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April 2024
Find details about the upcoming events, including Ask the Experts Expo and Connect to Create with Chelsea JohnsonOrangeville Formal Wear & Tailors is profiled and new local businesses are highlighted. Read the newsletter
March 2024

Read about the Eight Financial Incentive Programs now available to eligible property and business owners through the Town of Orangeville's Community Improvement Plan (CIP). JDC Custom Homes is profiled and details about My Main Street and the 2024 Call for Artists are highlighted. Read the newsletter.  

February 2024
This month's issue highlights new online data available on, which includes detailed information about Orangeville’s economic indicators, demographics, and location advantages. Read about Lobban Appliances, a Digital Main Street Grant recipient, and learn about the Town of Orangeville's new Community Improvement Plan (CIP) program. Read the newsletter.

Business Connections

Read past issues of Business Connections, a quarterly e-newsletter published by the Orangeville Economic Development and Culture office.

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September 2023 – Volume 14, Issue 2

The 2022 Economic Development and Culture Annual Report results highlight resiliency of Orangeville’s business community. Upcoming events include the Orangeville & Area Job FairConnect to Create with Chelsea Johnson, and the Economic Outlook Breakfast. This issue introduces the Economic Development and Culture team and features, SYM Bookkeeping & Tax Services who has been providing unparalleled personalized bookkeeping and tax services to a Orangeville for 25 years.

March 2023 – Volume 14, Issue 1

This year’s first issue highlights the final recipients of the My Main Street non-repayable funding contributions as well as introduces seven promising entrepreneurs who recently completed the Starter Company Plus program. The Call for Artists for the 2023 Utility Box Art Display Program is announced, and the Orangeville & Area SBEC hosts Kate Davis, a sought-after speaker, writer, and comedian, for on May 8.

November 2022 – Volume 13, Issue 3

Read about Orangeville’s new Community Improvement Plan and the completion of Broadway Bricks infrastructure project. Recent arts and culture initiatives are highlighted including the 2022 Arts & Culture Awards and the expansion of the Town of Orangeville’s public art collection. This issue also shares three recent recipients of the My Main Street non-repayable funding.

August 2022 – Volume 13, Issue 2

Learn about GEON Performance Solutions, a processor of engineered polymers for the wire and cable industry who recently celebrated 50 years of business in Orangeville. The first recipients of the My Main Street non-repayable funding contributions are announced and the Broadway Bricks infrastructure and accessibility improvement project commenced on July 18. This issue also highlights the 2021 Economic Development Annual Report as well as shares information about the Starter Company Plus program.

April 2022 – Volume 13, Issue 1

This issue introduces the new Love, Orangeville tourism brand which was launched in January 2022. Taphouse Craft Beer + Kitchen is highlighted as well as information about the Local Business Accelerator program through My Main Street. The 2022 Call for Artists for the Utility Box Art Display Program is announced, and the Orangeville & Area SBEC hosts Donald Burns, The Restaurant Coach™ on May 4.

October 2021 – Volume 12, Issue 3

Find details about Ontario’s new Business Registry system and learn about local employment resources available. The Digital Main Street program returns with new rules that opens up the grant to more small businesses. Highlighted events include a virtual presentation with Terry O’Reilly, the Economic Outlook Summit, and the 2021 Arts & Culture Awards. This issue features Art with Jada, a growing art studio located in the Old Mill Hub in Orangeville.

May 2021 - Volume 12, Issue 2

Read about the Digital Main Street program and how it supported local businesses such as Krystian's Menswear. Resources to support COVID-19 guideline compliancy are included as well as details about and the SBC Ontario online portal. The Company Profile features Innovative Finishing Solutions Inc., North America's leading paint shop solutions company.    

February 2021 - Volume 12, Issue 1

The first issue of 2021 introduces the five-year Tourism Strategy and Action Plan adopted by Town Council in January. Businesses can find resources such as Summer Company, Starter Company, Digital Main Street, and the new Virtual Business Advisor program. Read about the longstanding local history of Bluebird Cafe and Grill and how it has managed to navigate through the challenges of COVID-19. 

November 2020 - Volume 11, Issue 3

Results from a survey of local businesses are outlined along with details about Wightman's construction of high-speed in Internet in Orangeville. Recent initiatives undertaken by the Town of Orangeville are featured including the 2020 Arts & Culture Awards, the Economic Outlook Summit, and the Digital Main Street Program. Read about three local businesses who have pivoted and persevered through the pandemic: Kwality Clean Solutions, Go Yoga, and Temple Nutrition. 

June 2020 - Volume 11, Issue 2

Providing resources, programs, and support to help local businesses navigate COVID-19 was top priority beginning in March. Shop local initiatives were introduced by downtown Orangeville and the Digital Main Street program was announced. Data Cable celebrated 40 years in Orangeville and the development of a Tourism Strategy and Action Plan was initiated by the Town of Orangeville. 

January 2020 – Volume 11, Issue 1 

Orangeville’s Professional, Scientific and Technical Services Sector was the focus of the 2019 BR+E Program. Read the survey results and action planGreen Monkey Creative, a local marketing agency is featured. A listing of upcoming SBEC events is included along with program details for Summer Company and Commute Ontario

October 2019 – Volume 10, Issue 4

The Digital Main Street Program is introduced for downtown business in Orangeville, Shelburne, and Grand Valley.  Sproule’s Emporium is featured along with information about Orangeville’s Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan. Find details about upcoming SBEC workshops and the Orangeville & Area Job Fair, and other local initiatives to support businesses in our community.

June 2019 – Volume 10, Issue 3

Arts, culture and tourism initiatives are featured in this issue of Business Connections including a list of five ways to enjoy the outdoors in Orangeville this summer.  Discover the story behind Theatre Orangeville‘s production of A Midsummer Nights’ Dream and nominate a deserving recipient for an Arts & Culture Award.  The 2019 Summer Company participants are announced and a listing of this summer’s events is included.

March 2019 – Volume 10, Issue 2

Learn about Maggiolly Arts, an independently owned art supply store and studio located in downtown Orangeville.  The 2019 Call for Artists for the Utility Box Art Display Program is announced and the Orangeville & Area SBEC hosts Terry O’Reilly on May 14.  This issue also describes a new partnership with Commute Ontario as well as upcoming events and new business information.

January 2019 – Volume 10, Issue 1

This year’s first issue features E. Hofmann Plastics, a local manufacturer of rigid and flexible packaging for both the industrial market and the food and beverage industry.  A partnership with Ontario Centres of Excellence is also included.  Discover the wide selection of upcoming small business workshops that cover topics such as taxes, marketing, and opportunities in the food sector.