Second Annual Southwest Business & Entrepreneur Expo

The RM of Souris-Glenwood, RM of Pipestone, Town of Virden, RM of Wallace-Woodworth, Town of Melita, Municipality of Grassland, RM of Sifton, and RM of Deloraine-Winchester have come together to organize and facilitate the second Southwest Business & Entrepreneur Expo.

The goal of this expo is to attract and support new and existing entrepreneurs in the region.

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“The expo is geared to showcase numerous services available for entrepreneurs in different stages of their business life cycle,” said chairperson Tanis Chalmers, Manager of Economic Development, RM of Pipestone.

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

Another unique feature of this event is the Pitch Session. This is open to start-up entrepreneurs and existing ones looking to expand. They get feedback from an expert panel of judges and a chance to win cash prizes.

The 2nd Annual South West Business and Entrepreneurship Expo is scheduled for Feb. 6 at the RES Centre in Reston.

“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 intuitions and government agencies,” said Chalmers. The committee will continue to pursue sponsorships for the event including tradeshow booths in the coming weeks.

“We would like to encourage business-to-business interactions as well as business resources that are available.” Anyone interested in the expo as an exhibitor or sponsor is asked to notify the committee at their earliest convenience.

Submitted by RM of Pipestone

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