Leeds Grenville
The 156th Leeds and Grenville Battalion on Main Street in Elgin a century ago
Economic Development eNews  |  November 11, 2014
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Economic Development Summit
Business owner Dave Kouri, at left at the controls of one of his helicopters, is one of our panelists.
Business moves that are paying off
Want to learn more about key decisions local business leaders are making? Join our panel in their discussion on Friday, November 21st, at the Leeds Grenville Economic Development Summit.
One of our panelists in Making the Right Moves segment is Dave Kouri, who moved his helicopter tour business from Kingston to just north of Gananoque. Tours over the 1000 Islands have proved very popular this year from their new location in the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands, Mr. Kouri says.
The deadline is Friday, November 14.
Summit tickets are $22. the event is being held at the North Grenville Municipal Centre.

United Counties commemorate
the 156th Leeds Grenville Battalion
Warden Ron Holman has presented the Counties with a framed inscription recognizing the 156th Leeds and Grenville Battalion  (photo above), a unit established 100 years ago when the First World War erupted. The plaque lists the names of the 105 soldiers who gave their lives on battlefields in France and Belgium.

Hundreds of area residents went to Leeds Grenville recruitment centres to enlist in the fall of 1914. A unit of 28 officers and 778 other ranks joined the war in 1916. Most became part of the Eastern Ontario Regiment and saw action in Flanders, Ypres, Vimy Ridge, Arleux and Passchendaele, to name a few.

United Counties of Leeds and Grenville CAO Andy Brown accepts the plaque from Warden Ron Holman at the Warden's Banquet.
The centre could meet future labour force needs in business and agriculture.
Centre for Rural Advancement
being proposed for Kemptville
A report tabled at a North Grenville council meeting in October is recommending the creation of the Kemptville Centre for Rural Advancement.
Task Force Chair Marty Derks said the proposal will ensure that skills development programs at the new centre will be focused on the current and future needs of eastern Ontario employers. 
"This report is tremendous and it paints a very exciting future for Kemptville College and its continuation as a regional institution for post secondary education, training and skills development," North Grenville Mayor Dave Gordon said.
To download the full report and learn more go to the Kemptville College Renewal Task Force website.
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Festivals and Events Ontario (FEO) is producing its 2015 edition in partnership with the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC). Submit your events before December 12, 2014. This is a publication with a 12-month shelf life. Your events should be submitted to both the FEO and OTMPC websites at www.festivalsandeventsontario.ca and www.tourismpartners.com

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Wednesday, November 19
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Monday, November 24-25
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