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,…

Read more

Orillia Area CDC helps inspection business off the ground

RELEASED: July 9, 2015 As the stressful commute to Toronto began to take its toll, Ray McGill decided there was a better way to make a living. With more than a quarter-century of experience in the fire-alarm industry and a desire to run his own business, he struck out on his own, opening RMcGill Inspections…

Read more

REGISTER TODAY! 2015 Lunch n’ Learn

FREE EVENT! Located in Casino Rama’s Silvernightingale Ballroom. 9:00 am – 10:00 am Registration & Networking 10:00 am – 2:30 pm Ignite Session A fun opportunity for you to watch local organizations compete to showcase something unique & interesting that they have succeeded in. This involves using 20 slides, and only 20 seconds per slide,…

Read more

Agency Helps Company Get Its Feet Wet

RELEASED: May 31, 2015 For almost 15 years, On the Water Designs, just north of Orillia, has been making waves in the custom-dock market. The company works in dock manufacturing, sales, accessories and installation. “We manufacture innovative aluminum docks — everything from pole docks to floating docks and tower docks,” said company general manager Brandon…

Read more

FedDev Ontario Accepting Applications!

The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) is now accepting applications for the new Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. The program supports the rehabilitation, renovation and expansion of existing community infrastructure, with the aim of creating a lasting legacy for the future as Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary. More than $44 million…

Read more