CDC accepting grant applications

The Orillia Area Community Development Corporation (CDC) is accepting grant applications for the Community Capacity Building Fund. The CDC has $20,000 to invest in projects and would like to maximize impact by funding a variety of projects in both for-profit businesses and non-profit organizations/social enterprises. The intent of the funding is to strengthen communities by…

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Positive impressions

RELEASED: June 24, 2016 Businesses throughout the region have created 444 new jobs over the past three years, with plans to hire another 236 over the next 18 months, a new survey suggests. Completed earlier this year by the Orillia Area Community Development Corporation (CDC) along with several regional partners, the retention and expansion study…

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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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