The St. Lawrence – Rideau Immigration Partnership is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 8th Annual Leeds Grenville Immigrant Entrepreneur Award. The Award recognizes and celebrates the contributions that immigrant entrepreneurs are making across Leeds and Grenville.
Until September 9, 2022, the public will be able to nominate an immigrant entrepreneur by simply submitting the name of the business and the owner. This can be done via the Immigration Partnership’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/LGimmigration ), or via email/phone/text to Immigration Partnership staff ([email protected] /613-213-4455. All nominations will 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 Centre’s Bridges to Better Business Conference being held in Brockville during Small Business Week in October.
The Immigration Partnership encourages everyone to nominate their favourite immigrant run business. Past years have brought nominations from across Leeds and Grenville and have included dentists, donkey farmers, restaurant owners, IT technicians, bakers, authors, and real estate professionals.
The award is a collaborative effort between members of the St. Lawrence – Rideau Immigration Partnership; the Leeds Grenville Small Business 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.