Are you eligible for grant?

October 30, 2019

If you are looking to start a new business, or your existing business is less than 3 years old, you may be eligible for the Starter Company Plus – a program that provides mentorship and up to $5,000 in grant funds.  Deadline for application is Nov 29th.  For more information, visit https://www.kingstonecdev.com/programs/starter-company-plus  

Recruiting, training and retaining staff

October 24, 2019

Recruiting, training and retaining staff is time consuming and costly. KEYS can help employers to recruit new employees and access funding to support their initial training. KEYS can also help you to access funding available through the Canada Ontario Job Grant to pay to train your current employees. Presented by Gillian Watters, Keys. Learn more… continue reading

Small Business Networking

October 17, 2019

Please join October 22nd us as we recognize and celebrate the outstanding contribution that small businesses make to our communities. This is an opportunity to network with other Frontenac businesses. Appetizers will be catered by Jeff Fenwick, Back Forty Artisan Cheese and a cash bar will be available.   To give us an idea of… continue reading

10 Must Know Social Media Practices

September 11, 2019

Join Jennifer Baker, Simplifying Social Media, on Wed October 23, 9am-11 am for “10 Must-Know Social Media Best Practices”  This two-hour workshop will focus on enhancing your business’ social media presence! Topics include: Google My Business, Creating Content including, Facebook & Instagram Live, Facebook & Instagram Stories, as well as content and engagement best practices.  To… continue reading

FCFDC launches new grant

May 28, 2019

Intake Opens for Rural Innovation Initiative Eastern Ontario On February 27th, 2019 the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, announced Eastern Ontario CFDCs would receive funding to support projects that drive innovation and growth in rural Eastern Ontario. As a result of this… continue reading

Save the date – June 25th

May 13, 2019

We will be celebrating 15 years at our June 25th AGM and would be delighted if you can join us.  We are excited to have David Craig, Mobile Kitchens Canada and RTD Trailers be our guest speaker and share with us his story of growing these Inverary based businesses.  To pre-register visit https://bit.ly/30inmVN

Interested in becoming a board member?

May 2, 2019

Residents and/or business owners within the County of Frontenac are eligible to apply to become a director of the Frontenac CFDC. Candidates ideally have o An interest in local and regional community and business development o Knowledge of Frontenac County in general and perhaps an understanding of a specific business sector, or a specific skill… continue reading

Social Media Workshop May 1st

April 23, 2019

10 Strategies to Make Social Media Work For Your Business – May 1st In this 2-hour workshop participants will learn 10 strategies to increase engagement, reach, and impact of their business’ social media accounts. Topics include new features, trends, content strategies, and advertising. This presentation is geared to County of Frontenac businesses. Presenter is Jennifer… continue reading

Hot off the press

March 29, 2019

Our quarterly newsletter was distributed through Frontenac News on March 28th and is also available on our website at https://frontenaccfdc.com/newsletters/ .  Read about D&G Home Improvements, Cardinal Cafe and OSO Sweet Maple Syrup.

Time Sensitive Funding

March 4, 2019

The Canada Agricultural Partnership has just announced that it is now accepting applications for grant funding until April 5th for the agri-food and agri-product sectors and environmental stewardship.  For more information visit the Agricultural Adaptation Council website at   https://adaptcouncil.org/