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Community Partners

Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce

The Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce strives to create an atmosphere that is conducive to strong and prosperous businesses. The Chamber of Commerce supports local business through:
  • Developing programs and services for members, including workshops and seminars
  • Delivering tourism products and services on behalf of the Town of Carleton Place
  • Managing the Carleton Place Information Center and Gift Shop.

Visit the Chamber of Commerce Information Center and Gift Shop at 170 Bridge Street. For more information or to join the Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce, check out www.cpchamber.com or contact Jackie Kavanagh at 613-257-1976 or at manager@cpchamber.com.

The Carleton Place Business Improvement Area (BIA)

The Downtown Carleton Place BIA has several important mandates - the beautification and promotion of the downtown corridor, and the social development of the downtown of Carleton Place as a vibrant hub of the community.

Downtown Carleton Place organizes some of the biggest events in Carleton Place, including:

  • Super Hero Saturday
  • Bridge Street SummerFest
  • Lambs Down Park Festival
  • Santa Claus Parade

For more information check out the BIA website http://downtowncarletonplace.com/ or contact Kate at 613-257-8049 - info@downtowncarletonplace.com

Valley Heartland Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC)

The CFDC is a community based organization providing services to businesses and communities in Lanark County and North Leeds. The goal is to assist rural communities like Carleton Place by strengthening and diversifying their economies.
Valley Heartland’s programs include:

  • Supporting local businesses and communities
  • Building innovation
  • Developing skills
  • Loans and other funding.

More information about the Valley Heartland CFDC can be found on their website or by contacting Mary Ellen Cote at 613-283-7002 ext 101.

Small Business Advisory Centre

The Small Business Advisory Centre provides:

  • Free business consultations (thinking, starting, growing)
  • Seminars and Events
  • Outreach to Communities
  • Youth Programs

More information about the Small Business Advisory Centre (Smiths Falls/Lanark County) can be found at www.smallbizcentre.ca or by contacting Cindy James or Kim Angell-McCormick at 613-283-7002 ext 108/109.

Cindy James
Small Business Advisory Centre (Smiths Falls/Lanark County)
91 Cornelia Street W.(Entrance B)
Smiths Falls, ON
K7A 5L3
(613) 283-7002 ext. 108