Operate a Business Locally? What’s Your Opinion?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCTOBER 20, 2015 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, led by the Orillia Area CDC. After a successful BR+E study was completed by the City of…

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CALL TO ARTISTS

The Orillia Area Community Development Corporation (CDC) would like to open their office walls to Orillia & area artists, and invite them to display selected works of art. The CDC office is located in the heart of the Peter Street Arts District and is home to multiple organizations: Ontario’s Lake Country, Orillia Sport Council, Skills…

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Orillia CDC hosting provincial conference

RELEASED: September 10, 2015 The Ontario Association of Community Futures Development Corporations will hold its 22nd annual provincial conference Sept. 14 to 16 at Casino Rama. Hosting this year’s conference is the Orillia Area Community Development Corporation (CDC). “We are delighted to be working with Wendy Timpano and the staff and board at the Orillia…

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Grant Application Available from the CDC

  MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, August 26th 2015 Grant Application Available from the CDC The Orillia Area Community Development Corp. (CDC) is now 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…

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Go Green. Grow Strong.

  Skills for the Green Economy has developed a green business newsletter to share resources to help businesses go green, and showcase organizations that have. In this inaugural issue, the Go Green. Grow Strong. newsletter explains the business case for energy efficiency, and gives information on incentive programs for retrofits and upgrades. We’ve also provided who…

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Big ideas sprout at Simcoe County camp

RELEASED: July 23, 2015 The inaugural Simcoe County Sprout Ideas Camp was held recently at Bear Creek Secondary School in Barrie. Offered through TakingITGlobal, the week-long social innovation camp enabled local high-school students to learn about social issues and create social enterprises to help alleviate them. Throughout the week, Georgian College's Centre for Social Entrepreneurship,…

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