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Inspiring Business Possibilities in L&A County

March 5, 2019
Hollie Peterson

I wanted to write about the benefits of having a small business in L&A but sometimes it’s hard to write down things that seem obvious. Some of the benefits are practical: It’s cheaper. Start up costs are more manageable. It’s easier to make a big splash and stand out in a smaller community. The bricks and mortar are part of it. But when I take a step back and really analyze the benefits of having your business in a smaller community, like Lennox & Addington, you really start to realize the perks. We have a beautiful place with a wonderful mix of old and new.

Funding available for L&A County Manufacturers through the Yves Landry Foundation

November 21, 2018
Rob Plumley

The Yves Landry Foundation is making available up to $100,000 per company in the form of a grant to foster training that will lead to advancements in innovation within the manufacturing sector in Southern Ontario.

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Specific funding will be provided for two major objectives:

Funding available for L&A County Manufacturers through the Yves Landry Foundation

November 21, 2018
Rob Plumley

The Yves Landry Foundation is making available up to $100,000 per company in the form of a grant to foster training that will lead to advancements in innovation within the manufacturing sector in Southern Ontario.

View Application

Click here


Specific funding will be provided for two major objectives:

Fair Finance Fund

October 18, 2018
Rob Plumley

Are you the owner, organizer, visionary of a small flock chicken business? Incubator farm? Local pizza and brewery? Community cannery? Co-operative abattoir? All the dreams of new local food and farm social enterprises just got closer to reality.

Tourism stakeholders are invited to IGNITE info session on November 6th

October 15, 2018
Rob Plumley

Please note that this event has been postponed to a later date.


Tourism stakeholders in Lennox & Addington are invited to learn about an exciting opportunity designed to create and enhance experiences that can inspire visitor travel.

An IGNITE Information Session takes place at the Lennox & Addington County Museum & Archives, 97 Thomas Street East, Napanee on Tuesday, November 6th at 1:30pm.

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.

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.