Manufacturing Labour Market Study – Survey Launch

The County of Simcoe, Georgian College, and community partners are keen to support our local manufacturing sector. They’ve heard from manufacturers that labour issues are the top priority. Now they need your help to develop practical support solutions. Please let them know what can be done to help with your labour concerns! • This survey…

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Giving both youths and businesses a leg up

Owner Dean Beers (left), with staff Jessica Wiles (centre), and Wes Bennett (right).   Many youth hunting for a job find themselves in a vicious circle: An employer wants to hire someone with experience, but many are wary of providing a youth with that valuable experience. “We have heard this message loud and clear from…

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Digital concerns demystified

Establishing a bigger social media presence can be intimidating for some smaller businesses. But that doesn’t have to be the case, according to digital content creator Marc Smith. “On the surface, it’s very simple really,” said Smith, the founder of 30 Day Adventures, who served as a keynote speaker during a lunch and learn symposium…

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Built to succeed

Ryan Crolly, left, and Trevor Lamondin joined forces to create Complete Concrete Forming. With the help of a loan from the CDC, the duo started from scratch and have built a business with a rock-solid foundation that is growing at a rapid pace.   Building a business is a little like building a house: without…

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CDC Grant Open for Applications!

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 our communities by supporting projects that are incremental, address local needs and priorities and result in long term benefits including job…

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