The Community Futures Development Corporation Serving Renfrew County Marks 30th Anniversary
Renfrew, ON – 2016 marks the 30th Anniversary of the Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) serving Renfrew County, providing programs and services aimed at growing the local economy. The CFDC will be celebrating the occasion with a reception at the Horton Community Centre on June 28, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
The CFDC is funded through the federal government and was established in 1986, with a mandate to administer a community loan fund in support of small and medium-sized businesses. With 269 offices across the country, Community Futures are non-profit organizations guided by volunteer boards of directors, and staffed with business professionals to provide business loans, training and coaching, and access to expert resources, for people wanting to start, expand, franchise or sell a business, and to owners of small and medium-sized businesses.
“2016 is an exciting year for the CFDC, as we are celebrating our 30th Anniversary of providing business and community economic development services in our community,” says Darrel Ryan, Board Chair. “This is really a celebration of helping entrepreneurs through business exploration, start up, expansion, and succession over the past 30 years and we will continue to be a catalyst in our region for economic development, entrepreneurship and training. These elements are key to building healthy and strong rural communities.” Read more