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Meaford Chamber Announces Dragon’s Den Contestants

The 9th annual Dragon’s Den Competition, organized by the Meaford Chamber of Commerce Is scheduled for Wednesday October 25th at the Meaford Hall with five contestants vying for cash and publicity.

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Concours d’Elegance at Cobble Beach

The Cobble Beach Golf Resort Community is proud to once again host the Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The event is scheduled for Sunday, September 17th and runs all day.

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After Coal, a Small Kentucky Town Builds a Healthier, More Creative Economy

Great article from Yes! Magazine describing how a Kentucky town responds to an economic downturn with innovation and collaboration.

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Downtown Owen Sound Survey Offers Few Surprises

As part of the Downtown Owen Sound Revitalization Study, surveys were conducted on three groups: Businesses & Landlords, Residents and Customers. The results hold few surprises and reinforce some common perceptions about problems in the downtown core. Regardless, the information is valuable as it helps determine the issues that a revitalization project should address. The […]

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Hawk’s Nest Slated to Return

Due to last year’s successful Hawks’ Nest event, the Saugeen Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) in partnership with the Bruce Community Futures Development Corporation (Bruce CFDC) are once again planning to deliver the Hawk’s Nest. This Dragon’s Den inspired competition encourages entrepreneurs from various sectors to pitch their business ideas in an attempt to secure financial […]

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Peterborough’s Solution to Downtown Problems

Peterborough introduced a new program sponsored by the Downtown Business Improvement Association. Three security guards called “ambassadors” patrol downtown streets offering everything from directional assistance to deterring vandalism, improper use of sidewalks and encouraging people to clean up after their pets. They’ll also administer first aid and intervene if their are issues with panhandlers and […]

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2016 Community Job Fair

YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce Employment Services, City of Owen Sound and Grey County have joined together to bring you the BIGGEST Community Job Fair in the county. The 2016 Community Job Fair will be held on Thursday March 3, 2016 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Heritage Place Shopping Centre. This event […]

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Eat. Drink. Savour Owen Sound!

Savour Owen Sound returns today for a delicious three-week run at participating restaurants throughout the City. Choose from 11 restaurants offering dinner specials from $22 to $35. Each special includes a three-course meal as well as the chance to win a gourmet food basket featuring local products. This year’s campaign features our highest number of […]

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Business Networking International (BNI) Sound Networking meets Each Wednesday 7:00 – 8:30 AM at Frog Ponds Cafe

Meet local business people and find out how networking is one of the most effective methods for marketing your business.
Visitors are always welcome, just call ahead to let us know you are coming 519-371-2622.

Business Enterprise Centre Workshops

Basics of Bookkeeping (Three part workshop)
Tuesday September 19th and 26th and Tuesday October 3rd, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Business Enterprise Centre Training Room $95 (HST included)
Facilitator: Jane Gallagher
This three part Bookkeeping Workshop will allow you to use the tools and information to confidently understand your financial statements and your own books. Class size is limited to 8 to allow a hands-on, individual learning opportunity for everyone.

Business Enterprise Centre Workshops

How to “Really” Start a Business
Wednesday September 20th, 9:00 am – 11:30 am, Bayshore Community Centre
FREE – Pre-registration is required
Facilitator: Cliff Bilyea
Discover the basic steps involved in starting a business, evaluating your idea, determining your market and basic rules and regulations. Attending the is workshop is mandatory for anyone applying to the Starter Company Plus Program.

Business Enterprise Centre Workshops

Introduction to Quick Books (Two part workshop)
Tuesday October 17th and 24th, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Business Enterprise Centre Training Room, $80 (HST Included)
Instructor: Jane Gallagher
The first session of Quick Books provides participants with an overview and access to a trial version of the program. The second session will be questions and answers to address specific issues. Knowledge of basic bookkeeping principles is required. Limited to 8, you must bring your own laptop. (This workshop does not cover the online version of Quick Books)

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Address: 954 1st Ave W.
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