Leeds Grenville
Economic Development eNews  |  August 6, 2014
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Community Investment
Fun in the sun,
on the Parkway
The park's attractions are two sandy beaches and a new playground structure. 
Brown's Bay offers beach chair and canoe rentals. There is a snack bar and the park has upgraded washrooms.
August is appreciation month 
at riverside Brown's Bay Beach 
The St. Lawrence Parks Commission has invested more than $100,000 into Brown's Bay Beach and Picnic Area. To celebrate, the Commission has launched an initiative to recognize the support of local residents. For the entire month of August, any weekday visitor (Monday through Friday) to Brown's Bay on the 1000 Islands Parkway will enjoy a $5 per car admission regardless of the number of occupants, as well as free admission for walk-ins and cyclists. 
Major improvements at the park include beach remediation and a new playground structure. 
Win FREE weekday admission! The first 20 readers to reply to this email will win a ticket for one carload of passengers. 
Workshops and Seminars
Classifying goods for entry into the United States
Business owners planning on or already shipping goods to the United States can learn more about customs compliance to improve efficiency at a networking breakfast and seminar on Wednesday, September 24, at the Brockville Holiday Inn from 7:45 a.m. to 12 noon.
Learn more about the Harmonized Tariff System (HTS), the Tariff Schedule (HTSUS), general rules of interpretation, technical specifications, structure and classification tools.
Debbie Walker, Director of Community Export Development with the the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment, is a guest speaker. The seminar is being hosted by the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, the City of Brockville, the 1000 Islands Community Futures Development Corporation and the Province of Ontario.
Register with Stephanie Dunbar at 613-342-8772 ext. 430 or sdunbar@brockville.com.
For more information visit the Leeds Grenville Workshops & Seminars webpage.
Stay ahead of consumer trends
Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) Vice-President Pierre Cléroux is the keynote speaker of the Change is on the Horizon event in Kemptville on Wednesday, September 24, 6:00-8:30 p.m. at the North Grenville Municipal Centre.  
Cléroux will reveal the latest research findings on game-changing consumer trends to help entrepreneurs grow their business.
Forbes Symon, North Grenville's Director of Planning and Development, will give the inside scoop on local growth. The North Grenville BR&E Alliance, which is hosting this event along with the BDC and the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, will also be releasing its 2014-15 Seminar Series dates.
To register and learn more about this event visit the North Grenville Business Retention and Expansion Alliance website.
Voice of experience
Pierre Cléroux: VP of Research and Chief Economist with BDC.
Economic Development Office
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Leeds Grenville