Co-op Business Development Meeting in Thunder Bay

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Business ReportThunder Bay, – BUSINESS – On February 26 2015 Thunder Bay will be the meeting place for a meeting of Co-Operatives, credit unions, Business Development professionals and others in Northwestern Ontario.

It will be the second conference in a series being organized by the Ontario Co-Operative Association  throughout the winter of 2015. Thunder Bay will be hosting the NWO conference on February 26, 2015 at the Marriott Towne Suites.

Other conferences will be held across the province in Kingston, St. Catharines, Toronto, London and Sudbury, and are made possible in part, through support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

The day’s agenda incorporates both engaging and interactive sessions, presentations and networking. Existing Co-Ops and Credit Unions will share their success stories as well as some of the challenges they have faced and overcome along the way.

Peter Cameron of On Co-Op head office in Guelph will present Business Retention and Succession, which will shed light on the opportunities for business retention, and succession in our region and what it means to local Co-Operatives. There will be two panel presentations which will discuss how to access capital to start a Co-Op, as well as how to strengthen Regional Networks in NWO to support your Co-Op in it’s development. We are particularly pleased to offer a session on Aboriginal Co-Operative Development in our region, which is a sustainable business development strategy and has proven to be one of the most effective forms of economic development in the communities where they exist.

The event is being hosted by On Co-Op in partnership with Copperfin Credit Union, which is a local sponsor. Other sponsors are The Co-Operators (Provincial Partner) and Northern Credit Union (Regional Partner).

For registration information, please follow this link;

To learn more about the Thunder Bay conference, contact Judi Nelson Childs at

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