247 Fitness opens second location 

"247 Fitness opens second location "

Story and Photos courtesy of Leeds Grenville Economic Development Office   WESTPORT – What started as a friendly gesture to share workout space amongst friends in Athens has now led to another self-serve gym in Westport.   The company 247 Fitness, a gym where members have all-hours access, has just opened in the new Harvest Creek […]

First Counties-wide Business Retention + Expansion Program launches

"First Counties-wide Business Retention + Expansion Program launches"

Story and Photos courtesy of Leeds Grenville Economic Development Office  The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville have launched the largest multi-level Business Retention + Expansion program the region has seen. The Counties and the communities of Augusta, Merrickville-Wolford and Rideau Lakes have partnered in a project that will see staff and volunteers directly connect […]

Plant the Seeds for Success One-day Summit

"Plant the Seeds for Success One-day Summit"

KEMPTVILLE – The North Grenville Rural Summit is for those interested in starting or growing an agricultural business.   The event is an opportunity to learn, share and network with local farmers, business owners and related industry professionals. There will be workshops, a moderated panel discussion and a catered local foods lunch. You’ll walk away […]

Second chances happen-with a little help

"Second chances happen-with a little help"

  By Joseph Morin Upper Canada Business News April is officially BEaDONOR Month in Ottawa. Ottawa City Councillor George Darouze, who represents the Osgoode Ward, kicked off BEaDONOR month with a small get together at the Metcalfe Client Services office in Metcalfe on Tuesday, April 3. The group was made up of several heart, lung […]

Palko Jewellery Design preserves heritage pieces, creates new legacies 

"Palko Jewellery Design preserves heritage pieces, creates new legacies "

Story and Photos courtesy of Leeds Grenville Economic Development Office   BROCKVILLE – Whether it is the creation of a stunning new custom ring or restructuring an heirloom, jewellery design is a passion for Carol and Chris Palko.   The couple established Palko Jewellery Design 22 years ago and today they have a 700-plus client list […]