Annual Meeting

Join Frontenac Business Services at our annual meeting.

Date: Friday, June 23rd at 8:30 am

Location: Verona Lion’s Hall, 4504 Sand Rd, Verona

Guest Speakers

            Paul Outwater, Select Manufacturing

            Janna Comrie, Pineridge Cottage

            Daniel Lees, Kick and Push Brewery

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Registration ends June 20, 2023 at noon.

Become a Board Member

Help us make Frontenac County an even better place to work, live and visit and bring your knowledge and passion to our board. We are looking for:
• Residents and business owners within the County of Frontenac who have an interest in local and regional community development
• People who have a general knowledge about the County of Frontenac
• Knowledge or understanding of a specific business sector is appreciated by not necessary
If you are interested in becoming a Director of Frontenac Business Services, you can apply by filling out an application form and forwarding it to our office or for more information on becoming a board member, contact Anne Prichard, Executive Director at 613-372-1414 Ext 204.

Spring Meet & Greet!

When: Wednesday April 26: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Where: Belong Sharbot Lake, 1004 Medical Centre Road, Sharbot Lake
What: Breakfast nibbles and networking, with treats provided by Belong Sharbot Lake. Join us to officially welcome Brad Long to Frontenac County with the launch of his new culinary destination, Belong Sharbot Lake.
Hosted by the County of Frontenac
RSVP: Not necessary, but you can let County staff know you plan to come by emailing

Summer Company

Students aged 15 to 29 can start and run their own businesses as Summer Company entrepreneurs. Participants receive hands-on business mentoring from local business leaders and up to $3,000 to operate their businesses. Apply by May 15!

Kingston Young Professionals Launch Event

Join Kingston Economic Development on March 23, 5 – 7 pm at Daft Brewing for the Bridges to Better Business for Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs event. It will be an exciting evening of networking and learning as we launch our Kingston Young Professionals network. The event will feature a panel discussion with successful young professionals from a variety of industries who will share their experiences and insights on navigating the early stages of their careers.


• Lucas Heney, Director, James Media Co.
• Dan Desjardins, CEO, Distributive
• Kate Luczynski, General Manager, Coca-Cola Bottling Ltd.
• Neda Reza, Manager & Coach, F45 Training
• Dr. Akshay Rajaram, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Caddie Health
• Melissa Eapen-Bell, Director of Business Development, Improbable Escapes & Visual Menace

Register here!

Join Our Team

Office Administrator Position Full-time, 1-year contract

Frontenac Business Services, formerly Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC), is a federally supported not-for-profit organization based in Harrowsmith with a mandate to promote business development, job creation and to strengthen the rural economy.

Office Administrator Position Full-time, 1-year contract
We are seeking an experienced administrator with strong bookkeeping skills (QuickBooks Desktop), attention to detail, exceptional interpersonal skills and proficiency on multiple computer programs.

This position is responsible for maintaining the organization’s books, preparing government reports and claims, loan administration including payments and security registration. It is also responsible for responding to general enquiries and preparing board packages and minutes.

The start date for this position is flexible and ideally the successful candidate will commence early April. It is a one-year contract to March 31, 2024 with a possibility of renewal.

The salary range is $35,000 to $50,000, plus 4% contribution to the employee’s self-directed RSP, 3 weeks’ vacation per year and after three months, Health and Dental benefits. The office is open 8:30 – 4:30 Monday to Friday with a one-hour unpaid lunch. The position will be required to work one evening a month to cover board meetings. This position will be working from the office.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Post-secondary diploma/certificate in administration;
  • Work experience in bookkeeping and office administration;
  • Working knowledge of software programs including QuickBooks Desktop, Word, Excel, Outlook, and Sharepoint;
  • WordPress and the ability to learn loan management software;
  • Aptitude to problem solve and pay close attention to detail;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team while consistently presenting a professional attitude and demonstrating excellent interpersonal skills, communications skills, sound judgment and strict confidentiality;
  • Valid driver’s license and vehicle;
  • Successful applicant will be required to provide a CPIC

Applications must be received by noon, Tuesday, February 21, 2023. Cover letters and resumes are to be emailed to:
Anne Prichard, Executive Director

Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

A Goal Without a Plan is Just a Wish

To successfully grow your business, you need to plan ahead. Creating a yearly sales and marketing plan is a key element to meeting your business goals. Planning reduces stress, boosts productivity, clarifies decision making, motivates employees and makes your business more profitable. Join Jason Brown for an informative session on Sales and Marketing planning. Topics will include Setting Goals, Brand Strategy, Inbound Marketing, Marketing Campaigns and Sales Planning. Jason is the Business Advisor at Frontenac Business Service and an Adjunct Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship at St Lawrence College. Thursday, Feb 9 from 9:00 – 10:30 am. To register for in-person or virtual

Commercial Food Production Training

The A to Z of Getting Your Food Products to Market is a full-day session hosted by the City of Kingston and the Township of South Frontenac. Presenters will be the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), KFLA Public Health, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and local businesses, who will be on hand to provide all the tools and resources needed to get your food to market.

When: Feb 10th, 2023 – 9am to 4pm
Where: Kingston East Community Centre
Cost: $10
Register here 

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