Orillia CDC survey finds hundreds of new jobs created

RELEASED: June 17, 2016 The region’s business climate is generally positive with some sectors reporting growth, according to a survey focusing on business retention and expansion. Within the 160 businesses surveyed by the Orillia Community Development Corporation and regional partners, 444 new jobs have been created in Ontario’s Lake Country in the last three years.…

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Driverseat hits the road in Orillia

Andy Moore, an entrepreneur at heart weary of working for someone else, decided to put himself in the driver’s seat. Literally. With financial assistance from the Orillia Area Community Development Corporation (CDC), the local resident recently opened a Driverseat franchise. “It’s a great concept,” Moore said of Driverseat. “You’re helping people and you’re keeping the…

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Canada 150: Community Infrastructure Program

The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) is now accepting applications through Intake Two of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) in southern Ontario. In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, CIP 150 supports the renovation, expansion or improvement of existing community infrastructure, including projects that support the Government’s…

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Business one to watch for 20 years

  Located at 106 Mississaga St. E. in a beautiful old building built in 1881, Perfect Timing transports you back to yesteryear with its brick walls, fireplace, wing-back chairs, and countless antiques – mainly clocks. Kind and approachable shop owners Rick and Aime Brownbill welcomed me in, and showed me what they were currently working…

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PLAN to HIRE

ATTENTION EMPLOYERS Please take 3-5 minutes to fill out this online survey from The Restigouche Community Business Development Corporation (CBDC) who are working to increase the employment rate for persons with disabilities in small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) in rural Canada. Once completed you can enter a draw for a trip (of your choice)…

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