Leeds Grenville
Economic Development eNews  |  February 10, 2015
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Local brothers with a new spin on a bin
are successful on CBC's Dragon's Den
Jackson and Morgan Wyatt, who grew up in Brockville, have successfully pitched their product Greenlid on Dragon's Den, a CBC show that aired on February 4.

All five Dragon's Den investors were interested. The brothers, who co-founded the company, accepted an offer from Den panelists David Chilton and Arlene Dickinson, who purchased a 20% equity in the product and invested $85,000. 

The household composting bin was created by the brothers and is made from recycled paper. It eliminates the need to rinse out organic waste bins because the Greenlid bins are themselves compostable. To learn more visit their website. The Wyatt brothers now live in Toronto.

Top feature photo: Jackson Wyatt, left and his brother Morgan, right, are shown with David Chilton of Dragon's Den. (Submitted photo)  Above, a close-up of the product.
Women in business are being asked for input at upcoming roundtable
Leeds Grenville women in business are being asked for their input at an upcoming event hosted by Gord Brown, Member of Parliament for Leeds-Grenville.

The Honourable Dr. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister for the Status of Women, is the featured speaker at the Minister's Roundtable on Women Entrepreneurs. 

The roundtable is being held on Saturday, February 28, from 10:30 a.m. until noon in the Community Room at the 1000 Islands Mall, 2399 Parkedale Avenue in Brockville.

For more information or to register email MP Brown at gord.brown@parl.gc.ca  or call 613-992-8756. 

The Honourable Dr. Kellie Leitch will speak at the event.
Province addresses recommendations for Kemptville Campus

The Province announced on January 30th it will address recommendations for the Kemptville and Alfred Campuses. 

An Ontario government release stated it will work with the Municipality of North Grenville to ensure the campus remains a positive economic asset in the region. To learn more see the media release on the ministry's website.
Workshops and Seminars

Stephen Beamish, right, and Scott Runte, centre, talk with small business owner Susan Boisvert after the workshop.
Good turnout for sales marketing workshop
Sales, Marketing and Your Business presented by Launch Lab The Innovation Centre leaders Steve Beamish and Scott Runte attracted 24 area entrepreneurs and small business owners at Prescott Town Hall on February 4. 

The presentation, hosted by the Grenville Community Futures Development Corporation, provided tips on how to drive sales and market your business on a limited budget. 

You can view the Launch lab Power Point presentation on our leedsgrenville.com website events page.
Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 26, 
4-7 p.m. 
Prescott Town Hall, 2nd floor

Free networking event with government organizations to help you find resources for starting or growing your business. Presented by Canada Business Ontario in partnership with Grenville Community Futures Development Corporation. Learn more by clicking on the highlighted title above. Registration is required.

Tuesday, March 10, 
9 a.m. to noon
North Grenville Municipal Centre.

Free interactive workshop for municipal councillors, staff and volunteers on Community Economic Development, including the use of practical tools. Hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Click on the highlighted title for information. Registration is required.
Wednesday, February 25,
8:30 a.m. to noon
Employment and Education Centre, 105 Strowger Blvd., Brockville

Free community feedback event looking on attracting, welcoming and retaining immigrants. hosted by the Leeds and Grenville Immigration Partnership. Seating is limited. Click on the highlighted title above for more information and for registration details.