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New Years Resolution: Support Our Economy
The consequences of bypassing local business
It’s time to get serious about how local governments spend taxpayer dollars. In their December 21 issue, the Eganville Leader printed an editorial about the importance of local governments supporting local businesses. Specifically, the Leader referenced a decision by the County of Renfrew to end a 40-year relationship with a local pharmacy (Mulvhill Drug Mart) for pharmacy services to Miramichi Lodge in favour of MediSystem Pharmacy, the Loblaws/Shoppers Drug Mart conglomerate. The decision was made using an evaluation form and the local pharmacy wasn’t even close - scoring 19 points less than MediSystem.
LINK:  County of Renfrew
LINK:  Mulvihill Drug Mart

County of Renfrew Committees For 2017
A list of 2017 Renfrew County council committees.


College Courses To Help Grow Your Business
Algonquin Pembroke Life Long Learning
Looking to expand your skill set? Check out the list of courses coming up in 2017 offered by Algonquin College Pembroke.
LINK:  Course Information


Book Club: Raving Fans
By: Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles

Written in the parable style of The One Minute Manager, Raving Fans uses a brilliantly simple and charming story to teach how to define a vision, learn what a customer really wants, institute effective systems, and make Raving Fan Service a constant feature--not just another program of the month.


Marketing For Relaxation?

Eliminate a stressful situation by planning ahead

In scrolling through Facebook posts this year, there is a lot of messaging about taking time to relax. That’s always good advice as we all have stress in our lives. For business owners,it can be difficult to relax at this time of year because it’s the start of a year, and you can’t help but think of what you want to accomplish. When it comes to marketing, there is one step that can alleviate a lot of stress: planning.


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Business News
Brief news bites about what is happening throughout the region.
People on the Move
New hires, retirements, awards & achievements.

Events Calendar
Events, education, networking and more.
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Current tenders and past results in the region.
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