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Future Entrepreneurial Leaders Showcased at Local Tradeshow

Posted on Tuesday, July 04, 2017 08:00 PM

July 5, 2017 - The fourth annual Summer Company-Staples Youth Entrepreneurship Day took place this afternoon at Staples Thunder Bay. The tradeshow showcased this year's participants of Summer Company - Ontario's flagship youth entrepreneurship program which is administered through the Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre every summer. The program is designed to help enterprising students between the ages of 15 and 29 start and run their own businesses over the summer months. This year,...

Mayor Hobbs Declares June 3 Mining Day

Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 08:00 PM

June 1, 2017 - Thunder Bay will celebrate its rich mining heritage on Saturday, June 3, which has been declared Mining Day by Mayor Hobbs.

Mayor Hobbs made the declaration at a ceremony today, June 1, at Mariner's Hall at Prince Arthur's Landing. He was joined by representatives of the City of Thunder Bay, Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, and Northwestern Ontario Prospectors Association.

Mining Day will include a series of special public events at Prince Arthur's Landing. There will be more...

Five New Companies Announced for Costarter Accelerator

Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2017 08:00 PM

May 26, 2017 - The Costarter Accelerator Program introduced its third cohort of five innovative companies at the hub:north incubator space in Waverley Library.

The Costarter Accelerator Program is a three month intensive and mentorship-driven program in which the five companies receive a small investment of $15,000, office space, advisory assistance and access to funders. Over the three month period, each company will focus on moving their idea or early concept towards a viable and revenue generating...

Entrepreneurship Celebrated During BDC Small Business Week

Posted on Thursday, October 13, 2016 08:00 PM

October 14, 2016 - BDC Small Business Week will be October 16 through 22, as declared by Mayor Hobbs.

BDC Small Business Week has been celebrating entrepreneurship since 1979. Business Development Bank of Canada, along with partners Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC)/Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre (EC), PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise, Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre, Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce, Thunder Bay Ventures, SHIFT Young Professionals...

Local Small Businesses Showcased at Annual Tradeshow

Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2016 08:00 PM

September 30, 2016 - The Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre's second annual Small Business Showcase is taking place on Sunday, Oct. 2, from 12 - 5 pm at the Intercity Shopping Centre. This exhibition features diverse brand new businesses with unique products and services.  Thunder Bay is home to a vibrant and booming small business scene. Young start-ups and new innovations are constantly emerging and it is clear that entrepreneurship is alive and well in our city.

"There are a ton...