Toronto Board of Trade

Toronto Board of Trade

October 15, 2007 12:08 ET

Small Business Week in Toronto

Mayor, Board of Trade celebrate entrepreneurs

Attention: Business/Financial Editor, City Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 15, 2007) - Together with Mayor David Miller, the Toronto Board of Trade has declared Small Business Week in Toronto, coinciding with the weeklong national recognition of Canada's small business sector from October 15-19.

Small Business Week is a celebration of growth, innovation and prosperity for Canadian entrepreneurs, who now create most of the new jobs in our economy. This year's theme "A World Without Boundaries, Open to New Markets" reflects Canada's position as a global business centre.

The Business Development Bank of Canada (www.bdc.ca) is hosting events and opportunities for entrepreneurs at the Board of Trade this week, including special events designed to help small business owners grow and develop their businesses.

Details of the events are available at www.bot.com/events. Highlights include:

o October 16 - Ask the Expert Tradeshow and Symposium - Scarborough
o October 18 - Ask the Expert Tradeshow and Symposium - Etobicoke
o October 19 - Pandemic Planning - North York

The City's Economic Development department and public libraries will also be holding special events for small businesses. The schedule is available at http://www.enterprisetoronto.com/index.cfm.

The Toronto Board of Trade is the champion of a competitive and vibrant Toronto with a mandate to serve, connect and represent the city's business community. Founded in 1845, Canada's largest chamber of commerce operates at locations across Toronto. Information about Board policies, facilities, services and products are available on its website at www.bot.com. Further comment is on the BOT Blog at www.bot.com/blog.
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Contact Information

  • Glen Stone, Public Affairs Director, Toronto Board of Trade
    Primary Phone: 416-862-4565
    Secondary Phone: 416-998-9458
    E-mail: gstone@bot.com