b...informed - Business Headlines Body ContentThe City of Brampton Economic Development Office is pleased to bring you the latest stories and information about what is happening in the local business community. Individuals wanting to have articles sent directly to them can subscribe to the b...informed - eNewsletter which is compiled bi-monthly. Brampton ready to meet demands of university proposal Have you heard the big news? Brampton is gearing up for a new university! City launches video to promote Human Health and Sciences New video articulates Brampton strength and capacity in Human Health and Sciences Human Health and Sciences sector in Brampton The Peel Memorial Centre (PMC) is slated to open to the public in early 2017. Register now for Brampton Food and Beverage Symposium Brampton Food and Beverage Symposium on Thursday, November 17, from 8 am to 12:00 pm at the Courtyard Marriott. Brampton Human Health and Sciences Advancements Exciting new technology and capabilities in human health and sciences made right here in our city Get Festive at our Holiday Open House! The Economic Development and Tourism Office is hosting a holiday open house on December 8th 11 am – 2 pm Canon Canada rolls out the red carpet to officially open their new headquarters in Brampton! The City of Brampton Economic Development and Tourism Office is proud to officially welcome Canon Canada to our business community! Prime Minister Trudeau opens Amazon Fulfillment Centre Amazon Canada now in Brampton, and impressing both Prime Minister and local robotics students New ErinoakKids Brampton location set to open mid-2017 Set to open mid-2017, the new Brampton ErinoakKids – (Giampaolo Foundation Campus) is located at 10145 McVean Drive Brampton Entices International Businesses to Expand into Canada Brampton will be working to build more connections in a return Human Health and Sciences sector mission to Boston Brampton Welcomes New Businesses A list of new businesses within the City of Brampton. Building Brampton’s Life Sciences Sector Brampton aspires to be a key player in the human and health sciences cluster that has emerged in the Greater Toronto Area. A landmark milestone for Brampton’s Davis Webb LLP A Brampton law firm is celebrating a century of business operation and civic engagement this year. Passion for justice fuelling law app and firm Brampton has reached a point where it’s becoming a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship Two-year Milestone for BCBA Brampton Chinese Business Association a benefit to business in our community. EVENT: Innovation Through Connectivity Please join us in this Small Business Month Celebration. Brampton Robotics uses STEM concepts for a big win in 2016 A new level of success at the VEX Robotics World Championship. Forum on Food Tourism: Developing Your Taste of Place The City of Brampton is working with the Culinary Tourism Alliance to develop a food tourism strategy to attract ‘foodies’ to the city. Have your say: Brampton year-round indoor market Building on the success of our Farmers' Markets, The City of Brampton is looking at the possibility of a year-round, indoor market for Brampton. Multi-year Infrastructure Project Coming Downtown Help us help you through this exciting project to upgrade critical infrastructure . Global Business Summit in October Brampton Economic Development and Tourism is regularly invited to host inbound delegations from all parts of the world. Zochem an Award of Excellence Winner In business in Brampton for more than 40 years, Zochem Inc. receives recognition from BSI Canada. Gray Tools Expanding with Technology In business for more than 100 years, Gray Tools launching gas turbine cleaner to complementary market. A big summer for entrepreneurship in Brampton Brampton is a hotbed of entrepreneurialism, and you’ll see many signs of that this summer. More Voices Saying: Eat in Downtown Brampton Big beautiful food being served right now Downtown Brampton. Entrepreneurs Connect in the Square this summer Join business experts and Brampton Entrepreneur Centre staff in Garden Square for five Wednesdays this summer. Building key ties in Israel Human health and sciences sector the focus as Mayor Jeffrey represents Brampton in trade mission to Israel. Brampton Wows GTA Investors and Realtors Hosted 45 investors and industrial, commercial, and investment (ICI) realtors from the Greater Toronto Area The inaugural FOLD celebrates a successful first year in Brampton The FOLD is committed to enriching Brampton’s cultural economy Lots to do this summer in Brampton There’s no shortage of things to do this summer in Brampton. You can always find out what’s going on at tourismbrampton.ca. Brampton Chinese Business Association (BCBA) Celebrates Two Years Brampton Economic Development and Tourism (EDT) is proud to be an active partner with the Brampton Chinese Business Association (BCBA). Brampton is one step closer to having two-way, all-day GO train service. CN will allow GO Regional Express Rail to be built along the Kitchener GO corridor. Activities Promoting Investment and Trade with United States Working to connect Brampton business to more than $1 billion in trade. New Scholarships for Women Pursuing Skilled Trades Unifor, Coca-Cola and Sheridan partner to boost women enrolment in skilled trades programs through $30,000 scholarship. Brampton rolling out the welcome mat for Canon Canada staff City of Brampton staff were excited for the opportunity to show potential new residents from Canon all that Brampton has to offer. Move past “old school” marketing Networking, free food and expert commentary at BEC’s ‘The Future of Marketing’ event The 2016 Census is here! – We are counting on you! The census is one of the most important sources of statistics for our country. Brampton’s Emerging Health Hub is happening in the Central Area Exciting things are happening in the Human Health and Sciences sector in Brampton. International and National Trade Shows City staff and Brampton business can network with the world through trade show participation A Technology Playground to be found with Brampton’s MakerSpace Program MakerSpace inspires Brampton entrepreneur to take her business to a new level. Is Your business ready for an Emergency? Having a business continuity plan is smart business practice. 2016 Brampton Business Directory now available The Brampton Economic Development and Tourism Office is pleased to offer the 2016 Brampton Business Directory. Our city is right there among the best in Canada Brampton remains one of the strongest municipal economies in Canada. The 2016 Census is coming! Early in May, census packages will be delivered to households across Canada, providing residents with the information they need to complete their questionnaire online or on paper. Women show Brampton’s entrepreneurial strength at Rose Theatre event International Women’s Day event speaker Kate Davis advises entrepreneurs to use humour to balance life and work. Main Street North: Distinct Character Area – Streamlined Processes A new land use control tool is streamlining the planning and redevelopment process for this unique community. Brampton is a leader in applying the Development Permit System. MakerSpace March Break The MakerSpace Brampton’s free March Break programming is geared to foster creativity, innovation and exploration. Inspire your kids with programs for coding, 3D printing, and other cool tech activities. Showcase Canadian Head Office relocates to a larger location in Brampton A business retention success story – Showcase Canadian Head Office relocates to a larger location in Brampton Brampton Ranked Sixth across Canada in Total Construction Brampton continued to be among the top two construction markets in the GTA in 2015 and was among the top regions in Ontario. Film Industry Binges on Brampton Last year was extremely successful for filming in Brampton, resulting in the highest economic impact Brampton has ever seen. Entrepreneur pitch competition - Unlock Your Big Idea Applications for Unlock Your Big Idea close on March 18, 2016, so interested entrepreneurs will need to act quickly. The Momentum has Started: Placemaking – Economy More than 200 businesspeople, investors, developers and property owners gathered for an event that included opportunities to network and join in the discussion on “Placemaking – Economy.” In the Neighbourhood - Business Openings Here are some of the new businesses that recently opened in Brampton’s Central Area Boosting Export Potential with Free Marketing Tools A key function for Brampton’s Economic Development Office is to facilitate connections between Brampton businesses and global markets – making a match between buyers and sellers, or making introductions concerning partnerships and other ventures. ICTC Hosts Virtual Career Fair: Connecting Employers with Skilled Global Talent ICTC will be hosting a virtual career fair with the aim of connecting Canadian employers with Internationally Educated ICT Professionals New school in Brampton dedicates $500,000 in grants for Ontario's best and brightest students Walden International School is opening its doors to a founding cohort of 50 students entering high school in September 2016. Brampton Economic Development and Tourism Office honoured at annual EDCO Awards Brampton’s economic development leadership was on display in Toronto at the Economic Development Council of Ontario Awards of Excellence. Brampton walked away with two awards and an honourable mention. TO Health! Announces its Evolution TO Health!'s inaugural Top 5 in 10 Summit will connect business leaders, academics, elected officials and policy makers from across the Toronto region. Grand Opening of Direct Coffee Service Ltd. (The Brew Centre) Facility The Brew Centre is located at 2600 Williams Parkway, with 20,000 square feet situated on a 1.56 acre property at the corner of Williams Parkway and Humber West Drive. Brampton’s Economic Development and Tourism Office Hosts the 2016 MBA Games Case Competition A prestigious national competition and the largest gathering of MBA students in Canada. 2016 Brampton Business Directory Now Available The 2016 Brampton Business Directory is now available. This user-friendly, interactive and fully searchable sales and marketing tool is available through the Brampton Economic Development Office. Landing an international sale is great. Getting paid is even better. Trade Protect Account Receivable Insurance gives new Exporters peace of mind. Placemaking: Be a part of the Discussion On February 9, local and regional leaders will be part of the discussion on placemaking and the economy in Brampton. Unveiling ABB’s YuMi System Robot at Sheridan ABB’s YuMi robot at Sheridan is part of the college’s ongoing educational collaboration with ABB. Brampton's Culture Days Celebrations rank 3rd in top 10 large Canadian cities Brampton placed third among Canadian cities for the large number of Culture Days activities the city hosted during Culture Days 2015. Mayor Jeffrey and Canon Canada Inc. discuss economic development and community involvement Poised to become a key employer in Brampton, Canon Canada Inc. will be opening their new head office in 2016. President Ted Egawa met with Brampton officials to discuss how the City and Canon can work together.