Latest Issue: November 16, 2021

Are You Financially Literate?

Being aware of financial information can help you grow

November is financial literacy month in Canada. Here are some tips for small businesses when it comes to being more mindful of finances. Read the latest issue.

Pontiac Municipal Election Results

Jane Toller re-elected as MRC Warden

Results of municipal elections in the Pontiac. Read the latest issue.

CPA Update

What’s new with support programs

The federal government announced support programs were scheduled to end on October 23, 2021 with more focused assistance available. Read the latest issue.

ITM, CNL Sign MOU For Isotopes

German company to work with CNL to create a radio-isotope

An October 18 news release on the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) website noted that ITM Isotope Technologies Munich SE, a radiopharmaceutical biotech company and CNL have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore the development and industrial-scale production of Actinium-225, an extremely rare alpha-emitting radioisotope with heightened potential in precision oncology. Read the latest issue.

Funding Available For Employers

ontrac notes programs for training staff

Ontrac Employment Resource Services has announced that the Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG) is available to local employers. The grant is a program designed to help employers invest in training for their existing employees and new hires. Read the latest issue.

Enbridge Gas Applies For Rate Increase Approval

Increase due to the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing legislation

Enbridge Gas has applied to the Ontario Energy Board for approval to increase its rates effective April 1, 2022, to recover the costs associated with meeting its obligations under the federal government’s Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act. Read the latest issue.

Joint Purchase of K&P Trail Under Consideration

Renfrew, Lanark and Frontenac Counties considering purchase

Staff from Lanark, Frontenac and Renfrew counties have met and discussed interest in purchasing the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) portion of the K & P Recreational Trail. Read the latest issue.

Marketing | Jennifer Layman

How Newcomers Build Perceptions: The value of connections couldn’t be stronger

Two weeks ago, I was in North Carolina. It was a unique experience in many ways, but mostly in the value of a connected community. In many ways, North Carolina was not much different from Ontario during COVID – they had a lockdown (only one) and the government paid people to stay home which took people out of the workforce. People also moved out of cities and into rural communities to work remotely, sparking increased housing prices. And with respect to masks, there are places you must wear them, places where it is preferred and places where you don’t have to wear them. When you are the person new to town, you create a perception of a place based on your experiences. There are many things that can draw someone to a community, but it really is a group effort to make someone feel good about being there. Read the latest issue.


Book Club | Roman Kmenta

Charge More: How to confidently increase prices without losing customers. A practical sales guide for manager, entrepreneurs and salespeople – business in a nutshell.

Professional price management is an essential success factor for most companies. A particular challenge is to raise the price for existing customers in such a way that the customer remains a customer. Therefore it is important to know and implement a number of decisive strategies in sales and marketing. This book is dedicated to these strategies for price adjustments. Pricing, pricing policy and price changes are issues that affect the entire company. It’s about strategic management. At the same time, you will also find marketing and sales tips, that can be implemented quickly and easily, which will make the next price increase easier and bring you a lot of money. Read the latest issue.

  • Events Calendar: Business and related events in the region
  • Business News Around The Valley: Briefs on local news and information
  • People On The Move: Local promotions, new hires and retirements
  • It’s A Fact: Interesting facts connected to business
  • Biz Quiz: A quick 10-question quiz on recent news headlines
  • Tenders: Current tender postings and results