RIMOUSKI, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 24, 2012) - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, announces that Femmessor Bas-Saint-Laurent has been granted funding from the Government of Canada to host its 3rd annual symposium, "Relevez le défi! La relève au féminin : une force économique," which takes place this coming October 25 in Rimouski.
"By lending this concrete support to entrepreneurship, the Government of Canada is sustaining a new force of development in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region, while at the same time stimulating the growth of the national economy," said Minister Lebel.
During the day-long symposium, several speakers will address the issue of entrepreneurial succession. The event will serve as an opportunity for participants to network, broaden their knowledge on a variety of topics such as ethics, values, leadership, and successful teamwork, and hear testimonials from women who have taken over management of an enterprise.
This support from the Government of Canada, granted in the form of a $28,125 non-repayable financial contribution, has been awarded through Canada Economic Development's Quebec Economic Development Program.
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