Early bird gets the entertainment worm

RELEASED: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 Getting involved paid off for Todd Shivers, owner of Lake Country Auto. Shivers was one of 92 business owners who volunteered early to be a part of the Orillia Area Community Development Corporation’s (CDC) Business Retention and Expansion (BR+E) survey. A draw was held among the early-bird participants for a…

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A lifeline to local business

By Randy Lucenti The Orillia Area Community Development Corporation (CDC) has been an integral part of the business landscape in Simcoe County for the past 31 years, assisting more than 40,000 businesses. The CDC is a federally (Industry Canada) supported not-for-profit organization, working with community partners to develop and sustain the local economy through business…

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Office closed for Remembrance Day

In recognition of the significance of Remembrance Day in honouring Canadian Veterans and those serving in the military currently, our office will be closed on Wednesday, November 11. We will return to our regular working hours on Thursday, November 12.

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Passport to Nature was a wild journey

Over the past seven months, the Couchiching Conservancy has been inviting people to visit our properties on guided hikes, bike rides, water events and walks. The seasons have changed, friendships were made a nd somehow the months have pleasantly flown by with the Passport to Nature series. It has now completed for the year, and…

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Orillia CDC launches business study

Orillia’s Community Development Corp. has launched a study on the local economy, with interviews planned for about 200 business owners/managers. “Over the next few months, almost 200 community businesses will be provided the opportunity to voice their opinions about the local economy through a regional Business Retention + Expansion (BR+E) Research Project,” the CDC noted…

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