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For immediate release – February 16, 2022

Community Futures Wood Buffalo - Announces Business Support Program

 Fort McMurray, AB – Community Futures Wood Buffalo is pleased to announce the continuation of the Business Support Program which is designed to assist local area businesses gain access to Professional Service providers that can support them as they transition back to full business operations.

The Business Support Program is an opportunity for small businesses with limited resources gain access to media experts, accountants, lawyers, and human resource advisors to support them in pivoting their businesses to remain sustainable.  “Small Businesses are the backbone of the Canadian economy and being able to provide support enables them to continue operations, employ locals, and work with professionals that can assist them in overcoming business challenges,” says Jason Vargo, Community Futures Board Chair. 

Pamela Ramrup, Executive Director, “Community Futures has been delivering the Business Support Program since 2020 with much success.  The Program and has helped over 100 local businesses, saved over 250 jobs, and has enhanced the knowledge of many business owners that have participated in business coaching and training support.  Through business training, business owners are more adept to addressing challenges they confront on a daily basis and are better equipped to operate their business.”

We are asking everyone to show their support for the Small Business Community by visiting a local pub, restaurant, shop, and keep those funds flowing locally.”  We are all in this together, YMM Strong.

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Media Contact: Pamela Ramrup, Executive Director

Phone: (780) 791-0330

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9912 Franklin Ave
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Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 2K5
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Anzac, Conklin, Draper, Fort Chipewyan, Fort Fitzgerald, Fort McKay, Fort McMurray, Janvier, Saprae Creek