Members of the St. Lawrence – Rideau Immigration Partnership are excited to announce that nominations are now open for the 4th Annual Leeds Grenville Immigrant Entrepreneur Award. Melissa Francis, Program Manager of the St. Lawrence – Rideau Immigration Partnership states, “Entering its fourth year, the Immigrant Entrepreneur Award is a wonderful way to recognize and celebrate the contributions that immigrant entrepreneurs are making across Leeds Grenville. We really encourage patrons, friends, family, and staff of these entrepreneurs to nominate this year.”
To enhance community involvement, a different nomination process has been developed for 2018. Until July 31, the public will be able to nominate an immigrant entrepreneur by simply submitting the name of the business and name of the owner. This can be done via the Immigration Partnership’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/LGimmigration) or via email/phone/in-person to Immigration Partnership staff (firstname.lastname@example.org / 613-498-2111 / 105 Strowger Blvd., Brockville). Nomination boxes will also be available at local libraries throughout Leeds Grenville. The second stage of the process will enable the public to vote on their favourite business. These favourites will then be evaluated by members of the Immigration Partnership to determine the winner.
Nominees must have been born outside of Canada, live in Leeds Grenville, and own/operate a business in Leeds Grenville.
The award will be presented at the Leeds Grenville Small Business Enterprise Centre Bridges to Better Business Conference being held in Brockville during Small Business Week on October 25, 2018.
The award is a collaborative effort between members of the St. Lawrence – Rideau Immigration Partnership; the Leeds Grenville Small Business Enterprise Centre, the Employment + Education Centre, CSE Consulting, TR Leger Immigrant Services / TR Leger Immigrant Services aux Immigrants, KEYS Job Centre and the Volunteer Centre of St. Lawrence – Rideau.