January 25, 2021

2021 Here We Go!!

And just like that, it's 2021 and we are "rarin" to go!

We here at WMB are all pumped up about the presenters we have lined up for you in the coming months to inspire and encourage, beginning with Claudette Cain Coulas, an accomplished and dynamic leader. Claudette, having been successful in four distinctive careers, spanning over four decades will be offering her powerful toolkit to help position you as a formidable leader who can smash through any barrier of fear! Learn more in this issue.

In addition, we are VERY excited about our new partnership in action project, with the Limestone District School Board, Expanded Opportunities Program. In the coming issues of Connect & Flourish, we will be outlining opportunities on how you can assist in making a difference’ for our youth and region. Stay tuned!

In this Issue:

Upcoming Free Speaker Series

Jan 19th -Fortune Favours the Bold with Claudette Cain Coulas

Jan 26th - Limestone District School Board Special Presentation: The Opportunities for Youth in the SHSM Programs

Feb 16th -Busy Women Angry Hormones with Dr. Sarah Wilson

March 9th - Rental Property Income for Women with Author, Laura Southall (more details in next issue)

Resources To Grow Your Business

Digital Tips To Grow Your Business from Your Social Strategy

BDC's Free Tool Kit for Business Owners

Financial Resources, Grants for Your Business


SAVE The Date: January 19th 2021

Fortune Favours the Bold! Presentation

Ladies, Take Your Place, Leave Your Mark Politically, Professionally & Personally.

With Claudette Cain Coulas

About this Event

"You need fire in your belly, guts galore, and a great sense of humor.  These are just some of the tools I'll leave with you to prove that you really can have it all - politically, professionally and personally. " Claudette Cain Coulas‍


To finally break the cycle of fear and anxiety around trying to get elected or starting your own business, becoming a CEO, or reaching your most inner peace and serenity.

Claudette's powerful toolkit will position you as a formidable leader who can smash through any barrier of fear and seal your legacy of a powerhouse in the political arena, the business world, or in the halls of justice! More details here for more details.

Claudette Cain Coulas is an accomplished and dynamic leader, having been successful in four distinctive careers, spanning over four decades. Claudette is now in a position to share her knowledge, experience, and wisdom to help women make their dream life come alive. Ladies, it's your turn to shine!

CLICK HERE to register for this FREE event (space is limited)

Save the Date February 16th 2021- Presentation

Busy Women, Angry Hormones - Your Health & Wellness

With Dr. Sarah Wilson

The exhaustion or feeling tired but wired are nudging you to listen to the fact that your body may not be coping as well as you think it is!

What are some of the signs that you have “Angry Hormones?”

Exhaustion or feeling tired but wired

Anxiety, depression, apathy, or irritability

Constant feelings of overwhelm

Issues falling or staying asleep

PMS, acne, period changes, pain with your period

Low libido – who has time for sex anyway?

Cravings! Weight changes

Brain fog and memory changes...


There are genes that dictate how well you deal with stress, how long you feel the effects of a stressful event, how well your body makes and processes hormones, and even how inflamed you are?

These things can have a huge impact on your health and hormones and without understanding them your treatments and lifestyle changes might not be as effective as they should be!

Please join WMB and Dr. Sarah Wilson, Founder of Advanced Women's Health Clinic in Kingston for an educational, energy -charged presentation.


What’s NEW for WMB in 2021

WMB & Limestone District School Board - A New Partnership In Action Project 2021

We are thrilled to have been asked to partner with the Limestone District School Board ‘Expanded Opportunities Program’,  to promote their High Skills Major (SHSM) and the Ontario Apprentice Programs (OYAP).  Specialist High School Skills Major allows students in Grades 11 and 12 to focus on a career path that matches their skills and interests with meeting the requirements of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). The above two programs serve as an integral part of their curriculum and pathways for the Grade and 11 and 12 students.  

SAVE THE DATE- Jan 26th  Special Online Presentation - Please Join Us

 We Hope You Will Join WMB in Our Initiative To Open Doors of Opportunities for our youth! if you are a parent or work with the youth, or work in the manufacturing & trades sector, please do join us and the Expanded Opportunities Program team on January 26th at 7pm to learn more about the various programs being offered.

Learn More About This Event Here

Limestone District School Board WEBSITE

Stay tuned for more information to follow in the coming weeks on how you can assist in making a difference’ for our youth and region!

A Warm Welcome to Our Renewed Community Builder Member, Kingston Kia

Learn more about the services that Kingston Kia has to offer.
At Kingston Kia you will be provided with individual and personalized service. They proudly sell and service new and used Kia to customers from Kingston, Ontario, Napanee, Belleville, Gananoque, Brockville, Smiths Falls, Cornwall, Perth, Kemptville, Trenton and surrounding areas. Visit Kingston Kia today at 2820 Princess St. Kingston, Ontario K7P 0K3, or give us a call at 613-510-1329 and say hi to Bill Fellows (Owner) www.kingstonkia.com

Digital Tips To Grow Your Business from Your Social Strategy

Email marketing is one of the oldest digital marketing strategies used today. It is still very popular because it is effective. Emails take you directly to a customer’s inbox, which increases the chances of your marketing material grabbing their attention. Setting up an email marketing campaign is a straightforward process but you still need to have a strong plan in place. READ MORE

A New Years resolution you'll have no problem sticking with!

Join the Kwik Fit Family in 2021. No matter your age or fitness level, you will benefit from our one-on-one private training studio where the focus is entirely on you and your goals. In as little as one to two20 minute training sessions you can achieve your health and fitness goals.  
Experience a private workout that's focused solely on you.
We look forward to meeting you.


Get Those Precious Holiday Photos Framed!

Handy Fairies Professional Cleaning Services

Satisfaction Guaranteed - Over 17 Years of Quality Assurances Experience and Locally Owned

Fully Bonded & Insured - Fully Trained Staff - Free Estimates - Work Guaranteed

Our customers keep coming back to us, because we provide services that work and keep their homes clean, right down to the little details. This extensive cleaning system, which we call our Detail-Clean Rotation System, has been proven to be effective in more than five million cleans!. Please do contact us today for a FREE estimate!

"A team of four came to my home and did an incredible job! I am very picky and I am very impressed! Thank you Handy Fairies" Dale Leroux

WEBSITE Phone: 613-438-2233

Hawthorne Kitchens Is A Family Owned And Operated Company Since 1976.

Our Repeat Customer Base Is A Testament Of Our Commitment To Quality, Durability And Functionality In Everything We Build.

phone: 613-384-2633

Address: 621 Justus Dr., Kingston


Today's Woman Traveller

Today's Woman Traveller : Our passengers are women of all ages and from varied backgrounds: single, married, divorced and widowed. Some come with friends or family (mother/daughter, sisters), but for the most part women come individually. Learn More at: http://www.todayswomantraveller.com/alltours/tours

Henderson Total Maintenance


We are trained and certified to provide comprehensive infection prevention and disease control measures. Stop the spread, protect your people and your business.
With the most advanced technology for commercial cleaning available, the Clorox Total 360 system, you get total coverage.
talk to one of our experts today!
(613) 531-5337


Right At Home Kingston

Do you have a loved one who needs some help to stay at home safely? If you have any questions

reach out to Sue Robinson, Regional Manager & Care Planner for Right At Home Kingston.

Be In The Know

BDC Business Development Corp. Free Tool Kit for Business Owners

Please do check out these business tools to help you successfully manage, grow and promote your business. From the Entrepreneur's Learning Centre, where you can learn at your own pace from the comfort of your home to learning how to make technology practically work for your growing business. You can take their free digital maturity assessment and find out in just a few minutes whether your business is ready for the digital revolution, plus identify areas for improvement.


Get Government Funding to Help Cover COVID Costs

 If your business needs financial support to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE), there is government funding available up to $1,000 for small businesses with 2-9 employees in retail, food services and personal service sectors.  

 Click here for more details.


Canadian Emergency Business Account (CEBA)

Eligible businesses facing financial hard ship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic are now able to access a second CEBA loan of up to $20,000 – on top of the initial $40,000 that was available to small businesses. Half of this additional financing, up to $10,000, will be forgivable if the loan is repaid by December 31, 2022. This means the additional loan effectively increases CEBA loans from the existing $40,000 to$60,000 for eligible businesses, of which a total of $20,000 will be forgiven if the balance of the loan is repaid on time.

 As announced in the Fall Economic Statement, the application deadline for CEBA has also been extended to March 31, 2021. To apply, eligible businesses and not-for-profits need to contact the financial institution that provided their initial CEBA loan and provide the appropriate information and documentation.

To learn more or apply now, click here.


An introduction to Intellectual Property- Jan 28th

by Queen's University Partnerships and Innovation

Angela Lyon, Patent Agent, will be presenting an introductory level talk on Intellectual Property. Angela will include some basics on how to conduct a trademark search, and a discussion of copyright, trade secrets, and patents.


Resources to Help You Grow Your Business and YOU

Microsoft Launches Initiative to help 25 Million People Globally To Acquire Needed Digital Skills

Marketing Guide for Businesses Reopening During Coronavirus

Digital Main Street Announces Three New Programs

As part of a partnership between the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario, Digital Main Street recently announced three new programs to support businesses across Ontario. From $2,500 Digital Transformation Grants to ShopHERE: a program to help you get selling online right away!

The Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub

(WEKH), in partnership with the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE), is delighted to launch a new sharing platform built by SheEO to help women entrepreneurs and the women who support them across Canada easily connect.

Applications now open for Startup Impact  

Startup Canada, in partnership with Mastercard, Cisco and the Investment Readiness Program has launched Startup Impact: SDG Pitch Competitions with the aim to highlight and encourage Canadian entrepreneurs whose startups embrace sustainability and fulfill one of the following 4 SDG’s:

SDG 1: Poverty Reduction; SDG 5: Gender Equality

SDG 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth; SDG 13: Climate Action 

If you make an impact in any of these 4 areas through your startup we encourage you to apply. 

One winner from each category will win $500

To APPLY Click Here

Kingston Mental Health Resources List

Need Help in Getting Your Business to Go Digital. 

  Need support from one of KEDCO’s Business Development Officers on this subject?

Canada Emergency REsponse Benefit / CERB:

City of Kingston Tax Relief

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

Covid 19 Tools & Resources for Business - Ontario Chamber of Commerce

Canadian Business Resilience Network

Public and private sector programs and initiatives across Canada that support businesses and their employees.

Kingston Community information and resources

University & College Students Learn Free With Coursera.com Accredited courses!


Saluting Our Kingston Community - Making a Difference

We Would Love To Hear From You!

Please do connect with us by email. We would love to hear from you.

Gaby Eaton at hosp.conn@gmail.com or

Josie Walsh at josie.secondwind@gmail.com


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