Economic Development

Rockhounding in Hastings County

Each year Bancroft – a.k.a The Mineral Capital of Canada - draws a crowd of geology enthusiasts and mineral collectors eager to visit the Gem and Mineral Museum, as well as experience a day outdoors...
Luisa Sorrentino
25.07.2016
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Know More About Who Visits Hastings County

The most recent statistics available for visitation to Hastings County (including the Cities of Belleville and Quinte West) are now in from the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.  Last year...
Kasey Rogerson
11.07.2016
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Exploring Hastings County Day 2 - Hidden Goldmine Bakery

Hidden Goldmine Bakery - Brad and Cheryl FreemanWhen I first set foot in the Hidden Goldmine Bakery I was immediately met by cheerful smiles and a warm welcome, almost as if a family member just...
Luisa Sorrentino
08.07.2016
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Happy Multiculturalism Day

In 1971, the government of Canada adopted a multiculturalism policy, and later on in November 2002, a Canadian Multiculturalism Day was identified on June 27 of each year.For as far as I can remember...
Luisa Sorrentino
27.06.2016
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Exploring Hastings County - Day 1

On Saturday, June 4th, I embarked in a “Hastings County discovery trip”. I planned my route ahead of time, took Highway 62 and enjoyed a serene and scenic one and half hour drive to my first stop,...
Luisa Sorrentino
15.06.2016
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Ways to achieve a work-life balance

If you’re reading this article then I take it you’ve stepped away from your busy day to take a moment to relax and let’s face it, catch your breath.  I would also make the assumption that you’ve...
Kasey Rogerson
08.06.2016
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Happy Economic Development Week!

The International Economic Develpoment Council, or IEDC, has designated 2016 as the Year of the Economic Developer and the week of May 8th as Economic Development Week.  As noted by IEDC,...
Andrew Redden
09.05.2016
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Traditional advertising vs. digital

I remember a few years ago I had the pleasure of attending a meeting where a group committed to bringing the Olympics to Toronto met with Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs).  There was an...
Andrew Redden
02.05.2016
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#HastingsBizChat: Facebook vs. Twitter

Online marketing is becoming ever more popular than traditional means for business, as technology continues to change the ways in which we can drive sales, attract new customers and engage with our...
Kasey Rogerson
02.05.2016
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We’ve Imagined Tourism, Now We’re Planning for Success

Staff in the Planning & Development Department have been busy working towards an update of the County’s Tourism Master Plan.  While we have enjoyed much success since its adoption, it is...
Kasey Rogerson
21.04.2016
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