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Treat Yourself to a Date at The Spa Date

Local Municipalities Crack Macleans Top 100 Places to Live

Middlesex: The Place We Call Home Launch a Success

County Featured in Business London Magazine

Put Your Tourism Business on the Map

Hiring? Advertise Job Postings on Work in Middlesex 

Register Today for London Chamber of Commerce Ag Tour

Promote Your Business in our Visit Middlesex Tourism Racks

 

Treat Yourself to a Date at The Spa Date

The Spa Date owners Maija, Carleen and Kelly recently celebrated the grand opening of their new facility in the Kilworth Business Park on August 8th. However, The Spa Date has been calling the Kilworth community home since 2013 when Maija provided spa services out of her home. It was after seeing an increasing demand for her spa services that she knew it was time to expand and wanted to keep the business in Kilworth. “We realized the potential in this beautiful community. There really wasn’t a spa setting nearby and we knew there was a demand for the services we offer,” says Maija. It was through past personal experiences that Maija met Carleen and Kelly who both worked out of high-end spas and she knew they would be great additions to her team. With a love for making people feel beautiful, Maija says that for her, Carleen and Kelly, it was important that their space was one where people could come and feel their best, de-stress and leave looking on the outside as they do on the inside.

Community involvement is something that The Spa Date has certainly shown interest in following the opening of their new facility; their most recent contribution being sponsoring the Komoka Kings October 5th home game. The trio, along with their team, will also be co-hosting an upcoming Ladies Night event on October 25th that was initially a Stella & Dot party but now with an added twist from The Spa Date! This event invites clients and members of the community to see their beautiful new facility, chat with their estheticians about featured services and check out unique jewelry and other accessories. There will also be a nurse practitioner on site to provide medical esthetics like Botox, Microneedling, Dysport and more. The proceeds of this event will be going toward breast cancer awareness funding and you can RSVP by emailing info@thespadate.com!  

The Spa Date specializes in a variety of services including skin care, hair, makeup and massage. The idea was to create a one-stop shop for people to come in and address all of their beauty needs. To make it even more convenient, they have introduced online booking for appointments through their website. This is perfect for clients who would like to reach the store after hours and who have interest in keeping track of previous services used, products purchased and more. The Spa Date hires employees from the local area with high-end spa experience, which helps them to provide a positive relaxing environment and go above and beyond for their clients. Currently they are looking to hire for the positions of Registered Massage Therapist, Barber and Hairstylist. Apply today for your chance to work with this fabulous team and don’t miss their upcoming event on October 25th. For more on The Spa Date and their latest promotions, services and products, follow them on Facebook and Instagram - @thespadate or @the_spadate.1!

Local Municipalities Crack Macleans Top 100 Places to Live

Middlesex County is a wonderful place to live and work and people are taking notice. Maclean’s Magazine recently released their list of the best communities in Canada to live in, and three municipalities in Middlesex County cracked the top 100; Middlesex Centre came in at #34, Thames Centre at #41, and Strathroy-Caradoc at #100.

The magazine compared 415 municipalities across the country taking various factors into consideration in order to rank the towns and cities, including: wealth and economy, affordability, population growth, taxes, commute, crime, weather, access to health care, amenities, and culture.

Communities in Ontario and British Columbia dominated the top 50 on this year’s list, however what’s even more interesting is that municipalities with 40,000 people or less accounted for more than 60% of those top 50 towns. According to Maclean’s, “contrary to the popular image of the struggling small town, these communities rose to the top of the ranking because of their high incomes, strong population growth, and access to thriving regional economies. These places are all either within driving distance of a larger population centre, or are hubs of local economic activity in their own right.”

One of the major appeals to several of the municipalities in Middlesex County is the ability to blend both urban and rural lifestyles. The close proximity to London allows residents to easily access the amenities of the neighbouring urban centre, while still being able to live comfortably and affordably in a more rural, small-town setting. Benefitting from both lifestyles means residents don’t have to compromise, as the article affirms, residents have “access to the same amenities a suburb might offer, the natural splendour of a rural area, and the opportunities of an urban centre.”

While easy access to urban amenities is great, it’s the small-town feel and warmth of community members that attracts and keeps residents in Middlesex County municipalities. The feeling of connectedness and strong sense of community are not necessarily tangible things that can be measured or quantified, but they are certainly significant reasons people want to be a part of municipalities like ours.

To discover the benefits so many people are raving about living and working in Middlesex County communities, check out www.investinmiddlesex.ca

Middlesex: The Place We Call Home Launch a Success

Middlesex: The Place We Call Home is a project of the Middlesex Workforce Development Partnership in support of local resident and workforce attraction. With assistance from partnering organizations, individuals who both live and work in Middlesex were engaged in candid filmed interviews detailing their feelings about life in the County. The participants selected for this project vary in background, age, lifestyle, and occupation but are united by their decision to choose Middlesex County to put down roots. “Middlesex County is a growing and welcoming community,” says Cara Finn, Director of Economic Development for Middlesex County. “Our economy is thriving and we are excited to welcome newcomers to work in our businesses and are grateful to have been chosen as the place they call home.” The project allowed the participants to share their stories of becoming a part of a new community, managing their work-life balance, adjusting to a new home, and their daily experiences as residents in Middlesex County. Middlesex: The Place We Call Home was made possible by the generous contributions of our partnering organizations: Middlesex Workforce Development Partnership, Middlesex County, Western University- Community Engaged Learning, Local Employment Planning Council, Community Employment Choices, Employment Sector Council, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, London Catholic District School Board and LEADS.
Middlesex County's Economic Development Department hosted project partners, participants and supporters to help launch the initiative on August 20th at Firerock Golf Club in Komoka. The project is shared on the Work in Middlesex website as well as the Invest in Middlesex website and you can view all project videos on the Invest in Middlesex YouTube channel. 

County Featured in Business London Magazine

Middlesex County's thriving agri-business sector has been featured in Business London Magazine's September issue. Agriculture and agri-food are key major economic drivers of the County and this article gives great insight as to why it plays such a huge role in the regional economy. The feature can be found on pages 16 - 21 and you can view it here

Put Your Tourism Business on the Map

As you drive around the County you will encounter signs guiding you to local tourism destinations. These signs are our Grassroutes Tourism Signs, which are part of our Business Signage Program that provides directional signs for eligible tourist attractions located along Middlesex County roads. Eligible businesses include those directly serving tourists including cultural, historical, recreational, agriculture and commercial operations. As an added value, all businesses participating in the Grassroutes signage program will receive online mapping including photographic content linking them to the interactive Grassroutes map free of charge. Sign up today for the Grassroutes Tourism Signage Program and put your business on the map! 

Hiring? Advertise Job Postings on Work in Middlesex 

Are you or someone you know looking to hire within their organization? Advertise your job postings on Work in Middlesex! Work In Middlesex provides access to free online tools to assist in your recruitment. If you have not created an employer profile, we invite you to sign up so that you can access many useful tools and resources to help with both your recruiting and training needs. These services are available to any Middlesex County- based business, not-for-profit, or charity organization. Please visit the website to find out how you can obtain further assistance with your hiring process! 

Register Today for London Chamber of Commerce Ag Tour

The London Chamber of Commerce invites community leaders, educators, elected officials and media to join them for their 2019 Fall Agri-Business Bus Tour. On this tour, attendees will learn about the kind of impact agri-business has on our local workforce and economy with particular emphasis on the connection to Fanshawe College's agriculturally related programs. The day will begin with a light breakfast and registration at 7:30am. The bus will depart at 8:00am and return around 12:15pm for a light lunch and tour of Fanshawe College's Z Block. If you are to attend, it is asked that you wear sensible shoes (no heels, open toes etc) and contact Bonnie at 519-432-7551 ext. 20 or Bonnie@londonchamber.com if you have any dietary restrictions. Register for the 2019 Fall Agri-Business Tour presented by the London Chamber or Commerce here

Promote Your Business in our Visit Middlesex Tourism Racks

Visit Middlesex has tourism racks in libraries across the County showcasing businesses and events in our area and we want to ensure we're providing residents and visitors with a variety of information and places to check out. If you have any print material such as a brochure or rack card that you would like to see featured in these racks please send them to the office at 399 Ridout Street N in London, N6A 2P1. The typical amount we are sent is anywhere from 500 to 1000 and if you are to ever update your material, feel free to send us the new copies so we can replace the dated material. The typical measurement we receive is 8.5 x 11 tri-folds or 3.5 x 8.5 / 4 x 6 rack cards. Should you have any questions, please email info@visitmiddlesex.ca