Leeds Grenville
Economic Development eNews | August 11, 2015
Business Profile

The top feature photo shows Greg in his workshop. Unless specified by the customer, he uses only mortise and tenon joinery. 

Two pieces of his handcrafted works are shown in the inset photos. Greg creates tables, benches, chairs and much more. He and his family like the area, and being located close to the the United States and Highway 401 in Augusta Township helps business.

Eco fine Aultman Furniture proves there is a market for reclaimed wood 
Greg Aultman knows how to turn new and reclaimed lumber from local Canadian resources into sturdy, attractive and unique pieces of furniture.

Aultman Furniture - The Green Woodworkers! is located in Maitland and has been in operation for five years. Greg and his wife Nathalie decided to start the home-based business and feel this area is well suited for their services.They have been happy with their progress as the business continues to grow.

"I have access to good quality lumber at a good price," Greg says, noting there are three private mills in this region. He also works with salvaged lumber.There are many old barns coming down in the region so that means access to reclaimed wood. 

"I do think there's potential for growth in this area because of the lumber I use. Reduce, reuse and recycle - it's becoming more popular and that's good for my business." Greg spends time with his customers helping design original pieces. Your favourite piece of wood can be transformed.

His products are being sold in several eco (green) stores and he's sold items to clients as far away as Germany. Greg recently finalized a contract with Modavanti, a large online store providing eco fashion and home items. 

You will also see Greg displaying his furniture at area farmers' markets and fairs, including the Brockville Farmers' Market, the Merrickville Goes Green Eco Fair and the upcoming Spencerville Fair. 

Learn more about Greg's one-of-a-kind furniture and other products by visiting his website. 
Great Waterway AGM in September
RTO 9 The Great Waterway is hosting its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, September 15, from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Malting Tower, Tett Centre in Kingston. The deadline for registration is September 4. Spread the word with your tourism partners!

The Great Waterway will fill four seats on its board of directors at the meeting. Applications to run for election should be received by August 19. Seats on the board are available for the following destinations: Gananoque, Kingston, Loand O' Lakes and Cornwall and the Counties. 

Economic Development Summit

The award recognizes Leeds Grenville residents who, through volunteerism, have helped improve the region's economy.
Nomination forms now available 
for the Bill Thake Economic Development Leadership Award
Nominations are now being accepted for the
Bill Thake Economic Development Leadership Award. The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 25.

Each year the award is presented to an individual volunteer who has shown outstanding commitment to economic development resulting in the growth and vitality of the Leeds Grenville region. The individual may be involved with local Economic Development Committees, Chambers of Commerce and Industry Associations or other economic development activities.

Save the date:
The winner will be announced at the annual 
Leeds Grenville Economic Development Summit on Friday, November 20th at the North Grenville Municipal Centre.

Nomination forms are now available on the Counties website. For more information contact Deanna Clark at 613-342-3840, ext. 5360.