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Cowan Insurance

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A preeminent Canadian owned and operated insurance brokerage and consulting operation, Cowan Insurance Group represents leading national and international insurance companies. Cowan specializes in property and casualty insurance, providing the best value to businesses, organizations and individuals for their insurance and risk management needs. The organization also advises and creates retirement, group benefits, disability management and international benefits programs for employee groups and offers wealth management, financial planning and succession planning services to individuals through its wholly owned financial services subsidiary.

Cowan Insurance Group has an outstanding reputation for delivering unique capability to each and every client and has built that reputation serving local, regional, national and international markets.  Knowledgeable practice leaders deliver consultation and advice in support of specialized customer segments. This strategy enables the organization to execute leading edge industry programs, provide dedicated support to associations, and know its customers better than the competition.  Multi product line capability for commercial lines, personal lines, group benefits and wealth management alongside strong relationship management skills empowers Cowan Insurance Group to deliver value and provide thought leadership to its customer base.

Festival Hydro

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Festival Hydro’s Conservation Team works closely with business customers to find creative ways to save energy and money. The Save On Energy RETROFIT program is designed to help businesses of all sizes receive incentives for energy-efficient equipment upgrades, making business operations more efficient.  Incentives of up to 50% of project costs are available for equipment such as lighting, motors, HVAC, refrigeration and more.

To learn more about the incentives and receive conservation tips, business customers are encouraged to subscribe to Festival Hydro’s e-Newsletters on their website’s ‘Energy Conservation’ section.  Incentives are available for commercial, industrial and institutional customers.

To ensure your business receives the highest level of incentive available, please contact Festival Hydro’s Conservation Team before starting any projects that may be eligible for incentives – Mary Steel, Energy Conservation Specialist, msteel@festivalhydro.com.

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Mitchell & Pearce Professional Corporation


Receive informed advice to help you make the most important financial decisions of your life.  Our dynamic team of professionals offer a full range of tax planning and financial solutions.  Our tax specialists provide expertise in minimizing your tax burden and develop sound tax-planning strategies for businesses and individuals.  We help you structure a solid plan based on careful analysis and in-depth knowledge, tailored to your unique circumstance.  Consult the Chartered Professional Accountants at Mitchell & Pearce Professional Corporation in Stratford concerning our specialties in:

        • Financial statement and tax return preparation

 

        • Income tax and HST strategies

 

        • Financial Planning

 

        • Business and Real Estate Acquisitions

 

        • Succession Planning

 

        • Estate Planning

 

 

Perth Community Futures Development Corp.

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Perth Community Futures is a community-based, not-for-profit organization overseen by a board of local volunteers. It is staffed by professionals who encourage entrepreneurship and the pursuit of economic opportunities. Using federal funds, we offer small business loans from $5000 to $250,000 to entrepreneurs whose ideas fall outside the typical lending criteria of a bank.

RBC Royal Bank

RBC

At RBC, we help our clients thrive, and our communities prosper. This simple statement sums up who we are, what we stand for and what we seek to achieve each day when we come to work. It also reflects our successes and achievements, from record earnings, to our ongoing investments in delivering an exceptional client experience, to the deep commitment we have to making a positive difference in the communities where we live and work.

Stratford Perth Centre for Business


The Stratford Perth Centre for Business is committed to helping small business owners achieve their business goals.

The Centre offers complimentary consultation and easy access to resources, including business start-up services to support the development of new and already established small businesses.  In addition to advisory services, events, seminars and training opportunities are held throughout the year to meet small business essentials.

Sutton Group First Choice Realty

Whether you are buying or selling property, Sutton Group – First Choice Realty Ltd. is committed to helping you make the right decision. Listing with one of our agents guarantees that your most important investment is being handled by a trained real estate professional.

At Sutton Group – First Choice Realty Ltd., our objective is to put our customers at the center of each business transaction. As such, our agents are committed to building highly personalized relationships with their clients. This, combined with our focus on accommodating to each person’s individual taste, service needs and financial requirements, truly sets us apart.

Since 1983, Sutton has worked hard to maintain its position as one of the most respected and recognized real estate firms in Canada. Our commitment to outstanding customer service continues to drive our agents who have become an invaluable resource to our organization.

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City of Stratford

Stratford

Stratford is a destination internationally renowned as one of North America’s great arts towns. A short, scenic drive from Toronto or London, Stratford makes a great day trip or weekend getaway. And bring your appetite! Savour Stratford and where to dine summarize the dynamic local food scene and the popular Stratford Bacon & Ale Trail and Stratford Chocolate Trail.

Our beautiful City celebrates a vibrant art and music scene, our famed theatre, modern recreational facilities and a variety of recreational programs.

Residents of Stratford know that they live in a special place that offers a lifestyle like no other in Ontario. Known for its friendliness and numerous events, Stratford makes residents and newcomers feel welcome and an integral part of community life.

Town of St. Marys

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The Town of St. Marys is located at the junction of the Thames River and Trout Creek, southwest of Stratford in southwestern Ontario. The first settlers arrived in the early 1840’s, attracted by the area’s natural resources. The Town is known by its nickname, “The Stonetown”, due to the abundance of limestone in the surrounding area, giving rise to a large number of limestone buildings and homes throughout the town. In the riverbed and along the banks, limestone was close to the surface and could be quarried for building materials. Many 19th century limestone structures have survived including churches, a beautiful museum, stunning opera house, commercial blocks, and private homes. St. Marys was incorporated into the province of Ontario, officially, in 1863.

The arrival of the Grand Trunk Railway in the late 1850’s spurred growth and soon St. Marys became a centre for milling, grain-trading and the manufacture of agriculture-related products. The railway connected the Town to the rest of the world and framed the local landscape with its two large trestle bridges on limestone pillars across the waterways.

A walk through the historic streets of St. Marys offers a first-hand look at the unique stunning limestone architecture and vibrant downtown core. The community’s rich history is preserved and promoted by the St. Marys Museum & Archives who continue to tell the stories of the town through its exhibitions, special events and programs.

St. Marys is home to not only 7,000 residents, but the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and is the burial place of Arthur Meighen, Canada’s 9th Prime Minister, Timothy Eaton who went on to become one of Canada’s greatest retailers, who opened his first businesses in Canada in St. Marys and nearby Kirkton, Ontario.

The town’s present identity is very much shaped by its relationship to the natural wonder of the land, the spirit of its residents, and unique limestone architecture.