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Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre

606 Reeves Street

Port Hawkesbury, NS B9A 2R7

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Strait Regional Annual Business Update

Friday, April 28, 2017 - Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre

8:00am - 1:00pm

Supported by: Port Hawkesbury Paper, East Coast Credit Union, 1015 The Hawk, Cape Breton Partnership, Eastern-Strait Regional Enterprise Network, and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

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Breakfast & Lunch Provided

A great local networking opportunity hosted by the Strait Area Chamber of Commerce. The session offers local businesses from a variety of sectors, an opportunity to share with the audience their plans for 2017 and highlight 2016 accomplishments. The presenters will each speak about exciting upcoming projects, updates or future developments.

8:00am Breakfast & Registration

8:45am Welcome & Housekeeping items – Bob MacEachern

8:50am Federal / Provincal Budgets & their Economic Impact for Nova Scotia – Grant Thornton

9:00am PANEL #1: Exports in Tourism, Agricultrue, Oceans
•Chris van den Heuvel, NS Federation of Agriculture
•Rodney MacDonald, The Gaelic College & RMD Development Inc.
•Blaire Martell, Lobsters ‘R’ Us Seafood
•Q&A

9:45am PANEL #2: New Business Investments
•Terry Doyle, Destination Reeves Street
•Chief Rod Googoo, Waycobah Economic Update
•Cam Samson – Dundee Hills Vacation Village
•Q&A

10:30am Break

10:50am PANEL #3: Industrial Development Update
•Marc Dube, Port Hawkesbury Paper
•Jakob Abrahamsen, Svitzer Canada
•Paul MacLean, Bear Head LNG
•Richie Mann, Melford Atlantic Gateway
•Q&A

11:45pm Lunch

12:10pm KEYNOTE - Glenn Squires, TIANS Chairman and CEO of Pacrim Hospitality Services Inc

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