East End Toronto Small Business Forum-Featuring Businesses from #RiversideTO, #Leslieville, #DanforthVillage, #Danforth, #GerrardIndia

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Please plan to attend the Small Business Forum on Tuesday, February 19th, from 7 – 9pm at the Estonian House, 958 Broadview Avenue.

The event is free, open to everyone in the community, non-partisan and presented by The Toronto Danforth Liberals.

Speakers will be addressing the following topics:

  • marketing on a shoe-string budget,
  • working with fellow small businesses and BIAs,
  • accessing and leveraging city services and forming partnerships with community organizations and how that can benefit small businesses and the community as a whole.

The speakers are from various parts of the Toronto Danforth community and include:

  • Adam Meery and Rachel Conduit, from the Riverside BIA.
    Rachel Conduit The Avro from Riverside BIA

    Rachel Conduit The Avro from Riverside BIA


    Adam Meery OXagancy from Riverside BIA

  • There will also be representatives from the Pape Village BIA, the Gerrard India Bazaar BIA, the Danforth Village BIA, the Danforth BIA and DECA, the Danforth East Community Association. See below for a full list of speakers.

It is hoped that the forum will help to establish some best practices for small businesses and provide an opportunity for small businesses to network and meet other small businesses and community members.

The discussion will be moderated by Hugh Johnston and refreshments will be provided by Alterna Savings. Everyone is welcome.



Forum:                                              Succeeding as a Small Business

Date:                                                   Tuesday, February 19th, 2013, 7 – 9 pm

Location:                                         Estonian House, 958 Broadview Avenue

Moderator:                                     Hugh Johnston, SVP, Finance and Corporate Development, Bento Sushi

Refreshment Sponsor:              Alterna Savings

Presented by:                                Toronto Danforth Federal Liberal Riding Association


Succeeding as a Small Business Forum – Topics and Speakers:

1.      Marketing on a shoe-string budget

Riverside BIA

Adam Meery, Oxagency

Danforth Village BIA

Lorie Fairburn, Neighbourhood Link Support Services

2.      Working with fellow small businesses and BIAs

Upcoming Leslieville BIA      

Andrew Sherbin, Edward Jones

the Danforth BIA

Scott Torrance, Scott Torrance Landscape Architect Inc.

3.      Accessing and leveraging city services

Gerrard India Bazaar BIA                 

Polina Privis, Method Consulting and Public Mobile

4.      Forming partnerships with community organizations

Riverside BIA

Rachel Conduit, The Avro

Pape Village BIA

Rev. Jim Parker, Bethany Baptist Church

Danforth East Community Association (DECA)

Gay Stephenson

Question and Answer Session


Written By Karen Somerville from Toronto Danforth Liberals

questions?  contacct – tdpolicy@gmail.com


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