The Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce has secured CBC reporter Dianne Buckner to headline BizFest 2012 as a celebrity guest speaker.
Buckner is best known as the host of a number of business-oriented programs including Venture and more recently, Dragons Den.
BizFest will culminate with a re-creation of the hugely successful economic summit held some 18 years ago. A significant event that brought together more than 100 delegates, Summit '96 saw the creation of image enhancement, air quality improvement, and Cornwall's internationally recognized ambassadorial group, Team Cornwall.
In addition to Summit '12, this year's BizFest will once again bring together business and community professionals for three days of workshops, keynote speakers and networking opportunities to share ideas and challenges.
"We heard from so many of last year's participants saying how Bizfest inspired them and shifted their mindset," said chamber director and Bizfest chair Joey Gault. "We're looking to build on that momentum and deliver another exciting event for the business community."
This year's event runs from Oct. 16 to 18 at multiple venues throughout the city. For details on the event, contact the chamber office a 613-933-4004.