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Lanark, Leeds & Grenville 3rd Annual Business Plan Competition

2009-10-19

(Brockville, ON, October 19, 2009) EASTCAT (Eastern Ontario Centre for Advanced Technology - St. Lawrence College), the Leeds and Grenville Small Business Enterprise Centre, and the Lanark, North Leeds Enterprise Centre, in conjunction with community partners, Grenville Community Futures Development Corporation, Thousand Islands Community Futures Development Corporation and Valley Heartland Community Futures Corporation are presenting the 3rd Annual Lanark, Leeds & Grenville Business Plan Competition aimed at new businesses that have been operating less than six months.

The first prize of $5,000 has been donated by EASTCAT (Eastern Ontario Centre for Advanced Technology - St. Lawrence College) for the best business plan, with community partners, Grenville Community Futures Development Corporation, Thousand Islands Community Futures Development Corporation and Valley Heartland Community Futures Corporation each donating $1,000 for a second prize to be given in each of the three counties. The intent of the competition is to provide support to a brand new business and encourage economic growth. A residual benefit will be to promote the partners by increasing awareness of the resources that support small business in our community.

Hard copies of business plans being entered into the competition must be received by either Enterprise Centre in Brockville or Smiths Falls, no later than 4:00 p.m. November 27. The winning business plan will announced at the luncheon awards ceremony to be held at the Prescott Golf and Country Club on February 4, 2010.

For further information and applications, please contact:
Wendy Onstein, Manager, Leeds & Grenville Small Business Enterprise Centre
3 Market Street West, Unit #3A, Brockville, ON K6V 7L2 (613) 342-8772 ext. 470 www.lgsbec.com

Cindy James, Manager, Lanark – North Leeds Small Business Enterprise Centre
91 Cornelia Street, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 5L3(613) 283-7002 ext. 108
http://www.lnlenterprisecentre.ca

Michael A. Laking, CHRP
St. Lawrence College, Training & Development Specialist, EASTCAT, Coordinator
613-345-0660 x3179