Hastings County Blog

#CelebrateMapleSeason in Hastings County

In Hastings County, maple syrup is more than a sticky-sweet accompaniment to pancakes… or bacon, or salad dressing… it’s a way of life for producers who have been tapping their trees for decades....
Kasey Rogerson
09.03.2015
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Bancroft downtown

It costs more to live in the "big city"

As reported by InsideBelleville.com, a new study released by Kanetix.ca found that cities in the Greater Toronto Area have the highest rates of auto insurance in Ontario.  The City of Brampton's...
Andrew Redden
19.02.2015
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Retail makeover project in Bancroft

The Bancroft Business Improvement Area (BBIA) has partnered with the local Community Futures Development Corporation and Loyalist College to provide a RETAIL Makeover Project. The goal of this...
Andrew Redden
17.02.2015
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Listening to existing businesses in Tweed

The Tweed & Area Chamber of Commerce is implementing a local economic development project this Spring.  Known formally as a Business Retention & Expansion (BR+E) Project, in partnership with...
Andrew Redden
02.02.2015
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#RememberWinter in Hastings County

The best part about winter in Hastings County, is that we actually have snow!  It doesn't matter what outdoor or winter activity you are into, there is something for everyone.  AND if you share your...
Kasey Rogerson
27.01.2015
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Bancroft downtown

Innovative Rural Opportunities Abound

There are many innovative rural businesses across our region.  What's your passion?  Contact us today to get your dream business started in Hastings County.
Andrew Redden
16.01.2015
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Snow

What's your backup plan?

Most likely you saw news footage of what happened recently in the Buffalo, NY area.  They received a TON of snow in late 2014.  Whether it's several feet of snow, an ice storm such as Ontario...
Andrew Redden
15.01.2015
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Winter in Hastings

Focussing on creative, entrepreneurial types

While on Twitter, I noticed this article titled, "How to keep small towns from disappearing".  While it was published almost two years ago, the points made throughout haven't aged.  The key message...
Andrew Redden
13.01.2015
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Cross-Country Skiing

The Holidays are now over and we find ourselves well into January.  Snow is here and that means Hastings County is the place to be for numerous outdoor activities. In this post I want to focus on one...
Andrew Redden
09.01.2015
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Starting or growing a food business?

Do you wish to start or grow a food business?  If yes, there are a couple of workshops coming up that you may be interested in. On Tuesday, January 20 from 9am to 3pm, plan to attend "Exploring Value...
Andrew Redden
08.01.2015
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