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Congratulations to the successful 2020 Summer Company Students

Congratulations to the successful 2020 Summer Company Students Monday October 05, 2020 – The Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC) would like to congratulate the successful Summer Company students who started and managed their own small business this past summer. The Summer Company program is administered by the Thunder Bay and District Entrepreneur Centre …

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Thunder Bay CEDC continues to support small business

Thunder Bay CEDC continues to support small business Wednesday September 23, 2020 – The Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC) is pleased to announce another group of successful entrepreneurs who participated in the Starter Company Plus program. The third round of the 2020 program saw a total of ten small business owners go through the …

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Celebrating success: Thunder Bay Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot

Celebrating success: Thunder Bay Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Wednesday August 26, 2020 – Today, the Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC) hosted an outdoor event to celebrate the success of 32 foreign skilled workers who have received a community recommendation through the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP). The successful candidates have received …

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ShopHERE powered by Google to Support Local Businesses

The Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre joins Digital Main Street’s ShopHERE powered by Google to Support Local Businesses Wednesday July 15, 2020 – The Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre is excited to announce that Thunder Bay businesses are now eligible to sign up for a free website through Digital Main Street’s ShopHERE program. …

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Supporting local entrepreneurs through COVID-19

Starter Company Plus program continues to support local entrepreneurs through COVID-19 Monday June 29, 2020 – The Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre (EC) is pleased to announce the successful entrepreneurs who will receive a $5000 grant through the second round of the 2020 Starter Company Plus program. The 2020 Starter Company Plus program, originally …

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Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Continues to Fill Local Healthcare Needs

Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Continues to Fill Local Healthcare Needs Wednesday June 24, 2020 – The Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC) continues to move forward with the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) program despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is continuing remotely with great success. This past week Emily Lauzon, Workforce …

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New Economic Recovery Task Team & Additional Starter Company Plus Program Funding

New Economic Recovery Task Team & Additional Starter Company Plus Program Funding Thunder Bay CEDC announces Economic Recovery Task Team and $75,000 in additional funding for local entrepreneur training program Friday June 05, 2020 – Today the Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC) announces the creation of an Economic Recovery Task Team (ERTT) consisting …

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CEDC Supports Local Business: Are You Ready to Re-open?

CEDC Supports Local Business: Are You Ready to Re-open? Thunder Bay CEDC is here to support local business, industry & tourism partners through re-opening Tuesday June 02, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly affected the business community globally, in Canada, Ontario, and Northwestern Ontario. The Thunder Bay CEDC is a local resource committed to …

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Thunder Bay District COVID-19 Business Impact Survey

Thunder Bay District COVID-19 Business Impact Survey Local COVID-19 business survey shows 91% experienced a decrease in sales; new and repeat business participation sought for second round Tuesday June 02, 2020 – The partnership launched in April to survey the effects of COVID-19 on businesses in the Thunder Bay district has released the results of …

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