Media advisory - Canada's Action Heroes: Resilient Entrepreneurs - BDC
President and CEO speaks at the Canadian Club of Ottawa

MONTREAL, Oct. 13 /CNW Telbec/ - Despite an especially difficult year for Canadian business, the president and chief executive officer of the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), Jean-René Halde, reports he's seeing many entrepreneurs among BDC's clients whose vision, willingness to take risk and ability to make tough decisions are helping keep Canada's economy strong and resilient.

In advance of Small Business Week (October, 18-24), M. Halde will speak to the members and guests of the Canadian Club of Ottawa about what these businesses are doing to turn a recession crisis into opportunity in a changing global marketplace. He will also discuss what motivates the individuals and teams who lead these businesses and why the Canadian economy needs them to succeed. Finally, he will offer insights into how people who have an interest in a resilient economy might support them.

    
    WHAT:  Canada's Action Heroes: Resilient Entrepreneurs

    WHO:   Jean-René Halde, President and Chief Executive Officer
           Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

    WHEN:  Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 12:00 p.m.

    WHERE: Fairmont Château Laurier
           Ottawa

    Mr. Halde will be available for interviews after his presentation.

    Small Business Week is a registered trademark of BDC.
    

SOURCE Business Development Bank of Canada

For further information: For further information: and to RSVP: Johanne Bissonnette, Media Relations Manager, BDC, (514) 283-7929, johanne.bissonnette@bdc.ca


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