Experiential Tourism Development Seminar

February 10, 2020
Rob Plumley

Tourism-related businesses are invited to attend an exciting seminar about Experiential Tourism Development – Taking your Business to a Higher Level. The event takes place on Monday, March 2nd at 6:30pm at the L&A County Museum & Archives in Napanee.

Register for this Free Event

Canada Summer Jobs 2020

January 31, 2020
Rob Plumley

Applications for Canada Summer Jobs are now being accepted. This funding opportunity is available until February 24, 2020. 

Canada Summer Jobs is an initiative of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, which aims to provide flexible and holistic services to support all young Canadians develop the skills and gain paid work experience to successfully transition in the labour market.

The Canada Summer Jobs program objectives align with the redesigned Youth Employment and Skills Strategy and are as follows:

Rural Economic Development (RED) Program Now Accepting Applications

January 21, 2020
Rob Plumley

The Province of Ontario is helping rural communities across the province attract investment, create jobs and boost economic development through the Rural Economic Development (RED) Program. The Program provides cost-share funding to support activities that create strong rural communities in Ontario, and opens doors to rural economic development through:

Celebrate Ontario Funding Now Available

December 4, 2019
Rob Plumley

Celebrate Ontario Funding is now available! The program supports festivals and events that offer visitors and residents the best of the world in one province, 365 days of the year.

Celebrate Ontario supports programming improvements at new and existing festivals and events that attract tourists for longer stays, create great experiences for visitors and support communities across Ontario. Festivals and events bring people together, showcase authentic Ontario experiences and support our diverse and thriving communities.

Eastern Ontario Development Program Funding Now Available

December 3, 2019
Rob Plumley

The Province of Ontario recently introduced the Regional Development Program, which will invest more than $100 million over four years to support business growth in eastern and southwestern Ontario communities.

The Program supports eligible small- and medium-sized businesses investing in new equipment and training to expand operations in these regions, and also provides support to municipalities and not-for-profit organizations investing in economic development projects.

Facebook Content Strategies for Your Business

June 19, 2019

Are you are struggling to find engaging content for your Facebook business page? Check out these helpful tips!

Loyalist Cove Marina Obtains International Blue Flag Status

June 17, 2019
Rob Plumley

The Lake Ontario water levels may have been high at Loyalist Cove Marina in Bath on Friday, but so were the spirits of owners Dave and Michelle Hinton as they celebrated their 20th anniversary of ownership.

Staff and patrons gathered on June 14th for the special festivities. In addition to the anniversary, Michelle was also proud to announce that the marina has attained Boating Ontario's Diamond Clean Marine status and is the first non-municipal marina to obtain International Blue Flag Status from Environment Defense in South-eastern Ontario.

Business Plan

April 11, 2019

What is a business plan? What is it good for? And how do I make one?

3 Google Tools for Your Business

March 25, 2019

Google’s mission statement is to “organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.” And with 65.5% of the search engine market share, if your customers are looking for you, chances are many are using Google to do it. They offer a number of free tools that can help you optimize your visibility online and increase your success in the SEO world. Let’s have a look at 3 free google tools you may want to explore:


Google My Business

Inspiring Business Possibilities in L&A County

March 5, 2019
Hollie Peterson

I wanted to write about the benefits of having a small business in L&A but sometimes it’s hard to write down things that seem obvious. Some of the benefits are practical: It’s cheaper. Start up costs are more manageable. It’s easier to make a big splash and stand out in a smaller community. The bricks and mortar are part of it. But when I take a step back and really analyze the benefits of having your business in a smaller community, like Lennox & Addington, you really start to realize the perks. We have a beautiful place with a wonderful mix of old and new.