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L&A County Business Calderwood Automation Services Ltd. named a Critical Power EcoXpert

October 1, 2018
Rob Plumley

Lennox & Addington County business Calderwood Automation Services Ltd. has been named a Critical Power EcoXpert™ partner of Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation. Calderwood Automation was trained by Schneider Electric to leverage the latest in IoT-enabled technology to deliver improved power availability, safety and operational efficiency to their customers. 

Lennox and Addington Wins Two National Economic Development Awards

September 17, 2018
Stephen

Lennox and Addington County Economic Development returned from the Economic Development Association of Canada Conference (Fredericton, NB) with two national marketing awards.  Each year the Economic Development Association of Canada hosts the Marketing Canada Awards.  The awards are presented to acknowledge communities across Canada who have succeeded in their marketing efforts and to highlight up-and-coming best practices in the economic development profession.

PARO Peer Lending Circles

September 7, 2018
Lindsey

By joining or starting a Circle, you may be eligible for a small business grant/loan through PARO Peer Lending Circle Program.

Grants/Loans range from $550 - $5000

Increases women's access to:

  • Grants and Loans
  • Training
  • Business Plan Development
  • Networking, Peer Support, Mentoring and Encouragement
  • Opportunity to access/share business knowledge

 

Join us at one of the following sessions:

An Ideal Site To Start Or Grow Your Business

September 6, 2018
Lindsey

Nestled in the heart of Eastern Ontario, the borders of Lennox & Addington County stretch from the shores of Lake Ontario to the rocky Canadian Shield. With close proximity to the cities of Belleville and Kingston, Lennox & Addington County has the second largest labour pool in Eastern Ontario providing direct access to over 300,000 people within a 30 minute drive.

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.