Essential Business List - REVISED

April 5, 2020

On April 3, 2020, the Ontario government announced that more businesses must close because they are no longer considered essential in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. These businesses must close effective Saturday April 4, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

Some notable changes to the list of essential businesses include:

Lennox & Addington County Business Support

March 23, 2020
Rob Plumley

The Lennox & Addington Economic Development Team is available to provide support to local businesses during this very challenging time. Business Coaches are here to help through phone, email, and video conferencing on any questions you may have with regards to financial support, staffing or diversifying.

Business Webinar

March 21, 2020

On Friday, March 20th the Economic Development Office hosted a webinar to provide more information to local businesses regarding the current significant challenges. For those of you who were not able to participate you are able to now view the webinar. We are hoping to have additional webinars next week, please stay tuned. If you are needing help with your business please get in touch with the Economic Development Office, we are here to help.

L&A Beverage Businesses Showcased at the Restaurant Canada Show

March 11, 2020
Tracey Snow

Earlier this month Lennox & Addington County was fortunate to once again take part in the Restaurant Canada Show in Toronto.

Thorpe Farms - Pasture Raised Goodness

March 10, 2020

Thorpe Farms strongly believes in the ethical treatment of animals and raising their meat naturally. The result?  A high quality product with mouthwatering flavours that are second to none.

All of the animals are hand-raised and loved from day one. Small batch production in a stress free environment ensures the superior  quality that Thorpe Farms has become known for. They offer a variety of fresh products including lamb, chicken, turkey and even eggs and honey!


Meet Ashley Arnold, Naturally L&A's Small Business Coach

March 4, 2020
Ashley Arnold

My name is Ashley Arnold, and I’m excited to be the newest member of the Lennox & Addington County Economic Development Office. My title is Small Business Coach, and with 13 years of entrepreneurial experience and a true desire of wanting to help people and our communities succeed, I like to think that I fit the bill.

Experiential Tourism Development Seminar

February 10, 2020
Rob Plumley

Tourism-related businesses are invited to attend an exciting seminar about Experiential Tourism Development – Taking your Business to a Higher Level. The event takes place on Monday, March 2nd at 6:30pm at the L&A County Museum & Archives in Napanee.

Register for this Free Event

Canada Summer Jobs 2020

January 31, 2020
Rob Plumley

Applications for Canada Summer Jobs are now being accepted. This funding opportunity is available until February 24, 2020. 

Canada Summer Jobs is an initiative of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, which aims to provide flexible and holistic services to support all young Canadians develop the skills and gain paid work experience to successfully transition in the labour market.

The Canada Summer Jobs program objectives align with the redesigned Youth Employment and Skills Strategy and are as follows:

Rural Economic Development (RED) Program Now Accepting Applications

January 21, 2020
Rob Plumley

The Province of Ontario is helping rural communities across the province attract investment, create jobs and boost economic development through the Rural Economic Development (RED) Program. The Program provides cost-share funding to support activities that create strong rural communities in Ontario, and opens doors to rural economic development through:

Celebrate Ontario Funding Now Available

December 4, 2019
Rob Plumley

Celebrate Ontario Funding is now available! The program supports festivals and events that offer visitors and residents the best of the world in one province, 365 days of the year.

Celebrate Ontario supports programming improvements at new and existing festivals and events that attract tourists for longer stays, create great experiences for visitors and support communities across Ontario. Festivals and events bring people together, showcase authentic Ontario experiences and support our diverse and thriving communities.