KEDCO Update: Week Ending September 6, 2013

Published on: 2013/09/06 - in Releases

Business Development

Carey Bidtnes, Labour Market and Human Resources Specialist and Meagan Morrison, Human Resources Assistant will attend the Newcomers Canada Fair in Toronto on September 7-8.

The Newcomers Fair provides information to newly landed or settled immigrants for successfully living, working, studying and settling in Canada. The Fair also connects immigrants, foreign workers and international students with providers of employment, education, immigration and settlement services in Canada.

Bidtnes will be promoting local employers, the benefits of living and working in Kingston and, KEDCO’s talent recruitment and applicant tracking system that showcases the career opportunities available in the community.

Jan Dines, Business Development Officer, will attend the Grocery Innovations Canada (BIC) tradeshow on September 30 – October 1 in Toronto.

The event is an opportunity for key industry players including independent, franchise and corporate retailers, manufacturers, brokers, wholesalers, distributors and government representatives to connect with exhibitors such as food and consumer product manufacturers, equipment, technology and service providers and food processors.

Dines will market Kingston as a competitive place to invest as part of KEDCO’s focus on the attraction of food processing and manufacturing businesses.


On September 4, the KEDCO Board of Directors joined the Kingston Accommodation Partners (KAP) Board of Directors for a reception to celebrate the recent partnership between Tourism Kingston and KAP to market the region as a premier leisure, business travel and sport tourism destination. Development of coordinated marketing plans for 2014 is currently underway.

On September 12, Tourism Kingston will host a Lunch and Learn for Tourism Partners on the Frontenac Arch Biosphere (FAB) Experiences marketing campaign.

FAB Experiences is a tourism marketing product that was developed to be used by the gateway cities to the Frontenac Arch Biosphere to increase visits, extend bookings, cause repeat stays and extend the tourism shoulder season. The Frontenac Arch Biosphere is a 2,700 sq. km. Canadian portion of the Frontenac Arch region and has been named a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.

The event will take place from 11:30am – 1:00pm in the front boardroom at Innovation Park, 945 Princess Street. To register, please contact Betsy Smith, Project Coordinator – Tourism Marketing Development at 613-544-2725 ext. 7248 or For more information on FAB Experiences, please visit


Release source: Kingston Economic Development Corporation