Fall 2022

We blinked and now it's Fall!

The days are getting shorter - in more ways than one!

Many people we speak with seem to say the same thing... "I'm just so busy!"

The reasons are many. Lack of staffing, projects that were stalled during COVID have resurfaced and new business opportunities that have been created because of the pandemic. Add to the mix more in-person meetings, travel time, and more social obligations (both personal and professional). Factor in time for kids, school, and volunteer work - it's hard to squeeze it all in!

One of the trendy solutions to being overly busy is "Quiet Quitting". Although it sounds tempting it's impossible if you're a business owner. 

In fact, when you're busy, it is a good time to review your marketing to ensure it is relevant. If you are short on time, CA14 can help alleviate some of your marketing workload with a seasonal update or, if required, a complete brand refresh. 

Eric, Peter, Grant, Lori, Sue, Kathy, Tizi, & Arthur
The Team at CA14 

With COVID restrictions lifting across North America and Europe, Trade Shows are back! CA14 can help with your trade show marketing materials. Pull up banners, catalogues, website refresh, business cards, and print material, and more.

We can ensure that your staff have the skills needed to make the most of your trade show investment. Staffing an exhibit at a trade show or conference is an effective and efficient way to deliver a consistent message directly to audiences with display graphics and promotional material. However, staffing the booth with trained people is a challenge for most companies. We have the experience and skills to provide training for employees on how to get leads, qualify leads and interact with the public for the best outcomes.

Grant offers tips for trade shows in a recent article on our blog page.

Click here to learn more.

After almost two years of volunteer work and collaboration, CA14 Productions screened the film in its pre-release, rough cut form at the beautiful John Elliott Theatre in Georgetown on October 8 for an audience of musicians, fans, sponsors, donors and friends. The reaction was genuine and the Q&A afterwards was very engaging and insightful.

Our first goal of capturing the essence of a blues venue, The Juke Joint in Acton, as it represents other such stages, both historical and contemporary, and as it supports local and established musicians and their fans, has been achieved. 

We are squarely in the final production, marketing and fundraising phases to pursue the objective of reaching as many blues communities like ours as we can to share the love and experience of the blues and its sister genres. Watch for it at film festivals and on the road tour. 

To those waiting in line or following, a link to the pre-release will be available soon. Thanks to our intrepid volunteer team and The Juke Joint in Acton. Onwards. 

Eric Doubt, Producer; Peter Perko, Director.
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Financial support for this project is welcome and appreciated.
A. Grant Lee
Chartered Professional Marketer (CPM)

Fergus Ontario when the population was fewer than 3,000

A perfect Weekend:
Alone with my cedar strip, canvas-covered canoe and fishing gear in early September on a quiet lake in Rainbow Country (Ontario).

Guilty Pleasures:
A real mint mojito in an early morning music bar in Quezon City

What are you reading?
A Convenient Ruse by Fromstein and Stoate (Canadian Authors) available on Amazon, and American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America by Colin Woodard

If you could go back to school - what course would you take?
I have two university degrees but no graduation from secondary school. If I could go back, I would like to be taught English grammar. I have no interest in secondary school graduation but as an Anglophone, I am wanting in English grammar.

Pet Peeves:
People who do not think twice about the words they are writing and saying. What is written or said cannot be taken back.

Last vacation: 
I declared retirement at age 21. I blended a lifestyle of work and play and as my bride and family matured, we spent time together on three continents enjoying our relationships and helping each other grow in the presence of relatives in distant places.

Angling (all forms), archery, international mentoring, and gardening (tropical woody plant propagation and vegetable growing)

Memorable work
Hired hand for mixed farming in Ontario, shepherding in Cornwall England and pouring grey iron in Hespeler Ontario.

Click here to see Grant's LinkedIn profile
15% off all Do-It-Yourself online print orders of Pull-Up Banners, Vinyl Banners, Yard Signs and Heavy Duty Coroplast signs on

Use the promo code Tradeshow15 for 15% off

Any quantity; promo code valid until December 19th, 2022

Don’t want to do it yourself? We can help with custom ordering and graphic design services!
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