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Digital Main Street program helps Port Hope businesses develop online profile

Elizabeth Edwards, Port Hope Business Outreach Coordinator, talks about Digital Main Street, a program to help businesses become more online savvy. The project launched on May 31 and will provide money and technical support to those entrepreneurs looking to enhance or develop an online presence or social media profile. Over the summer months, a team of students will give as little or as much help as needed. Hear how the program works by listening to this podcast. Originally aired: June 7, 2019

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Cobourg couple are two of the 700 jobs lost in Northumberland due to GM closure

 

Northumberland County will lose 700 jobs when General Motors Oshawa plant closes sometime before the end of the year, says the president of the union. Colin James, president of Unifor Local 222, outlined the impact within the area as he explained the repercussions of the announcement by General Motors in November to close the Oshawa operation sometime towards the end 2019, putting 2,600 workers and 340 staff out of work. He warned of the economic effect to Port Hope, Cobourg, Colborne and the rest of the region. “Local politicians should be very concerned,” he said in an interview on Consider This Northumberland. “Not just about GM, but by any large corporation who could potentially just up and leave. Continue Reading →

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Venture 13 transforming the local economy, says executive director

Economic development is no longer about attracting massive factories

Venture 13, a unique entrepreneurial start-up facility located in Cobourg, is offering a wide range of services for innovative business people looking to get off the ground. The $2 million facility is expected to open in May. But, the programs it offers are beyond your average business incubator, as CDFC Executive Wendy Curtis and Enterprise Program Manager John Hayden discuss on Consider This Live, part of the Drive Time on Northumberland 89.7 FM. Continue Reading →

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Tour of new Venture 13 building keeps councillors, media up to date on progress

Media and Cobourg town councillors were given a tour of the new Venture 13 space on Friday while it is undergoing renovations as part of a public information campaign to keep residents up to date as the $2 million project progresses, said Communications Officer Ashley Purdy. Here is a photo gallery of the tour. Venture 13 is the town’s new entrepreneurial incubator to draw new and small business to the area. More to come… Continue Reading →

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