Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 05:15 AM
Tamara Champion, right, who owns www.bynature.ca, is always eager to educate and inform her customers. Above, she points out the advantages of cloth diapering to a customer.
In the midst of a deepening recession, Tamara Champion found herself at a crossroads. Operating her budding business, www.bynature.ca, out of her jam-packed garage, Champion knew it was time to expand – or turn away customers.
"The recession had just hit but we were growing, we had hired a full-time employee...
Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2012 04:45 AM
On the site of the new Kubota manufacturing plant currently under construction are Wendy Timpano, left, general manager of the Orillia and Area Community Development Corporation, Donna Hewitt, former OACDC GM and Dan Landry, Orillia’s manager of economic development. The trio led the Orillia Business Retention and Expansion Project, which recently earned international recognition.
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Orillia, ON - Members of the Orillia Business Retention & Expansion...
Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 11:00 AM
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SIMCOE COUNTY - A countywide study of the area's current and future labour markets will be the largest look these matters have received in a decade, according to a project co-ordinator.
The study, the Labour Market Partnership, got the go-ahead Aug. 28. The County of Simcoe’s Ontario Works and economic development departments have partnered with the Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Board (SMWDB) and Employment Ontario and have embarked on a series of information forums...
Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 09:30 AM
The City of Orillia is undergoing a reorganization in order to align resources with key municipal challenges and save $43,000 annually and reduce the tax levy by $143,000 when fully implemented.
Council approved the reorganization on Monday.
“As part of the CAO’s work plan presented to Council earlier this year, we conducted an organizational review of the Corporation to look for efficiencies and synergies between departments,” said CAO Roman Martiuk. “The reorganization together with a new budget...
Posted on Monday, September 17, 2012 07:00 AM
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SIMCOE COUNTY - Newcomers and potential newcomers will soon have a new online vehicle to learn about Simcoe County, its amenities, services and communities.
With funding from the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, the County of Simcoe is creating a new website designed to answer questions and highlight community information.
"This will be totally separate from the county website and will be more community focused," explained Sandra Lee, project manager of the local immigration...