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Past Industry News

Development Officer joins the team of the Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show

The Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show is pleased to announce that Catherine Lawrence has joined the team as Development Officer.  Catherine will be providing opportunities not only to the Fair, but our fundraising initiatives such as the Norfolk Wildlife Festival & Adventure Show, Eat & Drink Norfolk and the new “Knights of Valour” Show on June 16th

 

We welcome Catherine aboard and invite you to contact her at DOfair@norfolkcountyfair.com or call 519-426-7280 extension 234 with any partnership questions.

 

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Newest addition to the Barrels Bottles & Brews Trail – Lonsbery Farms Brewing Co.

Lonsbery Farms Brewing Company is the newest addition to the region’s Barrels Bottles & Brews Trail, bringing the total to 9 locations, with 2 more opening soon. The trail welcomes visitors to enjoy flights of craft beer or small batch-ultra premium spirits and experience the history of Canadian Whisky and Prohibition. Lonsbery Farms will be the 1st  farm-based craft brewery in Southwestern Ontario and the 2nd within Essex County, capitalizing on the rapid growth in demand for craft beer in Ontario.

 

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Announcing 2nd Annual Bluewater International Granfondo

 On August 6, 2017, the second annual Bluewater International Granfondo will welcome 750 cyclists to Lambton County’s Bluewaterland. The signature cycling event will start and finish along the shores of Lake Huron in Sarnia’s beautiful MikeWeir Park, and will feature three beautiful routes through scenic Lambton County.

 

“We were thrilled with the overwhelming support, success and positive feedback from last year’s ride”, said Kenneth MacAlpine – Chair of the Bluewater International Granfondo. “We are striving to make the 2nd annual a bigger and more exciting event.”

 

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Henry Ford 150 Driving Tour wins award for Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island

Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island is revved up to announce winning the MotorCities National Heritage Area’s 2016 Award of Excellence in Tourism for the Henry Ford 150 Driving Tour.

 

Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island collaboratively worked together with MotorCities National Heritage Area, the Henry Ford Heritage Association, and the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau, on launching the Henry Ford 150 Driving Tour as part of Henry Ford’s 150th birthday celebration. Spanning three years from 2013-2015, this celebration focused on the unique contributions and the legacy automotive industry titan, Henry Ford, had on both sides of the border.

 

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With a Focus on Local and Organic Ingredients, The London Brewing Co-operative is Growing

logoIt’s official – The London Brewing Co-operative is on the move! The London Brewing Co-operative is thrilled to announce they are relocating to 521 Burbrook Place in the Old East Village this winter and expanding its operations to keep up with increasing demand for its truly local beers. The new home of this worker-owned brewery will include a tap room, retail space, and a larger brewing system. The brewery will be housed inside an innovative space shared with On The Move Organics, a local organic delivery company. The use of this space will create opportunities for visitors to better understand the value of local ingredients and to taste the benefits that they bring to the beer and other products.

 

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Announcing Winners of the 2016 Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence

Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation-Announcing WinThe Ontario tourism industry’s best and brightest were celebrated at the annual Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence Gala on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at The Westin Ottawa. The Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence recognize industry successes by acknowledging those who have made significant contributions to Ontario’s tourism industry.

 

Jointly presented by the Culinary Tourism Alliance (CTA), the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC) and the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO), the Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence are divided into three respective categories. The Culinary Tourism Awards of Excellence are about the passion and excellence of those dedicated to advancing food tourism in Ontario, and recognizing those who work hard to tell the stories of our growers, producers, chefs, winemakers and brewers. The Tourism Marketing and Travel Media Awards of Excellence celebrate those who contribute to Ontario’s tourism industry through impactful partnerships, marketing activities and media relations. The Tourism Industry Awards of Excellence are presented to organizations, businesses and individuals that represent the quality of outstanding offerings that make Ontario a world-class destination.

 

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Haldimand County Economic Development and Tourism Division Recognized Nationally for Marketing Excellence

Haldimand County Economic Development and Tourism Division was presented with a 2016 Marketing Canada Award from the Economic Developers Association of Canada in Saskatoon on October 25th.

 

The Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) is Canada’s national association of over 1,000 economic development professionals, representing every province and territory across Canada. The Association recognizes that marketing a community is an integral part of economic development. The Economic Developers Association of Canada’s Marketing Canada Awards acknowledge and celebrate communities who excel in marketing. Submissions of promotional and marketing material produced by large and small municipalities across the country are entered into this prestigious competition.

 

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Elgin County Promotional Campaign Recognized Internationally

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) presented Elgin County Economic Development with a Silver Award in the New Media category for its 2015 “Where in Elgin?” Facebook Video Contest. The award was presented at the IEDC annual conference in Cleveland, Ohio on September 27, 2016. This is the 8th time that Elgin County has received international recognition from IEDC.

 

“It is a tremendous honour for Elgin County to once again be recognized as one of the world’s best economic development programs,” said Elgin County Warden Bernie Wiehle. “The County has been able to successfully tap into the power of social media, using it to generate interest in our local tourism assets and raise the profile of businesses in our community.”

 

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Middlesex County launches 2016 Invest in Middlesex County video series

Middlesex County is proud to release their latest round of “Invest in Middlesex” promotional videos. The series of eight videos profiles people and companies that make up the Middlesex economy and highlights the County’s economic development brand, “Invest in Middlesex County…we appreciate your business”.

 

The videos, officially launched at a special event at the County’s Administrative Office today, offer a thought-provoking look into local businesses, and the reasons why they call Middlesex County home.

 

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