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Successful Recipients of the Festival and Event Partnership Program

Elgin County Economic Development is celebrating the cultural vibrancy that festivals and events bring to the community by supporting five local events through the 2017 Festival and Event Partnership Program. 

Spices on a shelf

Pepper Tree Spice Co. is the creative child of London entrepreneur Deb Mackey who after years of hunting for good quality spices, wanted to share a passion for high-quality and truly fresh spices, herbs, and seasonings with the growing culinary and organic community in Southwestern Ontario.

Tiffany Richter at the Chique Shack Boutique

Style is in Tiffany Richter’s blood. Childhood summers spent working at her grandmother’s clothing store in Southampton cemented her love of fashion and led her to pursue a diploma in Fashion Merchandising from Fanshawe College.

Whistle Stop Peddlers Sign

Peter McDermid, owner of The Bear Friend Factory, is in the business of making people smile. 

Wayside Dining Lounge

In 2016, The Wayside Dining Lounge in Talbotville celebrated a significant milestone – 80 continuous years in business. This is an impressive achievement for any business, especially a small, independently-owned business in a rural community.

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.