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Township of Huron - Kinloss
Point Clark - Ripley - Lucknow

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Opportunity Awaits in Huron-Kinloss


2018 Grant Funding Available

The Township offers funding for private businesses through the Downtown Improvement Program to upgrade commercial buildings located in the Community Improvement Plan area. 
 

Funding is available through four programs:

Facade Improvement and Sidewalk Patio Grant: up to $3000 (matched funds) available for facade improvements 
 
Storefront Signage and Awning Grants: up to $1000 (matched funds) available for perpendicular signs, flat signs, stand alone signs and awnings
 
Infrastructure Works/Building Restoration and Accessibility Enhancements; Tax incentive grant program for property tax assessments that increase by $100,000 or more. The grant covers the increase in property taxes due to the enhancements for up to 5 years. 
 
Community Energy Efficiency Grants: up to $3000 (matched funds) for enery efficiency upgrades (lighting, windows, insulation, furnace, etc.)
 

For more information about the programs and to access the application forms, visit the website or email mgoetz@huronkinloss.com



Investment Opportunities Map

Do you own a vacant commercial or industrial property in Huron-Kinloss? Are you looking for a new way to advertise your property, free of charge? 
 
Whether you are selling or leasing, your property can be featured on the Township's "Invest in Huron-Kinloss" website. 
 

How can you be included?

Send the following information to mgoetz@huronkinloss.com or call 519-395-3735:
 
Property Address
Contact Information
Property Details (square footage, price, availability, etc.)
1 picture of the building or property

 



Business Owner Year End Survey

Please take a moment to let the Township know how your business is doing! 
 
The responses are 100% anonymous and are collected through SurveyMonkey, a thirdparty survey response collector. 
 
If you would like to speak with someone regarding the survey questions or business supports available through the Township please contact mgoetz@huronkinloss.com or call 519-395-3735. 
 

The Business Owner Year End survey can be found here:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/businessyearend 



Discovery Guide Advertising - Last chance!

Limited Time and Limited Space Available!

 
The Township prints 8000 copies of the Huron-Kinloss Discovery Guide, over 4000 of which are mailed directly to residents mailboxes. The rest are scattered throughout the province in all tourism centres and local kiosks. The Discovery guide is the most widely available and largest resource offered by the Township for Municipal and Community information. 
 
Purchasing a full page ad in the Discovery guide costs you $0.06 per guide! How can you find a better return on your investment than that! The guides are also distributed to new residents with their welcome package upon moving to the Township. 
 
What's better? This isn't a one shot publication, the guides stay relevant for an entire year! With event listings and municipal information that is required from print to print, residents and visitors keep this trusty resource available all year long! 

Full Page Ad: $535

1/2 Page Ad: $399

1/4 Page Ad: $269

1/8 Page Ad: $139

For more information contact klush@huronkinloss.com or call 519-395-3735

 



Spruce the Bruce Grants

Click the link for more information!

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Starter Company Plus Grant Program

Have you ever thought about starting your own business? Today is the perfect day to get that dream started. 
 
Bruce County's Starter Company Plus program applications are now being accepted. Business expansions also qualify for the program. Don't miss out on the opportunity to receive hands on business planning, mentorship, workshops and your chance at a $5000 grant. 

 

For more information visit Bruce County's website at the link below:

https://brucecounty.on.ca/business/grants/starter-company-plus-grant

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Four County Market Labour Board Survey

Business Owners are invited to participate in the Four County Labour Market Planning Board's EmployerOne Survey. Please take a moment to fill out the survey as it gives the board much needed insight into the Labourforce in our area.
 
"The Four County Labour Market Planning Board is calling on employers like you to help us better understand the workforce issues and challenges facing local businesses.  The EmployerOne survey collects information on a range of issues including projected vacancies, hiring intentions, recruitment strategies and challenges, as well as your perspective on candidate skills, education and training.  After analysis, the data is released to schools, community partners, government agencies and the public so that they may see the characteristics of the local labour market."

Survey Link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FCLMPB2018?utm_content=buffer594bf&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer



Fanshawe College

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Local Full time Programs

  • Welding Techniques- Tiverton - evenings
  • Electrical Techniques- Tiverton – evenings
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician- Industrial Millwright Maintenance- Tiverton – Evenings
  • Personal Support Worker – Kincardine – Daytime
  • Early Childhood Education – Clinton - Daytime

 

Local Part time Regional Programs.

  • Project Management Specialist – Kincardine/Goderich – evenings
  • Computerized Office Essentials – Kincardine Daytime
  • Human Resource Management – Goderich – evenings
  • General interest Courses
  • Excel Spreadsheets – Clinton
  • Payroll Administration – Kincardine

Contact for more information

Heather MacKenzie-Card

Academic Services Consultant
School of Continuing Education and Career Advancement
Clinton Centre
169 Beech Street PO Box 248
Clinton, ON
T:519-606-1484 F:519-452-3008


Bill 148

What Business Owners Need to know

 
Bill 148 came into effect on January 1st 2018. There are many changes that employers should be aware of including changes to minimum wage, scheduling requirements, vacation time, medical and family leave and more. Here are a few resources to learn the new requirements for business owners:

Province of Ontario; A plan for fair workplaces and better jobs

Employer Line: Free HR & Employer Advice

Still have questions? Contact mgoetz@huronkinloss.com to assist you in finding answers to any other questions you may have. 



2018
Township of Huron-Kinloss

Michelle Goetz,
Community Development Officer
519-395-3735 Ext. 155

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