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THUNDER BAY, ON ------  September 2, 2010  -----  Northern Networks Trade Conference (NNTC) is a Rainy River Futurescross-border, multi-national trade event. Business owners and Economic Development professionals from Northwestern Canada, Minnesota, and Wisconsin will have the opportunity to tap into the experience of trade representatives. This venue provides attendees the chance to discuss business ventures; plan strategic alliances; and build partnerships to maximize results.

 Regions Finding Local Solutions in a Global Economy 
Leaders from Wisconsin, Minnesota and Northern Ontario to 
Attend 2010 Northern Networks Trade Conference in 2 weeks

  Economic Development Professionals, City and County Representatives, Chambers of Commerce and Business Leaders will be gathering in Fort Frances September 15th and 16th  to find local solutions that pull their communities forward.  Experts in community based economic development will be addressing attendees at the 2010 Northern Networks Trade Conference. 

Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce President, Harold Wilson stated “We are excited about the caliber of the presenters this year. As regions striving to succeed, we need to build partnerships across our borders, and this continues to be n important theme. This conference will be an opportunity for participants to understand how to build stronger communities by seeing examples of success.”   

Speakers include Terry Garrett of Sustaining Technologies from the Sonoma Valley.  They have invented a platform that integrates the use of a local rewards card for small businesses with a holistic community economic system that include community credit clearing and investment capital. 

Other speakers include; Aime Dimatteo, the newly appointment Director General of FedNor, Chief Clarence Louie of Osoyoos who has moved his band into economic property owning nine businesses that employ hundreds of people, and David Abaz of Round River Farms, Minnesota who provide sustainable farming and energy production education to 1000 of visitors every year.

Delegates will discover how to make the most of new opportunities in local energy, economics and food. This year’s Northern Networks Conference will feature distinguished American and Canadian speakers, tours, and many networking opportunities.

Registration, accommodations, and agenda is available at:  www.rrfdc.on.ca

For more information please contact:
Geoff Gillon, Regional Economic Development Officer, RRFDC
geoff@rrfdc.on.ca
1 800 465 8502

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