Blog articles for 2016

Where in Elgin Ad

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) presented Elgin County Economic Development with a Silver Award in the New Media category for its 2015 “Where in Elgin?” Facebook Video Contest. The award was presented at the IEDC annual conference in Cleveland, Ohio on September 27, 2016.

The Sweet Spot Exterior

After his retirement, Serge Pieters and his wife Margot moved from the bustling urban sprawl of Milton to the quiet hamlet of Vienna. They purchased a project house and spent a year completely redoing every aspect of the home and property.

Enns Textiles Logo

Francisco Enns was a buyer at Formet Industries in St. Thomas when he conceived the idea for Enns Textile. As part of his position, he traveled and met with many suppliers and as a result realized that a gap existed in the automotive part packaging industry. 

Large hamburger

Life in the friendly, lake side hamlet of Port Bruce is like being on a permanent vacation. The community’s quiet, tranquil atmosphere is perfect for anyone who wants to get away from the hustle and bustle of day to day life and really enjoy every moment.

Shebaz's Shawarma & Falafel has officially opened for business at 175 William Street, Port Stanley, ON.
Festival and Event Partnership Program Funding Recipients

Elgin County Economic Development is pleased to announce that the Festival and Event Partnership Program grant recipients for 2016 have been chosen.


The New New Age store interior
Stephen Hotchkiss, owner of The New New Age, spent his youth in Elgin County but it was when he was living in Los Angeles that he met his wife and business partner Katie.
Wall Brothers
Mike Wall wasn’t always in the home building business, in fact, when the idea was suggested to him several times, he laughed it off. It is now 10 years into his career as a home builder and he has never looked back.
View from Hawk Cliff

A local conservation organization, the Thames Talbot Land Trust (TTLT), has big plans for the future of Port Stanley birding attraction Hawk Cliff.

Man with thought bubble

The positive effects of creativity on the brain are well documented. Art, music, dance, writing, and creative endeavours of all types are shown to enhance cognitive ability, relieve stress, and promote self-esteem among many other benefits.