Emerging business model training coming to Timmins

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Media Release
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
For immediate release
Interview opportunity with Barb Stegemann, Top 100 Most Powerful Woman in Canada

An upcoming Social Enterprise Roundtable will introduce attendees to an emerging business model that aims to help solve social problems. The Business Enterprise Centre, NORDIK Institute and the Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (SEE) Northern Region Partnership are joining forces to offer a unique training opportunity on February 27th.

The roundtable will host 10 distinguished panelists and speakers, including business leaders, social entrepreneurs, and educators. “This event offers a stellar panel of speakers and presenters who are knowledgeable in this new territory.” Said Fred Gibbons, Chair of the Timmins Economic Development Corporation Board. Barb Stegemann, the keynote speaker for the event, is a Top Game Changer on CBC’s Dragon’s Den, she is the CEO and Founder of The 7 Virtues, and was recognized by Women’s Executive Network as one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada.

“A Social Enterprise reinvests its profits to help solve a social problem,” said Natasha Chalwell, the Business Enterprise Centre’s Social Entrepreneurship Events Coordinator. “We anticipate that entrepreneurs in Timmins will start looking to Social Enterprise (SE) to launch or strengthen their business or organization, and this training will give them the resources to do so,” she added.

The full day is dedicated to Social Enterprise and will focus on the opportunities this business model offers. Participants will develop a social business plan, learn to communicate their value as an SE, and discover resources and support to start their venture.

Visit tinurl.com/SEERoundtable for more information and to register.

Barb Stegemann is available for interview by contacting Aya Sischy at Aya@speakers.ca.

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For more information, please contact Kelsey Luxton at kelsey.luxton@timmins.ca or (705) 360-2600 x 7083.

About the Business Enterprise Centre

The Business Enterprise Centre helps entrepreneurs start or expand a business. We are a member of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs and funded by the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, and the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. We are hosted by the Timmins Economic Development Corporation. 

About the NORDIK Institute

Algoma University’s community based research organization whose goal is to build Northern Ontario’s capacity to conduct research that contributes to social, economic and environmental justice in rural, Indigenous and northern communities and provides evidence for informed policy and decision making.

About SEE

The Social Enterprise & Entrepreneurship (SEE) Northern Region Partnership includes the NORDIK Institute, the Northwest Regional Innovation Centre in Thunder Bay, the Business Enterprise Centre in Timmins, YouLaunch in Sault Ste. Marie and the PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise in Thunder Bay. Its goal is to help social enterprises develop the solid business fundamentals they need to start and grow; to develop regionally-tailored approaches to deliver training, mentorship, and other services to social enterprises; and to build the capacity of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE) members in their region to serve social enterprises and entrepreneurs