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Local Partnerships Are Helping Young Chatham-Kent Entrepreneurs

The Chatham-Kent Small Business Centre and Junior Achievement of South Western Ontario (JA) have partnered up today to help enhance educational opportunities for some of Chatham-Kent's young entrepreneurs. At a special training session held in the Chatham Civic Centre Council Chambers, JA students came together to hear about how council works, ask questions about the municipality, and to hear a special presentation from Rosemarie Montgomery from the Chatham-Kent Small Business Centre.

"It was delightful to be able to speak to this group of very eager participates, all of whom are clearly on their way to being the next leaders in our community" said Montgomery. "They loved the idea of being their own boss and taking control of their futures."

For many of these students this was the first time they have been to Council Chambers. Today's presentation provided the JA students with information on the ways to develop and invest in small business, the importance of branding and using a logo, and how to take an active role in the community.

"The Small Business Centre is always happy to work with partners across the region to foster and promote an environment of business culture. We believe people of all ages should have access to the tools they need to create develop and grow their own businesses" said Montgomery.

For more information about either the Chatham-Kent Small Business Centre visit and Junior Achievement of South Western Ontario visit

Media Contact:

Andrew Tompsett
Marketing and Communications Officer, Economic Development Services
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
315 King Street West
Chatham, ON  N7M 5K8
Phone: 519.352.8401 x2039
Fax: 519.436.3237