KEDCO Update: Week Ending April 22, 2011

Published on: 2011/04/23 - in Releases

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES

Business Development

KEDCO was pleased to participate in welcoming Max Rumbaugh, President of the Scottsdale Sister Cities Association to Kingston on April 20.  KEDCO is working on communication collaterals to increase awareness of Kingston’s twinned cities.

The Ambassador of Peru, His Excellency Jose Antonio Bellina, will be visiting Kingston, Ontario on Tuesday April 26. Along with Counsellor Mrs. Claudia Betalleluz, they will visit Centennial Global Technology, local manufacturer of PV solar panels, and MetalCraft Marine, local manufacturer of specialized patrol boats. KEDCO facilitated the visit to encourage awareness of local companies to encourage Foreign Direct Investment from Peru.

Elizabeth Allen, Labour Market Development Project Manager will be attending the Canadian Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (CASPR) annual conference in Collingwood from May 9 to 11.  CASPR is a professional organization from across Canada whose members’ primary role is to recruit physicians for their communities, local hospitals and other healthcare organizations.  CASPR offers a means for Canadian Physician Recruiters from coast-to-coast to share best practices, techniques and tools for physician recruitment and retention.

Tourism Kingston

Tourism Kingston is pleased to announce that Kingston has been short listed for the 2016 Can Am Police Fire Games.  The Can Am Police Fire Games is very similar to a North American Olympics for Police, Fire and Emergency Personnel. A site visit is expected to occur over the coming months and a formal presentation will be made on October 23 in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Tourism Kingston wishes to recognize the tremendous support from Kingston Police, Kingston Fire and Rescue, Frontenac EMS, CFB Kingston and Corrections Canada in preparation of the bid.

Corporate

KEDCO staff participated in a Q1 Review of Operational Performance on April 20.  The Corporation is pleased to report that projects and activities are on target.

The KEDCO offices are closed on Friday, April 22.  The office will re-open on Monday, April 25 at 8:30am.  Tourism Kingston’s Visitor Information Centre at 209 Ontario Street will be closed on Good Friday, but open regular operating hours on Easter Sunday and Monday.