Annual business expo to support new, existing entrepreneurs

With a goal to attract and support business in the region, the Annual Southwest Business & Entrepreneur Expo is being held in Melita this year, on Feb. 12.

An exhibition area will be available to registrants. “The expo is geared to showcase numerous services available for entrepreneurs in different stages of their business life cycle,” stated chairperson Iris Vercaigne, the Economic Development Officer for the Town of Melita.

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There will be learning sessions from industry experts throughout the day.  These sessions will provide innovative ideas and tools to succeed in the competitive business environment.

Another unique feature of this event is the Business Pitch Competition. This is open to start-up entrepreneurs and existing ones looking to expand. Aside from receiving feedback from the expert panel of judges, they will also get a chance to win cash prizes.

The expo will be held in the Enns Brothers Place, Melita’s new communiplex.

Sponsorships are a key element to the success of this event. “We are fortunate to have a very supportive business resource sector and so far, have been successful in arranging funds from various sources, such as financial institutions and government agencies,” said Vercaigne. 

The business expo’s committee will continue to pursue sponsorships for the event including tradeshow booths in the next coming weeks. “We would like to encourage business to business interactions as well as business resources that are available,” stated Vercaigne. 

Anyone interested in the expo as an exhibitor or sponsor is asked to notify the committee at their earliest convenience.

You may also visit the expo’s website: swbusinessexpo.com or Facebook @SWentrepreneurexpo.

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