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Annual General Meeting – June 27, 2017

Notice of Annual General Meeting for the Centre For Business and Economic Development, Tuesday June 27, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at the Centre For Business office, 105 Hurontario Street, Collingwood. To get directions, visit our contact page.

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Our Success Stories

The following videos have been created to show how the Centre For Business can help your business.  

The Cheese Gallery

Success Story – The Cheese Gallery

The idea of The Cheese Gallery was created in 2010 when owner Casey Thomson decided to leave the corporate world and become her own boss. Casey wanted to create a place that encourages ALL the pleasures — from drinking your morning tea out of a stunning hand-made cup to gobbling up a really stinky Epoisses… Continue reading

The Quench Buggy water station

Success Story – Quench Buggy

Darryl Hindle from Meaford, Ontario approached the Centre for Business in 2010 to finance a mobile water dispensing business called the Quench Buggy. The business idea was a result of the increase in use of bottled water and the increasing environmental concerns about the disposal of plastic bottles. When Municipalities and organizations were banning the… Continue reading

Ashanti Coffee

Success Story – Ashanti Coffee

David Wilding-Davies, a former Olympic equestrian had a dream to own a farm in Africa. In 1998, David moved to Zimbabwe determined to find the farming operation he sought. In 2000, he found and bought a farm in Zimbabwe that now produces Ashanti coffee beans.  Ashanti Coffee received the Coffee Grower of the Year award… Continue reading

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Community Futures Network of Canada Success Stories

QUESTION: What has 269 offices, 1360 staff, 3415 volunteers, has assisted in the creation of over 495,800 jobs and invested in excess of $4.2 billion into the rural Canadian economy? ANSWER: The Community Futures Network of Canada. This great video highlights some of the successes that our CF network has achieved.