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Frontenac CFDC Cheese app wins award
The use of a very modern technology to teach the creation of a traditional prod-uct recently took top honours in Community Economic Development in a province-wide competition. The Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation (FCFDC) was recognized for its development of an iPad application “How to start a cheese-making business”.
“To start a cheese making business is a pretty complex and long process. And so we gathered that information together and developed the iPad application. We did this because we identified that there was a oportunity for new rural businesses in our communities,” says Anne Prichard, Executive Director of the Frontenac CFDC.
The Frontenac CFDC won the Award of Excellence at the Ontario Association of Com-munity Futures Development Corporation’s Annual Conference in Sault Ste. Marie. Ms. Prichard explained that the Frontenac CFDC is a member of a unique economic development partnership with the counties of Hastings, Lennox & Addington and Prince Edward. Its objective is to help entrepreneurs who want to establish an artisanal food or beverage business. This partnership began with the launch of an Invest in Cheese Initiative. Creation of the iPad app business tool followed the successful launch of this economic development thrust.
“This award shows how innovative the Fronenac CFDC is in bringing technology into everyday use,” says Diana Jedig, Executive Director of the Ontario Association of Community Futures Development Corporations.