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Past, Present, Future Event Will Help Family-Owned Businesses Grow for Generations

A family-owned business is more than just a place of work, it can be an important staple in the community and core part of a family legacy. Chatham-Kent Economic Development Services, in partnership with Family Enterprise Xchange, is providing an upcoming Past, Present, Future event to help local business owners from across Southwestern Ontario come together and plan for short-term, long-term, and generational growth.

The June 26, 2018, event which is an opportunity for organizations to connect and network with owners, founders, management executives, academics, and advisors of family businesses across Chatham-Kent as they meet to share experiences, learn about problems and solutions, and celebrate their successes. Moderated by David Simpson, Ivey School of Business, attendees will hear family stories, insights, and advice from exceptional locally owned corporations and family businesses.

“We know that there are many new and legacy businesses across Chatham-Kent that have become the backbone of local communities, and we want to make sure they have access to the tools and resources they need to continue to be a part of our vibrant economic mosaic,” said Geoff Wright from Chatham-Kent Economic Development. “This event is not just for the businesses, but also for those who are trusted advisors to the businesses. The legal, accounting, financial, and other services that help make a family business run day-to-day.”

Family Enterprise Xchange provides businesses with a safe community in which to share insights and experiences. “We bring our members a voice that will be heard at regional, provincial, and national tables where a collective influence can better empower decision-makers,” said Bill Brushett, President & CEO of Family Enterprise Xchange. “Our supportive community provides shared wisdom, world-class expertise, and education to address the realities and opportunities unique to Family Enterprise.”

Tickets cost $25 and are available by registering with

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Media Contact:

Andrew Tompsett
Marketing and Communications Officer, Economic Development Services
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
Phone: 519-352-8401 x2039
Fax: 519-436-3237