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Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation rebrands

Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC), a non-profit organization that provides business advice and loan services to help diversify and strengthen the local economy, has been rebranded. It is now known as Frontenac Business Services, and with the new name comes a new website: frontenacbusiness.ca. “For nearly two decades, our

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Greater Napanee enters three-year marketing agreement with Bay of Quinte

During a Regular Greater Napanee Council meeting on Tuesday, March 23, council committed to a nearly $25,000 annual membership, for the next three years, that would increase tourism and residential attractions in the area. With the 2021 budget already set, council moved to allocate monies in order to adjust for

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City Council sits for first night of municipal budget deliberations

Kingston City Council held their first of three nights of budget deliberations on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. The evening began with a presentation from CAO Lanie Hurdle, in which she explained how City of Kingston staff have taken the impacts of COVID-19 into account in their proposed 2021 budget. “The

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Frontenac County asking business owners to complete annual survey

The Frontenac County economic development department is asking every business owner in Frontenac to complete their annual business survey, which will be open until Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. Results of the survey will help County staff better understand Frontenac’s economic landscape and make informed decisions about how best to serve

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South Frontenac recruiting committee to update community brand

South Frontenac Township is recruiting members for a steering committee to guide an overhaul of the community’s brand. The Township is looking for local community members to assist with choosing a consultant for this project, and to provide feedback and insight throughout the process. “In recognition of the community’s vibrancy

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COVID-19 causing ‘very different kind of downturn’ in Ontario

The City’s Director of the Office of Strategy, Innovation and Partnerships, Craig Desjardins, says the COVID-19 pandemic has presented the Ontario economy with “a very different kind of downturn.” “In the past, governments usually went to infrastructure as a solution to restart the economy,” he said, as manufacturing and construction

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County opens annual business survey to all businesses in Frontenac

The Frontenac County economic development department has launched a new survey and is urging all business owners within the county to participate. The County’s economic development department has surveyed members of the Frontenac Ambassador program since 2017. That program is a network of business owners who collaborate to “build up

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Get to know your 2018 to 2022 council: Councillor Simon Chapelle

  Editor’s note: With the new Kingston City Council beginning its term of office on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, we thought it would be a great time to catch up with the new and newly-re-elected members of council so that we could share a bit more about the 13 people

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