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Economic Development eNews  |  October 15, 2014
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Celebrating Business
Honoured by Township

 Top feature photo: Overlooking the first tee,

Glenn Singleton, GM of the Brockville Country Club, and volunteer Jack Kenny, left, accepted a plaque from township officials at the recent business luncheon. Kenny has put together a commemorative book on the club.

Brockville Country Club is 100
Elizabethtown-Kitley Council and the Township's Economic Development Committee recognized the Brockville Country Club's century in business in the township at their 2014 Business Luncheon October 2.
"There's not many businesses that can make that claim," Committee Chair Jim Miller said during the event. Mayor Jim Pickard and Mr. Miller presented the plaque to club officials. BCC was incorporated on January 24, 1914. Various centennial events have been held this year.
To learn more about the club and its history visit the
Winners Darcy and Susan Alkerton, at left, are shown with nominees Brandon Garnier,centre representing Eric and Shannon Jansen of Crossings Road and Trail, and VTF's Oliver Crate, second from right, along with Reeve Mel Campbell, third from left, Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark, third fromright, and Economic Development and Tourism Committee chairman Doug Malanka, right.The event was held at the Grenville Snowmobile Club near Maynard.
Augusta Business of the Year is Nuisance Wildlife Control Inc.
Nuisance Wildlife Control Inc. is this year's Township of Augusta Business of the Year. Owners Darcy and Sue Alkerton received the award at the October 10 luncheon hosted by Council and the Economic Development and Tourism Committee. The family-owned business opened in 1997, employs 19 people throughout Ontario and recently expanded into Milton. Sons Matt and Cory Alkerton are involved in the business. The operation offers services to regional and municipal governments, commercial business and other individual clients. Learn more on their company Facebook page.

Nominees in the spotlight were Roebuck's Vacuum Thermal Forming (VTF), owned by Oliver Crate, and Crossings Road and Trail, owned by Eric and Shannon Jansen. Vacuum Thermal Forming has been in business 18 years manufacturing custom plastic products with prototype development. Crossings sells and services a large selection of off-road vehicles, snowmobiles and tractors.
Regional Marketing
On location in Rockport

Joseph Rosendo, centre, is host of the Emmy Award winning travel series said to reach 286-million TV viewers.
PBS's Travelscope features
1000 Islands and Rideau Canal
Popular TV travel show host Joseph Rosendo says he was looking at six unique Ontario locations to feature in his upcoming series and decided the 1000 Islands and Rideau Canal region should be included.

"This area has a lot of treasures and island traditions and people here are connected by their love of this place. It's real and as a tourist you feel it," Rosendo noted while filming here earlier this month.
The visit was co-ordinated by the Thousand Islands Accommodations Partnership in partnership with The Great Waterway, the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation, 1000 Islands International Tourism Council and the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville. Learn more about the show by visiting the Travelscope website. Travelscope plans to air the segment a thousand times over a three-year period beginning in the spring of 2015.
Future of Kemptville College Campus public meeting
Provincially-appointed facilitator the Honorable Lyle Vanclief is inviting comments and suggestions at a public meeting on Tuesday, October 21, 7 p.m. at the W.B. George Centre on the Kemptville Campus.
Attention agriculture producers: provide input with a survey
The Kemptville College Renewal Task Force, in partnership with the Municipality of North Grenville, needs assistance from you to identify current education, training and skills development as well as research and development and diagnostic/lab support needs. Add your voice by visiting this link and completing the survey by Monday, October 20, 2014.
Economic Development Summit
The Leeds Grenville Economic Development Office, in partnership with Gord Brown, M.P., Steve Clark, M.P.P., the 1000 Islands Region Workforce Development Board and the 1000 Islands, Grenville and Valley Heartland Community Futures Development Corporations would like to invite you to a day focused on Economic Development and Leadership.
Date:Friday, November 21, 2014
Registration: 8:30 am, Schedule: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location:North Grenville Municipal Centre
285 County Road 44, Kemptville, Ontario
$22.00 (including HST)
Includes light breakfast, lunch, and snacks.
Advance payment is required.
Registration deadline: Friday, November 14, 2014
Please visit for details and registration.
Seminars and Workshops
Tuesday, October 23
8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Brockville
Financial Awareness and Stability Hosted by the North Grenville BR&E Alliance
Wednesday, November 19
6-8:30 p.m.,Kemptville
Small Business Day October 23
Small Business Week is being celebrated with a free day of workshops at the Firehall Theatre, 185 South Street, Gananoque. Space is limited so register by this Friday, October 17. View the Small Business Day flyer and register at:
The day gets underway at 8 a.m. with a networking breakfast, lunch and workshops. Sponsoring partners include 1000 Islands Chamber of Commerce, Keys Job Centre, Gananoque BIA, 1000 Islands Community Development Corporation, 1000 Islands Region Workforce Development Board, TD Bank, 1000 Islands Playhouse, Gananoque Public Library and the Town of Gananoque.
Economic Development Office
32 Wall Street, Suite 300, Brockville, ON Canada, K6V 4R9
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Leeds Grenville