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Posted Thursday, May 25, 2017

Food EntrepreneurOMAFRA is accepting registrations for this year's annual PROFIT Seminar. Are you a food entrepreneur who is ready to enter the US market or wants to investigate the potential in the US market?Have you already entered the US market but find the border a challenge? Or perhaps don't know how to engage more brokers or distributors?Maybe you want to help your employees get a better understanding of the US market and the processes involved in selling into the USA?If answered yes to any of these questions,...

Posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017

From left, Ian Bromley, Director of Economic Development, Jeff Pitcher, grant recipient, Susan Willsey, grant recipient, Coun. Ralph Cipolla, Ron Spencer, Downtown Orillia Management Board, Lisa Thomson-Roop, Downtown Orillia Management Board are pictured at the announcement of the second round of grants as part of the Downtown Tomorrow Community Improvement Plan Grant Program on May 24, 2017.Three additional projects in downtown Orillia received funding today as part of the City of Orillia’s Downtown Tomorrow Community Improvement Plan (DTCIP). Coun. Ralph Cipolla announced approximately $17,500 in funding as part of the second round of the DTCIP Grant Program, which launched in January 2017. The program includes financial incentives designed to stimulate development in the City’s core. “The Downtown Tomorrow Grant Program is creating opportunities for businesses...

Posted Tuesday, May 23, 2017

learningThe Community Development Corp. in Orillia is hosting a hands-on professional development workshop that teaches businesses how to customize your Facebook & Google experience. Kirsty Stevenson of KIRSTO will spend the day ensuring all of your digital business needs are met! Whether you're starting from scratch or need help utilizing your existing page, we'll be by your side to answer your questions & assist you through the process. PLEASE NOTE these workshops are intended for the business'...

Posted Tuesday, May 23, 2017

VendorsSubmitted Over 7500 attendees from all over Ontario visited the first ever, Orillia Comic-Con on Sunday May 21, 2017. All area hotels were sold out. The restaurant in Barnfield Point Recreation Centre ran out of Food and the ATM machines had to be refilled 4 times throughout the Day. Do we need to say more Orillia! “I am so overwhelmed, I am so happy for the City of Orillia and the Surrounding Communities. It's unbelievable.” said Carmine De Santo, promoter of the Show. “In...

Posted Friday, May 19, 2017

buildingsThe City of Orillia is looking for feedback on possible changes to the Vacancy Tax Rebate Program for Commercial and Industrial properties. The Province is providing municipalities flexibility for 2017 and future years; allowing municipalities to tailor the Vacancy Tax Rebate Program to reflect community needs and circumstances, while considering the interests of local businesses. An Information Session has been scheduled for: Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 5:00-6:00 p.m. Tudhope-McIntyre Boardroom Orillia...