2011 proclaimed as Year of the Entrepreneur
ST. JOHN’S, Sept. 6, 2011 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Susan Sullivan,
Minister of Innovation, Trade and Rural Development, on behalf of the
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, joined Canadian Federation of
Independent Business (CFIB) director of provincial affairs, Bradley
George, in signing a proclamation that declares 2011 as Year of the Entrepreneur.
Earlier this year, the Government of Canada adopted a recommendation
from CFIB, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, and Canada Youth Business Foundation (CYBF), celebrating
its 15th anniversary, in declaring 2011 Year of the Entrepreneur, nation-wide. Since then, seven other provinces have made similar
"With the signing of this proclamation, the provincial government is
formally acknowledging the valuable contribution that small business
plays in our province," said George, adding, "our entrepreneurs are the
heart and soul of our provincial economy. They are not only job
creators, but are also leaders within their communities."
"With small businesses accounting for 97 per cent of all business in
Newfoundland and Labrador, we give credit to the provincial government
for recognizing the major contributions of entrepreneurs who drive
employment and the economy," concluded George.
As Canada's largest association of small- and medium-sized businesses,
CFIB is Powered by Entrepreneurs™. Established in 1971, CFIB takes
direction from more than 108,000 members in every sector nationwide,
giving independent business a strong and influential voice at all
levels of government and helping to grow the economy.
SOURCE CANADIAN FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESS
For further information:
Bradley George at (709) 753-7745 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.