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Vol. 9 - Issue 4

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August 8, 2019


GLOBAL - INNOVATIVE - DISTINCT
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Continued Prosperity is Goal of New Economic Development Strategies
New Interactive Zoning Information
Green Freight Assessment Program
Sheridan College Launches 'SONAMI' Advanced Manufacturing Network
EMC Future of Manufacturing Conference
Export Development Canada (EDC) Encourages Export Diversification
Chamber Business Achievement Awards Nominations Open
Francophone Community Grants Program (FCGP)
Place to Grow: Agri-food Innovation Initiative
Digital Main Street Grant Opportunity
Coming Soon: Starter Company Plus
Small Business Seminars
Free Business Consultations at Halton Hills Public Library
Save the Dates: Culture Days 2019
Culture by the Numbers
Leathertown 2019 Festival
Rock 'n Roll Classics Car Show
United Way - Pulling Together to Kick-Off the 2019 Campaign
Business Events and Learning Opportunities
Culture and Tourism Links

 

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Continued Prosperity is Goal of New Economic Development Strategies

Continued prosperity is the objective behind the Town's work on a consolidated and actionable long-term Economic Development and Tourism Strategy. Concurrent with the launch of this strategy is the development of a Foreign Direct Investment Strategy - a 5-year action plan customized for Halton Hills to market the community to international investors. Engagement opportunities will be available soon.

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New Interactive Zoning Information

The Town of Halton Hills has launched a new zoning tool which links to the 2010-0050 Comprehensive Zoning By-law, as well as a new interactive zoning map that provides the ability to search for zoning designation by address. Click here for step-by-step guidance.

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Green Freight Assessment Program

Launched in June 2019, the Natural Resources Canada's Green Freight Assessment Program (GFAP) will provide 50% cost-sharing contributions up to $10,000 to companies to undergo a third-party green freight assessment. Through the Green Freight implementation phase, NRCan will provide cost-shared contributions up to $100,000 to implement the recommendations for fuel reducing/fuel switching activities.

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Sheridan College Launches 'SONAMI' Advanced Manufacturing Network

Sheridan College recently received investment from FedDev Ontario in support of the Southern Ontario Network for the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation (SONAMI) project. SONAMI is a network that provides access to state-of-the-art applied research equipment and expertise to Southern Ontario's advanced manufacturing cluster for collaborative projects over the next four years.

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EMC Future of Manufacturing Conference

EMC's Advantage through Excellence - Future of Manufacturing conference will be held on October 8 - 10 at the Universal EventSpace in Vaughan, ON. The conference helps explore the competitive advantages, opportunities and success that can be achieved by manufacturers through peer-to-peer networking and sharing of global best practices.

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Export Development Canada (EDC) Encourages Export Diversification

Choosing the right target market is one of the biggest decisions potential exporters need to make. While the obvious starting point is the United States, there are many other potentially lucrative markets in the European Union (EU), Asia and beyond. EDC has resources, services and programs to assist with your export strategy and operations.

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Chamber Business Achievement Awards Nominations Open

Halton Hills has many local businesses that excel. The Halton Hills Chamber of Commerce needs your help to recognize the businesses that go above and beyond. Please take a moment to nominate outstanding businesses or employees for a Business Achievement Award. Deadline is 12 noon August 26.

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Francophone Community Grants Program (FCGP)

The FCGP supports projects that enhance the cultural and commercial vitality of the French-speaking population by driving community and economic development. The opportunity to secure a grant up to $50,000 is open to community organizations in Ontario as well as Francophone businesses and those that serve French-speaking Ontarians. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on August 19. Contact edo@haltonhills.ca for detailed information on applicant and project eligibility.

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Place to Grow: Agri-food Innovation Initiative

Under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, this initiative will provide new cost-share funding opportunities to agriculture and food value-chain partners, encouraging collaboration to identify opportunities and address challenges in the sector. The new Place to Grow program will allow organizations to apply for projects in key priority areas, including labour supply and training challenges, environmental stewardship, protection and assurance, high-impact projects and more. Application intake opens on August 15 to September 27, 2019 and again on January 6 - 27, 2020.

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Digital Main Street Grant Opportunity

Digital Main Street is a digital 'how to' guide and program to help you grow your business. The program is supported by a Provincial grant for 'main street' businesses and administered by the Ontario BIA Association (OBIAA). The Digital Transformation Grant Program (DTGP) provides $2,500 to each qualifying main street Ontario business to purchase and adopt digital tools and technologies. There are 2,000 grants available until March 2020 on a first-qualified-first-served basis.

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Coming Soon: Starter Company Plus

Starter Company Plus is an entrepreneurship program delivered by the Halton Small Business Centre designed to support and strengthen small business by providing training, mentoring and micro-grant opportunities for eligible individuals 18 years of age or older, to start, grow or buy a small business. Register to be the first to receive updates, key dates and information on the launch of the next cohort.

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Small Business Seminars

Join the Halton Region Small Business Centre for value-packed seminars with tactics and tools to launch and grow your small business. Upcoming topics include Financial Statements 101 on August 21; First Steps to Importing on September 11; How to Start a Small Business on October 2. Fee: $26.50 +HST/seminar. For more information call 1-866-4HALTON.

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Free Business Consultations at Halton Hills Public Library

Halton's Small Business Consultant Program can help you with starting a business, business research, marketing plans and government regulations. Free consultations take place at the Georgetown Branch Library on alternate Thursdays: August 22, September 12 and September 26. Call 905-825-6000 ext. 7900 to schedule a complimentary one-hour consultation.

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Save the Dates: Culture Days 2019

It's that time of year again. Join us for Culture Days and enjoy an action-packed weekend of FREE, hands-on and participatory activities on September 27, 28 & 29.

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Culture by the Numbers

92% of Ontarians agree that exposure to arts and culture is important to individual well-being. (Source: Ontario Arts Council).

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Leathertown 2019 Festival

Join Downtown Acton BIA for Acton Leathertown 2019 Festival, presented by Cogeco. The festival will be held on Sunday, August 11, 2019 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. in historic Downtown Acton celebrating Canadian heritage and craft mastery. Over 100 unique vendors offering artisanal crafts, food, retailers and family-friendly entertainment will participate.

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Rock 'n Roll Classics Car Show

Join Downtown Georgetown BIA for the 20th anniversary of their annual fundraiser for the Georgetown Hospital. The event will be held on Friday, August 23 from 5 - 10 p.m. Enjoy a fun evening with family, friends and car enthusiasts. Businesses and restaurants will be open. (Photo courtesy of Downtown Georgetown BIA)

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United Way - Pulling Together to Kick-Off the 2019 Campaign

Register your workplace team for the United Way Halton & Hamilton 2019 campaign kick-off. Teams of 'plane pullers' will kick-off the 2019 campaign at the Hamilton Airport by competing to pull a UPS plane. This is a fun team-building as well as family-friendly event with music, bouncy castles, food trucks, and more. To learn more about how your business can support United Way, please contact Janet Foster, Campaign and Agency Relations at 905-877-3066 / jfoster@uwhh.ca

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Seminars, workshops, trade shows, networking and more learning and growth
opportunities for businesses:

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Halton Hills Chamber of Commerce

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Halton Region Small Business Centre

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Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs

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Haltech

 

 

 

Check the following links to see what's happening in Halton Hills:

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Visit Halton Hills

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John Elliott Theatre

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Helson Gallery

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Arts & Culture

 

 

 


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