KCSBN fair to connect rural, urban entrepreneurs Saturday

KANATA – The Kanata-Carleton Small Business Network (KCSBN) Fair promises to connect the city’s urban and rural entrepreneurs.

The business fair is this Saturday, April 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. at 335 Michael Cowpland Dr. with a theme of Connecting Urban and Rural Entrepreneurs.

“Come discover our local businesses, and support the ‘Buy Local’ model,” KCSBN founder and president Dr. Rouba Fattal said.

The keynote speaker will be MP Karen McCrimmon, with a special address from Minister Mary Ng, Coun. Eli El-Chantiry, and Mayor Jim Watson for closing remarks.

The Outstanding Local Small Business Award will be presented to Dunrobin’s Heart and Soul Café owners Jody and Jim Bowen.

“For those of you who are interested in launching and growing your business, we have experts providing information from Ottawa Community Loan Fund (OCLF), Invest OttawaOffice of the Small & Medieum Enterprises (OSME) and Community Empolyment Resource Centre (CERC),” Fattal said.

Admission is free and there will be children’s entertainment, pizza and refreshments, workshops, parking and door prizes.

The KCSBN is a not-for-profit enterprise that believes in supporting local businesses and helping the community.

“Our events aim to bring together entrepreneurs of all levels, to connect them with each other and the resources they need, whether they own an established business or are looking to launch a business we are here to support them,” Fattal said. “You can find us on www.kanatacarletonsbn.ca.”

For more information or to register for this event, click here.