The following businesses are being supported by Eastern Ontario Development Program Initiatives in 2016/2017

Company/Organization 2016/2017 Funding Amount

Project Description - Date of approval - project location

     
BeBe Bartoons $31,500 Expansion of product line with new characters and enhanced sales and marketing and hire staff.  Approved March 21 2016.  Project location: Haliburton, ON
Digital Reno Agency
$50,000 Expansion of Digital Media Centre of Excellence in Haliburton County which produces video content including animation, video, graphics, text, web and mobile applications.  Approved March 17 2015. Project location: Haliburton, ON
Greenmantle Farm Mineral Eco-Tours  $25,000 Expansion of existing Eco-Tourism business with development of maple syrup production operation, creation of guided tours, additional marketing as a tourism and educational destination. Approved March 17 2015.  Project location:  Wilberforce, ON
Haliburton Highlands Brewing $45,000  Investment in a brew house expansion with additional larger capacity automated equipment. Approved March 21 2016.  Project location: West Guillford, ON
Highlands Opera Studio  $25,000  Develop organizational structure, build local adminstrative and management staff and strengthen and expand existing management. Approved March 17 2015.  Project location: Haliburton, ON
Performance Advantage $45,000 To create a virtual call centre in Haliburton County that will provide highly skilled technology jobs in software development and support.  Approved March 21 2016.  Project location: Haliburton, ON
Portabell $11,000 Create a manufacturing facility and expand production of the PortaBell notification system used in the motion picture industry.  Approved March 21 2016.  Project location: Haliburton, ON
Positive Media $20,000 Expand services of digital marketing production house to offer V-Blast type services and higher resolution production via new equipment, new studio space and additional staff. Approved March 21 2016.  Project location: Haliburton, ON
Tekrider $35,000 Expand operations for FabRoc line of heated clothing and accessories, add new retail location for sales and management of on-line sales. Approved March 21 2016.  Project location:  Minden, ON
The Highlander Newspaper $7,500 To establish an online marketplace where local food producers can sell their products to local consumers and commercial clients.  Project will see development of an online transaction platform and hire staff to implement the program and develop distribution channels.  Approved March 21, 2016.  Project location:  Haliburton, ON

 WAI Products

 $28,850 Expand and redefine corporate structure with hiring staff to achieve improvements to efficiency and enhance online market and web presence.  Approved March 21 2016.  Project location: Haliburton, ON
YMCA Wanakita $21,000  Expand support for Project Management Team that will be charged with a multi-year, multimillion dollar construction plan for the renewal of their site and facilities. Approved March 17 2015.  Project location: Haliburton, ON
Abbey Gardens

 

$19,000

Enhance operations of the Abbey Gardens incubator.  Providing support, mentoring and rental space for the continued development and growth of 4 businesses focused on food, environmental sustainability and a wider distribution of local products. Approved March 17 2015.  Project location: West Guillford, ON
Coalition of Haliburton Property Owners Associations  $26,150 Shoreline classification program across 45 lakes and over 8,800 shoreline properties, creating business development opportunity for nurseries, landscapers, shoreline design specialists and retailers. Approved March 17 2015.  Project location: Haliburton County, ON
Haliburton School of Art and Design - Fleming College $23,000 Establishment of "The Centre for Making" at the Haliburton School of the Arts.  This will provide public access to equipment, 3D printer, laser cutter, plotter printer, materials and expertise.  Approved March 21 2016.  Project location: Haliburton, ON
Haliburton Creative Business Incubator $5,000  Approved March 17 2015.  Project location: Haliburton, ON
The Spark Centre $10,000 Providing support for high growth and innovative companies, start-up or expansion. Approved September 29 2016.  Project location: Haliburton, ON
Abbey Retreat Centre $18,000 Creation of a cancer retreat centre offering programs for people effected by cancer. Approved December 7 2016.  Project location:  West Guillford, ON
1868659 Ontario Inc. $10,000 Rehabilitation of dormant Theatre to create a multi-purpose performing arts centre in Minden. Approved December 7 2016.  Project location: Minden, ON
Upside Brown Productions $14,830.31 Purchase of high-end cinematography equipment to enable the business to provide video/filming production and editing services.  Approved December 7 2016.  Project location: Minden, ON
Graham's Farm Market $7,169.69 Expansion of business with addition of greenhouse production.  Approved December 7 2016.  Project location:  Minden, ON