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Clausehound – legal documents library

Looking for legal documents for your business? IION has recently partnered with Clausehound to provide legal resources to support the success of clients! Clausehound.com is a legal tool geared towards entrepreneurs, early-stage businesses and small medium sized businesses alike to help draft legal documents when they are at stages of development that make it cost-prohibitive […]

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Events

Save the Date! Northern Ontario Exports Forum- June 27th, 2018 
Holiday Inn Sudbury 
An intensive 1-day Export Forum for Northern ON Mining Supply & Service Companies

The Northern Ontario Exports Forum aims to bring together like-minded executives from Northern Ontario mining supply and services companies in order to share and learn best practices for growing your business outside of Ontario.  Featuring facilitated peer-to-peer discussions on select mining markets, the forum also includes an innovative blend of speakers and mining sector insights that will serve to strengthen your knowledge of global mining sector opportunities.

https://mailchi.mp/efe71238bc26/exports-forum-2018-save-the-date

 

News

Hard Hat Hunter is an IION client helping out local students!

From the North Bay Nugget article:

Canadore Students’ Council and Hard Hat Hunter will be teaming up to host the Tools for Schools Work Boot Walk-a-thon Thursday to raise funds for local trades and technology graduates to purchase tools required in their field. Paul Robillard, vice-president of Hard Hat Hunter, approached the college with the idea to help alleviate the burden felt by so many graduates, who are expected to bring their own tools to work in the sector. “We love, love, love to employ Canadore graduates,” Robillard said. “They come to the job-site ready, willing and able to be productive from the very first day. We have the utmost confidence in the programs and this is our way of helping to keep amazing talent working in the region.”

From the North Bay Nugget – read more here

In North Bay, Drillco is receiving $105,940 to design, engineer, assemble and test the first prototype of a large diameter hole back reaming tool, while Paige Engineering is getting $25,000 to manufacture a “Compact Hose Feeder” that delivers explosives through a loading hose to drill blast holes at any angle.

NorArc Steel, which is getting $187,833 to design and build a mobile aggregate mixer unit that is expected to lead to phase one of commercialization.

Read the full article here

North Bay Nugget – May 1, 2018

Shawn Chorney, vice-president of enrolment management, Indigenous and student services at Canadore College has received a national award from Colleges and Institutes Canada.

The 2018 CICan Leadership Excellence Award (managerial stream) recognizes Chorney’s accomplishments within the Canadian post-secondary sector.

It is among a series of leadership awards that were handed out Monday at the CICan 2018 Conference in Victoria, B.C., to recognize the contributions of individuals to their college/institute communities and to highlight the role of institutions in social, cultural and economic development.

Featured Article

Thornloe Cheese becomes the first in Canada to produce verified Grass Fed cheeses!

News Release from Thornloe Cheese 

In summer 2017, Thornloe Cheese Inc. will be the first in Canada to produce cheeses made with milk sourced from DFO Verified Grass Fed cows. Thornloe Cheese Inc. has worked with local farmers who pasture cows when weather permits and feed a grass based diet for the rest of the year to produce popular cheeses with the health benefits derived from elevated levels of CLA and omega- 3 associated with Grass Fed diets. With the growing popularity of Grass Fed milk and beef products we felt it only natural to work with our local farmers to bring several products to Canadian cheese lovers.

A six hour drive north of Toronto, beyond the Muskoka cottage country lies one of Canada’s most outstanding agricultural areas – New Liskeard/Temiskaming. Farmers in the region have traditionally relied on grass to feed their livestock. “Our artisan cheese makers embrace the unique agricultural features of the region and have developed a line of nutritious Grass Fed cheeses” states Thornloe Cheese General Manager Rhonda Wood. Local verified Grass Fed producer, Steve Runnalls of Thornloe, Ontario, adds “As dairy producers we work to produce the best quality milk every day – Canadian dairy farmers are respected world-wide for having excellent standards and practices. Canadians should know that we work to ensure milk quality and safety, and continually strive to improve animal health and welfare as well as environmental stewardship”.

The initial launch of two Canadian favourites, cheddar and mozzarella, will be available to both retail grocery and food service customers. Thornloe Cheese Inc. is a wholly farmer owned, artisanal cheese company located in Northeastern Ontario. Their innovative cheese making practices have earned them several national awards and a reputation for quality cheese and creamery products for over 75 years. The company extends appreciation to the Dairy Farmers of Ontario and Dairy Famers of Canada for their expertise in developing the Grass Fed program. In 2014, Thornloe Cheese Inc. was awarded the Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence. Its most popular products include traditional cheddars, poutine curds, fine cheeses and the iconic Blue Cheese named “Devils Rock”.

To learn more visit Thornloe Cheese website! 

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