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Information on Upcoming Event - Small Business Showcase

Event date: Thursday, October 22, 2015, from 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Victoria Inn

For Immediate Release: Information on Upcoming Event - Small Business Showcase

Thunder Bay, ON - Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC) and Thunder Bay and District Entrepreneur Centre (EC) present Small Business Showcase during BDC Small Business Week™ on October 22, 2015 at the Victoria Inn, Embassy Ballroom.

Small Business Showcase is a new event designed to improve and develop core communication and networking skills. Under the theme of effective communication, the event begins with a luncheon keynote presented by Barry Spilchuk, speaker and coauthor of A Cup of Chicken Soup for the Soul.  He will later host an interactive workshop and share many strategies on how to grow your business. Valerie Marasco, of City of Thunder Bay Corporate Communications will host the second interactive workshop titled How to Deal with the Media.

From 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm the public are invited to attend the free trade show and networking reception, visit exhibits and learn about emerging business start-ups and expansions as they debut their new projects and products.

A limited number of booths and sponsorships are available. For more details and to purchase tickets, visit or contact Lexie Penko, Digital Resources and Outreach Coordinator for the CEDC and Entrepreneur Centre at or (807)625-3452.

About the Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre (EC):

The Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre is funded through a partnership between the Province of Ontario and the City of Thunder Bay. We exist to offer free and confidential small business counselling services to both new and existing small businesses. Our services vary from providing information on various business topics to one-on-one consultation with a Small Business Counsellor.

About CEDC:

The CEDC is responsible for business development, retention and expansion, entrepreneurial support, opportunity promotion, and the collection and assessment of key business data. The CEDC receives formal proposals for projects that will contribute to economic development. It responds quickly to new opportunities and initiatives to attract direct financial involvement from government and private sectors. For more information, visit

Contact: Lexie Penko - Digital Resources and Outreach Coordinator - CEDC at, (807) 625-3452.