Economic News in Thunder Bay
CEDC Board of Directors Welcomes New CEO

November 7, 2019 - The Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric Zakrewski as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CEDC, effective November 18, 2019. Mr. Murray will stay on to assist Eric in a successful integration into the department.

"I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the Board of Directors and staff to welcome Eric, and look forward to working together for the benefit of Thunder Bay's economic development," said Craig Urquhart, Chair of the CEDC Board of Directors. "Eric's project management skills will be an asset to the CEDC. We are very fortunate to have him join our team."
Mr. Zakrewski is a well-respected business leader with over 25 years of business and project management experience for a wide array of sectors in Thunder Bay and across northwestern Ontario.  
Australian mining company acquires Red Lake
Gold Complex
Evolution Mining Limited is pleased to announce that it has, through a wholly owned Canadian subsidiary, entered into an agreement with Newmont Goldcorp Corporation to acquire 100% of the Red Lake gold complex.
Red Lake is an underground gold mining complex in western Ontario, Canada. The operation comprises the Red Lake and Campbell complexes, each consisting of an underground mine and associated processing facility, and the Cochenour mine. 
Premier Gold signs impact benefits deal with First Nations on Hardrock mine project
Premier Gold has a struck a partnership agreement with three northwestern Ontario First Nations to benefit from the construction and operation of the proposed Hardrock gold mine project near Geraldton.
CEDI Workshops Further Community Economic Development
November 21, 2019 –The City of Thunder Bay, Fort William First Nation, FWFN Economic Development, and the Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC), have successfully completed workshops over the three year First Nation - Municipal Community Economic Development Initiative (CEDI) to develop joint community economic development plans and strategies.
First Nation sees value-added opportunities with industrial park
Fort William First Nation teams up with Thunder Bay to organize, promote on-reserve brownfield property.
Small Business News in Thunder Bay
Digital Main Street Grant Applications due Dec 31st.

The Digital Main Street Program funded by the Province of Ontario in partnership with the Ontario BIA Association seeks to help small main street businesses across Ontario improve their adoption of technologies to better promote themselves online, sell online and even run back-office processes online. Every business that wants to participate in the grant must first take an online assessment of their current technology use. Based on the assessment, the business will then develop a Digital Transformation Plan based on a template that will be provided which will detail their goals and what technologies they need to achieve those goals. To help put the plan into action, the business can then apply for a one-time grant of $2,500 to help with the costs of adopting the required technology. Learn more .

Our local contact for the Digital Main Street program is Mathew Christie.

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Sweet Cherry Spa celebrates 5 years
Sweet Cherry Spa held its five year anniversary Wednesday evening in Victoriaville Center. Scotia Kauppi, owner, started her business offering Smart, Safe & Sweet spa services in a small aesthetic room within a hair salon in Westfort.
Starter Company Plus is a training program for people who want to start a new business, purchase an existing business, or expand their existing business.

Program participants have the option to apply for a grant of up to $5,000 upon the completion of a business plan.

Stay tuned for more information!
 Visit our Business Events Calendar website for a full list of upcoming business conferences, workshops & networking events.
Learn the ins & outs of owning a Franchise
This coming Monday, December 9th don't miss your chance to learn about what it means to own a Franchise. This lunch session will give you all of the information you need to start your own business & what the benefits are when it comes to being apart of the Franchise network.

Don't wait & register now by clicking the button below.
CEDC & Thunder bay Chamber of Commerce Open House
CEDC & the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce have a brand new space!

Join us December 18, 2019 from 3 pm - 5 pm at the Whalen Building, 7th floor for an Open House. We will have light appetizers, coffee & tea.

Hope to see you there!
18th Annual Holiday Health Care Career Fair
Want to get connect with employers in the health sector?

Join us December 23, 2019 from 1 pm - 3 pm at St. Joseph's Heritage for the 18th Annual Health Care Career Fair. There will be local & regional recruiters looking for physicians. registered nurses, nurse practitioners Lab Technicians, physiotherapists, and much more.

To see a full list of employers or to register click the link below.
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Explore our  Go To Thunder Bay website  to learn about the numerous employment and investment opportunities we have available for you.
CEDC Business Opportunities
Are you a Thunder Bay business owner looking to sell your business?

The  Business Opportunities  Site offers small business owners in Thunder Bay another option in selling their business. This site will assist in opening doors locally, provincially, nationally and internationally. We look forward to working with you.
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