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Community Development Department Newsletter

March 2019




Learn more about the Community & Economic Development Commission's achievements in workforce recruitment, addressing housing challenges and changes to destination development. Watch the full video here.




The County is also seeking a student who is enrolled in secondary education and a resident of The County to join the Community & Economic Development Commission. More details here.






Register via EventBrite to learn how to create and maintain your business website.




Register for this PARO information session on EventBrite. Joining or starting a circle can improve eligibility for future PARO grants and loans.




If networking feels more like a chore than a chance, consider attending this workshop to help sharpen your strategic skills for turning networking encounters into sales. Register on EventBrite.




From food trends to financial fundamentals, this session will help equip you with the knowledge and networks you’ll need to get your food product market-ready. Register at EventBrite.




Join the Centre for Workforce Development for a free breakfast on March 6 where they'll share the 2019 Local Labour Market Plan (LLMP) Update. Hear what's been accomplished since the strategic three-year LLMP in February 2018. Where are things going in 2019? Which sectors will be concentrated on next? What challenges have been encountered? Register at EventBrite for this FREE event.




Join other women entrepreneurs at a networking event on March 7, hosted by Belleville's Small Business Centre. Networking begins at 5 p.m. at the Trent Port Marina, Trenton, followed by presentations, speakers, door prizes and swag bags. Grab a free ticket here.



Prince Edward County Job Fair

Looking for employees? The Prince Edward County Job Fair is taking place on April 10 from 10-2 p.m. at the Prince Edward Community Centre. Employers can register for a table by contacting Linda Thompson at Career Edge via



Spring Countylicious runs from April 5-28, 2019. Keep an eye on the Countylicious website for participating restaurants and menus which will be online mid-month.




Looking for PEC tourism industry updates, news and notices? Sign-up for our tourism industry monthly newsletter, Facebook group, or Instagram account!




Not sure how to get your business or event plugged in the The County's marketing channels? Not sure what The County's marketing channel even are? Considering attending a Tourism Ambassador Training this spring! Check here for updates on session dates and locations.



Prince Edward County Weddings

We're building out the wedding section of the official tourism website, to include a list of local vendors - photographers, caterers, venues, musicians, DJs, planners, florists and more. Submit your business details online (and be sure to check the wedding box as a tag) or if you already have a business listing and would like the wedding tag, email 



Interested in participating in The County's distribution system to visitor information Hot Spots this year? Email Rebecca Lamb ( for details and to sign up. Spaces are limited - first come first serve.




There is more to March than just Maple in The County. (Although, let's face it, its syrupy goodness is a definite highlight!) There's also colourful art exhibits, a "wind moon" dinner, community theatre at Mount Tabor and lots of St. Patrick's Day shenanigans. Find out what's on this month on the event calendar or catch the highlights on the blog.

Planning something for April? Be sure to submit the details so we can spread the word!



From The Blog






Escape Macaulay House!

This new attraction got its debut during Flashback February, but Escape Macaulay House! remains open year-round. C'mon, you can beat these blunderbusses! For tickets and FAQs, keep reading.




Alison Lawtey did the seemingly impossible: after a roller coaster ride of applications, plan changes, obstacles and permissions, she converted four shipping containers into guest accommodations and planted them in all their contemporary industrial glory in an unspoiled Sophiasburgh paradise. Read her advice here.



"We can create a 3D model of a home that allows viewers to walk through the house as if they were actually there. We can add tags to highlight things like the gas range or the granite countertops, point things out to the viewer. It also creates a floor plan which people really appreciate. It’s interactive and very engaging. Urban buyers, especially younger buyers, have expectations for what they want to see in an online listing. We knew we could provide that." Read more about OneLook's digital marketing for real estate here.



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