County Campfire Business Retreat & Awards Event – Thursday, October 20

What is the County Campfire?
The County Campfire is an informal retreat for local business leaders, hosted by Frontenac Economic Development at RKY Camp, located on Sugar Bush Lane in Parham, Ontario. This event is meant to be a relaxed affair, where businesses can reconnect with each other, learn from each other, and celebrate our successes and growth over the past few years.

The event begins with a series of campfire chats with panelists covering a variety of topics including digital marketing, business finance, and tourism development. These workshops are followed by a networking session where old conversations can be renewed, and new business connections made.

To finish things off, we’ll have a dinner in RKY’s brand new dining facility along with the presentation of Frontenac County’s 1st Annual Business Excellence Awards.

While the event is free, the networking session will have a cash bar and there is a cost for the dinner, an optional purchase at the time of registration.

Event Schedule
1. 12:00-1:00 Registration
2. 1:00-1:40 Developing Memorable Tourism Experiences
3. 1:45-2:00 Break
4. 2:00- 2:45 Digital Wayfinding – Putting your business on digital maps
5. 2:45-3:00 Break
6. 3:00-3:45 Navigating Uncertain Financial Times
7. 4:00-5:30 Networking / Reception
8. 5:30 – 8:00 Dinner & Awards – Dinner tickets are $30 and available when you register for the retreat.

The Frontenac Business Awards are celebrating the people and businesses in Frontenac County who demonstrate key qualities of being a business ambassador and invaluable contributions they make to our community and economy in Frontenac, by demonstrating unique character and supporting quality of life in our community.

The Frontenac Business Awards are meant to be a thank you for the hard work that local businesses have invested into their operations, a recognition of the risks they have faced to establish and grow their businesses, and a celebration of their success, growth, and sustainability in Frontenac County. As ambassadors for the business community in Frontenac, nominees and award recipients help foster the spirit of entrepreneurship, collaboration, community building and commerce for all businesses in our region. Nominations are open until October 12 at 12 p.m.

To nominate a local business or business leader, visit:
1. Women Led Business Award
2. Ambassador of the Year
3. New Business Award
4. Partnership and Collaboration Award
5. Sustainability Award


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