A lifeline to local business

By Randy Lucenti The Orillia Area Community Development Corporation (CDC) has been an integral part of the business landscape in Simcoe County for the past 31 years, assisting more than 40,000 businesses. The CDC is a federally (Industry Canada) supported not-for-profit organization, working with community partners to develop and sustain the local economy through business…

Passport to Nature was a wild journey

Over the past seven months, the Couchiching Conservancy has been inviting people to visit our properties on guided hikes, bike rides, water events and walks. The seasons have changed, friendships were made a nd somehow the months have pleasantly flown by with the Passport to Nature series. It has now completed for the year, and…

Orillia CDC launches business study

Orillia’s Community Development Corp. has launched a study on the local economy, with interviews planned for about 200 business owners/managers. “Over the next few months, almost 200 community businesses will be provided the opportunity to voice their opinions about the local economy through a regional Business Retention + Expansion (BR+E) Research Project,” the CDC noted…

CALL TO ARTISTS

The Orillia Area Community Development Corporation (CDC) would like to open their office walls to Orillia & area artists, and invite them to display selected works of art. The CDC office is located in the heart of the Peter Street Arts District and is home to multiple organizations: Ontario’s Lake Country, Orillia Sport Council, Skills…

Orillia CDC hosting provincial conference

RELEASED: September 10, 2015 The Ontario Association of Community Futures Development Corporations will hold its 22nd annual provincial conference Sept. 14 to 16 at Casino Rama. Hosting this year’s conference is the Orillia Area Community Development Corporation (CDC). “We are delighted to be working with Wendy Timpano and the staff and board at the Orillia…

Grant Application Available from the CDC

  MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, August 26th 2015 Grant Application Available from the CDC The Orillia Area 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…