Dear Valued Business Partner:
The Township of Wellington North Economic Development Department, in partnership with the Saugeen Economic Development Corporation, OMAFRA, TD Canada Trust and the Arthur & Mount Forest Chambers of Commerce are pleased to invite you to participate in Wellington North Showcase 2018. Our ninth annual Showcase is taking place March 26th and 27th at Arthur & Area Community Centre.
This event provides local businesses and organizations with an opportunity to showcase their Products and Services to the general public and business community. During the afternoon of March 26th businesses will set-up their display tables and then from 4:30pm – 7:00pm participate in a Business Networking Reception. On March 27th the Showcase will be open to the Public and will run from 1:00pm– 7:30pm.
Similar to previous years we are charging a nominal fee. This year the cost to participate is $35.00 for a full booth or $15.00 for a 42” high bistro table. This fee goes towards promotional elements to assist in increasing the public’s attendance to the event.
Showcase has proven to be a must attend event for our local businesses. Please continue to support the success of the event by setting up a display table, attending the Networking Reception or by dropping in on the day of the event to show your support to our local business community.
For the second year in a row, Mayor Lennox and HOPE (Healthy Opportunities Promoting Empowerment; De-stigmatizing Mental Health) invite you to a Mayor’s Lunch and Talk on Tuesday March 27th.
This year’s guest speaker is Rebecca Sherbino who will be speaking about Empowerment and Change through Employment and how Social Enterprise is Changing the World – One Bowl of Soup at a Time. The Raw Carrot is a Social franchise that partners with churches and nonprofits across Ontario to create meaningful employment for individuals on the Ontario Disability Support Program. Rebecca will talk about the cost of poverty and unemployment in Ontario and the joy of providing a hand-up to individuals who have been marginalized by disability and mental health challenges.
Details about this FREE event:
When: Tuesday, March 27th from 11:30am-1:00pm
Where: Arthur & Area Community Centre, Upper Hall
Who: Open to anyone with an interest in creating a mentally healthy workplace
* Lunch will be provided
To register exclusively for the Mayor’s Lunch and Talk presented by the HOPE Committee, please register/RSVP by March 23rd at the following Eventbrite link, https://hope2018.eventbrite.ca or email or call Angela Heeley, Mental Health Promotion and Education Coordinator with CMHA
Phone: 1-844-264-2993, extension 4056
Also during Showcase, plan to attend one or both of the scheduled Open Houses where you can learn more about the Township’s Community Growth Plan and Recreation Master Plan. Join members of staff, representatives from both Steering Committees as well as the consultants at these open houses which are being hosted by Wellington North Economic Development. Obtain information on the 2041 Vision for Growth, the Growth Management Goals for our community and the key findings and next steps with our Recreation Master Plan.
Over the past eight years Wellington North Showcase has proven to be a must attend event for our local businesses. The economic well-being of our community is driven by our existing businesses and this Showcase is intended to give us all an opportunity to recognize and thank the many businesses we have in our community and the services they provide.
The economic well-being of our community is driven by our existing businesses and this Showcase is intended to give us all an opportunity to recognize and thank the many businesses we have in our community and the services they provide. We look forward to seeing you at Wellington North Showcase 2018.
Should you have any questions, or wish to email your registration, please contact either of the undersigned.
Dale Small Michelle Stone
Economic Development Officer Administration Support