The first annual Chatham-Kent Business Summit is coming to Chatham-Kent next month.
This is an event designed for those starting, running, or scaling a business in Chatham-Kent.
Hosted by Chatham-Kent Economic Development Services, the Chatham-Kent Business Summit is designed to put everything a person or organization would need to start or grow a business under one roof.
There will be between 70-80 local business service providers exhibiting in the Bradley Centre’s Freedom Hall over the course of two days, ranging from services such as accountants, lawyers, print shops, marketing companies, and property management groups.
Throughout the event, there are ongoing speaker engagements and learning sessions designed to provide educational opportunities and inspiration to business owners and operators alike.
Keynote speakers on each day are CFL Hall of Famer and motivational speaker Michael ‘Pinball’ Clemons on day one, and Paralympic Gold Medalist and motivational speaker Danielle Campo McLeod on day two.
“The Chatham-Kent Business Summit is an event where entrepreneurs, business owners, and anyone interested in doing business in Chatham-Kent can network, forge new partnerships, and take part in educational speaker sessions designed to provide inspiration and spark new business growth in our already growing business community,” said Doug Robbins, Economic Development Officer and event co-organizer, in a media release.
This event is being put on in partnership with Entegrus, and being sponsored by generous local businesses Teksavvy, Exordia Creative, Sons of Kent, Waste Connections of Canada, and the Chatham-Kent Small Business Centre.
“The Business Summit will show the strength and depth of the business community in Chatham-Kent. Our community is built on a foundation of entrepreneurship and this event is designed to honour and foster the entrepreneurial drive,” said Stuart McFadden, Director of Economic Development Services, in a media release.
“We’ve invited business service providers from all key fields to ensure that if you’re starting or scaling a business, you’ll leave the Summit with valuable new connections.”
“If you’re looking to start or grow a business in Chatham-Kent, this is an event you can’t miss. We’re seeing record business growth in CK, and this event is designed to spark inspiration to continue this upward momentum,” said Mayor Darrin Canniff, in a media release.
“Chatham-Kent is known for its entrepreneurial spirit and business-minded population and this event celebrates and encourages this on a large scale.”
Booths registration is open and business service providers are encouraged to sign up, here.