Community Development Department
'Selling Food to Ontario' OMAFRA Training Workshop
starting or growing a food business? Don't miss this 'Selling Food
to Ontario' Training Workshop, happening on Tuesday, February 27th
from 9am - 3:30pm (registration begins at 8:30am). The event takes
place at the Lennox & Addington County Museum & Archives,
located at 97 Thomas Street East in Napanee.
This workshop focuses
on small producers/processors looking to value-add or expand
into a different market and presents information
about selling through different marketing channels, labeling
requirements, food trends, etc. You'll hear from staff from
the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural
Affairs, KFLA Public Health, and have the opportunity to network
with like-minded individuals in the local food industry.
provides business owners and operators a chance to reflect on last year’s
busy season, to plan and strategize for next season, and take
advantage of growth opportunities. The successful Winter Survival
Workshop series, now in its fifth year has been fostering and
motivating fresh ideas and helping local businesses take advantage of
opportunities to expand, improve, reach new markets and become more
efficient since 2013.
with The Small Business Centre, PELA CFDC and the Prince Edward
County Chamber of Commerce, The County’s Winter Survival Workshops
deliver important and relevant training and education to small
businesses in Prince Edward County to help them stay competitive
30: Valuing a Business for Sale or
February 6: Building Better Businesses
---6 Steps to Building a Better Business
---5 Ways to Profits, Growth for any Business
---Why Businesses Fail (with a positive spin)
13: Developing the Marketing Portion of your Business
February 20: Photography and Design Workshop I
(ONLY for those who have not participated in this
Ruth Gangbar &
Chris Gentile previously.)
27: Photography and Design Workshop II
(pre-requisite - Photography & Design Workshop
March 6: Diversity
Food Handling Course
and registration details available at Build a New Life - Winter Survival Workshops
Regional Job Fair Participation
The Community Development Department will be
participating in a number of regional Job Fairs in February. Employers
wishing to sign up for a booth, registration details are
below. Should you have any questions on the below Job/Career
Fairs, please contact Grace Nyman, Community Development Coordinator,
7, 2018 – Loyalist College
Business, Media, Arts + Design, Skills and Technology,
Human Studies (Child and Youth Care,
ECE, DSW) Courses
am to 1pm
Location: Link Lounge
---School of Skilled Trades & Technology – Architecture,
Residential Drafting & Design, Biotechnology, Chemical
Engineering, Environmental, Civil Engineering, Construction,
Carpentry & Renovation, Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing,
Motive Power, Surve & Welding
---School of Business – Accounting, Business, Sales & Marketing,
Culinary Skills/Management, Esthetics, HR Management,
---School Media, Arts + Design – Animation, Journalism,
Photojournalism, Radio, TV &
---School of Justice Studies – Community and Justice Studies, Customs
Border Services, Paralegal, Police Foundations, Protection, Security
---School of Human Studies – Child and Youth Care, ECE and DSW
12, 2018 – Loyalist College
and Human Studies Courses
am to 1pm
Courses: Nursing, Practical Nursing, SSW
14, 2018 – YGK Job Fair
Presented by St. Lawrence College and Employment Ontario
10am to 4pm
Location: The Ambassador
Ballroom, 1550 Princess Street, Kingston
Register with: Amanda Vanderhaar
613.544.5400 ext 1681
11, 2018 – 2018 Prince Edward County Job Fair
Presented by County of Prince Edward, Career Edge, Small Business
East Central Ontario Training Board, Community Living, Prince
Addington Community Futures, Prince Edward Chamber of Commerce
Location: Prince Edward Community
Register with: Registration and submission of job
descriptions will be handled
through Career Edge for 2018. Please
contact Anne Snyder,
Career Edge, firstname.lastname@example.org.
you have any questions on the above Job/Career Fairs,
contact Grace Nyman, Community Development Coordinator, email@example.com,
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related business owners and event organizers are encouraged
to submit their information for a free listing on The
County's official tourism website: www.visitpec.ca.
Tourism Development Alliance
Tourism Development Alliance meetings are intended
for any/all associated with County tourism and/or hospitality
businesses to come together for updates on destination marketing
and sharing their projects, businesses offerings, and
meeting will take place in February.
Stay tuned for information - and contact Rebecca Lamb (firstname.lastname@example.org)
for any destination marketing questions.
Looking for PEC Swag!
Media, influencers, and special visitors love when we send
them off with a little piece of PEC.
We're looking for locally made/produced/grown items to
include in County swag bags. Items can be edible or not, must be
shelf-stable, and cost up to $5 each.
Contact email@example.com if your product(s)
might be a good fit!
Central Ontario Training Board is calling on employers like you to help
us better understand the workforce issues and challenges facing your
business. The EmployerOne survey is
designed to collect information from you on a range of issues,
including projected vacancies, hiring intentions, recruitment
strategies and challenges, as well as your perspective on candidate
skills, education and training. After analysis, the data is
released to schools, community partners, government agencies, and the
public. The data is used to guide Economic Development, Chambers of
Commerce and Employment Ontario Service Providers in better
addressing your workforce challenges and needs.
Commercial Space Availability:
The CDD is
actively promoting available industrial park land for sale in Picton
for the development of commercial units for businesses. The CDD
recognizes the need for commercial lease space that provides
connected services, loading bay access and office or retail space.
For more information, please see our industrial properties HERE.
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Flashback February at the Museums
February is a week of hands-on learning, live demonstrations, talks,
film screenings and stories exploring the relationships of past,
present and future in Prince Edward County.
Talented chefs, local organizations, experts, curators, artists, and
innovators will be on hand to spark conversation, lead activities,
and dig into our rich history.
A myriad of
events, with something for all ages. Please check our Facebook
page or website for pricing and session
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