April 15, 2014
The Barrie Advance reports that LO’s first vice-president Warren Patterson is one of 11 Barrie area businesses to recently share in a total of $1.2 million in federal funding.

The owner of Barrie’s Garden Centre received $43,000 in federal grant money and used it to hire a software development company and two staff for data management for his LinkGreen.ca idea.

The funding came through Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP).  The newspaper reports that Patterson applied for the IRAP after becoming frustrated with horticulture’s paperwork.

Patterson presented a computer program to the LO growers group last year. He strongly feels that it’s a solution that can be used across North America in horticulture to connect growers and garden centre buyers.

The complete news story may be read at http://gfl.me/x255.