Award Winning Business Innovator at Small Business Day

Handout from Cornwall Chamber of Commerce

CORNWALL, Ontario – The Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre, the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, and the Community Futures Development Corporation have secured well known business innovator, Ian Portsmouth as a keynote speaker for their upcoming Small Business Day: Bridges to Better Business.

“Portsmouth brings an enviable portfolio of best practices in independent businesses,” reports the Business Enterprise Centre’s Candy Pollard. “He’s been recognized for excellence by such organizations as the Canadian Business Press and the National Magazine Awards Foundation.”

October is Small Business Month in Ontario and the partners are marking the event locally by hosting Bridges to Better Business, a dynamic, event filled half-day of small business focused workshops, a luncheon, and guest speaker.

Lesley Lang, Executive Director, Community Futures echoed Pollard’s comments.  “Along with his award winning profile, he’s the former publisher of Profit Magazine and he has a well defined pipeline into Canada’s fastest growing companies,” says Lang. “We’re delighted that he’s agreed to join us.”

Bridges is focused on the Cornwall area’s small business sector. “These small enterprises are the mainstay of our business sector,” says Chamber Executive Manager, Lezlie Strasser. “The workshops and presenters are authorities in their respective fields and will provide participants with both timely and useful information they can use to grow their businesses.”

Bridges to Better Business will be held at the Ramada Inn & Conference Centre on Wednesday, October 18 beginning at 8:15 a.m. Limited sponsorship opportunities are still available. For details, contact Chamber Executive Manager Strasser at 613-933-4004.

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