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Feature Article - October 5, 2006

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Feature Article - October 5, 2006

Frontenac CRDCAGM

About 50 people attended the 4th AGM of the Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation (FCFDC) at the Verona Lions Hall early on the morning of September 19. Over a sumptuous breakfast, they conducted the formal business of an AGM, and learned about the corporation’s activities in the previous year. The three staff members are Anne Prichard, executive director, Lance Gibson, business development officer, and Sue Theriault, administrative assistant. Since its inception four years ago, the FCFDC has made more than a million dollars worth of loans to local businesses, $460,000 in the past year alone. It has also distributed many grants and sponsored various events and programs to assist business and economic growth in its target area (all of Frontenac County except for the city of Kingston ).


Guest speakers at the meeting were Terry Shea from the Land o’ Lakes Tourist Association, and Heather Spencer of Harrowsmith. Heather has been a recipient of a FCFDC loan, and described how it has assisted her in the development of her unique business. Two new directors were elected to the board, and a special thanks was given to Ryan Seeds, who is stepping down from the board this year. Ryan was very instrumental in the development of the FCFDC, and up until now has served as the board chair.

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