Change of date for Social Media/ Website Workshop
Please note we have changed the date, time and place of the Social Media/ Website workshop from April 5 to Thursday, April 20 at 6.30 p.m. at the Moira Community Hall, 29 Carson Road, Moira, Centre Hastings. The regular Harvest Hastings board meeting will start afterwards at 7.30 pm. Everyone is welcome at both the workshop and the meeting. There is no charge, but donations are welcome.
The hour-long session with Kasey Rogerson, Tourism Coordinator Hastings County will discuss the ways in which Harvest Hastings is marketing online so that you can benefit from exposure to their followers and cross-promotion, and you will learn about the current trends for popular social media platforms and ways to maximize your presence on each.
Louise Livingstone, Harvest Hastings coordinator, will show you how best to use your profile and product pages on www.harvesthastings.ca and describe how this links to social media.
Small Businesses Coordinator for Hastings County
We hope Mark Hanley will be able to come to the April 20 meeting of Harvest Hastings.
" I'm happy to announce that Mark Hanley will be joining Hastings County on April 3 taking on the role of Small Business Coordinator (formerly known as Enterprise Facilitation Coordinator)," said Andrew Redden, Hastings County Economic Development and Tourism Manager. "Mark will be a marvellous addition to our team as he helps us re-start the highly valued and important service of FREE one-on-one entrepreneur coaching. This service is available to agriculture and forestry operations.
"Mark brings a wealth of entrepreneurship experience having owned, operated and sold ten different businesses. He also has more than ten years' worth of experience in municipal economic development with the Kingston Economic Development Corporation. In Kingston Mark managed the Small Business Development Centre and followed the Ernesto Sirolli approach to entrepreneurship coaching helping hundreds of successful new business start-ups. Mark is also currently completing an MBA degree with a specialty in Community Economic Development. Throughout April and May, Mark will be busy travelling around Hastings County introducing himself and connecting with new and existing resources.
At the Harvest Hastings board meeting, March 23, Steve Tubb, Springhill Farm, led a discussion about the feasibility of setting up a rural hub or rural living centre in Hastings County. He will present his summary at the April 20 meeting.
Please contact Louise Livingstone if you would like more information, (613) 395-4388, infoharvesthastings.ca