- 18 Dec, 2014
- Gord Potts
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Celebration and recognition of Twenty-Six Years of Community Service was the theme of the Twenty-Sixth Annual General Meeting for the Norfolk District Business Development Corporation (NDBDC) held in November at the Greens at Renton in Renton. Forty people attended the breakfast format AGM. The corporation celebrated the announcement of the new name for the organization “Venture Norfolk” with a tagline of Lender of Opportunity / Growing Our Communities.
The work of the organization was presented with a flyer, above, highlighting the lending, business consulting and CED work in Norfolk County. Over 26 years, the NDBDC, now Venture Norfolk, has provided $27.5 million in loans to 656 businesses impacting 3,700 jobs. In addition, almost $483,000 has been provided as grants to 104 small community projects in Norfolk. In Year 26 the impact included $840,000 in loans to 19 businesses, 17 business startups through the Ontario Self Employment Benefits program and $9,500 in grants to four local community organizations.