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Join Us As We Shine A Spotlight on Small Business

On Tuesday October 18th, join Peterborough Economic Development and the Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster as they host a Spotlight on Small Business, an opportunity for community members to gain insight into and inspiration from local success stories, learn about growth opportunities in our region’s economy. For business owners, this event will also be an opportunity to learn about funding to start and grow their businesses.

Where: Peterborough Golf & Country Club, 1030 Armour Road
When: Tuesday October 18, 2016 from 10am – 6pm


10am – 3pm:                The Funding Forum
Discover the funding you need to start or grow your business.

12pm  – 12:45pm         Funding Panel Discussion
Join a panel of funding experts to learn about the variety of types of funding available, and the pros and cons associated with each.

3pm to 4pm:                 Keynote Speaker:  Brock Dickinson “Evolution of Economic Development”

Brock Dickinson is one of Canada’s leading economic development thinkers. As Chief Executive Officer of MDB Insight, Canada’s largest specialist economic development consultancy, he works with companies and communities across North America and around the world to accomplish their economic growth and development goals.  In September of 2010, the company was named to Profit Magazine’s “Hot 50” list of Canada’s fastest growing young companies.
The “Evolution of Economic Development” presentation touches on themes and trends that are occurring in economic development including how technology, talent, academia and business retention and expansion are crucial to creating prosperity in our communities.

4:30pm – 6pm:             Redefining Success Showcase & Cocktail Hour
Be inspired by success stories from our local business community

This free event is an opportunity to learn more about small businesses in the region as well as the role the Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster and Peterborough Economic Development play in the local community.

Registration is required in order to attend the keynote presentation on the “Evolution of Economic Development”. Please register through Eventbrite: