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Sandwich Business Development Summit

October 27, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm


The first Sandwich Business Development Summit will be held on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2020, between 9:30am and 12:00pm.

Registration closes October 25, 2020. Space is limited: REGISTER HERE

The construction phase of the Gordie Howe International Bridge project will bring more than a thousand workers to the area, along with long-term community development opportunities. Join us for a free, virtual half-day event to learn more about leveraging this project with business opportunities.

Who should attend? Businesses located in Sandwich/west Windsor and Windsor-based entrepreneurs

The free, virtual event includes a keynote address by Simon O’Byrne with Stantec Canada, information on post-summit business supports by delivery partners, and interactive breakout sessions on key business topics including business operations during adjacent construction.

A second Sandwich Business Development Summit will occur in 2023.

Business Support Programming (2020-2024)

Following the 2020 Sandwich Business Summit, delivery partners will launch their business support programming which will continue until 2024.

  • WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation/ WindsorEssex Small Business Centre will receive $50,000 over five years, totaling $250,000, to provide business advisory services, host business development workshops and implement a Digital Main Street program for the Sandwich Area. Further information about the programming and how to participate will be provided shortly.
  • The Downtown Windsor Business Accelerator in partnership with Baker Tilly Live will receive $20,000 over five years, totaling $100,000, to host workshops, provide business coaching and host events targeted to engage women-owned businesses. Further information about the programming and how to participate will be issued shortly.

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