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Rural Oxford EDC Joins Expert Panel at Conference South of the Border

Rural Oxford Economic Development Corporation (EDC) was represented at the recent Smart Cities Connect Fall Conference and Expo in Washington, D.C. Rural Oxford EDC may seem like a small player when you look at similar organizations across North America, but to one area businessperson, having this organization represented with a group of economic experts was […]

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Ivy Rose Creative – a special place where children and parents grow!

Ivy Rose Creative – a special place where children and parents grow!

Ivy Rose Creative is the creation of Stratford native Victoria Morris. The Tavistock business opened in March of this year and is a play space for children that offers programming designed by Morris who is a Registered Early Childhood Educator with 16 years in the field. Her classes and workshops have been planned with a

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Free Entrepreneur Training Offered in Rural Oxford County

Rural Oxford Economic Development Corporation is offering area entrepreneurs free online training to help with the topics most relevant to them. The training modules are applicable for a startup or a growing business and include topics such as market research, business planning, and marketing and sales. Crystal Van Roekel is the Economic Development Officer at

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Oxford Connection’s Fam Tour Series receives prestigious EDCO Award of Excellence

OXFORD COUNTY, ON – The Oxford Connection “Fam Tour” and digital video series has been selected as the recipient of the 2022 Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) Award of Excellence for the Investment Attraction – Urban Population over 100,000 category. The EDCO Awards of Excellence is an annual program organized by the EDCO Awards Committee that

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The Rural Oxford Shopping Channel Returns for a Second Season!

Oxford County’s five rural townships have an abundance of local shops, tourism stops, and service businesses that we just love to promote! Building on a successful community collaboration, our Rural Oxford team will again partner to add another dozen videos to the collection of local business features on the Rural Oxford Shopping Channel. The initial

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Oxford County Shortlisted for Prestigious EDCO Award

The “Oxford Connection Fam Tour Re-launch” has been named a finalist for the Economic Developers Council of Ontario’s Investment Attraction – Urban Award. The EDCO Awards of Excellence is an annual program and looks for distinctive ideas and initiatives that can become economic development best practices of the future. Winners in each category are eligible

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Rural Oxford Economic Development 2022 Year in Review

I wanted to take a moment to thank each of our five rural municipalities, our contract support team and board members for contributing to Rural Oxford Economic Development‘s overall success. 2022 was a remarkable year and our team couldn’t have offered as much help or make as many thoughtful connections as we did, without your

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Ontario Releases Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario and Manage COVID-19 for the Long-Term

Gradual, cautious approach to manage COVID-19 now and moving forward October 22, 2021 Premier’s Office TORONTO — The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has released A Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario and Manage COVID-19 for the Long-Term, which outlines the province’s gradual approach to lifting remaining public health and

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How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected your life?

The University of Guelph is working with Oxford County and more than 20 local partners to study how the pandemic has changed life for residents, including their health, well-being, social life, finances, and day-to-day living. Please complete the following survey to participate. https://speakup.oxfordcounty.ca/covid-19-survey

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University of Guelph Survey Will Contextualize Unique Mental Health Needs of Rural Communities and Their Residents

Leith Deacon, an associate professor at the University of Guelph, is leading a government-funded survey to collect data that contextualizes the unique mental health needs of rural communities and their residents. Deacon says the survey — hitting mailboxes in north Durham, Dufferin, Elgin, Middlesex, Oxford, Bruce and Grey counties after Labour Day — will collect

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