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Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) of North & Central Hastings and South Algonquin offers a variety of products and services to promote small business growth and community economic development.

CFDC is a community based, non-profit organization run by a board of local volunteers and staffed by professionals who encourage entrepreneurship and the pursuit of economic opportunity leading to jobs, growth and prosperity.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Success Stories

213The Old Tin Shed will benefit from an investment announced today by Community Futures Development Corporation of North & Central Hastings and South Algonquin (CFDC) and Mike Bossio, Member of Parliament for Hastings−Lennox and Addington.

The CFDC of North & Central Hastings and South Algonquin is pleased to provide support for the Integration of New Technology with an investment of $14,212 under the Eastern Ontario Development Program’s Business Development stream. The funding will support technological innovation leading to the creation of a new internet-based sales platform, resulting in increased productivity and efficiencies and three new jobs.

The Old Tin Shed, which sells home décor and gifts, will be launching a new online store utilizing Shopify to streamline and grow sales resulting in increased employment opportunities for our area. The integration of this new technology will increase online sales and provide a more efficient customer experience. The owners of the Old Tin Shed have worked hard to ensure their customers have an exceptional and unique retail experience, whether in person or online.

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  • Wilson Forest Products Ltd.
    Wilson Forest Products Ltd. Wilson Forest Products accessed matched funding through the Eastern Ontario Development Program in order to realize a significant increase in production. Learn more about what they did in the following video.
    Written on Thursday, 30 July 2015 14:17 Read 444 times
  • Ormsby Village Woodworking: OSEB Success Story
    With the support of the Ontario Self Employment Benefit (OSEB) program, Ingo Weise launched Ormsby Village Woodworking - a successful woodworking business that re-fashions pallette wood into rustic furniture, clocks etc. To learn more about Ingo's business and the OSEB, check out the video...  
    Written on Friday, 01 May 2015 13:57 Read 405 times
  • Farm to Fork Traceability - VIDEO
    In addition to providing some supporting marketing dollars, the Enright Cattle Company in Tweed, Ontario accessed Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP) funds in order to implement a high-tech solution for tracking their beef. The unique barcode system allows them to track their beef products with Farm to Fork traceability! See it in action in their video below... An OMAFRA video project
    Written on Friday, 20 February 2015 00:00 Read 351 times
  • McRae Lumber Equipment Upgrades - VIDEO
    McRae Lumber Equipment Upgrades - VIDEO The McRae Lumber Company is located in Whitney, Ontario and has been manufacturing high quality hardwood and softwood products for over 90 years. In an effort to add to their product mix and create efficiencies, McRae's applied to the Eastern Ontario Development Program through Community Futures for funding support. The non-repayable funding contribution they received made it possible for them to move ahead with their desired equipment upgrades. The innovative upgrades have resulted in a…
    Written on Sunday, 14 September 2014 00:00 Read 415 times
  • Forestry Day 2014
    Forestry Day 2014 On Thursday, May 29, 2014 the second edition of Forestry Day took place at Joy Bible Camp near Bancroft. Forestry Day was first offered in the spring of 2012 and was seen as a great success. 237 grade 7 and 8 students from schools from as far away as the southern part of Hastings County took part in this great event where the local forest industry invites students to take part in a field day…
    Written on Sunday, 22 June 2014 20:00 Read 399 times
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