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October Is Small Business Month in Canada!

Helping your business start and grow ̶ the Chatham-Kent Small Business Centre!

A group of students tour a cabinet manufacturer during MFGDay 2016 in CK

Is small business for you? If so, the Chatham-Kent Small Business Centre invites you to celebrate Small Business Month by joining in our exciting events throughout the month.








SW Ont. SIG Event: Contractor Safety; Strategies to Save Space


8:30 am - 9:30 am

Chatham Public Library, 120 Queen Street, Chatham

RSVP to Cat Haggert at


Manufacturing Day 2017

 Local Secondary School Boards

9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Various Manufacturers and Agribusinesses throughout CK

Talk to your teacher

OCT 11

CK Works: Community Job Fair

Chatham-Kent Workforce Planning Board

2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

John D. Bradley Convention Centre, 565 Richmond Street, Chatham

Open to the public, all job seekers bring your resume!

OCT 13

Employment Standards and the Business Case for Creating Inclusive Workspaces

Chatham-Kent Chamber of Commerce

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Chatham-Kent Chamber of Commerce, 54 Fourth Street, Chatham

RSVP to Sarah Smith at

OCT 18

Dining in the Den - Are you in?

Chatham-Kent Workforce Planning Board


12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Chilled Cork, 22 William Street South, Chatham

OCT 18

Thank-you for Investing in Chatham-Kent Business After Hours

Chatham-Kent Chamber of Commerce

 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Dutch Market, 80 William Street South

$5.00 at the door

OCT 26

Building a Healthy Workplace with Ergonomics - Food, Beverage & Bio Industry 

EMC/OMAFRA/Economic Development Services

8:30 am - 11:30 am

John O Foods, 827 Drover's Road, PO Box 869, Wheatley

RSVP to Cat Haggert at


OCT 26

 How to Set Up an Etsy Account

Morena McDonald, Event Organizer

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

 John D. Bradley Convention Centre, 565 Richmond Street, Chatham

 RSVP to

 NOV 7

Lunch 'n' Learn: Managing & Improving Foreign Exchange Transactions

Western Union Business Solutions

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The Chill Room or TCOB @ Chilled Cork/Retro Suites Hotel, 22 William Street South, Chatham

RSVP to Belinda Mcculloch at


If you are thinking of starting or growing your small business, the Small Business Centre can help you succeed! Free of charge, our professional consultants work with you on an effective business plan, market research, available finance and grants, permits and licences. From payroll to safety, we take the mystery out of government requirements at all levels. From start-up and production to successful advertising and marketing, we can help your business every step of the way!

The Small Business Centre offers practical seminars and workshops. Why not attend one of our events to meet business people, exchange ideas and promote your business? For a $75 a year membership, you can also share your success story in our ongoing promotions!

We’re glad to help! Here’s our contact information:

Chatham-Kent Small Business Centre
445 Grand Avenue W., Chatham, ON N7M5L8
Telephone 519.360.1998

Already running your own business? Stay current and connected! Gain access to information, skills-training and promotional opportunities. Navigate your way to success!


  • Business Consulting
  • Business Registration
  • Resource Centre
  • Outreach Services


Seminars & Events

The Small Business Centre, along with other community partners, offers various seminars to educate business owners on a variety of relevant small business topics.

Workshops and Seminars

To find out about upcoming workshops and seminars give us a call at 519.360.1995 or email us at

Contact us

If you would like to be added to our event promotions list!

Starter Company Plus program provides business training to individuals over the age of 18 and grants up to $5,000 to start and grow a new or existing business.  The program offers a limited number of grants to applicants who meet the program requirements.

For more information, call the Small Business Centre at 519.360.1998.

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Last updated:
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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