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The Kingston Economic Development Corporation is proud to partner with other organizations in our community to offer events, workshops and networking opportunities.

Business Readiness

Have you ever wondered what is requires to start a business? The first workshop covers new venture fundamentals with a focus on the role, traits and capabilities of the entrepreneur. The workshop also includes an opportunity for participants to complete a self-assessment. 

Tuesday, May 08

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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Finding Reliable Partner in China: SinoScan Information Session

Kingston Economic Development Corporation is hosting an information session led by Dean Bellefleur, PMP, Managing Director SinoScan Inc. Dean will provide an overview the services provided by SinoScan Group, a global engineering company specialized in design, production engineering, sourcing and assembly of custom-engineered parts and products in China ( This will be followed by a discussion on how find reliable business partners in China.


Wednesday, May 09

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

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Starting a Creative Business

Starting a Creative Business is a one-day workshop for artists/creative professionals from all artistic disciplines thinking about starting a business. It provides the basic tools of creating, developing and putting together a solid creative business idea that will shape the business plan.

Through interactive, reflective, and writing activities that correlate with a workbook, participants get to step into the business mind frame and leave with the key components of their business more clearly defined.

Saturday, May 12

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Market Research

Market research tells a company whether they are meeting customers' demands and expectations. The third workshop introduces marketing planning fundamentals. There is a particular focus on tools and techniques associated with effective marketing research. Join us for this two hour workshop and learn how to identify and research your audience!

Tuesday, May 29

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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 Kingston Business Hall of Fame

Kingston EcDev and the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce annually induct local citizens into the Kingston Business Hall of Fame to recognize their outstanding contributions to our community. Join us as we recognize the lifetime achievements of these distinguished citizens.

The inductees have helped shape our region through their business success, entrepreneurial spirit and philanthropic contributions. They are role models for our society.

Inductees are nominated by their peers and selected by an independent committee. The Chamber and Kingston Economic Development Corporation oversee the inductee nomination process and selection committee.

We honor recipients in the following categories: Visionary, Enabler, Mentor and Community Builder

This year we honor the following individuals  for their contribution to our community.

Visionary: Peter Dalton, Daltco Electric & Supply (1979) Ltd. & Dean Byrnes, Eikon Device Inc.
Community Builder: Irving Rosen (In Memoriam), Kimco Steel Sales Ltd. & The Garofalo Family, Garofalo Bros Construction R.M.J Ltd.
Mentor: Shannon Claggett, School of Applied Science & Computing, St. Lawrence College
Enabler: Phil Koven (In Memoriam),Rosen Heating & Cooling & Richard Ward, Pure Ingenuity 

Tuesday, June 12

4:00 - 6:30 PM

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For more information or to reserve your seat at any of our events, please contact:

Phone: 613-544-2725


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