Contributed by Jean Anne Carroll, Creative Industries, Economic Development Office.
rhed design. image by kk
Part of the Countering Convention exhibit at IDS 11 was prototype of a pod villa (pictured above) for a resort property called Templar Lake-on-the-Mountain in Prince Edward County designed by rhed corporation. Thanks to Fira&Capa for capturing it in their Review in Pictures.
Rhed principal Del Terrelonge and project development partner John Wee Tom are the creative force behind Templar Lake-on-the-Mountain. When complete, the resort will be a luxurious relaxation and rejuvenation spa comprised of individual pod villas featuring ancient therapeutic practices in a modern setting.
It’s wonderful to see such creative talent finding a fit for their innovative ideas in Prince Edward County’s natural and economic landscape.
Do you have a creative business idea that needs a place to take root?
Give me a call at 613.476.2148 x 343 or email email@example.com to get the conversation started.
For more about multi-disciplinary design firm rhed:
Why one Toronto designer is seeing rhed:
Kerry Ramsay (far right) and Loyalist PR students at the Creative Minds event in Picton.
Students of the Loyalist College Public Relations course are looking for Spring internship opportunities. Professor Kerry Ramsay and her P.R. classes have provided advice on a few Economic Development initiatives over the years and we had a great experience with a student intern last year.
Public Relations involves communications and marketing.
A P.R. student could help you and your business by working with you on effective business messaging, building relationships with media and community, special events, researching and writing communications, traditional and social media marketing.
If you have some communications needs that you could use some help on please contact Kerry Ramsay and she’ll get the word out to her students.
Click here for full internship details.
Click here to read the Loyalist PR Blog.
Public Relations is a Creative Industry, an area of economic growth in Prince Edward County.
If you are interested in learning more about Creative Industries in Prince Edward County, or are already here and looking to make business connections, get in touch by phone or email.
Jean Anne Carroll : 613 476 2148 x 343, jcarroll(at)pecounty.on.ca
Trevor Crowe (right) concentrating. The lookalike beside him is Troy Crowe.
this blog is contributed by Janet Davies
In Part I of The Tale of Trevor Crowe, we told how getting laid off by Big Industry spurred TC to start a video production company. Here’s why he brought that company home to the County.
“When I came down to the County again, I was amazed at what’s happened since I left. Seriously! Maybe everybody else knew but I didn’t. At the EDO’s Creative Minds meetings I met lots of young entrepreneurs who understood that a lot of County business is website-driven. People shop, plan trips and look for services online. County businesspeople get that. I saw opportunity here.”
He moved Crowe Productions from Belleville to The Headland in Picton – a sort of creative incubation space where TV producers Dave & Stacy Hatch rent out space and share facilities. Trevor incubated fast and moved to bigger space at SparkBox, owned by young entrepreneurs Chrissie Poitras and Kyle Topping. “Then we almost bought the Ideal Bike condo property, (outgrown by yet another young biz growing fast) but we realized we’re going to need even more space. So we’ll wait a bit and see what develops.”
“I wish I had more time in the day. I have lots of ideas, and there’s so much opportunity here.” Really? “Oh yes. There’s a huge transition in industry, and Transition = Opportunity. I know the manufacturing world. Small firms handle a lot of the R&D today, and they could easily be based here. Manufacturing goes overseas, which is too bad, but design and prototypes can be done anywhere. I don’t think people realize how easy it is to connect with the rest of the world.” He’s busy, optimistic, raising a young family in a beautiful place where “everybody knows your name” – and talking global. Stay tuned for Part III of Return of a County Kid. Meanwhile, Trevor tells it himself in a 5-minute film he made soon after coming home. Rural Renaissance