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Posted September 27 , 2013



Board of Trade is to hold a meeting to promote resources available to local entrepreneurs and small businesses

Wellesley – The Wellesley & District Board of Trade welcomes the community to attend their upcoming meeting on October 2nd to hear more about the resources available to help them establish a new business or grow their established business. Guest speakers will include Ms. Chris Farrell, Manager of the Waterloo Region Small Business Centre (WRSBC) and Mr. Rick Whittaker, General Manager of the Wellington-Waterloo Community Futures Development Corporation (WWCFDC).

Ms. Farrell will speak about the various services the WRSBC offers to both those thinking of starting a business to those looking to grow an established business. The Centre’s mandate is to encourage and contribute to the enterprising spirit of economic development of our community. They offer one-on-one business coaching with advisors, hold informative workshops, and offer many other resources to entrepreneurs and small business owners.

The WWCFDC’s goal is to promote economic growth in the County of Wellington and the Region of Waterloo. Mr. Whittaker will present the types of services they offer such as business financing for startups, small business expansion and community projects and also an award winning business-training program. They can provide information on government programs, publications, and preliminary counseling assistance at no cost through their consultation service.

The free-of-charge meeting is open to the public and will be held on October 2, 2013 at 8pm at Schmidtsville Family Restaurant in Wellesley. Guests may enter through the lower side door into the meeting room. No pre-registration is required – walk--‐ins welcome.

The Wellesley & District Board of Trade is a business association that meets monthly on the first Wednesday of the month to learn and network with other business people. Their mission is to promote and improve trade, tourism and commerce, thereby enhancing the economic, civil and social welfare of the Town of Wellesley and surrounding area. They organize several events and initiatives each year that work to fulfill this mission. The public is always welcome to attend monthly meetings of the membership.

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