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Chamber launches new ‘buy local’ initiative By ASHLEY KULP The Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce wants shoppers in town to think local and buy local. A new 12-month campaign to do just that was unveiled during the Chamber’s Business at Breakfast event June 26 at Dionysos Restaurant. Past Chamber president Tracy Lamb of Mopani Communications launched the initiative, which is being developed to raise awareness of the benefits of spending money and time in Carleton Place. Lamb said the concept began more than a year ago when the Chamber, in partnership with the Carleton Place Farmers’ Market, created a two-year work plan “to help boost the operation and success of the farmers’ market.” “Included in that (work plan) was a buy local campaign,” she explained. “We’ve expanded that from not only the farmers’ market, but as the Chamber, it includes all businesses throughout the community.” “The thinking behind the campaign is to make an effort on an ongoing basis; not a month or a couple of years, but at least an entire year to develop a campaign that will increase the awareness of buying local,” Lamb added. According to a release from the Chamber, “community members, including residents and business people, will become more aware of the impact that their choices have on the economic and social stability of Carleton Place and our community.” “We’re a small-town with unique offering and opportunities to connect with people,” Lamb said. “So what are we doing to connect the people of Carleton Place with you, the businesspeople?” The first step of the campaign is developing a brand, which Lamb said has already been created by Sherry Crummy of Crummy Media Solutions.

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Past president of the Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce, Tracy Lamb of Mopani Communications, shows off a new logo which will make up the branding for the Chamber’s buy local campaign. Lamb helped launch the initiative during a Business at Breakfast event June 26 at Dionysos Restaurant. The campaign is expected to roll out over the next 12 months.

It is a graphic that will be highly visible and recognizable throughout the town, on social media, as well as in local stores. “When you talk about customer loyalty and motivation to buy local, part of that comes from an emotional connection,” Lamb commented. “... When you talk about branding, a brand is alive if there is that emotional connection to it.” She explained that there are 10 good reasons for consumers to buy

local, including: stimulating the local economy; job creation; better customer service; greater support to local nonprofit organizations; unique businesses; business owners invest in their communities; reduced environmental impact; competition leads to more choices for shoppers; public benefits outweigh public costs; as well as the values of customers matter more to local businesses. “...We ultimately want shoppers in Carleton Place to think local and buy local so we invite you and all businesses in town to think customer experience, because you know what? Research shows that very, very few consumers buy local just because it’s local,” Lamb stated. “All things being equal in quality and everything else, they will buy local, but if the service or quality is sub par, then guess what? Buy local doesn’t have any legs.” She provided the example of the Beckwith Butcher, which donates 20-cents from the sale of each kebob to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and presented $4,500 to the hospital this year. “Let’s think customer experience. We’re fortunate if people come through our doors,” Lamb stated. In addition to the branding exercise, other elements of the campaign include promotional materials such as flyers and bookmarks, posters, coverage in local media, as well as shopping bags and T-shirts, that will feature that identifiable logo. Another aspect is the creation of Carleton Place BLT (Buy Local Team) trading cards, highlighting the services of businesses which could be distributed to customers. “...(The campaign) is not just about buying local, but showcasing businesses so people are aware of what we’re offering,” she said.

To strengthen that point, Lamb indicated another part of the initiative is individual business/businessperson profiles. “Profiles are one of our most important connections,” she said, adding the first one, on the Studio Boutique, is ready to roll out in the near future. “They (profiles) will include a photo because this is a small-town and I need to know who I’m looking for. With these little biographies about your business, hopefully people will get a sense of the personality of the business and what’s special.” Lamb said that perhaps the most important feature of the buy local campaign is business participation. “The success of this, like any other community effort, is the involvement of businesses,” she remarked. “...This (buy local) rationale is being used in small communities across Canada and North America and the reason for that is that it works,” Lamb continued. “So, we’re really excited about it.” The Carleton Place Business Improvement Area (BIA) manager Cathie McOrmond was in attendance for the launch and noted the BIA fully supports the Chamber’s efforts. “The BIA fully supports the Chamber in everything they do...it’s a wonderful opportunity for local business,” she noted. “When we work together, great things happen.” In the coming months, Lamb said the Chamber will be rolling out different features of the buy local campaign, including a possible workshop. Information will be included on the initiative in Carleton Place water bills this October, but before then, other promotional materials will be released. “Stay tuned for more details and how to get involved,” she said to those gathered at the breakfast.

Grenville CFDC plays key role for small business By JENNIFER WESTENDORP Kemptville business owners expressed their appreciation of the Grenville Community Futures Development Corporation at their annual general meeting at the North Grenville Municipal Centre on June 21, 2013. “Thank you to everyone at the CFDC for all your help,” said Samantha McLean, owner of Candy For You in Kemptville. “I’m very fortunate to have taken part in the SEB (Self Employment Benefit) program.” McLean said she thought she knew everything about running a business until she started the program. She said the SEB program introduced her to all sorts of resources that allowed her to improve her business. The Grenville CFDC lent $2.2 million to 33 new and existing businesses in Grenville County over the course of the last fiscal job, impacting 216 jobs in the region. Lynne LeBlanc, owner of Go 4 Eco in North Grenville, said applying to be part of the CFDC intake program was one of the best decisions she ever made. “The program is amazing,” said LeBlanc. “There’s lots of information. This program really helps entrepreneurs get their feet on the ground and take off running.” See GRENVILLE page 2

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Three new pilot projects revealed at Valley Heartland CFDC’s AGM

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Above, Susan Fournier, Valley Heartland Community Futures Development Corporation executive director, gave a presentation on how the corporation has been doing for the past year, and unveiled three new pilot programs: SEE, STEP and WELL during the annual general meeting June 19. Right, Shirley Fulton-Deugo served as a guest speaker during the meeting and spoke about her experiences running Fulton’s Sugar Bush and Pancake House since she took over the business after her father 33 years ago in 1980. the tourism offering within the region. The final program unveiled by the Valley Heartland CFDC is WELL: Women Entrepreneurs of Lanark and North Leeds. This program is designed to assist women entrepreneurs grow their businesses.

Micro-loans will be available for women who want to begin a homebased business, while business loans will be available for established women entrepreneurs to grow their existing businesses. The option to have a mentor or coach will be available but will not be

Since being established 23 years ago, Grenville CFDC has loaned 19.1 million dollars to over 450 new and existing businesses in Grenville County, impacting 2700 jobs. Jason Motard, owner of Tekken Martial Arts Academy Inc. in Kemptville, said he reached a point after retiring from being a professional athlete 3 years ago where he didn’t know what steps to take next. “I was part of the SEB program within a month,” said Motard. “I found it very informative. Taking part in the program saved me a lot of trouble and money.” Through the delivery of the Eastern Ontario Development Program, Grenville CFDC invested 831,000 dollars in 77 Grenville County businesses and community development projects in the last fiscal year. “The Grenville CFDC does great work,” said MP of Leeds-Grenville Gord Brown. “It helps create jobs and

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resulted in 35 loans, for a total of $900,000. They also created 30 new jobs and maintained another 138. Since 1980 the corporation has created more than 1,200 jobs and maintained more than 3,000, while giving out more than $14 million in term loans from an initial federal investment of only $2 million. For more information on the Valley Heartland CFDC, visit www.valleycfdc.com.

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Brown said the program has now attained long-term sustainability. He said he is proud to be part of a government body that is so focused on economy. “These organizations have done tremendous work over the last decade, creating jobs,” said Steve Clark, MPP of Leeds-Grenville. North Grenville Mayor David Gordon expressed his gratitude towards the Grenville CFDC for helping entrepreneurs in Grenville County. “This program has helped put us on the map,” said Gordon. “We’re moving Photo by JENNIFER WESTENDORP forward. We are the engine because of From left, Brian Gartley, Chairman of organizations like the CFDC.” the CFDC, Samantha McLean, owner of Candy For You, MP of Leeds-GrenGordon said the CFDC is a hand-up ville Gord Brown, Heather Lawless, for small business owners with a vision, Executive Director of CFDC, North but who need a boost financially. The Grenville Mayor David Gordon and Grenville CFDC is a community based, Lynne Leblanc, Go 4 Eco. non-profit corporation funded primarily by the Government of Canada through economic development throughout the the Federal Economic Development region.” Agency for Southern Ontario.

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By KELLY KENT Three new pilot projects were revealed at the annual general meeting of Valley Heartland Community Future’s Development Corporation (CFDC) June 19. The meeting, which was held over breakfast at Fulton’s Pancake House in Pakenham, covered the accomplishments of the corporation over the last year. Valley Heartland CFDC is a notfor-profit organization run by a volunteer board of directors and aims to improve the communities of Lanark and North Leeds by providing business loans, counseling and coaching along with supporting development and strategic planning. Susan Fournier, the corporation’s executive director, gave a presentation outlining the company’s progress throughout the year and unveiled three new pilot programs that they will roll out this coming year. One of the programs the Valley Heartland CFDC will begin is called Student Entrepreneurs Excel (SEE). This project will aim to assist postsecondary students start small businesses by providing micro-loans of up to $10,000 and mentors or coaches to give their expertise on the initiative. The students will also be provided with workshops to build needed skills. “This program also helps with youth retention,” said Fournier. “Students who have taken advantage of similar programs in other areas have tended to stay within that area.” Another program being rolled out this year is STEP: Sustainable Tourism Empowerment Pathway. This program will provide micro-loans to encourage people, especially those on social assistance, to create small businesses in the tourism sector. Fournier explained that many communities have tourism wish lists – like wishing for more food or craft vendors along the river – that can be filled using this program. “This program can be used by a person with a specific skills set,” she said. “Say one man is really good at making wooden paddles, well he can set up a stand selling paddles.” Mentors or coaches and workshops to strengthen skills will also be provided for those who take part in STEP. The program is designed to enhance

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WELL program to help area women succeed in business

Local students turn their ideas into businesses with Summer Company This year, five local students have been selected for the 2013 Summer Company experience in the Lanark County/Smiths Falls area. Summer Company provides an opportunity for students to create a business and to be their own boss. The successful students for 2013 from this area are: • Kayley Kennedy of Princess Charming: Princess Charming offers a variety of handmade beaded Europeanstyle bracelets. Here’s how to contact Kayley this summer: 613-275-1435 or on Facebook at ‘Princess Charming Summer Company.’ • Dahlia Hogue of Sweet Dahlia’s Beeswax Products: Sweet Dahlia’s Beeswax Products will be producing and selling a variety of molded beeswax candles at local farmers’ markets and craft fairs to tourists and farmers’ market attendees. Contact Dahlia at 613259-2011. • Spencer Healey of Dairy Dudes Cool Treats: Dairy Dudes Cool Treats will be serving the Smiths Falls area and selling

a variety of ice cream treats with his ice cream cart bicycle. Watch for the Dairy Dude at the local parks and around Smiths Falls this summer! Contact him at 613-229-4663. • Shamus McGuire of McGuire Logging & Firewood: McGuire Logging & Firewood will be selling cedar logs, posts and rails. Shamus will also be selling firewood at local gas stations. To contact him, call 613-283-7695. • Robert Parsons of Portraits by Rob: Portraits by Rob will be creating custom charcoal pet portraits. Have your pet’s portrait frozen in time and contact Rob today at 613-283-8032, on Facebook at ‘Portraits by Rob’ or via his website: www.charcoalportraitsbyrob.com. The Summer Company mentors for 2013 will provide support and advice throughout the summer to students. They are: author, entrepreneur and trainer Jennifer DeBruin of Smiths Falls (jenndebruin@gmail.com or www.jenniferdebruin.com); and Janice Walter of Town &

Country Bookkeeping & Training in Elgin (t_Cbooks@sympatico.ca or www.townandcountrybookkeeping.com). Clay Spero, small business advisor with TD Canada Trust of Carleton Place is another mentor. He can be reached at 613-257-5467 ext. 232 or clay. spero@td.com. The Summer Company program is an initiative of the Ontario government and is in place to motivate and educate young people to possibly choose entrepreneurship as a viable career, equip them with the tools necessary to succeed and provide hands-on business training and mentoring. Summer Company is aimed at students between the ages of 15 and 29 in school and returning to school in the fall. The successful students receive an award of up to $15,00 to help with business start-up costs, and a $1,500 award in September upon returning to school; approximately 12 hours of business training; and an opportunity to meet with a local community-mentoring group

for support and advice on operating their summer business. The program is in its 13th year promoting entrepreneurship to young enterprising students. This year, there were five successful local students from the Lanark County/Smiths Falls area that will spend their summer gaining invaluable business experience, earning money, and learn what it means to be your own boss. They will be in good company with many other young entrepreneurs from across Ontario. For more information about the Summer Company program, please contact Cindy James or Shannon Derbyshire at the Small Business Advisory Centre (Smiths Falls/Lanark County) at 613-283-7002 ext. 108/109 or via email at cjames@smallbizcentre.ca or smallbusiness@smallbizcentre. ca. For more information about the centre, please check us out online at www.smallbizcentre. ca, join our Facebook page or Twitter page: @smallbiz_centre.

you own a business, you can pretty much be sure that you can take part in the program,” he said. Being a part of the WELL program can have many advantages: members have access to business mentors and coaches as well as workshops and training sessions to improve skills. The workshops will be tailored to the specific needs of the program’s members. “If we find there is a need for one (workshop) more than another, we’ll set something up,” said Jackson. The workshops will focus on technical skills and problems but will be as specific as possible; bookkeeping, marketing and understanding financial statements are just some of the topics available. Members of the program can be mentors, mentees or both, said Jackson. Mentors will ideally be successful, knowledgeable and skilled in one or many aspects of entrepreneurship. Mentors and mentees will be matched up based on needs, then the two will meet up on an agreed upon schedule, usually for one or two hours per month. There is no deadline to apply to be a member of the program, and you do not need to have a business loan either. Most women entrepreneurs are welcome, said Jackson. Contact Jackson at Kyle. Jackson@valleycfdc.com or call 613-283-7002 ext. 110 for more information about the WELL program.

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By KELLY KENT Local women have a great opportunity to be entrepreneurs with a new pilot program from Valley Heartland Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC). Women Entrepreneurs in Lanark and North Leeds (WELL) is one of three programs the corporation is starting this year, and aims to help local businesswomen flourish in the community. At a lunch meeting on June 27, Susan Fournier, Valley Heartland CFDC’s executive director, and Kyle Jackson, the business development co-ordinator, gave a presentation about WELL to a room full of interested women. Valley Heartland CFDC is a corporation that aims to develop communities, largely through providing business loans. The WELL program, explained Fournier, is to help small home-based businesses grow into larger businesses through microloans, or to help successful entrepreneurs expand their existing businesses with larger loans. Members of the WELL program will also have access to business mentors, coaches and workshops. “All of our pilot programs are really about encouraging people to take that next step,” said Fournier. Jackson explained that almost anyone in the area can apply to be part of the WELL program. “If you’re a woman and

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New leadership at Storm Internet Services boosts revenue and employee growth 40% Established in 1996 and reenergized by an experienced techsector management team in 2010, today Storm Internet Services Inc. is an eastern Ontario success story that prides itself on local call centre staff who pick up the phone and provide real answers, no fixed contracts, and tailored solutions. Privately owned and profitable, the company’s revenue has grown 40 per cent over the last 24 months. DSL and fibre customer growth is up 50 per cent, wireless customer growth is up 100 per cent, and the number of employees is up 40 per cent to 40 people over this period. “We are keying into everything from mild disaffection to overt rage at how large Internet Services Providers go about their business,” says Storm’s CEO Dave Chiswell. “There’s a lot of cookie-cutter service templates and offshore call centres that specialize in putting customers on hold. In that sense Storm’s the antiISP. Whether it’s a rural residential customer who needs more bandwidth for a Virtual Private Network, or midsize companies with specific Internet or hosting requirements, we listen carefully and respond quickly. That’s our difference.” While wireless and DSL residential Internet services are a vital business component, currently 50 per cent of Storm’s business comes from

hundreds of commercial customers that rely on innovation, flexibility and dependability. They seek services ranging from Wireless Networks, Fibre, DSL, and WiFi for indoor and outdoor corporate and cultural events, to various hosting services and server colocation. These customers, that include everything from coffee shops, car dealerships and large construction companies to government agencies and embassies, praise Storm’s agility and willingness to provide customized solutions for non-standard Internet services. In 1996, when the scream of a dial-up modem was associated with wired-only Internet delivery, Storm started with a core team of eight employees, in offices on Sparks Street in Ottawa. The firm had a call centre, provided dial-up services, some web hosting and supported one colocation client. During several ownership and management changes, the company began developing its core expertise in wireless delivery based on what were then primarily rural deployments. In 2010 Chiswell became CEO. He joined the firm a year earlier in 2009 and brought his Ottawa tech sector roots and senior management experience with firms in Dallas, Ottawa, and Virginia. Jonathan Black, another Ottawa tech industry veteran, assumed duties as CFO the same year. The new leadership team initiated

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a wireless network build-out to bring their services to Lanark County. Storm developed an original concept to get service into difficult rural areas, a mininode system where a wireless signal goes from a Storm tower to equipment mounted on everything from a barn roof to a silo and then to the customer’s home or business. In 2011 Storm made a bid to provide more rural wireless infrastructure under the Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN). This is a multi-million-dollar project to bring rural broadband to 95 per cent of homes and businesses in Eastern Ontario outside of Ottawa, with funding assistance from the Royal Bank of Canada, the Business Development Bank of Canada, Export Development Canada, and Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC). Storm won the bid to upgrade wireless services in Lanark, and the Ottawa Valley South areas of the project. “This is the largest contract win in the company’s history,” says Chiswell. “It’s definitely going to help drive the next phase of our corporate growth and what we’re learning about delivering higher speed wireless applies equally well to all markets and customers we serve.” Storm’s new 10 megabit per second download/1 Mbps upload wireless service will cover rural areas surrounding Perth and Lanark such McDonalds Corners and Maberly as well as Chesterville, Winchester and Portland – areas that are not always able to access more traditional wireline services. Rolling out throughout 2013, this new high-speed wireless will be able to provide an estimated 50,000 rural homes and business in the Lanark and Ottawa Valley areas with 21st century Internet access on par with wired services available in most Canadian cities and towns. Looking to further regional and commercial growth, last year Storm rounded out its management team with Ian Habinski, VP Commercial Sales, who brought 16 years of Corporate Sales Management; and Chris Reinkeluers, Director of Operations, Lanark, who came to Storm with more than 25 years of combined experience in engineering, operations and quality assurance. As a large regional ISP focused on urban Ottawa, rural Lanark and the Ottawa Valley, Storm’s CEO Dave Chiswell aims to maintain a growth rate of 25 to 30 per cent each year for

the next several years – a pace that his team believes will allow the company to maintain its high level of service that has earned Storm its legendary customer loyalty. “Storm Internet Services has knowledgeable people who bring solutions to our problems,” says Mike Rouleau, Director of Operations, RBC Bluesfest and Ottawa Folk Festival. “They are a local firm that enables us to substantially expand and improve our services providing concert-goers with real added value.” The 2013 RBC Bluesfest runs July 4-14, and this year Storm is blanketing the music festival with 10 wireless networks to handle everything from ticketing to WiFi hotspots for concert-goers to use while on-site. It is Storm’s most complex outdoor event wireless project. Over its years in business Storm has acquired several smaller ISPs including Superaje of Perth, Ottawa’s CompMore, Carp and Osgoode Station’s Ariba, and Carleton Place’s Horizon Technologies. Most of these acquisitions involved customers that could be easily migrated to Storm’s suite of services, and Storm remains on the hunt for future acquisitions to build its customer base. Storm’s future growth will also depend on its ongoing commitment to local service and support. While its 14,000-square-foot corporate headquarters remain located in westend Ottawa, in March 2011 a fiveperson regional office opened in Perth. In 2012 another regional office opened in Chesterville. Other regional office openings are planned in 2013 and 2014. About Storm Internet Services Ltd. The mission of Storm Internet Services is to provide fast and reliable Internet access to business and residential clients supported by superior customer service. The company is one of the major ISPs in Eastern Ontario and the Storm Internet Services network spans more than 8,000 square kilometers, including some 50 communities and municipalities including the City of Ottawa. Storm Internet Services offers a variety of Internet solutions including access through wireless, DSL, and fibre, as well as a data centre and Web hosting packages. Partnerships with several companies and subsidiaries allow Storm Internet Services to develop some of the highest caliber solutions for networking, site installations, broadband access and more. For more information visit www. storm.ca.

CrossFit Conexus opens in Smiths Falls CrossFit Conexus announces it has opened its doors! As the first CrossFit affiliation in Smiths Falls, CrossFit Conexus offers customized workouts for people who just want to be healthy or for those who strive to compete. CrossFit is a worldwide strength and conditioning fitness program. Whether you are coming off the couch or you are a professional athlete, CrossFit is scalable to all levels, making this the ideal fitness program for anyone regardless of age or experience-each person works at their intensity. It is the fastest growing fitness program in the world and has evolved into a sporting event. (CrossFit Games) Every class is different in CrossFit. A class may consist of a variety of exercises including running, rowing, plyometrics, gymnastics, weight training, and Olympic lifting. CrossFit’s success in producing results is in preventing the fitness plateaus many of us face after months of training our bodies in the same way. CrossFit prescribes functional movements which are movements you might use every day. For example, you use the same form deadlifting a barbell as you would in picking up an object from the ground. Movements are also multijoint which means we work the entire body at one time instead of isolating muscle groups. Women are among the fastest growing participants in CrossFit-many are there because they want a change in their routine, want to feel challenged, and they want results in less time than they spend in the traditional group fitness class. Classes are held daily at CrossFit Conexus and range from an Intro to CrossFit class to general CrossFit workouts of the day (WODs). A typical class is broken into theory and skill, warm up, WOD and cool down. CrossFit Conexus offers reduced rates for firefighters, military and police officers, couples, students and seniors. Since CrossFit was designed to train law enforcement, firefighters and military, we acknowledge their contribution to our safety by offering them the reduced rate and help keeping them and their families fit. Submitted by Darlene Maclachlan

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First phase of new subdivision could begin early 2014 By DESMOND DEVOY Smiths Falls town council’s committee-of-the-whole (COW) meeting heard on Monday, June 24, that papers had been submitted to the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) and the IBI Group about the Belle Mead Farm subdivision behind Ferrara Meadows. IBI will be conducting the peer review of the traffic study. A draft of the proposal will be ready for July, with final draft approval of the plans done by the end of summer. The first phase will comprise of 96 apartments/ condos, with the remainder of the property being made up of 137 single-family homes, 30 semi-detached homes, and 32 town houses.

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Left, Tanner Alarie, 18 months, was proudly wearing his Tim Hortons Camp Day t-shirt June 5 during the annual fundraiser at the Beckwith Street location in Smiths Falls. Both Tim Hortons sites (Beckwith Street and Lombard Street) asked customers to make donations toward sending local kids to camp this summer. Above, James Des Rosier (left) and Tanya Bond worked hard June 5 to clean the windshields of cars at the Tim Hortons drive thru on Beckwith Street for a donation to the annual Camp Day fundraiser. All funds raised locally are used to send children from our community to camp this summer. The day was a huge success both locally and nationally with $11.8 million raised for the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation.

On a related land matter, COW also discussed what to do with waste management lands the town owns. In the early 1990s, Lanark County managed to get a number of municipalities on board with purchasing land for waste management purposes. “That project never really materialized,” said chief administrative officer Steve Fournier. “The county itself was not going to develop it.” Council now faces several “We will coordinate proposals for the land, known our efforts” on the issue, as the 5N property, including promised Fournier. FIRE WIND WATER MOULD

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leaving it as is, or selling it. “Is there an advantage to maintaining ownership?” asked Fournier. “To get rid of this project at first glance could be short sighted,” said Coun. Jay Brennan. “This property would be a good insurance policy for the future,” such as when the Carp dump is closed, he added. “It (the land) was predicated on the premise that landfill sites would fill up,” continued Brennan. “A significant amount of investment has already been made into this. It would be prudent for the partners to keep this.” Coun. Ken Graham agreed with Brennan that forward planning was needed on this land. “At some point in future, the town of Smiths Falls and other areas are going to need a site like this,” said Graham. “Where does the waste go if everybody makes it and nobody wants it? We still have sites here that are at the brim. It’s only going to be a bigger issue.” Council heard that the land was being used for agricultural use at the moment.

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Leslie Legrande, a volunteer at Tim Hortons on Gore windows for donations to send a kid to camp. More than Street, Perth, helped out with Camp Day by washing $12,000 was raised throughout the day.

Perth Tim Hortons celebrates Camp Day More than $12,000 was raised in Perth last week during Tim Hortons Camp Day. The two locations were neck and neck as the final numbers were tallied. The Gore Street location raised $6,356.29 and the Highway l7 location raised $6,650.57. Owners of both restaurants are Donna and Ron Lemke of Plevna. “We owe it all to the staff they did an excellent job on organizing it,� said Donna Lemke. “They do bake sales and yard sales

before the day to help raise the money. They put a lot of work into it and we are very proud of them,� she added. From window washes, to chocolate kisses, the staff had some fun last Wednesday hosting a variety of events where customers could participate in some fun and games for a great cause – sending local children to camp. Children are chosen for this experience through their schools, and kids’ organizations Four Lanark area would-be campers have already been selected for this

year adventure. It costs about $2,000 per child to do so. Participants are between the ages of nine and 12, and will attend a 10-day summer camp session or sevenday winter camp session. “The money the stores raised is just awesome!� Lemke added. “We are so proud.� According to the Tim Hortons website, last year’s Camp Day raised a record $11 million, which helped to send more than 15,000 deserving kids from economically disadvantaged homes on a once-in a-lifetime camping adventure.

By LAURIE WEIR The Perth and District Chamber of Commerce has come up with a new plan to entice people to pay a visit, have some fun and stay a while in town. Pauline Fritchett, the chamber manager, said they have recently partnered with the Canadian Forces to offer enticing tourism packages. “When we can come up with new ways of bringing people to Perth, it’s great,� she said. Last week, the chamber hosted an event where Lesley Lehman, partnership development coordinator with the Canadian Forces Personnel and Family Support Services, spoke about the benefits of a potential new union. “We have developed international and national partnerships in shops, services, accommodations, attractions, recreation, entertainment, dining, transportation and travel,� she wrote in a letter to Perth and area business owners,� Lehman said. “There is no cost to join as an industry partner, and no fees are incurred at any time by our members.� About 25 people attended an information evening last week to hear about the marketing plan. Business owners are encouraged to open their doors to offer discounts and incentives to members of the Canadian Forces

community through its appreciation program. The CF Appreciation Program provides members of the Canadian Forces community with access to a wide range of discounts and savings through www.cfappreciation.ca. As the official discount program for the CF Community, it is the principal place for our members to find savings on a wide variety of goods and services, Lehman explained. Members who would be included in this targeted marketing include: • Regular and Reserve Force members and their families; • Former military members and their families; • DND employees and Staff of the Non-Public Funds, Canadian Forces, and their families; and • Foreign Military members serving with the Canadian Forces, and their families. All industry partners will receive a window decal to display in their storefront. Alternatively, the CF Appreciation Program can supply partners with web buttons and the CF Appreciation Program logo to post on your website. “There are lots of opportunities with the program and partnership,â€? added Fritchett. For more information, visit www. cfappreciation.ca or call Fritchett at the chamber office, 613-267-3200.

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Discover your inner ‘Hot Mama’ at new prenatal fitness class love and look forward to the classes.� She noted that the women should always speak to their doctor first before starting the class.

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Hot Mama trainer, Pam Grimm (centre) with program held Tuesdays and Thursdays at Heritage Fitness Centre participants, Jayne Buckley and Amanda Powell. Hot in Carleton Place, running from 2:10 to 3 p.m. Mama is a 50-minute fitness class for pregnant women, “It’s amazing for pregnant women to take part in a fitness program with other pregnant women,� said Grimm. “They become friends, share experiences and ask questions of each other. It’s like matchmaking for moms – while improving their health.�

Grimm has always been active in sports, even as a child and teen. At age 20 she began running long distances, which is her favourite thing to do. She loves her job as a fitness instructor and personal trainer, which she has been doing for in the region of four years. How-

ever, it is only within the last two years that Grimm has been training pre and post-natal clients. “I started at Heritage Fitness last May,� she explained. “I enjoy working at the facility and have met some amazing ladies – and babies there.� The Hot Mama Fitness Program has been a huge success. Participants gain strength, stamina and posture, as well as mental well-being. out the misuse of all mind-altering sub“The changes I have seen have been stances. truly amazing – not only physically but He will maintain regular weekly in the confidence and outlook of the hours at the Shopper Drug Mart to pro- moms,� said Grimm. “They learn to vide access to treatment facility intakes, assessments and referrals, needs assessSupport ments, relapse prevention counseling, treatment planning, and substance use Small education and counseling on a one-onBusiness one basis to anyone interested. Small business If you have any questions or would provides jobs, like to learn more, stop in and ask for tax revenues Myron Li or Dan Rathwell or log onto South Gower Ind. Park to our region.. www.realsolutionsrecovery.ca. #3 Industrial Road

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Testimonials A post-natal class runs from 1 to 2 p.m. on the same days. “See you in class (Hot Mama – Bring your Baby to Boot Camp) after my six weeks are up,� said Andrea Brown. “Thanks for keeping me in shape and more, and thanks for offering a class that gave me the opportunity to be with other pregnant mamas – and you, of course.� “The baby and I are doing great and look forward to joining the mom and baby training sessions once I am ready,� said Victoria Anstett. “Tell the girls, good luck!� Program costs are as follows: prenatal – $120 for Heritage Fitness Centre members and $158.70 for non-members; and post-natal – $150 for Heritage Fitness Centre members and $188.70 for non-members. From the start of her fitness career, Grimm has always wanted to work with moms. “I had always wanted to run a class specifically for pregnant woman, but in smaller communities this can be challenging as there is a very small window, about six months, where pre-natal clients are able to participate, and even more difficult to have those participants be at similar stages in their pregnancy within that window,� she said. “So prior to the past 12 weeks I had been doing one-on-one training with pre-natal clients, which I enjoyed very much. However, there is something truly special about the group format.� For additional information, contact Grimm at grimm_pam@hotmail.com or 613-253-2112 (Heritage Fitness Centre).

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The Kemptville Giant Tiger store has moved from its 25-year location in the centre of Old Town Kemptville to the former Canadian Tire store at the corner of County Road 43 and Rideau River Road. In the photo above, staff celebrate with store owner Harry Haider and the Giant Tiger mascot following the ribbon cutting ceremony.

road from the Kemptville Colonnade Business Park. The old store was right in the middle of Old Town Kemptville and had been a landmark business at that location for the past 25 years. Now in an effort to remain competitive and be able to service more of its customers better, the store moved up to County Road 43. It now can boast of more than 15,300 square feet, almost double what it had before. The master of ceremonies for the ribbon cutting was

Diana Fisher, radio personality with Star FM 97.5 and The Accidental Farmwife columnist with the Advance. The national anthem was sung by Mrs. Tobi Szufranowicz. Rounding out the list of special guests was the Giant Tiger mascot. Gord Brown, Member of Parliament for Leeds-Grenville said a few words at the opening ceremony. “It will be a real addition to the North Grenville community,” he said. “This is a great location for the new

Kemptville continues to grow with new LCBO By JENNIFER WESTENDORP The new LCBO store in the Kemptville Colonnade Mall is a glistening beacon of modernization. The stainless steel countertops, high-tech cash registers and gleaming shelves are a testament to the progress being made in North Grenville. Residents will be impressed by the overwhelming selection of wine, liquor and beer now available to the community. “I think this is a great addition to Kemptville,” said Bob Clevely, LCBO’s Senior Vice President of Retail Operations. “It’s a beautiful store.” The 10,000 square foot store offers more than 6,500 square feet of display space, which will house 1,600 products. It is four times the size of the LCBO outlet on Rideau St., which it replaces. The store has a section of Ontario wines, which will feature 320 varieties of provincially crafted wines. There is also a Vintage section with over 300 fine wines and premium spirits. Beer lovers were not forgotten during the design process of the new LCBO, which is fitted with a large energy efficient walk-in beer cooler that enables consumers to purchase pre-chilled beverages. “I am pleased to take part in the grand opening of this impressive LCBO,” said North Grenville Mayor David Gordon. “This new LCBO has made a statement that North Grenville continues to

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North Grenville Mayor David Gordon, a former police officer, can remember when he worked in the Ottawa Byward Market walking right by the original Giant Tiger store on Dalhousie Street. “This is a big store and will serve North Grenville very well,” said Brown. “The store has grown with the North Grenville community,” said Gordon. “Even though it has grown it has not forgotten its roots.” As North Grenville’s economic pot continues to simmer, the arrival of a newer and bigger Giant Tiger store is good news for the community. “There is a real positive buzz here,” said Brown. “Things keep growing and it is all good news.” Giant Tiger used the ribbon cutting ceremony as an opportunity to present the Kemptville Hospital Foundation with a cheque for $1,000 and the Kemptville Youth Centre a cheque for $1,200. The Executive Director of he Kemptville Youth Centre Robin Heald was at the opening. “I want to thank Giant Tiger for making youth a priority in North Grenville,” she said. “Your consistent investment in our next generation reaps amazing rewards that I get to see every day,” said Heald.

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The following is a list of some of the events taking place in the St. Lawrence Region of Business Today (Gananoque, Brockville, Prescott, Iroquois) that are of particular interest to businesses and industries in the area.

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By LORRAINE PAYETTE The 1000 Islands Region Workforce Development Board (TIRWDB) unveiled a new more user friendly website at its annual general meeting earlier this month. The board’s purpose is to bring the community and its associated partners together with a labour market research and planning process that will serve the entire region, and thereby help find solutions to various local labour issues. Considered to be “catalysts for positive change” at the community level, the different labour boards have worked hard to bring about positive change and spur growth in their local areas. One of their most important tools has been their website, a way in which communities, employers and local residents can find the information they require to deal with these issues. Gail and Darryl Bradley from Regional Web Portals in Gananoque were on hand at the TIRWDB AGM, at the Glen House in the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands, to unveil the new website they have created for the organization. “The new website is more user friendly, easier to navigate,” said Darryl.

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Summer Company participants start own businesses By DOREEN BARNES With the classroom behind them for the summer, 15 young adults of Leeds and Grenville are embarking on a venture in entrepreneurship. From baked goods, photography, custom t-shirts, social media solutions, these students are providing services or products as part of the Leeds and Grenville Small Business Enterprise Centre’s launch of Summer Company. Each student is awarded up to $1,500 to cover business startup costs and after a successful season, in the fall, an additional $1,500 is given along with proof of returning to school. Every two weeks, the business owners are given added support and advice, through the availability of the expertise and skills of a mentoring group. On Thursday, June 6, these business owners attended Business After Five at Bud’s on the Bay, Brockville to use their training and mentoring to market their start-up company. This year’s group includes a wide variety of services and products such as: St. Lawrence Soccer Camps for 7-17 years of age offers the senior and junior children’s soccer camps which run from Monday through Friday starting in July. Mitchell Beattie can be reached at stlawrencesoccercamps@ hotmail.com or by calling 613-246-8128. If you have that special moment that you want to capture for the future, call Mariah Bourguignon of Sunshine Photography, who specializes in outdoor photography, especially weddings or family events. Call 613-218-2855 or email info@ sunshinephotography18.com. Tylor Brenneman of TJCooks will bake you melt-in-your mouth cinnamon buns, fresh pasta or perogies which he will be selling at the Brockville Farmers Market. If you miss Brenneman at the Market, you can reach him at tjcooks@yahoo.ca or call 613-406-5243. With summer fast approaching, Luke Carroll is offering swimming lessons for ages swimming at the client’s home or in Carroll’s pool through Lifeguard Luke’s Travelling Swim Lessons. “I’m qualified to give swimming lessons,” said Carroll, “and I’ll travel.” Carroll can be reached at luke.carroll6@hotmail.com or 613-349-5683. If you have a sweet tooth that

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On Thursday, June 6, this year’s Summer Company participants came together to officially launch their businesses at Business After Five at Bud’s on the Bay, Brockville. Seated in the front row, left to right are Mitchell Beattie, Mariah Bourguignon, Tylor Brenneman, Luke Carroll, Krystal Dancy, Jacob Elliott, Austin Hardy and with the Leeds and Grenville Small Business Enterprise Centre Nicole Hanson. Standing left to right are: Charles James, Bradley Loker, Emily Morris, Leeds and Grenville Small Business Centre manager Wendy Onstein, Lucas Rayvals, Brittani Service, Janine Steyn and Sarah Van Asseldonk. Missing from this photo is Claire McFarlane. needs satisfying, Krystal Dancy Farmers Market or you can reach today by calling Morris gladly give your vehicle a full of The Sugar Shack is the person him at purevisionapparel@gmail. at 613-345-8611 or email interior and exterior cleaning to contact for homemade treats com or by calling 613-803-6794. tothestagetheatrecompany@ and he has various packages of cookies, squares and bars. You Queen’s University second gmail.com. to select from. You can reach will see Dancy at the Brockville year engineering student Bradley As for Lucas Rayvals, he will Rayvals through his business at Farmers Market or you can order Loker of Brads Benches will via thesugarshack.treats@yahoo. gladly sell you his solid wood ca or by telephone 613-802-8191. furniture made of pine. Out of As for Brockville’s Jacob Spencerville, Loker’s furniture, Elliott of EZ Garden Raised flower box benches, entry way Box Planters, Elliott can make benches and beside tables will be your gardening much easier to found at local farmers markets. To tend with his cedar custom made talk to Loker call 613-539-1616 planters. No more bending or or email brad@bradsbenches.ca straining to reach the soil, as it is De Facto Photography’s Claire conveniently located in elevated McFarlane specializes in taking garden boxes to suit your needs family, pet or special occasion and space. photos. McFarlane can be Elliott is available at reached at defacto@gmail.com or 613-349-4846 or ezplanters@ 613-246-7826. hotmail.com. Just finishing her first year in If you are not familiar with biology at Queen’s University, social media and your business is Emily Morris of To The Stage not at the level which you would Theatre Company thoroughly like, perhaps a consultation with enjoys musical theatre and is Austin Hardy of Austin Hardy offering workshops for children Social Media Solutions may be aged eight to 15. She will provide in order. Hardy can also develop training in multiple theatre that much needed marketing disciplines, acting, singing, strategy pertaining to an online dancing and improvisation. Serving presence. Take your business to “To begin with we will start Industrial, Commercial and the top by contacting Hardy at with an icebreaker to find out Residential customers in info@austinhardy.com or call where the talent lies,” said 613-340-2847. Morris. Eastern Ontario for over Pure Vision Apparel makes Her classes will take place at St. 63 years T-shirts and accessories which John’s United Church, Brockville appeal to the youth of the and there will be two sessions community. Charles James will be one in July and one in August. selling his product at the Brockville Reserve your spot

rayvals94@hotmail.com or call 613-213-0142. Brittani Service of Cutie Cubes has already sold 46 of her custom made stuffed animals in the form of a cube. “I’ve sold Cutie Cubes at shows in Toronto and London as well as online,” indicated Service. Cutie Cubes can be seen at the Brockville Farmers Market or you can talk with Service at 613-340-8388 or go to Cutie_ cubes@hotmail.com for custom orders. If you hear popcorn popping at the Brockville Farmer’s Market, then it is probably Janine Steyn of Sweet N Salty whose exceptional cupcakes, cakes, homemade chocolate and fudge are like no other. To reach Steyn, call 613-340-0502 or email sweetnsaltybrockville@yahoo.ca. Feeling a little chilly in the evening or want to take wood for camping, then Sarah Van Asseldonk of Sarah’s Firewood has the firewood bundles ready for you. She sells to individuals, as well as at various locations throughout the area. You can reach Van Asseldonk at 613-498-4498 or email sarahvanasseldonk@ hotmail.ca. Show your support to these business owners of Summer Company who are providing a wide range of services and products.

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