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September 15, 2021

Digital Service Squad Helps Huron County Small Businesses with Digital Transformation

The Huron County Digital Service Squad consists of trained specialists who are available to meet with brick-and-mortar small businesses at no cost to help them complete an online assessment and introduce them to online training modules to further build knowledge and skills.

August 6, 2021

Two Huron County Food Businesses Receive $5,000 Grants from Starter Company Plus Program

The County of Huron, in partnership with the Province of Ontario, has awarded two Huron County entrepreneurs grant funding of $5,000 to support their start-ups and growth efforts through the Starter Company Plus program. Successful recipients are Les & Nel’s Kitchenette and Wilhemina Bakery.

June 1, 2021

Business Retention & Expansion Survey Coming to Huron County

Surveys will be mailed to the business community starting at the beginning of June, and continuing through to the end of November 2021.  he Huron County Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E) project is a county-wide effort, supported by local BIAs, Chambers of Commerce, and others, that recognizes, confidential business surveys.

April 30, 2021

County of Huron Seeks Public Input on Housing Demand.

The Huron County Economic Development Department has launched a Housing Demand Survey to gauge the demand for housing across the region. The survey can be found at www.huroncountyconnects.ca and will be open until May 14, 2021.

April 22, 2021

Cycle Tourism Webinar to Help Businesses Further Develop Huron County as Cycling Destination

Supported by the County of Huron, the Ontario By Bike Network will be hosting a free cycle tourism webinar workshop, tailored for businesses in Huron County on May 10, 2021 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. To register for the Ontario By Bike & Cycle Tourism Development in Huron County workshop, visit: www.ontariobybike-huroncounty.eventbrite.ca

April 9, 2021

Huron County Summer Company Program Now Accepting Applicants for 2021.

Applications are now being accepted for the annual Summer Company program. Successful applicants will receive up to $3,000 in start-up funds and business coaching throughout the summer, 2021. For more information about the Summer Company program, please visit ecdev.huroncounty.ca or contact Patrick Donnelly, Entrepreneur and Business Coach, at 519.524.8394  x3307 or by email at pdonnelly@huroncounty.ca.

April 8, 2021

Free “How to Develop Your Mandatory COVID Safety Plan” webinars available for Huron County businesses and organizations.

Huron County Economic Development is joining the Stratford Perth Centre for Business, a department of investStratford, to offer 7 free webinars in April on “How to Develop Your Mandatory COVID Safety Plan” for general businesses, festivals and events, and cultural industries. To learn more or to register for one of these webinars, or any other free webinars hosted by Huron County Economic Development, please visit Huron County Economic Development on Facebook and Eventbrite.

March 30, 2021

Three Huron County Businesses Receive $5,000 Grant from Starter Company Plus Program

The County of Huron, in partnership with the Province of Ontario, have awarded three Huron County entrepreneurs grant funding of $5,000 to support their start-up and growth efforts through the Starter Company Plus program. For more information about the Starter Company Plus program, please visit ecdev.huroncounty.ca or contact Patrick Donnelly, Entrepreneur and Business Coach, at 519.524.8394 ext. 3307 or by email at pdonnelly@huroncounty.ca.

March 9, 2021

Measuring Experiences of Discrimination in Huron

Throughout the month of March, Huron County Immigration Partnership has collaborated with agency partners to conduct a survey on the experiences of discrimination in both Huron and Perth region. Visit www.huroncounty.ca for more information.