Local businesses invited to explore funding and financing opportunities

Funding, financing forum

The City of Sault Ste. Marie’s Economic Development department will host a free Funding Forum April 4, 2024, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront.

The forum is designed for companies, industry, and community partners to explore funding and financing options in Sault Ste. Marie. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with representatives to learn about funding and financing programs that may suit their organization’s needs.

The following organizations will be participating at the event:

  • Business Development Bank of Canada
  • Millworks – Centre for Entrepreneurship
  • Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre
  • Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce
  • Community Development Corporation of Sault Ste. Marie & Area
  • Northern Ontario Heritage Fund
  • FedNor
  • City of Sault Ste. Marie (Invest SSM and Tourism SSM)
  • Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada
  • Northern Ontario Angels
  • Destination Northern Ontario

“The Invest SSM Funding Forum represents a convergence of community leaders, entrepreneurs, stakeholders, business owners, and crucial economic development partners. It serves as an important platform, facilitating invaluable connections and providing insight into the array of support and funding options accessible to our entrepreneurs and business owners,” said Graham Atkinson, Manager of Business Development. “If you’re considering starting a business or have your sights on a growth or expansion project but are unsure of what funding or support options are available, we encourage you to register and attend as first step in your process. Meeting the exhibitors will provide you with ground level knowledge on where to go next.”

Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. Participants will also have the chance to win a few giveaways. To reserve a spot, register online by March 28 at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/861074455877


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