Latest Issue: December 1, 2020

Ontario Government Changes For Business

Education tax, property tax and vacancy rebates

The Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has released some information to municipalities to benefit businesses. The information was announced in the November 5, 2020 Ontario budget. Read the latest issue.

Provincial News In Brief

Legal tender, ServiceOntario and a new correctional complex

Dollar bills that are no longer legal tender, ServiceOntario appointment options, future correctional complex in Kemptville and free youth financial course. Read the latest issue.

Canadians Not As Fraud Smart As They Think

CBA offers insight to protections

In a new survey conducted for the Canadian Bankers Association, Canadians think they know how to spot a scam, but they’re not as aware as they should be. The survey of more than 7,800 Canadians across five demographic groups sought to better understand their knowledge of preventative cyber measures. Read the latest issue.

Marketing | Jennifer Layman

Start A Business During COVID-19? There are opportunities for entrepreneurial thinkers

The Starter Company Plus Program is run by enterprise centres throughout the province. In our region, we have an enterprise centre in Renfrew, Pembroke and Smiths Falls. The program is a combination of training and cash (up to $5,000) to start or expand a business, or to purchase a business. In this COVID-19 year, why would anyone want to be in business for themselves?  Regardless of your opinion on the pandemic decisions being made, public health measures have caused changes to our habitual ways of doing things, forcing us to create new habits (a tough ask of any consumer). But, if someone really wants something, they will find a way to get it or do it. That’s where entrepreneurs come in. Read the latest issue.


Book Club | Marc Benioff, Monica Langley

Trailblazer: The Power Of Business As The Greatest Platform For Change

The founder and co-CEO of Salesforce delivers an inspiring vision for successful companies of the future in which changing the world is everyone’s business. What’s the secret to business growth and innovation and a purpose-driven career in a world that is becoming vastly more complicated by the day? According to Marc Benioff, the answer is embracing a culture in which your values permeate everything you do. 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