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Township of Huron - Kinloss
Exciting changes to the 2016 Edition!
Purchasing an ad in the Huron-Kinloss community guide is an affordable and effective way for your business to directly reach your target audience. New this year, we will be producing 7500 full gloss text and colour copies. All permanent Township residents will recieve a copy in the mail and they will be available for pick-up at key locations in the community, including municipal offices and tourist information centres in Bruce, Grey and Huron County.
If you still have room in your 2015 advertising budget, then book before December 31st! All ads will need to be booked on or before January 29th, 2016. A limited number of ads will be sold, so book early to avoid disappointment!
Please see below for information on ad sizes and rates. Call Kelly Lush today to book your space at 519-395-3735.
We’re looking forward to working together to promote Huron-Kinloss and be an important source of information for residents and visitors.
Please take a few moments to review your business listing on the online Huron-Kinloss Business Directory. You will find it by following this link: http://www.huronkinloss.com/business-directory.cfm
The information listed in this directory is also used for the annual Discovery Guide. Please review your information by January 31, 2016 to ensure that it is correct. Please contact Taralyn to report any errors.
Only one week left for this promotion!
Keep on punchin'! The 2015 Holiday Shopping Pass promotion ends on December 24th. If your business requires more Holiday Shopping Passes for the final week, please contact Taralyn asap.
All completed Holiday Shopping Passes will be collected January 11th from the Lucknow Sentinel, Nine Waves, Knechtels Food Market and Pine River Cheese. Punches will also be collected at this time. The grand prize draw will take place later that week.
Only a few sandwich boards left!
Lucknow Sandwich Boards are still available for a discounted price of $175.00 + HST. The signs are 30" wide by 44" long and are solid wood with chalkboards on each side. Please contact Taralyn if you are interested in purchasing one. They can be delivered immediately or held until Spring.
The Lucknow Sports Complex still has some public skating times open to sponsorship. If you are interested in sponsoring a skate, please contact Mark Hackett at 519-528-3002. The fee is $75 per session.
The Ripley Huron Community Centre wishes to thank all the businesses, organizations and individuals who sponsored public skating for the 2015-2016 season. All public skates from now until March 13th are sponsored! If you are interested in sponsoring a session at the end of March, please contact Michelle at 519-395-2909. The cost of sponsorship is $100 for your first skate and 10% off additional public skates (ie. 10% two skates would be $100 for first skate, $80 for second).
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If you are receiving this newsletter by mail, we currently do not have your e-mail address in our database. By providing us with your e-mail address, you will receive this Business Banner newsletter quarterly. To subscribe to the Business Banner or to our other newsletters including HK Connects (monthly resident newsletter), NWCAC (quarterly Nuclear Waste Community Advisory Committee newsletter), and Get Moving Huron-Kinloss (quarterly recreation newsletter), please visit: http://www.huronkinloss.com/newsletters.cfm. On the left side of this page, you can click "Subscribe for News & Updates", where you can subscribe to get notifications when new items are added to the Township's website.
If you are interested in joining the Lucknow and District Chamber of Commerce in the New Year, simply e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519-357-8454. The Lucknow Chamber of Commerce helps organize several events throughout the year including the Easter Egg Hunt, Town Wide Yard Sale, Lucknow's Pitch-In Canada Clean-up, Strawberry Summerfest, Lucknow's Santa Claus Parade and the Chamber of Commerce Christmas Party. The Chamber also promotes member businesses through joint advertising campaigns and Chamber Bucks. The fee to join the Lucknow Chamber is $80 per year. The executive meets monthly and there are four general meetings held each year.
For more information about the Chamber, please visit: www.lucknowchamber.ca.
Are you interested in becoming a member of the Ripley Business Community? Join anytime!
The Ripley Business Community meets once a month. They are responsible for purchasing the flowers baskets and trees for the downtown area, advertising Ripley area businesses and they organize the Ripley Christmas Celebration and Chistmas Social on an annual basis. The fee to join is $100 per year.
Information about this program posted early in the New Year
This annual program is administered by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. It allows eligible employers, upon successful application, to subsidize the hourly cost of summer student employment. The program provides a $2 per hour incentive to hire eligible employees. In order to qualify as an eligible employer, your business or organization must be located in a town, small city or rural township that has a population of 100,000 or less.
Intake for this program is normally in the Spring. Eligible employees would be students between the ages of 15 and 30 who intend to return to school in the fall of 2016.
For more information, visit: http://omafra.gov.on.ca/english/rural/rsj/index.htm
Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students. It is designed to focus on local priorities, while helping both students and their communities.
Canada Summer Jobs:
- provides work experiences for students;
- supports organizations, including those that provide important community services; and
- recognizes that local circumstances, community needs and priorities vary widely.
Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.
Not-for-profit employers are eligible to receive funding for up to 100% of the provincial or territorial adult minimum hourly wage. Public and private sector employers are eligible to receive funding for up to 50% of the provincial or territorial adult minimum hourly wage. Refer to your provincial or territorial legislation to confirm the minimum wage. An employer may choose to pay more than the minimum wage; however, the percentage reimbursed will apply only to the applicable provincial or territorial adult minimum hourly wage. For example, if a private sector employer pays a student $12.00 per hour in a province where the adult minimum hourly wage is $10.50, the subsidy provided will be 50% of the minimum wage, i.e. $5.25.
The period to apply for Canada Summer Jobs 2016 will be from January 4 2016 to February 26, 2016. For more information or to apply, visit: http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/epb/yi/yep/programs/scpp.shtml
We would like to thank all the business owners and individuals who attended the Branding Roundtable Discussion on December 7th. The Township has been working with Tenzing to re-brand Ripley and strengthen the "General Store" identity in Lucknow. After reviewing various Township statistics, plans and initiatives and listening to feedback from community members, Tenzing has recommended that we develop an umbrella brand for the Township, under which we market the communities of Lucknow and Ripley.
At the Roundtable Discussion, community members listed the following unique assets:
- Pine River Cheese
- Bruce Botanical Food Gardens
- Bruce-Huron Produce Auction
- Large number of family operated farms
Based on this, Tenzing would like to see the Township focus on promoting the local food industry. A full report and action plan is expected in January.
Apply online to promote and sell your products at the 2016 Music in the Fields event! Visit www.musicinthefields.ca/info/vendor for more information. Music in the Fields is August 25th to August 27th.
The Township of Huron-Kinloss would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday. The Municipal Office will close December 24th at noon and re-open on January 4th.