LAUNCH OF APPRENTICESHIP NETWORK TO ATTRACT AND RETAIN SKILLED TRADES

To help keep recent graduates in the Sarnia-Lambton area, and grow the local economy, a new initiative has been launched by the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership.   Focused on apprenticeships, this program provides an opportunity to bolster the skilled trades while creating opportunities to work and live in our community. The goal of the project will be … Read More

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UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 30th: Digital Transformation Grant

SARNIA, ON: The latest Digital Main Street Ontario Program is available for eligible Sarnia-Lambton area businesses that includes a $2,500 grant, guidance, and training. Businesses need to act now to apply for the grant before the  November 30th deadline. The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership is helping small businesses in the region access the program, which focuses … Read More

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Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership Receives Gold Award for Excellence in Economic Development

The 2021 Excellence in Economic Development Gold Award for print-based marketing has been earned for the Sarnia-Lambton sector marketing initiative led by the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership (SLEP). A Gold award is the highest recognition issued by the Washington, DC based International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the largest non-profit association for professional economic developers in the … Read More

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Lambton agricultural producers and agri-businesses have the opportunity to access valuable resources

SARNIA, ON: To grow and strengthen local agricultural producers and agri-businesses, a new program has been launched by the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership.  The Lambton Agriculture Engagement and Support Program includes  one-on-one consultations, seminars and workshops, and virtual farm tours. Key areas of economic development for the sector will focus on support for business start-ups or succession in the community, develop emerging and innovative partners, address barriers to business growth, attract … Read More

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Digital Service Squad Will Help Sarnia-Lambton Small Businesses With Digital Transformation

September 13, 2021:  Sarnia, ON.  The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership has announced that it has received a $60,000 grant from Digital Main Street’s Ontario Grants Program (OGP) for a Digital Service Squad (DSS), which will provide trained digital specialists to local small businesses to help them adopt online technologies and digitally transform their sales, marketing and … Read More

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Student Entrepreneurs Launched Businesses This Summer

SARNIA, ON: Sarnia-Lambton area student entrepreneurs were supported in creating new businesses this summer through the Summer Company Program. Their accomplishments were honoured during a virtual ceremony on Tuesday, August 19th. The event celebrated their small businesses, recognized their participation in the Summer Company Program and premiered two new promotional videos, featuring current participants and … Read More

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Online seminar ready to help entrepreneurs succeed in Sarnia-Lambton

SARNIA, ON: Entrepreneurs looking for guidance to start their own business are invited to attend the virtual seminar, Learning for Life: Entrepreneurship 101, Tuesday, September 28th from 6:30P.M. –  8:00P.M. The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership’s Business Enterprise Centre has partnered with the Lambton County Library to offer this virtual service designed to help local entrepreneurs that are considering starting their own business but do not know where to start and are looking … Read More

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Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership recognized by Site Selection magazine for 4th consecutive year

SARNIA, ON:  The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership has been recognized among a group of 20 local and regional economic development organizations across the nation representing “Canada’s Best Locations” by Site Selection magazine. The awards take into consideration excellence in regional partnerships, proactive and innovative programming, and quality data, web tools and resources. This is the fourth consecutive and eighth time overall in the 15-year history of the … Read More

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Free services for entrepreneurs and small businesses to adjust to the effects of COVID-19

SARNIA, ON: Free coaching, mentorship and advice from specialists is available to local entrepreneurs and small business owners through the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership’s Business Enterprise Centre. Professional advisors will help businesses to pivot their services and adjust to the effects of COVID-19 by providing confidential one-on-one consultations. The program has been expanded for the month … Read More

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Entrepreneurship and Job Creation Supported in Sarnia-Lambton Through The Starter Company Plus Program

Crystal De Boer, Sweet Maple Designs, is pictured.         Ellan Dickieson, Senior Transitions Made Simple, is pictured.       SARNIA, ON: Eight small businesses have been selected to participate in the Starter Company Plus program, supporting entrepreneurship and job creation in the Sarnia-Lambton area. The Starter Company Plus program provides access … Read More

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