Success Story: Up and running

RELEASED: Monday, March 28, 2016 Retired and restless, but full of energy and enthusiasm, Shirley and Rene Cormier decided to become entrepreneurs at an age when many of their vintage are content to put their feet up and relax. “I just need to do something, to keep busy, so I decided to open my own…

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Tourism Asset Mapping Project Surveys

The Orillia Area Community Development Corp. (CDC), in partnership with Ontario’s Lake Country, the Regional Tourism Organization 7, Tourism Simcoe County, the Townships of Oro-Medonte, Severn, Ramara, the City of Orillia, and the Chippewas of Rama First Nations is undertaking a Tourism Asset Mapping (TAM) Project. The TAM project will identify positive tourism assets available…

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Strengthening Tourism Sector through Research

Released: March 11, 2016 ORILLIA – In an effort to strengthen the Orillia and area tourism sector, a new research project is compiling an inventory of positive tourism assets available for development and promotion in Ontario’s Lake Country. The study, which will be completed by June, will also identify tourism opportunities in the region for…

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Bolen sets up shop in Orillia with CDC’s help

RELEASED: Thursday, February 25, 2016   For almost a decade, Amanda Bolen has been working her way to the top of her field in massage therapy and all its modalities. As a young and driven female entrepreneur, she has always dreamed of owning and operating her own clinic, and when her client base began to…

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