contribute to the…

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FedDev Ontario Announces New Funding and Dedicated Rural Support for a Stronger Southern Ontario

News release Over $1 billion to fuel economic growth in urban and rural areas of Canada’s most populous region February 27, 2019 – Vars, Ontario Canada’s ability to remain competitive in the fast-paced and increasingly global economy is closely tied to the strength of southern Ontario’s economy. The Government of Canada is ensuring businesses, organizations and communities…

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5th Annual Explore the Trades Event

The OMA and ODCA, in a continued response to help build the local skilled trades’ workforce have partnered with Orillia Area Secondary Schools to organize the 5th Annual Explore the Trades Event. The trade show style event is being held on March 19, 2019 at Twin Lakes Secondary School. This event provides an opportunity for…

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How this 31-year-old’s business rakes in $100K a year removing gum

Meades Restoration is 1 of 16 2018 Community Capacity Building Fund grant recipients. Andrew Meades, owner of commercial cleaning company Meades Restoration, Image courtesy of Andrew Meades/Meades Restoration This is the first instalment of BNN Bloomberg’s five-part series on odd jobs and the Canadians who work them. Gum removal might not be the most glamorous…

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