To build internal and external pride.
To maintain and strengthen the identity of individual communities.
To promote historical pride.
Establish a "Promote Essa" Committee.
Communicate, educate, and promote the Township's assets externally; promote the Township as an outstanding place to live, work, and visit.
Communicate successes and infrastructure improvements in Angus and Thornton.
Communicate growth in business and the community as a whole.
Promote the slogan "Where Town and Country Meet"; develop a song to go with the slogan; advertise the slogan in the media.
Develop an adequately financed regional marketing strategy with relevant business and organization partners; create a marketing strategy (including a video) to promote/encourage a rural atmosphere; acknowledge changes that have taken place in the last few years.
Create a one-page map for a tourist bureau.
Create a business directory.
Develop a "recruitment" package that promotes the community's assets: advertise the assets of Essa to other local municipalities.
Encourage positive word of mouth within and outside of the community.
Promote events for the community (e.g. a meet your neighbour picnic, town & country fairs).
Bring businesses together through such Township-wide events as a Thanksgiving Food Challenge.
Develop incentives to encourage owners to maintain and improve their properties; enforce current by-laws; increase human resources to oversee the compliance of by-laws.
Establish a beautification committee; utilize groups already involved in community pride projects; include local businesses in beautification projects.
Develop Communities in Bloom contests throughout the Township to encourage community pride; create awards of merit and grand winners for gardens (e.g. best subdivision, most attractive farm, eco-landscaping, best landscaping for business); create awards for urban and rural properties; tie into a festival with a garden theme; expand a horticultural beautification award to include all of Essa as well as seasonal awards (e.g. Christmas,Thanksgiving, Halloween); have competitions between geographical areas.
Support local artists through joint advertising and access to municipal space at no cost.
Chambers of Commerce/Business Associations
Environmental and Conservation Clubs
Essa Economic Development Committee
Human Resources Development Canada
South Simcoe Business Links
Township of Essa
Volunteer and Rural Organizations