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Kawartha Lakes Advantage Vol. 5, Issue 1 - January 2018
Volume 5; Issue 1
In This Month's Edition
News and Resources
Advanced Manufacturing in Kawartha Lakes

Trent Severn Waterway 2017 Review 
Downtown Revitalization Update

Funding and Awards
Does your workforce need new skills for your business to stay competitive?

Upcoming Events
Unravelling the Red Tape Workshop
Snowshoe Kawartha is back in Fenelon Falls
A Productive Workshop on ‘Planning Successful Festivals and Events


Accessibility Tip
Accessibility Public Meeting
News and Resources
Advanced Manufacturing in Kawartha Lakes

Tucked away in the corner of an Omemee building is one of Kawartha Lakes’ most technically advanced companies, Kawartha Controls.

“Essentially, what we build are the equivalent of circuit boards in computers, except what we make acts as the brain of a hydraulic system” says company founder Rob Bélair.
 
Visi
t https://www.kawarthalakes.ca/en/business-growth/meet-our-businesses.aspx to find out what makes Rob’s company special (hint: it’s robots!). 
Downtown Revitalization Update

With our first Committee of Council completed, each of the 4 communities were well represented and informed on various projects related to Downtown Revitalization.

We are
now working to schedule Downtown Revitalization working groups open to all members of each of the 4 Downtown Communities including Lindsay, Fenelon Falls, Omemee and Coboconk-Norland. Dates for each group are being scheduled.

Should you have any questions/concerns related to Downtown Revitalization in any of the four represented communities, please feel free to reach out to the Downtown Revitalization Coordinator Bob Minhas by email or call 705-324 9411 extension 1396.
Funding and Awards
Does your workforce need new skills for your business to stay competitive?
 
The Canada-Ontario Job Grant Program (COJG) provides financial support to employers who want to train their employees or new hires. With this grant program, the employers choose the individuals they want to train, and training course/program that meets their workforce development needs. You could be funded for up to two thirds of the skills training cost for existing employees to a maximum of $10,000 per individual.

Do you need assistance finding a new employee? Let VCCS Help you! If your new hire needs skills training the COJG Program could support this training funding up to 100% to a maximum of $15,000 for a new hire not on your existing payroll.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to enhance your workforce. Email Angela or call 705-328-0180 ext 255.

Upcoming Events
Snowshoe Kawartha is back in Fenelon Falls

As you many have seen in the recent edition of the Town Crier, Snowshoe Kawartha is back in Fenelon Falls for another great event, scheduled for Saturday, February 3, 2018.
 
The Town Crier Article can be found here:
http://www.fenelonfalls.info/snowshoe-kawartha-feb3-2018/
 
And more information can be found online along with links to register for the races here:
http://www.snowshoekawartha.com
 
Below is a personal message from the President of Snowshoe Canada, David Robinson about the event.


There are also many other free events going on at Garnet Graham Park that day, for all ages and abilities. See below for details. The 2018 Poster is attached.
 
We hope to see you out enjoying the winter, especially on February 3 as we come together as a community to have fun in the snow!!

 
A Productive Workshop on ‘Planning Successful Festivals and Events
On December 11 and 12, Economic Development‘s Arts, Culture and Heritage Development Officer brought 38 local event organizers together for a “How to Plan Successful Festivals and Events” workshop. The workshop was led by Penni Holdham, a Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) who has received national and international industry awards for event planning and management.
 
Festivals and events increase visitor awareness of our cultural and natural heritage in Kawartha Lakes - to showcase our local assets and talent.

The interest and enthusiasm generated at the workshop demonstrated how important it is for us to support our local event organizers in Kawartha Lakes.
Accessibility Tip
Accessibility Public Meeting
 
You’re invited to attend our Public Accessibility Presentation and Visioning Exercise on either:

Thursday February 1, 2018 - 9am to 11am 
Thursday February 8, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm


Location: Victoria Room, upper floor, City Hall (26 Francis Street, Lindsay)
 
Share with us your vision of an accessible, inclusive community by participating in a facilitated round table discussion. Join us in championing accessibility and inclusion by assisting us with identifying key community priorities in the development of the City’s 5-year Accessibility Plan.

For more information and/or should you have an accommodation request, please contact Barb Condie, Accessibility Coordinator by calling 705-324-9411 extension 1185 or email
bcondie@kawarthalakes.ca.
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This monthly series will feature a variety of information relating to economic development in Kawartha Lakes including events, networking opportunities, emerging programs, business resources and more!

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Contact us at: 705-324-9411 extension 1232 or ecdev@city.kawarthalakes.on.ca
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