KEDCO Update: Week Ending September 21, 2013

Published on: 2013/09/21 - in Releases


Business Development

On September 18-19 Christa Wallbridge, Business Development Officer, attended the Ontario New Exporters to Border States (NEBS) program in Buffalo, New York.

The NEBS program was presented by the International Trade Branch of the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment in partnership with the Canadian Consulate General in Buffalo.

The program covered topics including dealing with border issues such as U.S. business travel and immigration requirements, currency exchange options, business planning, taxation and legal considerations and U.S. Customs clearance procedures.

Planning is underway for the seventh season of CogecoTV’s KEDCO on the Street. The weekly community program airs Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm prior to televised City Council meetings.

KEDCO on the Street features host Julie Brown interviewing local business leaders, entrepreneurs and community partners on economic issues in Kingston as well as site tours of area businesses and new developments.

Suggestions for interesting local companies to be featured on KEDCO on the Street are being accepted. Please submit suggestions to Melissa Shorrock, Project Coordinator – Business & Marketing Development at or 613-544-2725 ext. 7234.

The first episode of the new season will premier on Tuesday, October 8. More information on KEDCO on the Street can be found at


On September 17-19, Rob Carnegie, Director of Tourism Marketing and Development was in Toronto to conduct sales calls with qualified corporate and government meeting planners.

Carnegie met with a variety of associations to introduce Kingston as a destination for meetings, conferences and special events and to promote Kingston’s Meetings and Conferences website

The Kingston Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO) Board of Directors is accepting applications from individuals who are interested in contributing their time and expertise to fill openings due to the routine expiration of terms of current directors.

Board directors are expected to actively participate in bi-monthly board meetings as well as committee and special meetings scheduled as required throughout the year. Lengths of appointments are for one, two or three year terms.

Dean Byrnes, Chair of the KEDCO Board of Directors and Melissa Shorrock, Project Coordinator – Business and Marketing Development will attend the City of Kingston’s Volunteer Recruitment Information Session on Monday, September 30 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm in Memorial Hall at City Hall to promote participation in the KEDCO Board of Directors.

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Release source: Kingston Economic Development Corporation