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Township of Huron - Kinloss
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How-to-Start-A-Business 101

Free Seminar in Lucknow on October 18th

The Business Enterprise Centre serving Bruce County is offering a FREE seminar at the Lucknow and District Sports Complex on October 18th at 6:30p.m. Learn the necessary steps to start a business and the numerous resources available through the Business Enterprise Centre. Light refreshments offered.

For more information about seminars being offered during Small Business Week, see the poster below. These seminars are open to all current and aspiring business owners.

Starter Company Seminar Series

The Bruce County Business Enterprise Centre is offering a series of FREE seminars this Fall for youth aged 29 and under.

See the poster below for a list of topics and locations.

2016 Holiday Shopping Pass

The 2016 Holiday Shopping Pass promotion begins on November 1st an2015 Holiday Shopping Passd runs until December 24th. Passes will be marked for every $10 a consumer spends at a participating business. Once their Pass is full and they have spent $150, they can submit their Pass to the Township of Huron-Kinloss for a chance to win one of three $150 Huron-Kinloss Shopping Sprees!

Downtown businesses in Lucknow and Ripley have been contacted to get confirmation of their participation. Last year's Pass is shown to the right. For more information about this promotion, please contact Taralyn at

Feedback Requested Regarding Ontario By Bike Initiative

The Town of Saugeen Shores is looking at hosting an Ontario By Bike Workshop next year and is looking to partner with other municipalities to bring the workshop to Bruce County.

The Township of Huron-Kinloss would like to know if this workshop would be of interest to your business?

For tourism industry partners, the Ontario By Bike Network is a program certifying and promoting bicycle friendly businesses and cycle tourism in a growing number of regions across Ontario. The Network is open to accommodations, food services, attractions, cycling related businesses and organizations interested in cycle tourism. The Ontario By Bike Network is launched in each region with an informative workshop, after which local businesses may register on-line, at no charge, to participate and ultimately reach the growing number of cycle tourists in Ontario.

For cyclists, the Ontario By Bike Network offers a variety of information on cycling in Ontario, inspiring visitors and residents to explore more by bike. Find great places to cycle, links to useful cycling maps and plan your day trip or multi day cycling itineraries with stops at certified bicycle friendly businesses enroute.  View our on-line map with the location of and links to accommodations, restaurants, cafes, wineries, attractions, bike stores, tours and rental locations that all offer cyclists  extra services and amenities, creating a positive experience and fuelling your desire to get back on the saddle to explore more of Ontario by bike.

Visit their website for more information. Please let Taralyn know by October 31st whether this initiative is of interest to you by e-mailing or call 519-395-3735. Your feedback will help us make a decision as to whether we go ahead with a partnership with Saugeen Shores.

2016 Summer Tourism Season

It was a great summer for the Huron-Kinloss tourism industry!

The Point Clark Lighthouse was a popular destination for visitors across Ontario and beyond. We had visitors from Western Canada, the United States and as far away as Switzerland, Philippines and Australia. Close to 5000 people toured the Lighthouse Museum and climbed the Tower. There were many others who just visited the Information Centre at the Lighthouse. Lighthouse 2016

Lighthouse staff do their best to promote businesses, attractions and activities in Huron-Kinloss. If you have a brochure describing the products and services offered at your business, please feel free to drop copies of it off at the Lighthouse when it opens at the end of June 2017.

Over 200 people visited the Lucknow Tourism Office this summer. An additional 500 or so, passed through the Tourism Office during Lucknow's Music in the Fields event. Again, if your business has brochures, feel free to drop them off at the Tourism Office when it opens May long weekend.

Vibrant Villages Conference on October 19th

The Bruce Community Futures Development Corporation invites Chamber of Commerce and Business Community members to attend a conference in Neustadt on October 19th. Doug Griffiths, author of 13 Ways to Kill Your Community is the keynote speaker. See poster below for more details. Cost is $45 a person.



Lucknow Chamber of Commerce

The next Lucknow Chamber of Commerce General Meeting is scheduled to be held in December. If you are not a member, but would like to join, please contact or call 519-357-8454.

The annual Lucknow Santa Claus Parade is being held on November 25th at 7:00p.m. Members are encouraged to enter a float.

A big "Thank You" to the Lucknow Chamber for installing solar lights at all four gateway entrance signs. So nice to be able to see them at night!

Ripley Business Community Update

The Ripley Business Community's next meeting is November 9th at 7:00p.m. at the Huron-Kinloss Council Chambers. If you are a member, please plan to attend as it will be an important planning meeting for the Ripley Christmas Celebration. If you are not a member, but wish to join, please contact Amy Fry at 519-395-2812 or

The Ripley Christmas Celebration will take place on Sunday, November 27th. Members are encouraged to participate and enter a float. The parade will end at the Ripley-Huron Community Centre where there will be free skating and a meet and greet with Santa.

Upcoming Special Events

October 8 - Pine River Church's Kountry Kitchen Bazaar

October 18 - How-to-Start-a-Business 101

October 29 - Ripley St. Andrew's United Church Bazaar

November 11 - Remembrance Day Cenotaph Services in Lucknow and Ripley

November 18 - Lucknow Kinette Club's "A Christmas Wish" (vender market)

November 25 - Lucknow Santa Claus Parade

November 27 - Ripley Christmas Celebrations

Township of Huron-Kinloss

Taralyn Cronin,
Business & Economic Officer
519-395-3735 Ext. 155


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