Friday, 13 February 2015

Elgin County Takes Home Economic Development Award

Elgin County Economic Development is pleased to be the recipient of an Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) Marketing Award of Excellence for its Savour Elgin/Elgin Arts Trail Discovery Guide. The County also received honourable mention for the Elgin County Experiences Guide. The award was presented at the EDCO annual conference in Hamilton on February 12, 2015.
"It is an honour to be recognized provincially for our Economic Development efforts," said Elgin County Warden Paul Ens. "Awards such as these raise Elgin County’s profile and position us as a premier tourist destination, resulting in increased revenue for our businesses."'

The Savour Elgin/Elgin Arts Trail Discovery Guide encourages travel throughout the region, by packaging the area’s best food, drink and artistic establishments into three unique weekend tours. The guide includes a map, descriptions of each establishment and visually appealing photography.
In June 2014, the Savour Elgin/Elgin Arts Trail Experience Guide was distributed to over 175,000 people as an insert in the Summer Edition of the LCBO Food & Drink magazine. This distribution allowed Elgin to promote its businesses and attractions to a large but targeted audience. These promotional efforts were supported by the Local Food Fund administered by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food.
For a copy of the Savour Elgin/Elgin Arts Trail Discovery Guide please visit or call (519) 631-1460 ext. 168.

Elgin County Economic Development Staff accept an EDCO award for the Savour Elgin/Elgin Arts Trail Discovery Guide Insert. 

Friday, 6 February 2015

Elgin County Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and buying a gift from a local business is a great way to show that special someone in your life that you appreciate them while supporting Elgin’s business community at the same time. 
Rush Creek Wines Strawberry Decadence Wine
Decadence Wine 
Rush Creek Wines, Malahide    

The sweet flavours of Ontario grown strawberries mix with the rich flavours of chocolate in this delightfully decadent wine from Rush Creek Wines. Serve this wine chilled with dessert for a treat on Valentine’s Day.

Cinnamon Hearts Candle

Cast a romantic glow with this hand crafted candle made right here in Elgin County.

Spa Treatment
Posh in the Port, Port Stanley

Get ready for a night on the town or treat your loved one to a bit of pampering at Posh in the Port.

Chocolates and Handmade Fudge
The Sweet Spot, Port Burwell

Treat your sweet to something even sweeter from The Sweet Spot! Brittles, Belgian Chocolates and handmade Fudge won’t disappoint! 
Wildflowers tea
Organic Herbal Teas 

Warm the heart of your loved one on a cold February day with a unique blend of herbal tea from Wildflower’s Farm. Teas are made locally with organic roots, leaves, flowers, barks, and seeds.

Neil Diamond: Greatest Love Songs

This Neil Diamond tribute artist has performed across North America and Europe and will serenade your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day. Book tickets for the show at 3pm or the one at 8pm.

A Gourmet Meal 

Elgin County is home to numerous fine dining establishments serving delicious, gourmet meals made with local ingredients. Take a break from cooking and make a reservation at one of these great Savour Elgin locations.