Small Business Showcase Set to Go in Thunder Bay

CEDC Open for Business

CEDC Open for BusinessTHUNDER BAY – 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 Oct. 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, Supervisor – Corporate Communications at City of Thunder Bay, will host the second interactive workshop titled How to Deal with the Media.

From 5 – 7 pm the public are invited to attend the free tradeshow 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.

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