STORIES AND SPOTLIGHTS

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Market Research - What You Need to Know

Setting up a business is not always easy. When preparing for this often daunting task, your local government agencies are here to help! As many business owners will tell you, taking your business from the concept stage to the implementation stage requires reliable information on services, target markets, and future development, as well as many […]

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Co-working, Collaborating and Innovating in Muskoka

The Muskoka Collective is a group of passionate individuals committed to making a positive difference in the work-life of our members through smart design that connects, and supports productivity and collaborative experiences. MUSKOKA COLLECTIVE 16 Dominion Street, Bracebridge, ON 705-640-5115, muskokacollective.ca Located in beautiful, downtown Bracebridge, just 2 hours north of Toronto and in the […]

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Spotlight - Dot the T Productions

Staying true to its rural roots, Dot the T Productions was established in 2017 in the Township of Lake of Bays, Muskoka. As a professional theatre touring company, Dot the T is committed to bringing high quality cultural experiences to rural communities while providing employment opportunities for local theatre professionals in Muskoka and Parry Sound. […]

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Spotlight — Cedar Creek Muskoka

In 2014, Anne Corbin moved to Lake of Bays and opened Cedar Creek Gardening Services. Anne says she “saw a potential in the area to grow my gardening business” and was attracted to Dwight for the town’s charm and fantastic small businesses. She purchased a property on Highway 60 and got to work. Gardening services […]

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Spotlight — Lake of Bays Brewing Company

For more than 10 years, Lake of Bays Brewing Co. has been a mainstay of the Ontario craft beer scene and a pillar in the Lake of Bays business community. The brewery started as an idea by president and founder, Darren Smith, in his university apartment. At the young age of 23, his dream became […]

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The Gig Economy

“Living to work is not the plan,” says Camryn Harris, a Gen Z resident in our area who spoke eloquently and with confidence during a provocative discussion over dinner recently. “I am not willing to accept a career that allows me to live a lifestyle, but rather I am going to chose a lifestyle and […]

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Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Board - Here to Help

Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Board SMWDB is a community directed, non-profit corporation, 1 of 26 local planning board areas funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD).  To remain in touch with the needs and issues of each community, SMWDB conducts community consultations and an annual employer survey to provide forums to hear […]

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Growing local business with support from Contact North | Contact Nord

Through Contact North | Contact Nord’s online learning centre in Bracebridge, local businesses and their employees can access free online opportunities to upskill and retrain. Whether businesses are operating in an entirely new situation due to the pandemic and need to retrain their employees or simply want their employees to upgrade their skills, Contact North […]

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Workation in Muskoka with Mamalli

Mamalli is a pilot project offering two- and four-week 'workations' in Gravenhurst, the Gateway to Muskoka. Half of the 50 vacancies have been filled as of publication time. Pick-your-experience packages include accommodation, cleaning and amenities. It being a work-focused experience, high speed internet is a must. And they have accounted for pandemic realities with full cancellation refunds and cleaning and distancing protocols to keep everyone safe.

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