Uke-a-Ladies work to bring music to kids

  The moment Sherry McKinnon and Gayle Wells met they knew they would be friends—but they never imagined they would begin Hummin’ & Strummin’ Music Company together. Gayle, in search of a new career, had just moved to Orillia with her family after 20 years in corporate sales. With a strong background in music she…

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Activity Review Video CONTEST!

Casino Rama Resort SPA GIVEAWAY CONTEST!! December 12 – 22 SHARE our Activity Review video & LIKE OUR PAGE to qualify! (Applies to Facebook only) www.facebook.com/OrilliaAreaCDC/ PRIZE PACK INCLUDES: Mini Manicure Enjoy a detail oriented treat for your hands that includes soak, shape and cuticle clean up with a hand lotion and polish application. Mini…

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The Kitchen Garden Farm is the brainchild of Greg Simms, pictured here with his family.

CDC Success Story: Finding peace through organic farming

After nine years of dedication, Greg Simms’ career as a professional firefighter began to exact its toll on his health. Greg found a sanctuary in his small garden while facing his health challenges, and that’s where he found peace and healing and discovered his passion for organic farming. “I love to work with my hands…

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CDC a federally-funded non-profit organization

RELEASED: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Many of us are familiar with at least some of the organizations in our city that focus on helping those in need. Whether it is housing, mental health, employment, education or any other necessity, Orillia has a strong network of resources and people willing to improve life and vibrancy in…

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CDC Grant DEADLINE October 20

The 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 supporting projects…

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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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