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Community Development Department Newsletter

October 2018




Emily Cowan joins Community Development Department


Emily will oversee The County’s major grant application processes – monitoring government and other funding opportunities, working with departments to understand their needs, and pulling together information and resources to give The County the best possible chance at securing funding. She will also be responsible for coordinating a variety of special projects within the Community Development Department including Downtown Revitalization efforts working alongside business associations, community groups and others. This position will also provide assistance to The County’s Recreation Committees.


Emily comes to The County from the PEC Chamber of Commerce, where she served as Executive Director for the past two years. During this time the CDD worked closely with Emily on projects like the County Workforce Partnership, Winter Survival Workshops and a number of advocacy and policy initiatives.



 Tourism Experience Design Workshop, Oct. 16-17


Join South Eastern Ontario and tourism industry expert Eva Gutsche to learn how to transform local assets into incredible experiences. The workshop covers: 

·        The "Design Thinking" process

·        Using "Explorer Quotient" tool to understand today's changing traveller

·        How partnering can build great experiences

·        Logistics and operations of successful experiential tourism products

·        How to evaluate and set prices

·        Selling experiences to the travel trade

·        Marketing & distribution options

·        Designing action plans for success


Click here to register. There is a $60 fee to participate.



Canadian Rural Innovation Summit, November 18-20


QuinteVation is hosting the Canadian Rural Innovation Summit to showcase the region as an innovation destination and leader in rural entrepreneurial growth. During the multi-day event, there will be a keynote address from Economic Development Minister Jim Wilson, as well as panel discussions on growing rural businesses, navigating government processes and going global. 

Tickets available at




Think You Know The County? 


Do you know who to call for last minute accommodations bookings? Where to find a delicious vegan breakfast? What to do after dark on a Tuesday evening? Where to park for cross-country skiing at Sandbanks? How to get copies of local maps?

Join Rebecca Lamb (your friendly neighbourhood Destination Development & Marketing Coordinator) for Tourism Ambassador Training and get the skinny on  The County’s gems from Sophiasburgh to the South Shore -- plus, how to best inform visitors by using/leveraging the many resources provided by the municipality.

Snacks and light lunch or supper provided. Come as you are. Training is suitable for business owner/operators and staff of any/all tourism-related businesses. You’ll receive a certificate of completion and shout-out for your tourism related business over 
@VisitTheCounty social media.

Sign up for a session in your area by clicking here




Facebook Marketing 201 - Re-marketing + Audiences

In this 1-hour webinar, presenter Max Sadlowski will take you through more advanced elements of Facebook advertising, including analytics, re-marketing, audiences and events. Real world examples will be used to illustrate these concepts. The session will end with a Q&A.

We recommend watching our part 1 of our Facebook Marketing webinar here:

Presenter: Max Sadlowski

As the CEO of BentoSMB, Max has spent more than 10 years of working closely with key decision makers and senior management of small to medium companies to get things done. He accepts all challenges, always aiming to surpass expectations, and actively looks for ways to improve bottom lines with marketing, advertising, operations and technology improvements.

Date: Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Time: 2 pm

Location: Online

Registration is required by Monday, October 1st, 2018. Register here.







Homegrown | County Craft Brewing Festival, Oct 27, 11-7 p.m.


Celebrate local growers, makers and tasters of craft beer, cider and spirits in the region! Get a taste of what’s local and on-tap at the Crystal Palace fairgrounds, where 25+ breweries from Cobourg to Kingston will be on site. Pair your pint with eats from local food vendors. Between beverages you can soak up local live music, play beer and harvest-themed games (keg-tossing anyone?) for the tall and small, enter the home-brew competition and meet the resident hop growers and barley maltsters. Kids are free!



Fall Countylicious 2018, Nov 2-24


It's that time of year again! If you're a restauranteur and you'd like to participate in the Countylicious promotion, please contact Karen Palmer by October 5, 2018 at or 613-476-2148 x. 2505. 


All participating restaurants must offer a prix-fixe, three-course meal for $40 (before taxes, excluding beverages, taxes and gratuities) from Nov. 2-24 and offer two free dinners as part of the promotional giveaway. 


A full list of participating restaurants will be available by Oct. 6 and their delicious, inventive menus featuring made-in-PEC products will be available by Oct. 24. Recent Blogs

Don't see your business on these lists? Please don't take it personally! The County reserves the right to maintain editorial integrity - blog stories, lists and links are at the discretion of the writer(s). These resources are not meant to be exhaustive - nor can they be due to the nature of our constantly growing/changing sector. As we expand content, we'll be looking to event and business listings on for inspiration - please be sure to keep yours updated! 




 Workforce Attraction YouTube Series


The Community Development Department is pleased to release a series of Workforce Attraction videos currently running on YouTube Campaigns targeting key full- time career sectors. Skilled trades and technology positions are in high demand in The County with more than 50 positions available through Career Edge Picton. Recent Stories


The Finer Things Automotive Detailing


"It was stressful starting this while I was working 9 to 5 in Belleville. It’s fantastic now I’m fulltime here. Different kind of stress! But it’s all my own and I can deal with it the way I like to, by working hard and getting things done. We made a point of doing things in the right order, making sure we were ready before we made too much noise about our business. We pride ourselves on doing things right, being upfront and having really high standards. That’s why we called it Finer Things."



Pumpkinfest Pancake Breakfast

Location: Wellington Town Hall

Time: 8-10:30am

Cost: $8 small/$10 large

Before taking in the parade, enjoy a delicious breakfast of made-from-scratch pancakes alongside local sausages, maple syrup and apple compote. All proceeds support the Friends of the Wellington Heritage Museum. 


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