Halton Small Business Centre celebrates International Women’s Day with business event for women entrepreneurs

Halton Small Business Centre celebrates International Women’s Day with business event for women entrepreneurs

Release Date: Feb 19, 2014

The Halton Region Small Business Centre, in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment, will once again host a business event for Women Entrepreneurs on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. The event, held in celebration of Women’s Day, will be held at the OE Banquet Hall & Conference Centre, 2245 Speers Road, Oakville, from 7:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

“Halton Region is committed to achieving sustainable economic prosperity by providing local entrepreneurs with the proper supports and services they need to achieve success,” said Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr. “Through our partnership with the Province, this event will offer attendees an opportunity to learn from industry leaders and to network with key organizations.”

For the $30.00 registration fee, participants will have the chance to listen to three inspiring keynote speakers including Fay Chapple, international speaker, author and success coach, Audie McCarthy, The Marrek Group and Juliet Aurora from AIS Solutions. The session will also include a series of “local spotlight” success stories and a chance to network with other participants. Breakfast is included.

According to Statistics Canada's Labour Force Survey External Link, there were 950,000 self-employed women in Canada in 2011. This accounts for about one third of all self-employed individuals. Between 2001 and 2011, the number of self-employed women grew by 23 per cent compared with 14 per cent growth in male self-employment.

To register for the event, dial 311 or visit www.haltonsmallbusiness.ca External Link. For more information about the Halton Region Small Business Centre, visit www.haltonsmallbusiness.ca External Link. You can also follow Small Business on Twitter at @HaltonEcDev External Link, on Facebook External Link and on WordPress External Link.

The Regional Municipality of Halton serves more than 500,000 residents in the City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Milton, and the Town of Oakville. Halton Region is committed to meeting the needs of its residents through the delivery of cost-effective, quality programs and services, including water and wastewater; Regional roads and planning; paramedic services; waste management; public health; social assistance; children’s and seniors’ services; housing services; heritage programs; emergency management and economic development. For more information, dial 311 or visit Halton Region’s website at www.halton.ca.

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Media Contacts:

Sandra Nuhn
Manager, Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Halton Region
905-825-6000, ext. 7228
sandra.nuhn@halton.ca

Chris Cottick
Communications Specialist
Halton Region
905-825-6000, ext. 7227
chris.cottick@halton.ca