Thanks to funding provided by the Government of Ontario, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) has created the SMART Program to help small and medium-sized manufacturers in Ontario improve their productivity so they can compete more effectively in the global economy.
CME is looking for companies ready to start productivity-improving projects such as lean design and lean manufacturing, quality improvement, energy efficiency, IT best practices, and environmental impact reduction. SMART Funding will support the best projects proposed to us, with 50% funding up to $50,000, paid directly to hundreds of manufacturers.
The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, along with five professionals spearheaded the launch of the Durham Professional Advisory Group. The introductory meeting was held on Thursday, September, 11th at the Ontario Regiment Officers’ Mess, with over 26 Durham Region professionals involved in various aspects of wealth management and professional services attending. “initial feedback was excellent,” stated Geoff Michie, RBC Dominion Securities, one of the organizers “and now it is time to start with the format of monthly presentations that ware of interest to the group.”