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Business Goals Create Profit

Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2023 10:11 AM

The beginning of the year is an excellent time to reflect on past business successes and challenges and start making plans for the future.

By examining the trends, fluctuations and issues previously faced, business owners can better prepare for the year ahead. Two important exercises that business owners can complete to increase profits and productivity are to set business goals and develop a cash flow projection. 

Goal setting is an important exercise for entrepreneurs as it forces them to...

New Program for French Immersion Children Coming to the Orangeville Public Library

Posted on Wednesday, February 08, 2023 03:43 PM

The Orangeville Public Library is excited to offer a new bilingual program for children called Autour du monde en Français. Each week, kids can travel to a different part of the world through books and hands-on activities, learning fun facts about the country.

The program is geared towards children in grades 4 to 6 enrolled in French immersion or Ècole Èlèmentaire. Participants will strengthen their French comprehension and conversation skills while fostering connections among the French...

The Town of Orangeville announces support through the Government-funded My Main Street 2023

Posted on Monday, February 06, 2023 03:53 PM

Main streets are an important part of growing the Canadian economy and supporting local communities.

The Town of Orangeville would like to congratulate each of the following small businesses for receiving a My Main Street non-repayable funding contribution of $10,000 to support its main street business.

The following businesses were recipients:

  • Bluebird Café & Grill
  • Cycling Elements
  • Jessii Vee’s Peculiar Place
  • MAD Clear Out
  • Pottery Parties Studio

The contributions from the Local Business Accelerator...

Spend Family Day in Orangeville this year with lots of local fun and activities

Posted on Thursday, February 02, 2023 11:48 AM

Family Day is just around the corner, and there’s plenty for you and your family to do while spending time together in the Town of Orangeville.

“We are so fortunate in Orangeville to be surrounded by many incredible spaces to enjoy with our families,” said Mayor Lisa Post. “From Ontario Parks and Island Lake right out of our doorstep, to free recreation activities at our arenas, the local museum, many incredible restaurants and several other amenities, you don’t have to travel far to create...

Orangeville passes 2023 budget with a tax increase of 2.35 per cent

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2023 02:56 PM

At its January 24 budget meeting, Council passed the Town of Orangeville’s 2023 budget, and with a 2.35 per cent tax levy, the increase on the average residential assessment will be less than $100.

The goal of Town staff and Council is to create a budget each year that balances the cost of providing Town services with the available financial resources.

“Over the last two years, as we navigated through the global pandemic, we have learned to be nimble and pivot, and that collective skill set will...

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Why you need a financial forecast for your business

Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2023 09:53 AM

One of the most powerful tools in business is a reliable financial forecast. It acts as a roadmap to help quantify the number of services provided or goods that need to be sold to achieve the desired outcome and sheds light on potential threats to achieving the financial goals of the enterprise. Ideally the forecast should paint a picture of what the financial results will be based on the business owner’s knowledge and intuition rather than actual transactions. For a start-up business, a financial...

The Town of Orangeville Revokes all Vaccination Policies

Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 11:36 AM

Following a decision made at Orangeville Council, the Town of Orangeville has revoked its COVID-19 vaccination policy for employees, volunteers, students, and contractors effective January 24. The vaccination policy for council and committee members was revoked on January 10, 2023.

The vaccination policy was implemented by the Town in 2021 in alignment with other levels of government to work towards ending the pandemic and in alignment with public health recommendations at the time.

“The Town of...

Orangeville Public Library Celebrates Family Literacy Day at the Alder Library

Posted on Friday, January 20, 2023 03:00 PM

Come celebrate Family Literacy Day on January 28 with the Orangeville Public Library and special guests at the Alder Street Branch.

Words and art will come alive with special guests Mary Scattergood and Jennifer Cuthbert.

“The Library is delighted to once again participate in this national program,” said Darla Fraser, Chief Executive Officer. “Just fifteen minutes a day can dramatically improve a child’s literacy skills. From reading the shopping list, to creating a story together while doing the...

Town of Orangeville Launches Free Aquatic Leadership Certification Programs

Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2023 09:20 AM

Orangeville Recreation is making the path to become a lifeguard or swimming instructor more accessible with the introduction of free aquatic leadership certification training in 2023.

Participants at least 15 years of age who have completed the Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross programs are able to apply.

The two courses include:

• Lifesaving Society Swim, Lifesaving Instructors
• Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard (Pool Option)

“This is a great opportunity for young people in Orangeville looking...

Public Invited to Apply for Town of Orangeville Boards and Committees

Posted on Monday, January 16, 2023 09:55 AM

Council establishes committees and boards to increase public engagement and provide residents an opportunity to make recommendations to Council on matters relevant to the community.

There are over 11 committees overseen by Orangeville Council with approximately 65 volunteer committee opportunities available.

Committees include:

• Access Orangeville Committee
• Committee of Adjustment, Property Standards and Dog Designation Appeal Committee
• Economic Development and Culture Committee
• Equity, Diversity...

Town of Orangeville Appoints Heather Savage as General Manager, Community Services

Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 03:51 PM

Ms. Heather Savage has been appointed as the General Manager of Community Services for the Town of Orangeville, effective February 6, 2023.

Ms. Savage has a long-standing career at the Town of Caledon. Currently serving as the Director of Community Services, she has also held positions as Manager of Recreation and Project Lead on the Pan Am Games. Her current role oversees Community and Corporate Facilities, Community Development and Parks Service with over 75 full-time staff and over 200 part-time...

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The Town of Orangeville Declares a Significant Weather Event as of December 23 at 11 a.m.

Posted on Friday, December 23, 2022 11:39 AM

The Town of Orangeville is declaring a Significant Weather Event as of December 23 at 11 a.m. in response to the inclement weather that has moved into the area. Heavy snowfall and high winds are expected and accumulation began early this morning with temperatures dropping quickly.

The last time a Significant Weather Event was declared in the Town of Orangeville was January 2022.

These weather hazards, provided by Environment and Climate Change Canada can create significant danger for those using...