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2017 International Plowing Match

In one years’ time, a brand new, bustling community will have sprung up on the Ryan and Ringgenberg farms near Walton in Huron East. The popular International Plowing Match & Rural Expo (IPM) will be in full swing. This historic event will mark its 100th anniversary and the Canadian Sesquicentennial with a celebration of our country’s rural roots and down-to-earth lifestyle.

New Store Opening in Seaforth

Wilma's Cross Stitch Shop located at 6 Main Street South, Seaforth has it's grand opening August 26th, 2007.

The store is operated by Wilma Cherney, who has recently moved to the area from Cambridge with her husband Jim.  Wilma had a successful storefront in Cambridge as well as an online business offering everything a cross stitcher could need.

To celebrate her opening, Wilma is offer a $5.00 coupon for anyone spending more than $20.00.  The offer expires Ocober 31st.

Domain Name Scam Alert

If you have registered a domain name and did not purchase privacy protection, chances are at some point your will receive a a letter in the mail offering to renew your domain name at inflated prices. Beware, the solicitation letter looks like a bill, and many consumers are simply paying the bill, thinking they are dealing with their domain registrar.

Social Media 101 What business owners need to know

Facebook Likes

The basics...Let's start with Facebook, the most popular.

Facebook is great to keep in touch with friends and family. Content goes through a “news feed” allowing for commenting on your post to Facebook. Your friends may appreciate a picture you have uploaded to your Facebook page and comment, 'oh what a cute dog,”. You may respond to a friend's post and press the "like" button. When you “like” something the friends in your network see what you like, as this content goes into their news feed. This keeps everyone connected.

Hardwood Floor Refinishing

dustless hardwood floor refinishing

Homeowners in Huron County, Ontario have a new cost effective and dustless option to restore hardwood floors. Older homes in such places as Goderich, Bayfield, Exeter, Clinton, Seaforth and Wingham display their Victorian elegance to the outside world.  However, on the inside, the once magnificent hardwood flooring has been covered up by carpets which now need to be replaced. Instead of recovering your floor, have you considered restoring your home’s old hardwood charm? 

Copyright Alert

If you own a business or administer a site for other types of organizations, you need to know that at the present time there are a number of large US companies that are monitoring Canadian websites to "mine your content for profit". These companies are using legal tactics to extract hundreds of millions of dollars in payments for alleged "copyright infringements" for images they claim they own, that are being used on Canadian sites.

New Accessibility Rules for 2016 Affecting Private Businesses in Ontario

New Accessibility Rules

Under Ontario's Accessible Employment Law, businesses and non-profits with 50 or more employees must make their employment practices accessible to meet the needs of employees and job applicants with disabilities starting January 1, 2016. As of January 1, 2017, all Ontario businesses and non profits with 1-49 employees must also comply. So regardless of your business size, it is time to get ready for these new Ontario Accessibility regulations.

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