Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 06:30 AM
Downtown Tomorrow – Linking Orillia's Core to the Water
Public consultation on future of downtown and waterfront May 1 to 4 at the Legion.
Local residents will soon have a unique opportunity to help shape the future of two of the city’s key assets – its waterfront and downtown.
One of the municipality's top priorities, as outlined in council's strategic plan, is the Downtown Tomorrow project that is now underway. The project, aimed at linking Orillia’s core to the waterfront, is critical to the city...
Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 10:45 AM
Employment Service Providers Kick off Regional Labour Market Study
Simcoe County and Muskoka Region employers of all sizes and types are being asked to participate in a Labour Market study. Ten of the county and regional employment services organizations are working together with renowned consultant Tom Zizys to study labour needs in both of the regions.
Employers are being asked to complete a survey that will enable the employment service providers to peek behind the curtain and have a better look...
Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 10:15 AM
The Sunshine City is the ninth best small city in Canada to live in, according to the 2012 edition of MoneySense Magazine’s best places to live.
Overall, Orillia ranked 79th out of the 190 Canadian cities surveyed, and we ranked No. 1 among communities in Simcoe County.
"This is great news for us," said Dan Landry, the city's manager of economic development. "There isn't a community out there that doesn't promote quality of life. Other communities may talk about quality of life; we live...
Posted on Tuesday, April 03, 2012 07:30 AM
Small and home-based businesses in and around Orillia will have a chance to promote their goods and services to the public during the second annual Small Business Expo later this month.
The April 17 event will be held at the Highwayman Inn and is being co-sponsored by four local organizations in an effort to shine the spotlight on local small businesses.
The Orillia Business Association (OBA), the City of Orillia's Economic Development Committee (EDC), the Orillia and Area Community Development Corporation...
Posted on Monday, April 02, 2012 07:45 AM
Packet & Times
An Orillia business owner will be showcasing his environmentally-friendly water dispenser at the most famous venue in the world — provided he passes the Secret Service background check.
Paul Baker from Event Water Solutions has been invited to provide his bottle-free water solution at the annual Easter Egg Roll on the White House lawn, taking place April 9.
"It will be a big moment for us. Everyone is pretty happy to go," he said, noting that he and two other Orillia employees will...