Taking a regional approach, share positive stories, promote our area’s assets, encourage pride in our community, and promote regional collaboration. Possible activities to support this could include the development of a communications strategy for good news stories; investigating best practices for “Love Your Community Campaigns” (i.e. Hamilton); investigating the use of new technology (i.e. PingStreet App, regionally) for communications; host “Doing Business in Your Community” workshops; re-invigorating ‘Shop Local’ campaigns.
Potential Lead: Regional Economic Development Working Group which includes representation from the CDC, the City of Orillia, Townships of Oro-Medonte, Severn & Ramara, and the Chippewas of Rama First Nation