News and Seminars
Social Media Training
This free Social Media Training Program is offered specifically for notprofit organizations operating within Renfrew County.
Benefit from hands-on, interactive instruction and ongoing support for your social media campaigns.
Get your accounts and pages working for you!
Computers and internet access are provided to all who have reserved a seat in advance.
Thursday, May 30, 2013; 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Introduction to Facebook
2 International Drive, Pemrboke ON
This introduction to facebook will bring you hands-on, interactive instruction and ongoing support for your social media campaigns. Learn how to effectively set up and run a Facebook business page.
Social Media gives companies an online presence and a method of communication with their customers. Come learn more about Facebook and how you can be using it to your advantage.
Pre-registration is required due to limited seating.
For more information please contact Kelley Lemenchick at email@example.com or phone 613.735. 3951 ext. 226.
Time Management Seminar
Ontario Self-Employment Benefit Program July Orientation Seminar
The Renfrew Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting event The Wolves’ Den, which will be held May 17th, 2013 at the Historic O’Brien Theatre.
Using the format of the popular CBC television program, "The Dragon's Den", we have planned an evening that will create an opportunity to showcase creativity, ingenuity, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit in Renfrew County. This event will encourage local entrepreneurs to come and make a pitch for a chance to win the opportunity to develop their idea into a meaningful and potentially lucrative business.
This is your chance to PITCH your very own business idea, with the chance to WIN START-UP BUSINESS SUPPORT from real professionals!
Get CREATIVE, INNOVATIVE, INGENIOUS, and let your ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT SHINE.
It all starts by printing, scanning, e-mailing or faxing your application due by April 26th, 2013!
To receive up-to-date information on the Wolves' Den, click here to go to the official facebook page.
GoVenture for the Youth Entrepreneurship Program
The Youth Entrepreneurship Program (YEP) is gearing up for the 2012-2013 school year!
This year we are very excited to expand our program by adding a new in-school workshop, GoVenture. GoVenture is a fun and interactive learning tool that transforms learning into an engaging and fascinating process that will captivate student’s attention. This program enables students to learn by doing, in a highly visual and realistic way. Students can learn how to create and run a business that is fast and effective. The program is sure to inspire learners with highly realistic, effective, and fun learning experiences.
This new workshop is conducted by the Youth Entrepreneurship Coordinator and laptop computers will be provided.
For more information on the GoVenture workshops, click here.
Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF)
On July 5, Minister Goodyear announced the launch of the new Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF) in Ontario. The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) has been allocated $49.6 million over two years to deliver the Fund in Ontario.
The CIIF will support the rehabilitation and improvement, including expansion, of existing community infrastructure facilities. Funding assistance provided by the CIIF is intended to improve the quality of community facilities and provide economic benefits, including support for job creation, in communities across Canada. The program will be delivered by the regional development agencies across Canada.