Superior North Community Futures Development Corporation

Small Business Week 2013

Small Business Week - Contest Winner!

Superior North CFDC and CFNO Radio are pleased to announce the recent winner of the $500 CFNO Promotional Package – Cathy MacKenzie, owner of Back Forty Outdoor Essentials, located in Terrace Bay. The contest was held in celebration of Small Business Week 2013, which is a national program created by BDC to celebrate the contributions made by small business in Canada. During the week of October 21st – 26, Superior North CFDC, in partnership with CFNO Radio ran a campaign recognizing small business in the region, presented small business profiles and the small business promotional contest.

Winner, Cathy MacKenzie is the proud owner Back Forty Outdoor Essentials located at 10 Overpass Road in Terrace Bay. Cathy’s business offers eight cold storage units and is the authorized empty bottle dealer for the Beer Store. For more information about Back Forty Outdoor Essential, visit their Facebook page or their Superior North Spotlight listing.

Superior North CFDC (supported by FedNor) and CFNO Radio wish to thank all the local business owners in the Superior North region for their participation in celebrating Small Business Week – 2013.


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In 2012, Small Business Week will take place October 14 – 20.



Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Small Business Week

October 14, 2012
Ottawa, Ontario

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement on Small Business Week, which runs from October 14-20, 2012:

“Every year, during Small Business Week, we celebrate and honour small business owners and entrepreneurs, whose hard work and dedication create jobs, growth and long-term prosperity, keeping Canada’s economy strong.

“Accounting for 98 percent of all businesses in our country, small businesses truly are the backbone of the Canadian economy, and our Government is committed to ensuring that small business owners have the opportunities and tools they need to invest, innovate and grow in today’s ever-changing global environment.

“This is why our Government is reducing taxes, regulations and red tape that inhibit growth, putting in place digital and transportation networks to increase exports of goods and services, and enhancing access to international markets through new free trade agreements.

“These measures, along with Canada’s Economic Action Plan, are generating results: Canada has the lowest overall tax rate on new business investment in the G-7, and the International Monetary Fund and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development have predicted that we will have among the strongest economic growth in the G-7 in 2012 and 2013.

“This Saturday, hundreds of small businesses across the country will offer special deals to their customers for the first edition of ‘Small Business Saturday’. It is a perfect occasion for Canadians all over the country to support their local businesses. I invite all Canadians to join me in thanking our nation’s entrepreneurs for the enormous contributions they make to Canada’s continued success.”

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