SD&G partnership feted at national economic development awards

SD&G partnership feted at national economic development awards

Pictured from left are Courtney Gardiner (EDAC)

By Adam Brazeau 
CORWNALL, Ontario – SD&G representatives partnered with Ontario East have netted a prestigious award on the national stage.

The Ontario East Economic Development Commission, which represents over 200 communities, including the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry (SD&G), was recognized during the Economic Developers Association of Canada’s 46th National Conference, on Sept. 28.

Ontario East was awarded for its video submission “Move to Ontario East – Lifestyle Promotion” to the 2014 Marketing Canada Awards.

This year’s awards program, consisting of 12 sub-categories, attracted 150 submissions from across Canada.

Click here to watch the video.

Terry Besner, SD&G’s economic development and communications officer, commented on the importance of having Ontario East as a partner.

“I am proud that our investment dollars are supporting this rural opportunity promotion as part of our overall sector contribution,” said Besner.

Rob Hunter, economic development officer for North Dundas and treasurer for Ontario East, was present to accept the award.

Fast Facts

The Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) is Canada’s national association of economic development professionals, representing every province and territory across Canada with 1,000 members.

EDAC’s mission is to enhance the professional competence of economic development professionals and ensure placement of qualified people in the field of economic development, to advance economic development as a distinct, recognized, and self-governing profession and to contribute to Canada’s well-being.

The association’s recognizes that marketing a community is an integral part of the economic development profession, therefore provides The Marketing Canada Awards competition as an opportunity to exchange and review promotional literature and other marketing material produced by municipalities across the country.

This awards program is open to those organizations that undertake to promote and market Canadian provinces, territories, regions, cities, towns and areas with a view to improving the economic well-being of Canadians.

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