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Telling Guelph’s story outside our borders

November 21, 2013

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I’ll be in Toronto three times this week, talking up what Guelph has to offer with audiences from the GTA and beyond. Tuesday morning was our “Quest for the West” breakfast in Mississauga, promoting Guelph as a place to invest to about 80 real estate agents, developers and investors. The response to our invitation to this […]

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Come and talk about the economic potential of open data!

October 2, 2013

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On Friday, October 4, I will be hosting a session on open data at Innovation Guelph from 12 – 1.30p.m. The event is open to business and any interested parties. The City is committed to pursuing an even more open, accountable, transparent and engaging municipal government—one that empowers the Guelph community to work together on […]

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Raymond James Ltd. confirmed as new building owner in Hanlon Creek Business Park

September 30, 2013

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GUELPH, ON, September 30, 2013 – It has been confirmed that investment firm Raymond James Ltd. will occupy a planned 5,000 sq ft building on recently purchased land in the Hanlon Creek Business Park. “I am happy to welcome Raymond James to its new home in the Hanlon Creek Business Park,’ says Mayor Karen Farbridge. […]

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Enhancement to serve business community

July 5, 2013

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“Businesslike” is defined as the City improving its ability to respond to the needs of business sector in a clear, concise and timely fashion, while at the same time maintaining the rights of the public to engage on planning and development matters. GUELPH, ON, July 5, 2013 – The City of Guelph has completed the development […]

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Ontario’s international trade team tours Guelph

June 27, 2013

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Yesterday, we hosted International Trade Officers representing Ontario’s 10 International Marketing Centres located in 8 countries. Read more about the tour. 

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Welcome to Guelph Wurth Canada!

June 6, 2013

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I was happy to participate at the Wurth Canada Limited Groundbreaking ceremony today. These are my speaking notes for the event:  I am very happy to be here today!  Welcome Mr. Ernie Sweeny, President and CEO of Wurth Canada Limited, and your entire team to Guelph.  We are very proud to be welcoming a division […]

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Buzz is growing over HGS Job Fair

May 24, 2013

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There is a lot of excitement in the community about the upcoming HGS Job Fair.  I attended the 23rd Annual Guelph Wellington Employer Recognition Event this morning and it was one of the topics of conversation over breakfast. There are 19 community agencies that form the Employment Coordination Committee of Guelph Wellington – NINETEEN!  All […]

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Water concerns

May 22, 2013

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When I read letters to the editor that express concern about our water supply in light of the growth of our city, I understand the concern.  There was one this week in the Guelph Tribune. At the end of his letter, Mr. MacKinnon wrote: “All I want to know is how will Guelph provide this […]

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New Hitachi Construction Truck Plant: Jobs for Guelph

May 15, 2013

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Congratulations to Hitachi Construction Truck Manufacturing Ltd. on their grand opening today. Herewith my speaking notes at the event: • I am thrilled to be here today! I am pleased to welcome to Guelph Mr. Michijiro Kikawa, Chairman and Director of Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. Ltd. (parent company) • And Mr. Eiji Yamamoto, Consul General of […]

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More evidence of local green building expertise

May 10, 2013

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  Reid’s Heritage Homes chosen to build Net Zero Energy homes

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