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Bridges to Better Business - Small Business Week 2023

Small Business Week (October 15-19) is just around the corner, and we're thrilled to announce that Bridges to Better Business is back in the spotlight! True to tradition, the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre and the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce are uniting once more, offering a dynamic array of essential resources, unparalleled networking prospects, and enlightening educational workshops—all dedicated to fueling the local business community's growth and triumph.

Angela Bero, General Manager of the Cornwall & Area Chamber of Commerce, emphasizes the importance of this event: "Small businesses are the backbone of our community, and this event provides a valuable platform for entrepreneurs and business owners to connect, learn, and grow."

Shauna Baggs, Small Business Development Coordinator at Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre, adds, "This event is designed to empower local businesses, foster collaboration, and provide valuable resources to support their growth."

Best of all, the Bridges to Better Business event is open to everyone interested in entrepreneurship. It's absolutely free! Here's a sneak peek of what's in store:
  1. Canva Workshop (Online): On October 17 at noon, join us for an interactive Canva workshop where participants will learn how to create visually appealing graphics and designs for their businesses. This online workshop will provide practical tips and techniques to enhance your brand’s visual presence.
    To register: Canva Workshop
  1. Chamber Pub Night at Winner Sports Bar: On October 17, starting at 5:00 PM, join us for a casual and enjoyable evening of networking and socializing at the Winner Sports Bar. Connect with fellow business owners, exchange ideas, and build valuable relationships in a relaxed atmosphere.
  2.  CDAP Workshops Sponsored by MNP: On October 18, we are pleased to offer workshops on the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) in both Morrisburg and Cornwall. These workshops, sponsored by MNP, will provide valuable insights and strategies for accessing funding and resources to support business growth and development.
    To register: CDAP Workshop Morrisburg or CDAP Workshop Cornwall
  1. Business Luncheon: On October 19, join us for an afternoon networking lunch featuring keynote speakers Sheena Brady and Pierre Cléroux from BDC. These influential speakers will share their expertise, insights, and success stories, providing inspiration and practical advice for business owners.
    To register: Bridges to Better Business Luncheon


About Keynote Speaker Sheena Brady, Tease & Founder’s Fund
Sheena Brady is the founder and CEO of Tease a, an all-natural and sustainably sourced loose-leaf tea company based in Ottawa, Canada with customers around the globe. She has since grown her side hustle into a multimillion-dollar award-winning company that serves customers in over 30countries around the world.
Founders Fund is the first digital accelerator supporting members who are underrepresented, women identifying entrepreneurs during every stage of their journey. Members can access mentorship, resources, and non-repayable funding for their business.

About Keynote Speaker Pierre Cléroux Vice President, Research and Chief Economist at BDC
Pierre leads a team of experts who analyze economic data to identify business and sector trends impacting Canadian entrepreneurs. A seasoned speaker, he helps business owners understand the risks and opportunities presented by the economic environment.
Mr. Cléroux is also responsible for providing economic analysis and advice to the Bank’s senior management team, and supervises all marketing and industry research activities. Over his 25-year career as an economist, he has held several influential positions that had a direct impact on entrepreneurs in Canada and abroad.

About Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre

The Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre is a valuable resource for entrepreneurs and small business owners in Cornwall and the surrounding area. They provide support, guidance, and resources to help businesses start, grow, and succeed.

Visit Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre website:

About The Cornwall & Area Chamber of Commerce

The Cornwall Chamber of Commerce is a dynamic organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the local business community in Cornwall. They provide networking opportunities, advocacy, and resources to help businesses thrive.

Visit The Cornwall & Area Chamber of Commerce website:


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