Shopping local is more than a catchy business tag line or a decal in the window. Supporting local businesses means caring about the community you choose to call home. Everyone has fallen in love with their hometown for one reason or another; whether its because you grew up here [...]
These days it seems everyone has a cell phone in their hands. The world is so well connected, it takes seconds to search for your favourite restaurant, locate the nearest gas station, or find suggestions on where to shop. Younger generations might even say “If you can’t find it [...]
From a bird's eye view (or for a more modern expression - Google Maps Satellite view) it is pretty easy to see that there is a lot of room for growth in Burk's Falls, Armour Township and Ryerson Township. With the four-lane expansion of Highway 11 complete, it is [...]
The Burk’s Falls Art and Crafts Club: Creativity Abounds in the Heart of the Almaguin Highlands Rugged rock outcroppings. Towering trees. Autumn splendour. Diverse wildlife and landscapes. Forests, farms, shining lakes and rushing rivers - an abundance of inspiration for the artist or artisan. So it is not surprising [...]
This time of year seems to drag on forever! Winter is never ending, and we are all pretty sick of the snow. With March break right around the corner, you need to fill your days with adventure and fun for an entire week for the kids. If you have [...]
The Ultimate Guide to Valentine’s Day the Almaguin Highlands As we approach the most romantic time of the year, the pressure is on to come up with the perfect date. Good news! We have done all the hard work for you, and made a list of all of our [...]
1st Burk’s Falls and Area Scouting By Jennifer Lewis It was late summer of 2016. We were brand new in town and with our whirlwind summer coming to a close, we were ready to begin putting down some roots in our new community. Priority number one was ensuring the [...]
COVID-19 presents an unprecedented challenge to our businesses here in Almaguin. The ACED team is working hard to provide businesses with relevant resources and best practices that can help your businesses through this challenging time. Check back often for updates and new resources. Click the button below see our [...]
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I have recently had the help of Ciara Stead and Digital Mainstreet which is part of Almaguin Community Economic Development.
My business is not on a main street so I did not qualify for a grant however I have acquired an invaluable amount of help from this program with my website and social media. I built my website on squarespace with little to no experience and Ciara has improved the appearance, productivity and made it much more user friendly site. My social media is now all connected making it easier to post and ensuring my posts are as effective as possible.
The most helpful part of all of this is that she taught me how to do it myself so in the future I can keep improving my business pages. Ciara also comes with a spectacular 360° camera. No business is to small for them to help. Very grateful for your help stepping up my business.