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Eastern Prince Edward Island Celebrates Small Business Week 2017 focusing on helping entrepreneurs 

Montague, PE, October 4, 2017 – Preparations are well underway in Eastern Prince Edward Island for the 2017 edition of the Business Development Bank (BDC) Small Business Week ™ which runs October 15 -21, 2017.

The Eastern PEI community and business partners are taking a page from the notebook of Henry Ford.  “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.”  They are teaming up to support the small business sector through training, lunch/breakfast & learns, luncheons, barbeques and networking socials.  The partners are devoted to Eastern PEI entrepreneurs; accompanying them in all the steps of their business journey and helping them prepare for the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead.

Partners include the Eastern PEI Chamber of Commerce, CBDC – East Montague an Souris, Rural Action Centres, Island East Tourism Group, Innovation PEI, Skills PEI and Rural and Regional Development.

Eastern PEI Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit, member based organization dedicated to promoting and advocating for the business community by hosting network events, educational workshops, fundraisers and other activities with the aim of growing the local economy.

Canadian Business Development Corporation, Eastern (CBDC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping business owners succeed.

Rural Action Centre, (RAC) is a client-focused, one-stop services centre housing multiple government organizations focused on business and community development.

Island East Tourism Group is a non-for-profit, member based organization dedicated to the promotion of the tourism industry in Eastern PEI.

Rotary Club of Montague is an international association of professional and business owners organized as a service club to promote community service.

Eastern Graphic is a weekly publication devoted to people, places and things in Eastern Prince Edward Island.

Innovation PEI is focused on accelerating economic development in PEI by investing in people, innovation and infrastructure.  It is the lead economic agency in the province.


Calendar of Events:

Monday, October 16

Lunch & Learn – Twitter 101

Noon- 1pm

No Charge RSVP islandeastamr@gmail.com

hosted by Island East Tourism Group

venue: Rural Action Centre, 540 Main St, Montague


Tuesday, October 17

Lunch & Learn – 10 Healthy Habits of Financial Management

Noon-1pm (lunch provided)

No Charge RSVP chantale.ansems@cbdc.ca  

hosted by CBDC/Rural Action Centre

Venue: Rural Action Centre, 540 Main St, Montague


Ted Talk Tuesday Networking Social


No Charge RSVP amelia@epeicc.ca

Hosted by Eastern PEI Chamber to be

Venue: Lot 45 Eatery, Breakwater St, Souris


Wednesday, October 18

Breakfast & Learn- 10 Healthy Habits of Financial Management

830-930am (breakfast provided)

No Charge RSVP lori.macgregor@cbdc.ca

hosted by CBDC/Rural Action Centre

Venue: Rural Action Centre, 15 Green St, Souris


Montague Rotary Club Roving Lunch & Learn – Who We Are & What We Do

Fee $10 RSVP amelia@epeicc.ca


Venue: Lane’s Riverhouse Inn, 33 Brook Street, Montague


Thursday, October 19

Visit us at the GCACC, Biz2Biz EXPO

Booth #95


Venue: Eastlink Centre, Charlottetown


Friday, October 20

Eastern Graphic OPEN HOUSE BBQ


No Charge

NEW LOCATION:  Eastern Graphic, 530 Main Street, Montague


Small Business is big business in Eastern PEI and we invite you to join us in recognizing the important role small business plays in driving our economy forward and be sure to look for us on all social media platforms.






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