Leeds Grenville
Economic Development eNews  |  February 24, 2015

North Grenville receives EDCO award
The Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) recognized excellence in economic development at its Conference and Awards Gala February 12th in Hamilton. The Gala attracted about 400 industry leaders to celebrate and recognize the contributions of their peers. 

The Municipality of North Grenville, and their partners including the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, the Kemptville College Renewal Task Force, the Kemptville College Foundation and McSweeney & Associates, were recognized for their collaborative efforts in the preparation of a report titled "Proposal to Establish the Kemptville Centre for Rural Advancement". The report was also a finalist for the Ontario Lieutenant Governor's Award for Marketing Excellence. Read the media release.

Top feature photo: From left to right, EDCO 2014 President Paul Finley, Eric McSweeney of McSweeney and Associates, Brian Carr, CAO of North Grenville, Ann Weir, Manager Leeds Grenville Economic Development, and Forbes Symon, Director of Planning and Development for North Grenville.

Have a say in connectivity 
in the eastern Ontario region
The Eastern Ontario Regional Broadband Network (EORN) is seeking applications from the public to serve on its board of directors. Eastern Ontario residents with an interest in the economic and technological advancement of Eastern Ontario are encouraged to apply.

Deadline to apply: Friday, March 6, 2015, 4 p.m.

Interested individuals should visit the EORN website for information. Applicants may forward a cover letter and resume via email to Lisa Severson, lseverson@eorn.ca
Upcoming Events

Photographer Michelle Valberg
Make It Happen event celebrates International Women's Day 
and local female entrepreneurs
The 4th Annual Women's Entrepreneurship Dinner celebrating International Women's Day is on Thursday, March 5 at the Brockville Memorial Civic Centre. 

The Leeds and Grenville Small Business Centre Life-time Achievement Award and the Brockville Women in Business (BWB) Sue MacLaurin Leadership Award will be presented. 

The guest speaker is Michelle Valberg, a wildlife and adventure photographer, business owner and philanthropist.

Doors open for the BWB Spring Showcase at 4 p.m. Dinner is at 6 p.m. To register call the Enterprise Centre at 613-342-8772, ext. 471 or email jjohnston@brockville.com  
Workshops and Seminars
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.
Saturday, February 28
10:30 a.m. to noon
1000 Islands Mall Community Room, Brockville

The Honourable Dr. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, MP for Simcoe-Grey, will make a presentation followed by a roundtable discussion. To register contact Leeds-Grenville MP Gord Brown's office or for information click on the highlighted title above.
Tuesday, March 10
9 a.m. to noon
North Grenville Municipal Centre. Kemptville

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, March 11
6-8:30 p.m.
Grenville Mutual Insurance Community Room, 380 Colonnade Drive, Kemptville

The "Up your game in service delivery" event is hosted by the Business Retention and Expansion Alliance (BR+E) and presented by CSE Consulting. To register or to learn more about this seminar series go to the North Grenville Business website.
Friday, February 27 and Friday, March 27
GCFDC boardroom, 
197 Water Street, #405, Prescott

Grenville Community Futures Development Corporation is hosting Launch Lab's Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIRs) monthly to meet with new clients in the Grenville area. Appointments are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. To book an appointment contact eodp@grenvillecfdc.com or call
613-925-4275, ext. 27