The CDC’s Report to Community

The Orillia Area Community Development Corp. (CDC) has released its annual report to the community and it showcases the invaluable and unconventional resources that local business owners, entrepreneurs and the community can access.   With financial support from the Government of Canada, through the Federal Economic Development Agency of Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), the Orillia…

CDC Offers Business Loans at Prime Rate

While there is much less talk these days about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Community Development Corp. (CDC) recognizes that many businesses continue to feel the effects and, in some cases, are still trying to catch up. CDC also recognizes the challenge that rising interest rates are causing. That is why CDC has…

CDC Now Accepting Grant Applications!

The 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 both for-profit businesses and non-profit organizations/social enterprises. The intent of the funding is to strengthen our communities by…

Local BizLink Program Recognized with Provincial Award

Community Futures Ontario recognizes the BizLink Program as the Community Economic Development (CED) Project of the year. BizLink, a regional Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) program, connects new entrepreneurs with retiring business owners and supports them through successful business transitions, simultaneously developing successful entrepreneurs who create employment, maintain valuable goods and service offerings, and contribute…

Regional Event: Your Entrepreneurial Journey – Don’t Travel Alone

On April 5, 2023, BizLink and its four regional Community Futures offices hosted the event: Your Entrepreneurial Journey – Don’t Travel Alone. At this event, attendees learned how to build the right team of people, both within and outside their organization, to enhance their success. The event Included: Networking Adventure Sarah-Jane VandenBerg, Author, Speaker &…

The UPS Store

Meet the new owner of The UPS Store, Kevin Le, who moved to Canada and got connected in Orillia.   BizLink is a proven transition program and tool that offer confidentiality and anonymity in buying or selling a business. Bizlink is the only program that offers a business matching service as well as wrap-around support…