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Selling Food to Ontario-2017

Selling Food to Ontario Poster
March 7, 2017
9:00 am-3:30 pm
Learn how you as a farmer or small processor can access new market channels.
Topics include:
● Costing and Pricing for Profit
● Getting Your Product Listed & Keeping it There
● Food Packaging & Labelling
● Food Trends: Consumer & Industry Expectations
● Presentation by the Renfrew County Health Unit
Create new opportunities for your farm or food processing business by learning how to expand into new markets such as grocery stores, restaurants, food hubs, schools, universities and other public institutions.

To register, go to https://sellingfoodtoontario2017.eventbrite.ca

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT | Training day for Pontiac entrepreneurs.

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT - Training day for Pontiac entrepreneurs

Day will include a human resource management overview;

  • Recruiting the right staff for your business;
  • Staff retention;
  • How to become an employer of choice;
  • How to lead Generations X, Y, Z

13 september 2016 | 5 :00PM to 9 :00PM
Pine Lodge Bristol

16 september 2016 | 8 :00AM to 12:00PM
Café de l’Ile, 224 Ch des Outaouais, Ile-du-Grand-Calumet

Health & Safety Bootcamp

Health & Safety Bootcamp

On September 27th Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation will be hosting a workshop in partnership with McLaren Health & Safety Consulting, to help business owners and employees understand how to manage Health & Safety in their workplace.

Renfrew County’s Health & Safety Bootcamp is rooted in the idea of helping business and organizations in the area develop sustainable safety programs that will reduce injuries and illnesses and increase the bottom line.  Featuring a panel of expert speakers and industry professionals, the workshop is based on the idea of helping organizations become Occupational Health & Safety leaders in the Valley.

Renfrew County’s Health & Safety Bootcamp will take place at the Horton Community Centre from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The cost is $45.00 per person, which includes registration, lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

Please see the attached poster for more details. Seating is limited, so we ask that you reserve your spot by September 19. For a full listing of speakers, the workshop agenda or to register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/health-safety-bootcamp-tickets-27257790786

If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact Kelley Lemenchick at 613 431-3951.

CFDC Regional Diversification Loan Program

Community Futures Development Corporation serving Renfrew County announces the launch of a new investment tool for eligible small- and medium-sized businesses in Renfrew County. Repayable commercial loans are available from $150,000 to $350,000 to support business development, transfers, and other business retention and expansion activities.  In order to qualify for a loan, applicants must have previously explored traditional financing services.

Under the CFDC Regional Diversification Loan Program, an applicant must demonstrate their intent to use the funds for one or more of the following:

  1. business succession planning,
  2. new market and product development,
  3. productivity improvements; and/or,
  4. diversification activities that support business and employment

For further information or to obtain an application, please contact our Business Development Officer, Mike Thompson at (613) 431-3951 ext. 223 or mike.thompson@rccfdc.org.

Media Release: 30th Anniversary

The Community Futures Development Corporation Serving Renfrew County Marks 30th Anniversary

Renfrew, ON – 2016 marks the 30th Anniversary of the Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) serving Renfrew County, providing programs and services aimed at growing the local economy.  The CFDC will be celebrating the occasion with a reception at the Horton Community Centre on June 28, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

The CFDC is funded through the federal government and was established in 1986, with a mandate to administer a community loan fund in support of small and medium-sized businesses. With 269 offices across the country, Community Futures are non-profit organizations guided by volunteer boards of directors, and staffed with business professionals to provide business loans, training and coaching, and access to expert resources, for people wanting to start, expand, franchise or sell a business, and to owners of small and medium-sized businesses.

“2016 is an exciting year for the CFDC, as we are celebrating our 30th Anniversary of providing business and community economic development services in our community,” says Darrel Ryan, Board Chair. “This is really a celebration of helping entrepreneurs through business exploration, start up, expansion, and succession over the past 30 years and we will continue to be a catalyst in our region for economic development, entrepreneurship and training. These elements are key to building healthy and strong rural communities.” Read more

Please Join Us – For A Celebration Event In Honour Of Our 30th Anniversary

30th Anniversary - RCCFDC

Date: Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
Horton Community Centre,
1005 Castleford Road, Renfrew

Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Chair’s Remarks – 1:30 pm

Please RSVP by June 1st, 2016 by:

Email: Jessica.Geick@rccfdc.org
Phone: (613) 431-3951 ext. 225

Media Release: More Bang for the Buck

The impact of the Community Futures Development Corporations’ lending on Ontario’s economy

Renfrew Ont., – February 10, 2016 – The Conference Board of Canada (CBoC) undertook a research project for the Ontario Association of Community Futures Development Corporations (OACFDC) to determine the economic impact on Ontario of the lending services provided through the Community Futures Lending Program from 2009-2014.

This report, More Bang for the Buck- The Impact of the Community Futures Program on Ontario’s Economy, is an update to the CBoC’s June 2010 research report. This new research shows a continued positive impact. Again, it confirms what many involved in the Community Futures Program have long believed: “We find that the program, which is meant to ease credit conditions for small and medium-sized businesses in rural communities, has significant economic clout,” is the way the independent research organization, the Conference Board of Canada (CBoC) sums it up.

The Conference Board applied its well- tested Ontario econometric model, noting that from April 2009 to March 2015; the program disbursed $396 million in loans and raised a total of $ 1.142 billion in new capital investment funds—with just over $746 million in spending due to investments from owner’s equity and funds borrowed from third-party lenders. A total of 22,600 person-years of employment were created by the program over six years. Read more