Important Announcements

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Video Conference Workshops for May

May 1 - Branding Basics                                      1-3 pm

May 2 - CRA Payroll Information Seminar          1-4 pm

May 9 - GST/HST Rules and Information            10:30 - 1:30 pm

May 10 - The Basics of Exporting                        1-3 pm

May 23 - Selling Your Product or Service
                to the Gov't of Canada                           1-2pm

The Rainy River District is 'Going Local'

(Excerpt taken from Sunset Country News, Spring 2012)

What is 'GoLocal'?
GoLocal is an alliance of local businesses and organizations banding together to compete with big box stores, outshopping, and internet shopping.  It is a similar concept to Sunset Country Travel Association with hopes for the same success as Sunset Country.  The ultimate goal of 'GoLocal' is to encourage the purchasing of goods and services from non-local to local businesses.

In the initial stages, the 'GoLocal' program will:

  1. Support the Brand of the Small Independent Retailer;
  2. Enhance the Distribution System for Locally Produced/Manufactured Products;
  3. Inspire Local People to Recognize the Value of 'Going Local'; and 
  4. Support a Value Added Tourism Experience.
Why 'GoLocal'?
  1. When we support locally-owned businesses, the money circulates three times longer in the local economy.
  2. With that money, locally owned businesses provide jobs.
  3. Local businesses support local non-profits and community events.
  4. Because they live here, and their livelihood depends on it, local businesses provide the best service and support.
  5. Local businesses reciprocate and send business your way.
  6. Buying local helps protect the planet because fewer products are shipped from far off places.
  7. Most importantly, local businesses provide our unique local flavour, character, and personality.
Contact Us: Rainy River Future Development Corp. at 807-274-3276 or email

Career Fair & Training Expo - May 24th

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Commercial Real Estate Info Session

Helping  you make an informed decision.  Purchasing or selling premises is often the biggest investment a company will ever make....

In a market where real estate comes with a high price tag, business owners should first exercies due diligence at every step of the acquisition.  So what makes a successful transaction?  In this session, you will learn about:

  • Getting your financing in order
  • Getting expert help with legal and tax issues
  • Environmental guidelings
In partnership with Pinchin Environmental, BDC presents:

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
La Place Rendez-Vous Hotel
1201 Idylwild Drive, Fort Frances

Hot Breakfast will be provided.
Compliments of BDC & Pinchin Environmental.

RSVP by Friday, May 4, 2012
Space is Limited !!!   To reserve your seat, please contact:
Bev Green
Tel: 807 467-3525
Fax: 807 467-3533

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Rainy Lake Hotel Meeting

The public will get a chance next week to comment on what should be done with the former Rainy Lake Hotel in Fort Frances. A committee has been meeting with a variety of groups

Consultant Tannis Drysdale says one of the more plausible ideas is a market square proposed by the Downtown Business Improvement Association.
The meeting takes place April 18th at the Fort Frances Legion.

News excerpt from CFOB news.
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Summer Company Program

The Northwest Business Centre is now accepting applications for the 'Summer Company' program.

Spokesperson Stefanie Armstrong says students between the ages of 15 and 29 are qualified to apply.

The application deadline is May 7.

News excerpt from CFOB news.
For more news information please visit:

Monday, April 02, 2012

April Video Conferencing Seminars

3            1:00 – 3:00            Time Management and Goal Setting
4            1:00 – 3:00            Selling and Negotiating to Win
5            1:00 – 3:00            Critical Elements of Customer Service
10          1:00 – 5:00            Interviewing Skills
11          1:00 – 3:00            Business Opportunities and Ideas – Choosing the Right One!
17           1:00 – 4:30            CBSA Customs Workshop
19          1:00 – 3:00            How to Get Media Exposure for Your Business
23          1:00 – 3:00            Through the Gallery Doors – The Business Side of Art NEW
24          1:00 – 4:00            CRA: Small Business Tax Information Workshop
26       10:00 – 12:00             Profit from Your Kitchen Creation NEW