Media Advisory - BDC recognizes the passion that leads to success during the 2007 Young Entrepreneur Awards

    MONTREAL, Sept. 24 /CNW Telbec/ - A staple of Small Business Week(R),
BDC's Young Entrepreneur Awards recognize the achievements of Canadian
business owners between the ages of 19 and 35. This year, the Awards Ceremony
will take place in Winnipeg, Manitoba on October 16.
    Under the theme "A world without boundaries, open to new markets", BDC
will present winning companies - one for each province and territory - with a
commemorative trophy in recognition of their business achievements. Winners
are selected by a panel of judges, based on a number of criteria that range
from operating success and innovation to involvement in the new economy,
community work and export performance.
    Two special awards will also be presented during Small Business Week this
year: the Export Development Canada Export Achievement Award for the most
outstanding export results and the Rogers Business Transition Award, which
recognizes a successful ownership transition from one generation to the next.

    - YEA winners will be announced on October 16.

    - All award winners will be available for interviews directly from
      Winnipeg, Manitoba on October 16.

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For further information: Johanne Bissonnette, BDC Media Relations
Manager, (514) 283-7929,

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