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October 15, 2008
Media Advisory: Toronto Small Business Forum has a "green" focus
  
Toronto’s seventh annual Small Business Forum, presented by Enterprise Toronto in partnership with Centennial College, will bring together seasoned and new entrepreneurs and help them take their business to the next level under the banner of “Going green for the entrepreneur of the future.”

Date: Monday, October 20
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Delta Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St. W.

Speakers:
• Mayor David Miller (welcome address)
• The Honourable Harinder Takhar, Minister of Small Business and Consumer Services (opening remarks)
• Ms. Laurie Simmonds, President and CEO, Green Living Enterprises, and Publisher, Green Living Magazine (keynote presentation)

The forum will include sessions on a variety of business topics, including business financing, effective marketing, and developing green business opportunities. The day will feature a luncheon address by Tom Heintzman, President, Bullfrog Power on “Lessons Learned from Building a Green Business.” The day will close with a celebration of the five 2008 award-winners for outstanding entrepreneurship.

Admission is free to all events, with the exception of the luncheon, which costs $25 + GST (pre-registration) and $30 + GST at the door. As luncheon seating is limited, pre-registration is recommended.

For more information, members of the public are encouraged to visit http://www.enterprisetoronto.com or, to purchase luncheon tickets, call 416-438-2216 ext. 8585.

Enterprise Toronto, part of the City of Toronto’s Economic Development, Culture and Tourism Division, is an innovative public and private sector alliance that provides one-stop sourcing of services and programs tailored to meet the needs of Toronto’s entrepreneurs and small businesses. The Centennial College Centre of Entrepreneurship provides training and consulting services for entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years, Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contacts:
Jack David, Enterprise Toronto, Small Business Consultant, 416-392-1328
Rae Cowan, Centre of Entrepreneurship, Centennial College, 416-438-2216 ext. 8580


 

 

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