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Ingenia Polymers Founder Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 04:10 PM

John Lefas – founder of Ingenia Polymers was nominated for a CPIA Lifetime Achievement Award and accepted the award in Toronto on October 2, 2019.  He was joined by his wife Maria, two of his brothers and a group of business partners and Ingenia employees to celebrate the award.

John gave a motivational...

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September 2019 Construction Numbers

Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 02:27 PM

The City released its September 2019 Report on Construction Activity demonstrating a construction value of $35.969 million for issued permits. The construction value attained in the month of September is higher than the values attained in the previous four years, and is above the past five year average...

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September 2019 Labour Market Update

Posted on Friday, October 11, 2019 10:11 AM

The latest Statistics Canada local labour market report customized for the Brantford CMA for last month is now available.

September Unemployment Rate: Brantford 3.6% [-] Ontario 5.3% [-] Canada 5.5% [-]

Be sure to review the participation rate and the employment rate (reported as percentages), as well...

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Feature Development: Craig Street

Posted on Tuesday, October 08, 2019 04:19 PM

19.37 AC of M2 zoned industrial land available for sale in Brantford.  Situated at Morton Avenue East and Craig Street with quick access to Highway 403, a strong employment base, and nearby amenities. Municipal services are available. Potential rail siding.

LIST PRICE

  • $6,295,250

 

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Program Helps Companies Develop Export Business Plan

Posted on Tuesday, October 08, 2019 03:39 PM

TAP CANADA provides companies with access to Canada’s top exporting advisors, resources and contacts, giving them the training and support they need to become successful international traders in their specific business sector.

TAP graduates report an average growth of 42% in export sales one year after...

Brantford-Brant Business Resource Enterprise Centre is proud to be hosting their annual Bridges to Better Business event on Thursday, November 7th 2019.

Bridges to Better Business Event 2019

Posted on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 04:38 PM

The Brantford-Brant Business Resource Enterprise Centre is proud to be hosting their annual Bridges to Better Business event on Thursday, November 7th 2019.

Join us as we welcome guest speaker Laura Beauparlant, Director of Lab Creative, as she teaches you how to bring your story, your audience, and...

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Feature Development: 92 Roy Boulevard

Posted on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 04:30 PM

PROPERTY OVERVIEW

17,500 sf industrial building available for lease. The building features excellent shipping facilities including 15' clear height and dock and drive in shipping doors. Additional dock and drive in doors could be added. HVAC throughout the office and shop. Air lines. Jib crane. Situated...

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August 2019 Construction Numbers

Posted on Monday, September 23, 2019 02:50 PM

The City released its August 2019 Report on Construction Activity demonstrating a construction value of $18.707 million for issued permits. Increases were seen in Single Detached Dwellings (New), Institutional & Government, Multiple Residential (New) and Industrial Sectors.

The Single Detached Dwellings...

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Talking About In-Demand Skilled Trades

Posted on Monday, September 23, 2019 02:07 PM

The Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie is encouraging area businesses to share their thoughts on what can be done to address the local skilled trades shortage.

Employers can share their views on this important issue by filling out a 5-minute survey on hard to fill trades positions, how to increase...

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$1.9 Million in Funding for Training in Steel Sector

Posted on Monday, September 23, 2019 01:41 PM

Ontario's Government is helping people across Western Ontario prepare for successful careers in the steel sector by partnering with employers and investing in skills training.

The Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities announced $1.9 million in provincial funding for an innovative “Skills for...