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Compliance Hinders Municipalities
Province needs to reduce red tape for reporting
A report by the Association of Municipal Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO) has found that reporting by municipalities to the province of Ontario seems to be excessive. In their report, Bearing the Burden: An overview of municipal reporting to the province, AMCTO found that regardless of the size of the municipality, reporting is becoming unmanageable.
LINK:  Association of Municipal Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO)
PDF:  Bearing the Burden: An overview of municipal reporting to the province

Free Webinar About Selling Your Business
Two dates available

The Canadian Federation of Independent Buisness (CFIB) is hosting a free webinar for individuals intersted in selling their business. Two times are offered (reservations are required): February 28, 2017 at1:00pm EST and March 1, 2017 at 1:00pm EST.

LINK:  Canadian Federation of Independent Business
LINK:  CFIB February 28th Webinar Registration
LINK:  CFIB March 1st Webinar Registration

Regional Business News
Growth, immigration, Ministry of Labour targets
LINK:  Ontario's Long Term Report on the Economy
LINK:  Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program
LINK:  Proposed Amendments to the School Boards Collective Bargaining Act

Prosperity in Agriculture
It’s no surprise to Canadian farmers that agriculture and agri-food topped the federal government’s list as a key sector for growth and exports in a recent economic report. The Path to Prosperity, created by the federal government’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth, recommends Canada double its food and agriculture exports to turn the industry into a global powerhouse.
LINK:  Ontario Federation of Agriculture News Release
PDF:  The Path to Prosperity Report
LINK:  Advisory Council on Economic Growth

Book Club: Elon Musk: Inventing the Future
By: Ashlee Vance

In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley’s most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs—a real-life Tony Stark—and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new “makers.”

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Marketing:
Customer Experience Matters Most

Millennials talk about loyalty

A survey published last week in Advertising Age magazine says that a certain group of consumers are placing a higher value on their experience with the product or the company as a key to their buying experience. You might think that would be a group of older consumers, those who grew up with appreciation of the value of good products and good service. It might surprise you to know that it was actually coming from Millennials (those aged 18-34).

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