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Thunder Bay Celebrates 2014 Small Business Week

Event date: Friday, October 17, 2014, at 10:30 PM

October 19, 2014 – October 25, 2014

Every year during BDC Small Business WeekTM, we celebrate entrepreneurs and Canada’s small and medium-sized enterprises. This year, while entrepreneurs gather to meet and learn from each other at various events across the country, BDC will also celebrate a milestone in its history: 2014 marks the 35th anniversary of BDC Small Business WeekTM!

Schedule of events in Thunder Bay:

Monday, Oct 20
9:00 AM Mapping Your Future Business - Mary J.L. Black Branch Library
10:00 AM Future Entrepreneurs of Thunder Bay - The DaVinci Centre

Tuesday, Oct 21
10:30 AM How I Grew My Company 6839% - Lakehead University – The Study (University Centre)
12:00 PM Traditional vs Digital: a look at the changing media landscape - Thunder Bay Art Gallery
5:30 PM An Evening with David Chilton - The Wealthy Barber - Victoria Inn

Wednesday, Oct 22
12:15 PM Building Community Connections - PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise
5:00 PM Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce October After Business - TBayTel Workplace Centre– 1050 Lithium Drive

Thursday, Oct 23
12:00 PM Local Immigration Partnership Forum - Victoria Inn
5:00 PM Career Fair - Victoria Inn
5:30 PM SHIFT Talks: Future of the City - 5 Forks Restaurant

Friday, Oct 24
10:00 AM Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund Open House - 106 Centennial Sq., 2nd Floor
12:00 PM Small Businesses Need Leadership Too - The Dove Building – 2nd Floor, CLE

Members of the media are invited to attend all Small Business Week events. Participants and organizers will be available for interviews.

About BDC Small Business WeekTM
BDC Small Business WeekTM is a Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) trademark whose origins date back to 1979 when BDC business centres in British Columbia’s Lower Fraser Valley pooled their resources to organize a week of activities for entrepreneurs. This first event and the one that followed in 1980 were so successful that BDC officially launched BDC Small Business WeekTM across Canada in 1981. The initiative was quickly adopted by Canada’s business community. In 2013, over 280 activities across Canada attracted close to 10,000 business people to BDC Small Business WeekTM. This BDC flagship event celebrates entrepreneurship at the local, provincial and national levels.

About BDC
Canada’s business development bank, BDC, puts entrepreneurs first. With almost 2,000 employees and more than 100 business centres across the country, BDC offers loans,  consulting services, growth and business transition capital, securitization, as well as venture capital to more than 30,000 small and medium-sized companies. Their success is vital to Canada’s economic prosperity.


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Contact: Lori Desimone – Senior Client Relationship Officer, BDC – 807-346-1781 or