KEDCO Update: Week Ending March 2, 2012

Published on: 2012/03/05 - in Releases


Business Development

Elizabeth Allen, Project Manager of Labour Market Development will be participating in the KEYS Career Speed Networking Event on Tuesday, March 6 at the Confederation Place Hotel. The event will feature over 25 local employers. The purpose of the event is to provide a forum for internationally trained individuals and talented professionals from all fields to meet, network, learn general employment information and practice interview skills with local employers. The focus of Allen’s attendance is to raise awareness of Kingston as a great place to live, work and do business.

On Thursday, March 8 The Entrepreneurship Centre at KEDCO and the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an International Women’s Day event from 11:00 am – 4:30 pm at the Days Inn and Conference Centre, 33 Benson Street. The event will be themed “Connecting Women, Celebrating Success” and will feature networking sessions to inspire and inform entrepreneurs, business owners and managers. To book a table or for more information, please contact Lindsay MacDonald, Program Coordinator at or (613) 544-2725 x 7222.


On March 5, John-Paul Shearer, Director of Business Development and Lee Aubin, Project Manager – Business Development will be in Toronto to attend the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) Food Show. The CRFA Show is the leading foodservice and hospitality event in Canada and attracts over 12,000 industry professionals to connect them with exhibitors showcasing their latest products.  Shearer and Aubin will market Kingston as a competitive place to invest as part of our focus on the attraction of food processing and manufacturing.

Tourism Kingston

Tourism Kingston has launched an ad campaign in the Greater Toronto Area for the Canada vs. USA Rugby match on Saturday June 9, 2012 at Richardson Stadium.

Digital, print and social media advertising has been acquired for this initiative which will continue to position Kingston in key outlets as a sport event destination. Campaign highlights include over 34,000 video spots on both the Toronto Transit Commission and in Union Station as well as a full-page ad in Horizon Travel magazine. Horizon Travel Magazine is Canada’s premier travel publication and will be inserted in the Toronto Star and National Post with expected readership of over 150,000. Along with other events that will commemorate the bi-centennial anniversary of the War of 1812, the Canada/USA match promises to be a visitor draw to the city this summer. More information on the match can be found at


Release source: KEDCO