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June

Start Date: June 01, 2018

End Date: June 30, 2018

Start Date: June 20, 2018

End Date: June 20, 2018

If you have ever thought about starting your own business, here is an opportunity to explore your idea!
Learn what to consider when starting a business, why you need a business plan, why market research is important, and where you can secure financing.
Do you have the traits of an entrepreneur? Find out how you can be successful.

Start: 9:00 AM
End: 10:45 AM

Location:
Quinte West Public Library
Multipurpose room downstairs
7 Creswell Drive, Trenton ON

Registration: Send an email to liz@smallbusinessctr.com or call us at 613-961-0590.

Start Date: June 20, 2018

End Date: June 20, 2018

If you are over 18 years of ages and are thinking of starting or expanding a full time business, you may be eligible for the Starter Plus grant. To qualify your business must fall into one of the three categories listed below:

* Introducing a new product or service
* Create a new process for creating or delivering a product/ service
* Introduce a new market to the region

This grant can provide up to $5,000 to offset expenses and offers training for start ups and business assistance for companies expanding. Additional program benefits include mentoring, workshops, networking, and more.

Start: 11:00 AM
End: 12:00 PM

Location:
Quinte Business Development Centre
284B Wallbridge-Loyalist Road, Belleville

Registration: Send an email to liz@smallbusinessctr.com or call us at 613-961-0590.

Start Date: June 20, 2018

End Date: June 20, 2018

Christine MacKenzie invites you to Quinte Gardens Retirement Residence

This event is designed to get you out networking in a fun, relaxed atmosphere, and learning more about a particular business/agency within our community. All members of the business community are welcome.

Start:  5:00PM
End:   7:00PM

Location:
Quinte Gardens Retirement Residence
30 College St. W
Belleville

Fees/Admission:  FREE event

Open to the entire business community

Please RSVP

Start Date: June 21, 2018

End Date: June 21, 2018

Learn How to Bid on Government Contracts!

The Doing with Government workshops bring together representatives from federal and municipal levels of government to provide assistance to small and medium sized businesses that are interested in bidding on government tenders and contracts.

9:00 AM    Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:15 AM     Speakers
11:00 AM   Wrap Up  / Q&A

COST:  FREE

Location:
Fairfield Inn & Suites
407 N. Front Street
Belleville

REGISTRATION REQUIRED – RSVP Deadline June 18 4PM
Register to Rachael@quintedevelopment.com or tel 613-961-7990

 

Start Date: June 21, 2018

End Date: June 21, 2018

Come and network with local Young Professionals in the community. Light refreshments and a cash bar will be available. Over $250 worth of great door prizes!

Get the glimpse of our three successful QYP’s. Have a chance to meet them, hear their stories, successes, challenges and ask questions.

 

Start Date: June 26, 2018

End Date: June 26, 2018

YAY! It is patio season and let’s take full advantage of it. Please join us on Wednesday June 6th on the beautiful patio at the Port Bistro Pub in downtown Trenton from 5-7pm.
Enjoy the patio, mingle with other local business people, take in the fantastic view on the water, sample terrific food and get a refreshing cocktail or brew from the cash bar. Can’t wait to see you there!

What a fantastic view, terrific food and plus a cash bar.

Can’t wait to see you there!

Start:  5PM
End:   7PM

Location:
Bistro Pub
21 Front Street, Trenton

REGISTER

Start Date: June 26, 2018

End Date: June 26, 2018

In 1997, many of the Local Boards were formed through a partnership with Ontario Training and Adjustment Board (OTAB), Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC), Canadian Labour Force Development Board (CLFDB) and the Ministry of Education and Training (MET). On January 22, 1997, the East Central Ontario Training Board (ECTOB) was formally incorporated with the goal to help enhance the development of the local workforce. Today we are one of 26 Boards across the Province that are at the centre of tackling local workforce issues.

As we move into our 21st year of operation, the Board wants to share with the community the great work we have done over the past 20 years. We invite you to join us as we reminisce about our work in the local communities.

BUT WAIT…THERE’S MORE!
That can’t be all there is right?
Of course not!! We are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and will be recognizing our current Board members for their dedication and time…..

BUT WAIT….THERE’S MORE AGAIN!
How about we recognize some of our community partners from over the years? By presenting four recognition awards to our partners, one in each of the following categories: Community Organization, Non-profit/Association, General Partnership and Business Partner. The organizations that have been selected have helped provide direction to youth, job seekers and employers in our community and their input has been invaluable!

WASN’T THERE SOMETHING ABOUT A SECRET?
Yes, our Board has been keeping a secret and working on something special that we are excited to share with you. Guess you will just have to be there to find out!
So please join us for a drink, some tasty hors d’oeuvres, some fun networking and an evening of looking back, looking forward. Room is limited so register soon!

We are pleased to have Dug Stevenson, Executive Director of the Bay of Quinte Regional Marketing Board as your M/C for the evening.

Agenda
5:00 – 6:00 Networking, Stories and Board Recognition
6:00 – 7:00 More Networking, Stories and Community Recognition

Revealing our secret…sometime over the evening!

RSVP HERE

 

Start Date: June 28, 2018

End Date: June 28, 2018

Financial Organization for Small Business

  • Important tips on keeping your bookkeeping in order
  • Take advantage of the cloud to keep financials in order
  • What do I need to track?  And how do I do it?

Start:  10:00 AM
End:  11:30 AM

Location:
Small Business Centre
284B Wallbridge-Loyalist Road
Belleville, ON   K8N 4Z5

Pre-registration is required by calling 613-961-0590 or email brianna@smallbusinessctr.com

 

Start Date: June 28, 2018

End Date: June 28, 2018

During this event you will learn:

  • About the AODA and your responsibilities under the Act
  • How to develop an accessibility plan and comply with the AODA
  • Why hiring individuals with disabilities makes good business sense
  • About resources available to help you hire, accommodate and retrain employees with disabilities

Start:  1:00 PM
End:   4:00 PM

Location:
Small Business Centre
284B Wallbridge-Loyalist Road
Belleville, ON   K8N 4Z5

Pre-registration required by calling 613-961-7990 or email brianna@smallbusinessctr.com

 

July

Start Date: July 09, 2018

End Date: July 09, 2018

If you have ever thought about starting your own business, here is an opportunity to explore your idea!  Learn what to consider when starting a business, why you need a business plan, why market research is important, and where you can secure financing.  Do you have the traits of an entrepreneur? Find out how you can be successful.

Start:  9:00 AM
End:  10:45 AM

Location
Small Business Centre
284B Wallbridge-Loyalist Road
Belleville

Registration: Send an email to brianna@smallbusinessctr.com or call us at 613-961-0590.

Start Date: July 09, 2018

End Date: July 09, 2018

If you are over 18 years of age and are thinking of starting or expanding a full time business, you may be eligible for the Starter Plus grant. To qualify your business must fall into one of the three categories listed below:

  • Introducing a new product or service
  • Create a new process for creating or delivering a product/ service
  • Introduce a new market to the region

This grant can provide up to $5,000 to offset expenses and offers training for start ups and business assistance for companies expanding. Additional program benefits include mentoring, workshops, networking, and more.

Start:  11:00 AM
End:   12:00 PM

Registration: Send an email to brianna@smallbusinessctr.com or call us at 613-961-0590.

Start Date: July 10, 2018

End Date: July 10, 2018

Duration:  1 Day

Location:  Loyalist College, City of Belleville

Start:  8:00 AM
End:   3:00 PM
For more information, and to Register contact Tiffeny Dyck at tdyck@loyalistc.on.ca or 613-969-1913

LTKC Website

Start Date: July 11, 2018

End Date: July 11, 2018

During this 1 hour brown bag lunch and learn, we will explore the various platforms of social media and the target markets who they generally reach.
Social media broken down into 3 separate categories to provide knowledge on various aspects of social media.

Choose to attend 1, 2 or all 3 workshops.

  • July 11 – Various platforms and their target markets
  • July 18 – Social media strategy and support tools
  • July 25 – Execution, analyzation and metrics

Start: 12:00 PM
End:    1:00 PM

Location:
Quinte West Public Library
Multipurpose Room downstairs
7 Creswell Drive, Trenton ON K8V 6X5

Space is limited so registration is required by calling 613-961-0590 or email brianna@smallbusinessctr.com.

Start Date: July 14, 2018

End Date: July 14, 2018

Duration:  1 Day

Location:  Loyalist College, City of Belleville

Start:  9:00 AM
End:   3:00 PM

For more information, and to Register contact Tiffeny Dyck at tdyck@loyalistc.on.ca or 613-969-1913

LTKC Website

Start Date: July 17, 2018

End Date: July 17, 2018

CALLING all Hastings businesses….

If you are over 18 years of ages and are thinking of starting or expanding a full time business, you may be eligible for the Starter Plus grant.

To qualify your business must fall into one of the three categories listed below:

  • Introducing a new product or service
  • Create a new process for creating or delivering a product/ service
  • Introduce a new market to the region

This grant can provide up to $5,000 to offset expenses and offers training for start ups and business assistance for companies expanding. Additional program benefits include mentoring, workshops, networking, and more.

Start:  9:00 AM
End:  10:00 AM

Location:
Bancroft Community Futures Development Corporation
26 Chemaushgon Road
Bancroft, ON   K0L 1C0

Registration:
Send an email to liz@smallbusinessctr.com or call us at 613-961-0590.

Start Date: July 18, 2018

End Date: July 18, 2018

During this 1 hour brown bag lunch and learn, we will explore the various platforms of social media and the target markets who they generally reach.
Social media broken down into 3 separate categories to provide knowledge on various aspects of social media

Choose to attend 1, 2 or all 3 workshops.

  • July 11 – Various platforms and their target markets
  • July 18 – Social media strategy and support tools
  • July 25 – Execution, analyzation and metrics

Start: 12:00 PM
End: 1:00 PM

Location:
Quinte West Public Library
Multipurpose Room downstairs
7 Creswell Drive, Trenton ON K8V 6X5

Space is limited so registration is required by calling 613-961-0590 or email brianna@smallbusinessctr.com.

Start Date: July 18, 2018

End Date: July 18, 2018

If you have ever thought about starting your own business, here is an opportunity to explore your idea!
Learn what to consider when starting a business, why you need a business plan, why market research is important, and where you can secure financing.

Do you have the traits of an entrepreneur?
Find out how you can be successful.

Start:  9:00 AM
End:  10:45 AM

Location:
Quinte West Public Library
Multipurpose Room downstairs
7 Creswell Drive, Trenton

Registration: Send an email to brianna@smallbusinessctr.com or call us at 613-961-0590.

Start Date: July 18, 2018

End Date: July 18, 2018

If you are over 18 years of age and are thinking of starting or expanding a full time business, you may be eligible for the Starter Plus grant. To qualify your business must fall into one of the three categories listed below:

  • Introducing a new product or service
  • Create a new process for creating or delivering a product/ service
  • Introduce a new market to the region

This grant can provide up to $5,000 to offset expenses and offers training for start ups and business assistance for companies expanding. Additional program benefits include mentoring, workshops, networking, and more.

Start:  11:00 AM
End:  12:00 PM

Location:
City of Quinte West Library
Multipurpose Room downstairs
7 Creswell Drive, Trenton

Registration: Send an email to brianna@smallbusinessctr.com or call us at 613-961-0590.

Start Date: July 25, 2018

End Date: July 25, 2018

During this 1 hour brown bag lunch and learn, we will explore the various platforms of social media and the target markets who they generally reach.
Social media broken down into 3 separate categories to provide knowledge on various aspects of social media

Choose to attend 1, 2 or all 3 workshops.

  • July 11 – Various platforms and their target markets
  • July 18 – Social media strategy and support tools
  • July 25 – Execution, analyzation and metrics

Start: 12:00 PM
End: 1:00 PM

Location:
Quinte West Public Library
Multipurpose Room downstairs
7 Creswell Drive, Trenton ON K8V 6X5

Space is limited so registration is required by calling 613-961-0590 or email brianna@smallbusinessctr.com.

Start Date: July 30, 2018

End Date: July 30, 2018

If you have ever thought about starting your own business, here is an opportunity to explore your idea!
Learn what to consider when starting a business, why you need a business plan, why market research is important, and where you can secure financing.
Do you have the traits of an entrepreneur? Find out how you can be successful.

Start:  9:00 AM
End:  10:45 AM

Location:
Small Business Centre
284B  Wallbridge-Loyalist Road
Belleville, ON

Registration: Send an email to brianna@smallbusinessctr.com or call us at 613-961-0590.

Start Date: July 30, 2018

End Date: July 30, 2018

If you are over 18 years of age and are thinking of starting or expanding a full time business, you may be eligible for the Starter Plus grant. To qualify your business must fall into one of the three categories listed below:

  • Introducing a new product or service
  • Create a new process for creating or delivering a product/ service
  • Introduce a new market to the region

This grant can provide up to $5,000 to offset expenses and offers training for start ups and business assistance for companies expanding. Additional program benefits include mentoring, workshops, networking, and more.

Start:  11:00 AM
End:  12:00 PM

Location:
Small Business Centre
284B Wallbridge-Loyalist Road
Belleville, ON

Registration: Send an email to brianna@smallbusinessctr.com or call us at 613-961-0590.

August

Start Date: August 01, 2018

End Date: August 01, 2018

CALLING all Lennox and Addington businesses….

If you are over 18 years of ages and are thinking of starting or expanding a full time business, you may be eligible for the Starter Plus grant.

To qualify your business must fall into one of the three categories listed below:

  • Introducing a new product or service
  • Create a new process for creating or delivering a product/ service
  • Introduce a new market to the region

This grant can provide up to $5,000 to offset expenses and offers training for start ups and business assistance for companies expanding. Additional program benefits include mentoring, workshops, networking, and more.

Start: 6:30 PM
End:   7:30 PM

Location:
Lennox and Addington Committee Room
97 Thomas St E
Napanee, Ontario K7R 4B9

Registration:
Send an email to rplumley@lennox-addington.ca or call us at 613-354-4883 x3271

Start Date: August 15, 2018

End Date: August 15, 2018

If you have ever thought about starting your own business, here is an opportunity to explore your idea!
Learn what to consider when starting a business, why you need a business plan, why market research is important, and where you can secure financing.
Do you have the traits of an entrepreneur? Find out how you can be successful.

Start:  9:00 AM
End:  10:45 AM

Location:
City of Quinte West Library
Multipurpose Room downstairs
7 Creswell Drive, Trenton

Registration: Send an email to Brianna@smallbusinessctr.com or call us at 613-961-0590.

Start Date: August 15, 2018

End Date: August 15, 2018

If you are over 18 years of ages and are thinking of starting or expanding a full time business, you may be eligible for the Starter Plus grant. To qualify your business must fall into one of the three categories listed below:

  • Introducing a new product or service
  • Create a new process for creating or delivering a product/ service
  • Introduce a new market to the region

This grant can provide up to $5,000 to offset expenses and offers training for start ups and business assistance for companies expanding. Additional program benefits include mentoring, workshops, networking, and more.

Start:  11:00 AM
End:   12:00 PM

Location:
City of Quinte West Library
Multipurpose Room downstairs
7 Creswell Drive
Trenton, ON

Registration: Send an email to Brianna@smallbusinessctr.com or call us at 613-961-0590.

September

Start Date: September 10, 2018

End Date: September 10, 2018

If you have ever thought about starting your own business, here is an opportunity to explore your idea!
Learn what to consider when starting a business, why you need a business plan, why market research is important, and where you can secure financing.
Do you have the traits of an entrepreneur? Find out how you can be successful.

Start: 9:00 AM
End: 10:45 AM

Location:
Small Business Centre
284B Wallbridge-Loyalist Road
Belleville, ON

Registration: Send an email to Brianna@smallbusinessctr.com or call us at 613-961-0590.

Start Date: September 10, 2018

End Date: September 10, 2018

If you have ever thought about starting your own business, here is an opportunity to explore your idea!
Learn what to consider when starting a business, why you need a business plan, why market research is important, and where you can secure financing.
Do you have the traits of an entrepreneur? Find out how you can be successful.

Start: 9:00 AM
End: 10:45 AM

Location:
Small Business Centre
284B Wallbridge-Loyalist Road
Belleville, ON

Registration: Send an email to Brianna@smallbusinessctr.com or call us at 613-961-0590.

Start Date: September 10, 2018

End Date: September 10, 2018

If you are over 18 years of age and are thinking of starting or expanding a full time business, you may be eligible for the Starter Plus grant. To qualify your business must fall into one of the three categories listed below:

  • Introducing a new product or service
  • Create a new process for creating or delivering a product/ service
  • Introduce a new market to the region

This grant can provide up to $5,000 to offset expenses and offers training for start ups and business assistance for companies expanding. Additional program benefits include mentoring, workshops, networking, and more.

Start: 11:00 AM
End: 12:00 PM

Location:
Small Business Centre
284B Wallbridge-Loyalist Road
Belleville, ON

Registration: Send an email to brianna@smallbusinessctr.com or call us at 613-961-0590.

Start Date: September 19, 2018

End Date: September 19, 2018

If you have ever thought about starting your own business, here is an opportunity to explore your idea!
Learn what to consider when starting a business, why you need a business plan, why market research is important, and where you can secure financing.
Do you have the traits of an entrepreneur? Find out how you can be successful.

Start: 9:00 AM
End: 10:45 AM

Location:
City of Quinte West Library
Multipurpose Room downstairs
7 Creswell Drive, Trenton

Registration: Send an email to Brianna@smallbusinessctr.com or call us at 613-961-0590.

Start Date: September 19, 2018

End Date: September 19, 2018

If you are over 18 years of ages and are thinking of starting or expanding a full time business, you may be eligible for the Starter Plus grant. To qualify your business must fall into one of the three categories listed below:

  • Introducing a new product or service
  • Create a new process for creating or delivering a product/ service
  • Introduce a new market to the region

This grant can provide up to $5,000 to offset expenses and offers training for start ups and business assistance for companies expanding. Additional program benefits include mentoring, workshops, networking, and more.

Start: 11:00 AM
End: 12:00 PM

Location:
City of Quinte West Library
Multipurpose Room downstairs
7 Creswell Drive
Trenton, ON

Registration: Send an email to Brianna@smallbusinessctr.com or call us at 613-961-0590.

October

Start Date: October 01, 2018

End Date: October 01, 2018

If you have ever thought about starting your own business, here is an opportunity to explore your idea!
Learn what to consider when starting a business, why you need a business plan, why market research is important, and where you can secure financing.
Do you have the traits of an entrepreneur? Find out how you can be successful.

Start: 9:00 AM
End: 10:45 AM

Location:
Small Business Centre
284B Wallbridge-Loyalist Road
Belleville, ON

Registration: Send an email to Brianna@smallbusinessctr.com or call us at 613-961-0590.

Start Date: October 01, 2018

End Date: October 01, 2018

If you are over 18 years of age and are thinking of starting or expanding a full time business, you may be eligible for the Starter Plus grant. To qualify your business must fall into one of the three categories listed below:

  • Introducing a new product or service
  • Create a new process for creating or delivering a product/ service
  • Introduce a new market to the region

This grant can provide up to $5,000 to offset expenses and offers training for start ups and business assistance for companies expanding. Additional program benefits include mentoring, workshops, networking, and more.

Start: 11:00 AM
End: 12:00 PM

Location:
Small Business Centre
284B Wallbridge-Loyalist Road
Belleville, ON

Registration: Send an email to brianna@smallbusinessctr.com or call us at 613-961-0590.

Start Date: October 17, 2018

End Date: October 17, 2018

If you have ever thought about starting your own business, here is an opportunity to explore your idea!
Learn what to consider when starting a business, why you need a business plan, why market research is important, and where you can secure financing.
Do you have the traits of an entrepreneur? Find out how you can be successful.

Start: 9:00 AM
End: 10:45 AM

Location:
City of Quinte West Library
Multipurpose Room downstairs
7 Creswell Drive, Trenton

Registration: Send an email to Brianna@smallbusinessctr.com or call us at 613-961-0590.

Start Date: October 19, 2018

End Date: October 19, 2018

Join us as we recognize outstanding businesses in the Bay of Quinte Region!

5:30 PM   Cocktails and Networking
7:00 PM   Dinner & Awards

Location:
National Air Force Museum of Canada
220 Rcaf Rd, Trenton ON K0K 3W0

Full Event and Ticket Purchasing Information

Start Date: October 24, 2018

End Date: October 24, 2018

This years conference will be hosted by the Quinte Manufacturers Association (QMA), at the Travelodge – Belleville.

This event will feature keynote speakers, workshops, information sessions, networking and more!

More details to be made at a later date!

Start Date: October 25, 2018

End Date: October 25, 2018

Plans are underway for the 8th Annual Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference. This year’s event is in partnership with the Aboriginal Labour Force Development Circle and will be held at the Mohawk Community Centre on October 25 (full day conference) and 26 (half day events and demonstrations). Follow us and find updates here: www.eastontlocalfood.ca @eolocalfood www.facebook.com/EastOntLocalFood/

November

Start Date: November 05, 2018

End Date: November 05, 2018

If you have ever thought about starting your own business, here is an opportunity to explore your idea!
Learn what to consider when starting a business, why you need a business plan, why market research is important, and where you can secure financing.
Do you have the traits of an entrepreneur? Find out how you can be successful.

Start: 9:00 AM
End: 10:45 AM

Location:
Small Business Centre
284B Wallbridge-Loyalist Road
Belleville, ON

Registration: Send an email to Brianna@smallbusinessctr.com or call us at 613-961-0590.