Workshops help residents build better businesses

Mar. 5, 2019 – Norfolk County’s Economic Development department heard local business owners loud and clear.

In a recent Business Visitation Program, residents told staff they would benefit from a monthly workshop series covering a variety of topics.

As a result, Norfolk County’s 2019 Workshop Series began in January on the topic of Succession Planning and continued in February by chronicling Tax Tips for Small Business.

The series continues in March with All You Need to Know About Exporting and Government Incentive Programs to follow in April.

Spring exhibits opening at the Norfolk Arts Centre

Roberta Grosland stands with a piece from the upcoming Branding, Butter and Bulls exhibit curated by Samantha Purvis-Johnston, which showcases the agricultural art of farming legend Ross Butler

The Norfolk Arts Centre will debut two new exhibits beginning this weekend: Off Course and Ross Butler: Branding, Butter and Bulls.

The annual high school exhibition, Off Course, features the work of senior visual arts students in Norfolk County. The exhibition brings together and highlights the abilities of Norfolk County’s young artists and will be on display through April 27.

Branding, Butter and Bulls, curated by Samantha Purvis-Johnston, showcases the agricultural art of farming legend Ross Butler.

Norfolk County celebrates entrepreneurs at annual symposium

PORT DOVER, Ont. – February 8, 2019 – Norfolk County celebrated the successes of several local entrepreneurs at its annual Economic Development Symposium, with the theme of “Norfolk: No Boundaries”, yesterday.

The husband-and-wife team of Richard and Angela Van Laecke of Horizon Seeds was named Norfolk County Entrepreneur of the Year. Mayor Kristal Chopp presented them with a metal sculpture created by a past Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Cole Talbot.

Sarah Lawrence of Sayza Hot Yoga was named Norfolk County Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

2019 Norfolk County Heritage & Culture Dogwood Awards: Call for Nominations

Simcoe, ON – Named after Norfolk County’s official flower, these awards have been created to honour individuals and groups for their outstanding achievements and contributions to heritage and culture within Norfolk County. Examples include:

  • Heritage – built, natural, multicultural, or social history;
  • Culture – visual arts, performing arts, literary arts, crafts, music, and media arts.

Four awards will be presented. One in each of the following categories:

  • Individual Award
  • Group Award
  • Youth Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

Norfolk County’s vibrant heritage and culture community has been built on the tireless efforts of countless dedicated individuals and groups. 

Economic Development Symposium Feb 7: “Norfolk: No Boundaries”

PORT DOVER, Ont. – January 3, 2019 – Businesses and community leaders attending the annual Norfolk County Economic Development Symposium #NCSym19 on Thursday, February 7, 2019, can expect to learn, meet new contacts, and get motivated to aim for success.

The Symposium is now in its thirteenth year. The day starts at 7:30am in the Port Dover Community Centre with the “Morning Mingle” – a fun way to meet others in the business community.

BHS Greenhouses to bring 100 new jobs to Norfolk County

SIMCOE, Ont. – December 18, 2018 – Norfolk County has finalized the sale of 6.4 acres of municipal land in the Judd Industrial Park (Simcoe) to BHS Greenhouses Ltd. for the development of a federally licensed medical cannabis production facility.

Earlier this year BHS Greenhouses acquired the lands and greenhouse facility of The Local Vegetable Company located at 92 Luscombe Drive in Simcoe. At that time BHS outlined their short and medium term development plans to Norfolk County and expressed the desire to acquire the municipally-owned lands that were bordering and abutting the property.

Flu Arrives in Haldimand and Norfolk

SIMCOE, November 30th, 2018. The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit (HNHU) reports that we have received our first confirmed cases of influenza for this season. Our first confirmed case was received on Nov. 28th, 2018, followed by our second confirmed case on Nov. 29th, 2018. The HNHU would like to remind everyone that the flu shot is the best protection against getting the influenza virus, commonly known as the flu.

“Sporadic influenza activity has been reported in other regions in Ontario.