Funders Forum offered to help local firms access capital


Are you a new entrepreneur or existing business owner looking to finance a startup or expansion? The Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation, through its Invest Sault Ste. Marie program, is hosting a Funders Forum on Tuesday, November 28 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express. Attendees will hear from representatives of 10 different funding and business support organizations in one convenient location.

This free event includes networking, along with light snacks and coffee. Seating is limited. To register, visit

“There are so many business financing and support programs out there, the Funders Forum will save local companies a lot of time by bringing everyone together for a one-stop learning and networking session,” said Nevin Business, Manager of Trade and Investment for the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation. “We’re helping firms make the connections they need to facilitate continued business growth.”

The following organizations will be participating in the event:

Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation
Business Development Bank of Canada
Millworks – Centre for Entrepreneurship, a program of the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation
Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre
Community Development Corporation of Sault Ste. Marie & Area
Social Enterprise & Entrepreneurship Northern Region Partnership
Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce
National Research Council of Canada
Rural Agri-Innovation Network