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The Town of Ingersoll is currently developing a Community Improvement Plan to assist businesses with financial incentives. A rough draft of the preamble for the plan, as well as an outline of potential incentives, their description, and a flow chart indicating possible options for each incentive can be found here and here.  We are asking businesses, organizations, and the general public for comments on these documents so that we can capture what would best benefit businesses in Ingersoll. Please provide your comments by 12:00 PM on May 15th, 2017 to or by dropping them off to the Town Hall Administrative Office at 130 Oxford Street Ingersoll. These comments will be taken into account when a final draft is being developed. There will be further opportunity for everyone to participate in this process at a public meeting to be scheduled at a later date. Our website will be updated with information regarding the public meeting once it is available. If you have any questions, please email, or phone 519-485-0120.


Future Oxford Partnership and the Oxford Workforce Development Partnership would like to request your participation at a planning session being held  Thursday , May 11, 2017, Elm Hurst Inn, Ingersoll.


The purpose of the session will focus on how we move forward as a community to understanding the types of skills and workers you need in order to continue your success in the future.


We understand that your time is important and we thank you. Your participation will develop a collaborative action plan to ensure that you have access to the skilled and educated talent you need.


The morning session will be facilitated by Queen’s University Executive Decision Centre (QEDC) and MDB Insight. Using custom developed software QEDC will facilitate a conversation amongst all participants that will result in a credible action plan. This system has been used by corporations, associations, Deputy Ministers, and Town Councils to analyze issues, solve complex problems, and arrive at high quality solutions by the end of the session…not weeks later.


We look forward to working with on creating a sustainable Oxford.




The participants will include key members from the Future Oxford Economic and Community Pillars, Employment Ontario, Workforce Supporting Organizations, Community Stakeholders, and Employers like yourself who drive Oxford's economy.



MDB – Insight – Brock Dickson


Queens University – Eric Lockhart



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Railway City



Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages...we bring you the Railway City Big Top!

The Circus Returns to St. Thomas in the Summer of 2017

January 27, 2017 St. Thomas, Ontario

From mid-July to mid-October, in the summer of our nation’s and provinces 150thyear, the St. Thomas Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and Railway City Tourism will introduce a new venue to our City one of North America’s largest circus tents. With the capacity to seat over 2,000 people, the Railway City Big Top will be located on the west side of the new CASO Crossing, across from the Timken Centre and adjacent to the Elgin County Railway Museum. This will truly be a unique venue in Ontario and we look forward to bringing some high quality events to the City, raising the profile of St. Thomas and raising money to fund local tourism venues so that we can grow and improve what we have to offer in the City.

St. Thomas Mayor Heather Jackson said In a venue this large and this unique, the opportunities are almost endless as to what could happen in the City this summer and I am extremely excited to see it.”

Of course, what tent would be complete without a Circus? During the third and fourth weekends of August, the smell of popcorn and cotton candy will pair with the nostalgic sights and sounds of the Big Top as the circus makes its return to the Railway City. The Canadian-Swiss Dream Circus is an ultimate European style, family friendly and animal-free circus featuring a never before seen in Canada cast of amazing calibre acrobatic, balance and aerial stunts, jugglers, clowns and many other thrilling acts by performers from around the world. Although there will be no elephants in this circus, the spirit of Jumbo lives on as we go bigger and better than we’ve ever been able to before.

With performances taking place in the historic rail lands of St. Thomas and coinciding with the Iron Horse Festival, rail and circus will once again be reunited in Canada’s Railway Capital. Keep an eye on for information on upcoming events and ticket sales, once they are available.

The Canadian Swiss Dream Circus is made possible by funding from the St. Thomas Economic Development Corporation, Railway City Tourism, the City of St. Thomas and the Province of Ontario, through the Ontario150 program.

For further information or to book your event in the Railway City Big Top, please contact: Sean Dyke, General Manager

St. Thomas Economic Development Corporation

(519)631-1680 ext. 4104

Please join Community Futures Oxford and special guest speaker Eric Collins on February 9, 2017 for their Digital Marketing for Small Business information and networking event. This event is complimentary.


For more information please visit

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