"I would like to take this opportunity to extend a huge "thank you" for the Council training you provided for the ECMA. I know I was pleased by the turn out, the valuable information your provided and the questions/feedback from the elected officials + Administrators. I found the training beneficial and I am pretty sure others did as well."
RM of Cote
"I highly recommend Lorri Matthewson of Matthewson & Co. and the services that she provides. Lorri worked with me and my Council to develop a long-term Strategic Plan for the Village of Glen Ewen. She met with us, evaluated our needs, worked out a plan, and immediately got to work. When finished, she presented us with a plan that we have been able to utilize.
I turned to Lorri when the ICIP grant became available. I was concerned with the information that the grant needed. In the past, I found the grant application difficult and time-consuming. I met with Lorri, and we worked together. She completed the application and other required documentation in a timely and professional manner and kept us posted throughout. She made this process quick and stress-free. Our project has received approval through ICIP funding.
Lorri excels in all aspects of Strategic Project Development, as well as the grant process itself. She has a talent for keeping her clients focused on realistic goals. She is a team leader and pays attention to the big picture and the small details. I highly recommend her without reservation."
Myrna-Jean Babbings, CAO
Village of Glen Ewen, SK
"The Melita & Area Economic Development Corporation employed Lorri Matthewson of Matthewson & Co. as a trainer and mentor for the newly hired Economic Development Officer Eric Forster. The training began during the summer of 2020 and entailed a complete understanding of expectations to be met based on conversations between Lorri and myself [Eric].
The training areas available were asset management, business development, community economic development, communication skills, community engagement, creating working partnerships, marketing, strategic planning, tourism, and volunteer recruitment and retention. Out of these options, I listed the order of importance as they pertained to my role and my board's expectations.
In the beginning, Lorri and I met twice per week for lessons, but this schedule became unrealistic to manage the projects assigned and the duties of my position. However, Lorri was accommodating to this situation, and the new plan became one lesson per week.
Lorri is a very knowledgeable instructor and taught all of the lessons in a way that is easy to understand. She was also persistent in asking for feedback if I had any questions or if there were any areas of the lessons that I did not understand.
For any individuals, committees, or municipal councils seeking to learn more about economic development, I highly recommend Lorri Matthewson."
Eric Forster, Regional Economic Development Officer
Town of Melita, MB
"Lorri worked with our team to help us create a new supported employment service model. She led us in training and development through everything from philosophy to procedure.
All the members of our team found ourselves excited, inspired, and always looking forward to the next training session. During our training sessions, we felt free to ask any questions, we had very candid and thought-provoking discussions, and we gained insight and confidence in moving forward with our service delivery.
Lorri started out as our trainer and consultant but very quickly became a mentor whom we trust, respect, and recommend wholeheartedly. Thank you Lorri and Anna for all your support!" - Candice Francis, Manager, Employment Services, Opportunities Yukon, Whitehorse, Yukon
Candice Francis, Employment Services
Opportunities Yukon, Whitehorse, YT
"The Municipality of Two Borders has utilized a few of Lorri Matthewson's services working under her company Matthewson & Co. The Municipality of Two Borders had Matthewson & Co. assist with Strategic Planning and a grant application for Asset Management, and a training webinar on Grant Writing.
Matthewson & Co. has demonstrated knowledge and expertise in all of our sessions and training that the Municipality has utilized.
I want to take the time to thank Matthewson & Co. for their expertise and would not hesitate to recommend them for any of the many services and training that they have available.
You will not be disappointed."
Grace Carr, CAO
Municipality of Two Borders, MB
"Lorri and Anna made this concept quick and easy to address. The quick session was easy to fit in my work day with the recorded session. Lorri highlights key points very well and addresses questions comprehensively with a logical approach. I very much appreciate Lorri's insights and feedback on small community challenges and solutions."
Village of Muenster, SK
"I joined the "Grant Writing for Small Populations" webinar and was very impressed with the content and how it was presented. Lorri knows her stuff and it shows! I'm looking forward to applying everything I've learned and working with her in the future."
"Webinar training on Grant Writing was very informative in discussing the preparation through planning, identifying the projects, searching for grants and writing the grant. Lorri has huge tremendous knowledge and experience and she shared this openly. Thank you!"
Town of Cupar
"It was great to attend a webinar geared for small towns. I found this very beneficial and will definitely attend other webinars offered."
Town of McLennan
"The topics covered are very applicable to municipal governance, and small group sizes make it easy to engage in conversations. It is nice when things are kept at a simple yet efficient level."