Live work play Welcome new business HAVE A WONDERFUL LONG WEEKEND !! In the heart of the 1000 Islands, Gananoque is recognized as one of Eastern Ontario's most stunning waterfront communities. It has truly developed into a world-class destination for travellers, businesses, and residents. “ Congratulations on opening your new business! On behalf of the Town of Gananoque and the Economic Development Advisory Com- mittee, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the community. The Town of Gananoque is an exciting place to do business with a diverse commercial core, growing tourism sector, stunning location and a friendly community. This package has many resources that are available to you and your business. If you have any questions or require assistance please don’t hesitate to call or just stop by the Town Hall to say hello.” Shelley Hirstwood , Economic Development Manager We want to promote You and your business through accurate information and would greatly appreciate your help in keeping our database up to date and as free from errors as possible. Please complete the Business Information Form below with your new or updated business information. Please email to [email protected] or [email protected] Business Name Address Postal Code Phone Business Email Website URL Facebook URL Twitter URL Owner's Name Preferred mailing address (if different than above business location): Category Selection for Business Directory Fax Business in Gananoque The Town of Gananoque website is filled with information and funding opportunties for businesses www. gananoque.ca/investingananoque Community Improvement Program The Town of Gananoque's Community Improvement Program is designed to assist property owners located within the King Street Historic Commercial Area (commercial core) with the revitalization . Grants that are available include: Downtown Facade Improvement Grant Downtown Interior Improvement Residential Downtown Interior Improvement Commercial - Grant Downtown Accessibility Improvement Grant Downtown Business Improvement Loan www.gananoque.ca/town-hall/planning-documents/community-improvement-plan-cip-downtown-and-brownfield -development Sign By-law A By-law to regulate signs and other advertising devices in the Town of Gananoque. The intent of the by-lawis to enhance community appearance, safety and preserve our historical character. www.gananoque.ca/town-hall/by-laws/find-by-laws Heritage Directional Sign program The Town of Gananoque has developed a Heritage Directional Sign program that will see the installation of Heritage Directional signs at five predetermined locations within the Town. Apply on-line to request a sign to promote your business. www.gananoque.ca/town-hall/by-laws/find-by-laws Resources and Funding Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) support community economic development by assisting Ontario's rural and northern communities to strengthen and diversify their economies. Also home to the Eastern Ontario Development Program (EDOP), this site is a tremendous resource for private businesses in need of training employees, business planning, and upgrading commercial space. Full details and application forms for funding programs are available at www.ticdc.ca . Applications may be submitted at any time. Assistance with the application process is offered. For a full listing of funding programs visit : www.gananoque.ca/invest-in-gananoque/business-in-gananoque/resources Business In Gananoque - a guide to all you need to know to start a business in Gananoque Canada Business - Services for Entrepreneurs The Leeds and Grenville Small Business Enterprise Centre -Guiding entrepreneurs toward business excellence KEYS -A community-based centre with expertise in employment and employment related services. For direct link to these and other programs visit : www.gananoque.ca/invest-in-gananoque/business-in-gananoque/resources Business Organziations 1000 Islands Gananoque Chamber of Commerce Membership Application Form 2014 215 Stone Street South Gananoque Ontario K7G 2A3 613.382.7744 Fax 613.382.1585 www.1000islandschamber.com Name of Business: _____________________________________________________________________________ Address: _____________________________________________________________________________________ City: ___________________________________________ Postal Code: _______________________________ Tel: ____________________________________________ Fax: _____________________________________ Internet: ________________________________________ E-Mail: ___________________________________ Membership fees +(HST) 1 - 5 Employees $100.00 + ($13.00) = $113.00 6 - 10 Employees $150.00 + ($19.50) = $169.50 11 + Employees $250.00+ ($32.50) = $282.50 The above business information will be used for your FREE listing in the 2013/2014 1000 Islands Business Direcotry or Travel Guide. This is a $90.00 Value. Please provide a separate mailing address if applicable. *First option is $100, each additional option is $50 Advertising Opportunities are also available - for more information please contact the Chamber of Commerce 613 382 7744 or by email [email protected] The Gananoque Business Improvement Area (BIA) is a non-profit organization, representing approximately fifty businesses and properties, in the Downtown Gananoque area.Our goal is to improve the quality of life and business in the downtown core of Gananoque. We are dedicated to promoting a healthy economic environment for our community and membership. Gananoque BIA 10 King Street Gananoque, ON. K7G 1E6 Canada P: 1-613-382-9900 F: 1-613-382-1585 [email protected] www.gananoquedowntown.com Town of Gananoque Contact information Shelley Hirstwood Economic Development Manager Phone: 613-382-2149 ext.1127 Email: [email protected] Pam Staples Marketing and Communications Coordinator Phone: 613-382-2149 ext. 1125 Email: [email protected] Brenda Guy Manager Community Development Building, By-Law and Planning Phone: 613-382-2149 ext. 1126 Email: [email protected] New Business Programs Gananoque New Business Awareness Program Let “myFM 99.9 Gananoque” help your New Business Promote your new business on air ... Share your story ... Grow your Business myFM Radio 99.9 Gananoque is offering a great promotion to new local business. This program will allow for up 21 business profile announcement in commercial airtime per seven day period to any new business or industry that opens in Gananoque or in the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands during 2014 and is subject to review December 31st, 2014. Products/services are not to be advertised in these spots they are designed to announce the arrival of your new business to the area. For full details of this unique program, please contact: Michael Bartlett – General Manager / General Sales Manager myFM 99.9 Gananoque Office: 613-382-6936 ext 321 [email protected] www.myfmradio.ca www.facebook.com/999myfm 104.9 JRfm and 103.7 BOB FM Brockville is pleased to offer a program called The Gananoque New Business Awareness This program will allow for $1,400 in commercial airtime to any new business or industry that comes to Gananoque during 2013. Products/services are not to be advertised in these spots, they are designed to announce the arrival of your business to Gananoque. There are a few restrictions on the use of these announcements: Guidelines and Conditions of Use: 1. Objective of the program is to help new businesses and/or industries moving to Gananoque to promote their attributes as a new business member, explain what they will contribute as a community member, and generally let the area know that they are now ready to do business in Gananoque. 2. Airtime schedules are not to be treated as public service announcements which can be pre-empted. They are to be given priority equal to commercial flights purchased by our regular cash paying customers. 3. The ad rate is valued at $47 per combo ad and will run in a regular reach plan only. 6am to midnight 4. These announcements are not to be used in lieu of, or replace campaigns for clients of the radio stations. Similarly, the program may not be used to reduce the use of paid radio advertising so that budgets can be redirected to other media (radio or other mass media). 5. In general, commercials for this program may not be used for advocacy that, in the view of the stations, is of particularly partisan and/or provocative nature. 6. Radio commercials from this program may not be brokered or exchanged for value in any way with third parties. Unless pre-approved by Bell Mediia - Brockville, no third party mentions will be permitted. If this should become an issue, the radio stations shall have the right to make the final determination of eligibility. 7. The radio stations retain the right of final approval for copy content and scheduling of flights as it does with all cash paying clients. 8. All use of the ads in this program must adhere to all applicable laws, codes and CRTC regulations. 9. Number of ads to be allocated will be based on the size of the business or industry locating in Gananoque (as determined by the number of full-time employees in new business or industry including owners and managers) as follows: New Business will Receive; 30 combo ads @ $47 per = $1,410 (no charge) scheduled 6 per day, Sunday to Thursday To take advantage of this unique opportunity, please contact Tania Adams Marketing Representative; Bell MEDIA - Brockville Ph: 613-345-1666 xt 215 ~ email: [email protected] The Town of Gananoque actively works to promote each and every business. Our SHOP LOCAL campaign began with great success. By choosing to support locally owned businesses, you help maintain Gananoque’s unique and distinctive flavor. Locally owned businesses build strong neighborhoods by sustaining communities, linking neighbors, and by contributing more to local causes. Local Decision Making Local ownership means that important decisions are made locally by people who live in the community and who will feel the impacts of those decisions. Your dollars spent in locally-owned businesses have three times the impact on your community as dollars spent at national chains. When shopping locally, you simultaneously create jobs, fund more city services through sales tax, invest in neighborhood improvement and promote community development. Locally owned businesses create more jobs locally and, in some sectors, provide better wages and benefits than chains do. Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship fuels the Canadian economic innovation and prosperity, and serves as a key means for families to move out of low-wage jobs and into the middle class.
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