Jockeying for success is an art form

Up-and-coming businesses hoping to garner words of wisdom from already-established enterprises and a famed Canadian jockey hit Casino Rama Thursday. “It’s all about finding your success strategy,” said Wendy Timpano, general manager of the Community Development Corporation, which held the day-long session geared towards helping businesses reach a higher level. “This gives an opportunity for…

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Succession planning another specialty of local CDC

Celebrating her 15th year in the printing industry, Carey Frantz is ready to take over the business her father first purchased in 2001. Impression House, located at 44 Mississaga St. W., takes care of all of your graphic design, binding, copying, printing, and promotional needs. As owner Bob Frantz nears his retirement, Carey decided to…

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CDC accepting grant applications

The Orillia Area Community Development Corporation (CDC) is 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 both for-profit businesses and non-profit organizations/social enterprises. The intent of the funding is to strengthen communities by…

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Positive impressions

RELEASED: June 24, 2016 Businesses throughout the region have created 444 new jobs over the past three years, with plans to hire another 236 over the next 18 months, a new survey suggests. Completed earlier this year by the Orillia Area Community Development Corporation (CDC) along with several regional partners, the retention and expansion study…

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