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Naturally L&A Tourism Stakeholder Speed Dating Event is on June 26th in Napanee

June 12, 2018
Rob Plumley

All Lennox and Addington County based businesses in tourism and related sectors are invited to attend a special "Naturally L&A” Speed Dating Event at the Lennox & Addington County Museum & Archives on Tuesday, June 26th at 7pm. This event is hosted by the Lennox & Addington Economic Development Office.

Selby students all business for L&A's Kidpreneur program

April 3, 2018
Rob Plumley

Enterprising youth are getting a nudge in the right direction from Lennox and Addington County, thanks to a new county pilot project.

The Kidpreneur program gives grades 6 through 8 students in Lennox and Addington County elementary schools a framework for brainstorming and developing their own small business plans.

Developed by Lennox and Addington County Economic Development staff, the Kidpreneur program is being embraced by three Napanee area elementary schools that are preparing students for a Kidpreneur Fair hosted by the county on April 25 in Napanee.

Destination Ontario Content Toolkit Webinar

March 15, 2018
Rob Plumley

Destination Ontario has developed a Content Toolkit for tourism stakeholders to leverage the ‘Where Am I?’ brand platform. The Content Toolkit is a guide for industry on how to align with the creative platform, provides campaign assets and shares details on how you can implement the brand into the promotion of your own Ontario destination, product or experience.

New 66-room Comfort Inn & Suites breaks ground in Lennox & Addington

March 7, 2018
Rob Plumley

Lennox & Addington County will soon have a new place where visitors can rest their heads. On March 7th, Choice Hotels Canada, Canada’s largest hotel franchisor, announced the development of a new build Comfort Inn & Suites in Napanee.

$325,000 investment in FireRein Inc. will help bring the world’s first fully bio-based firefighting gel into new global markets

February 22, 2018
Rob Plumley

Canadian clean tech companies are true global leaders by finding solutions to tough environmental challenges through innovation, including the development of a safe, bio-based formula to protect the environment and firefighters when combating fires.

Furturpreneur wants you to take your "side hustle" to the next level!

February 21, 2018
Rob Plumley

Whether you’re an established side hustler or are looking to launch a new business, Futurepreneur Canada can help you reach your goals.

Having a side hustle is a smart way to prepare for the future of work. You can grow your side business as much or as little as you want with unsecured loans up to $15,000 and support from one of our more than 3,000 volunteer mentors.

 

Direct Coil achieves international success and growth by capturing efficiencies, entrepreneurship and specialized market capacities

February 20, 2018
Rob Plumley

Direct Coil’s incredibly rapid growth and international success demonstrates how entrepreneurship, coupled with specialized industry expertise, can result in a massive, international-scale business in a surprisingly rapid timeframe.

The Millhaven based company, which specializes in industrial heating and cooling coils for a variety of HVACR applications (furnaces, air conditioning units, and most equipment involving air movement) started in 2007.

IGNITE Frontenac and Lennox & Addington County Applications are due February 28th

February 9, 2018
Rob Plumley

IGNITE Frontenac and Lennox & Addington County is a custom product development opportunity designed exclusively for Ontario's Highlands stakeholders. Join us for a 3-day best mission practice in rural experiential tourism from April 23-26, 2018.

Apply today to participate in this exclusive opportunity!

Majority of Bombardier’s new North American hires will be at their Lennox & Addington facility

February 8, 2018
Rob Plumley

Bombardier’s Millhaven facility will see the majority of new hires the company will be making across North America, a company spokesperson said.

“We are looking at 100-plus new roles [mostly new hires] within our footprint in the Americas, but predominantly in Kingston,” Eric Prud’Homme, spokesperson for Bombardier wrote in an email to the Whig-Standard on Wednesday.

Bombardier sets up new streetcar production line at Lennox & Addington County facility

February 7, 2018
Rob Plumley

Bombardier is setting up a second production line in Lennox & Addington County, Ont. to build TTC streetcars as the company steps up efforts to meet the final deadline for Toronto’s problem-plagued vehicle order.

According to a schedule the company has provided to the TTC, the addition of a second production line to complement the one at its Thunder Bay, Ont. plant will allow Bombardier to deliver 65 cars this year, and 77 in 2019.

That would enable it to meet the contract deadline of supplying all 204 of the cars by the end of next year.