Whereas Small Business Week has been recognized across Canada since 1981 as an opportunity to celebrate the small business owners who provide essential services, local jobs, and an invaluable touchpoint in our communities; and
Whereas the Business Development Bank of Canada organizes Small Business Week to pay tribute to Canadian entrepreneurs; and
Whereas this year’s theme is “Let’s talk solutions for today’s business challenges” to recognize the immense challenges and exciting opportunities that Canadian entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) face from coast to coast to coast; and
Whereas the Town of Carleton Place recognizes the importance of small businesses to the growth and development of our Town and County; and
Whereas the Town of Carleton Place, the Carleton Place Business Improvement Area (BIA) and the local Chamber of Commerce will continue to bring awareness of opportunities to support local small businesses.
Now Therefore I, Toby Randell, Mayor, do hereby proclaim October 16th to 21st, 2023 as Small Business Week in the Town of Carleton Place and encourage local residents to shop, learn about and support local small businesses across the Town of Carleton Place.