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McManaman Seeks Re-Election on Owen Sound Council

The City faces many challenges and financial pressures, including a large infrastructure deficit and the loss of nearly a million dollars in provincial government funding. That will require tough decisions and strong leadership from Council. But as we move forward, we can’t lose focus on what makes Owen Sound great…our sports, culture, parks and natural attractions. I want to continue to build a community that makes Owen Sound a place…where you want to live. Where you want to raise your family. Where your business will prosper.‎

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Tichbourn Ready to Reduce Spending

I think local government needs to look outside the box and work with the province to amend the local land severance rules to allow for more hobby farm and individual residence building. In addition we need to expand access and advertising for our current local growers and crafters. Development of rural farmers/crafters markets would defiantly create more interest in tourists and local visitors to our area.

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Lisenchuk Launches Campaign for City Council

8 years Hanover Economic Development Council, 40 years executive experience with small and multi-national industry, participation in projects with Provincial and Federal Government….

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Mokriy Wants to Stand Up for Grey Highlanders

I will work to ensure that our citizens are appraised of council decisions and policies; streamline services provided; hold the line on tax increases and stand up for the needs and concerns of our communities.

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Professional Golfer Going for Grey Highlands’ Council

I started my working life in the Royal Canadian Navy and continued into several varied occupations afterward. I have been involved in the political arena for many years and find the biggest thing missing is straight talk and straight answers. My platform is based on what the community wants, meaning grass roots politics and listening to all the constituents, as they elect me to represent them.

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Robin Paul Running for Owen Sound City Council

I don’t think any of our taxes are a ‘fair’ rate. I believe the entire system needs to be assessed and hard questions asked and big decisions made for the betterment of the entire city. Are we delivering the services promised to the business community?

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Award-Winning Local Author Contends for Seat on Council

I worked in communications for 35 years, the last 15 as the owner of my own company. I have been on the Public Library Board for 11 years, 7 as chair; I am on the Hospital Foundation Board and I have been part of the MRI and Cancer Campaigns; I worked on the Rec Centre campaign; and I have been President of the group that saved the Marine and Rail Museum.

I am running on a campaign of community engagement, municipal partnerships, responsible spending, and support for the hospital, college and culture. Owen Sound can be more than it is.

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Former NDP Candidate Goes for Second Term on City Council

I have lived and worked in Owen Sound for almost 30 years and raised four children, with my husband in the city. I’m self employed and my work focuses on violence prevention, poverty reduction, violence against women issues and affordable housing. I’ve have been on Owen Sound City Council 4 years and am now seeking re-election.

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Learn to Network

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)


Phone: 519 371 7464
Fax: 519 371 4043
Site: gbbj.biz
Email: editor@gbbj.biz
Address: 954 1st Ave W.
Owen Sound, ON CAN N4K 4K5

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