Alabaster Acres
Media Room
September 28, 2021

ED Corner – October 2021

Last week I had the opportunity to visit with Aimee, the owner of Alabaster Acres in Caledon.  I was tagging along with Jessica Elliott (jelliott@centralcounties.ca), who joined the Central Counties team this month as the new Headwaters Field Manager.  Aimee…
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Woman
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August 23, 2021

ED Corner – September 2021

This month, I was going to write about the importance of knowing your guest and the amazing resources that Central Counties Tourism can provide your business, your street or your community to drive more visitors and put money in your…
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Orangeville Farmers Market
Media Room
July 5, 2021

ED Corner – July 2021

Good Day, I believe the revolution has started. More than 130 of you, our tourism businesses and supporters, registered to take part in our Annual General Meeting and update. That is a critical mass in my opinion. 130 passionate individuals doing…
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Hand and Water
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May 26, 2021

ED Corner – June 2020

Eleven days after being put on a ventilator because of COVID-19, I received a call from my friend’s wife saying that he had recovered enough to breathe on his own. It was at that moment, as I burst into tears,…
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Chair
Media Room
April 22, 2021

E.D Corner May 2021

There are no two ways about it; COVID sucks. For tourism businesses, including my own, being closed for more than a year sucks. The constant starts and stops, ups and downs, sucks. The never-ending barrage of bad, scary news, sucks. …
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Glamping
Media Room
March 19, 2021

ED Corner – April 2021

In the immortal words of John “Hannibal” Smith from The A-Team, “I love it when a plan comes together!”  Several months ago, I received a call from Val at Heartwood Farm and Cidery. She had a vision for improving the visitor…
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Puzzle
Media Room
February 18, 2021

ED Corner – March 2021

Be part of the solution. I can’t for the life of me remember the exact saying, but the “be part of the solution” is the crux of the message. COVID-19 has presented a huge problem for many of you. The challenges you…
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Sky
Media Room
January 20, 2021

ED Corner – February 2021

Good Day, I had planned to theme this month’s introduction around support – mainly the supports that are available to your businesses. And I will get to that, I promise. However, I want to talk a little bit about personal…
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Hands Touching Flowers in Snow
Media Room
December 21, 2020

ED Corner – January 2021

Good Day, I am going to need your help in 2021.  Let me rephrase that.  Collectively, as the businesses and supporters of the visitor economy, we are going to have to lean heavily on each other and, in doing so,…
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Holiday Image
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December 17, 2020

Happy Holidays!

I love human perseverance.  We have an activity-based advent calendar at our house which serves two purposes:  1) it provides an opportunity for the family to do things together, which is becoming increasingly difficult as the kids (now 17, 16…
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Hands holding leaves
Media Room
November 19, 2020

Executive Director Recap November/December

Perspective is everything. In the weeks leading up to my mom’s death last fall, I took her mother, my grandmother, out for lunch to give her a break and see how she was doing. She questioned out loud what terrible…
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Teamwork Learning
Media Room
October 29, 2020

Executive Director Recap October

Good Day, I just spent the last two days at the virtual 2020 Ontario Tourism Summit.  While I greatly missed seeing peers face-to-face, networking, laughing and collaborating, the conference brought great ideas, research and success stories to the forefront.  I…
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