KEDCO: Weekly Update – June 25th, 2010

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KEDCO: Weekly Update – Week Ending June 25, 2010

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES

Business Development

The Entrepreneurship Centre at KEDCO is pleased to welcome Victor Li to the position of Youth Business Counsellor. Li will be working with the Summer Company program during the summer and supporting KEDCO’s Youth Entrepreneurship programs part-time during the school year while he attends Queen’s University in the Commerce program.

For the past two years, Li was Vice President-Training of the KCVI chapter of DECA (formerly known as Distributive Education Clubs of America – an international association of students and teachers of marketing, management and entrepreneurship) of which three of the local members placed top in the world at the international championships. Welcome Victor.

KEDCO is currently recruiting for the position of Project Manager – Business Development. This position supports the sales and marketing function of the Business Development team by providing advanced lead generation developed through research and analysis of qualified companies. With a focus on outside markets, the Project Manager will play a key role in the attraction strategy of KEDCO. Applications are being accepted until 12noon on Friday, July 2. Full details of the position are available online at http://livework.kingstoncanada.com/

Tourism Kingston

Tourism Kingston and KEDCO are proud to celebrate Chris Whyman’s recent first place win in the Chester World Town Crier Tournament in England on June 19. As Kingston’s official Town Crier and Manager of Visitor Services for Tourism Kingston, Whyman maintains his world champion title which he first claimed in 2004. Congratulations Chris!

Corporate

The KEDCO offices will be closed on Thursday, July 1 to celebrate Canada Day and will resume regular operating hours on Friday, July 2. The Visitor Information Centre at 209 Ontario Street will be open extended hours for the summer months beginning Canada Day – 9:30am to 9pm Thursday through Saturday, and 9:30am – 8pm, Sunday through Wednesday.