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Posted by on Oct 31, 2012 in Business, Howick | 0 comments

Howick business group holds inaugural meeting

HOWICK — The first meeting of what will hopefully become a Howick business association attracted a crowd of about 30 people including four members of council, municipal and county staff, Business Retention and Expansion committee members, and the local business community.
Guest speaker was Doug Barill, business development coordinator with the county’s planning and development office. Barill spoke about branding the township “so people know they’re in Howick.”
A key part of that process involves putting up large signs (cost shared between the county and municipality) that will map businesses in Howick – not just in urban areas, but rural businesses. The signs, similar to ones at urban malls that state, “You are here,” have been ordered although the decision still has to be made about their placement. The arena is a popular location for similar signs in other municipalities. Read more…

By Pauline Kerr, Advance-Times Editor, Wednesday, October, 31, 2012