The commitment, vision and concern of our volunteers measure the success of community-based organizations like Community Futures. The annual Volunteer of the Year Award is given to an individual in each Community Futures office who has demonstrated outstanding service in the field of community and business development.
Dennis... Read more
Ministers of International Trade and Small Business and Tourism announce new export program for Canadian companies
January 5, 2016 - Kitchener, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada
The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, and the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small... Read more
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Bruce and Carol Dirom
As a sport fisherman, Bruce Dirom was aware of tourists needs to store fish that they had caught that they could either pick up when they leave, or have shipped to them at a later date. This need was what led Bruce and Carol Dirom to start their own business. In 1994, with help in the form of a loan from Community Futures, Bruce and Carol founded Hardy Buoys Smoked Fish. In 1999, as their business grew, they decided to move to a bigger space... Read more
Port McNeill Flower Shoppe has changed hands. For close to 20 years, Lynn Skrlak ran the Flower Shoppe in Port McNeill. In September Tracy Williams purchased the shop from Lynn. “I wanted to get into this business because you get to be creative every day, and it’s a job where I get to make people smile,” says Tracy. One of the first things Tracy did was to change the name. “Flora Borealis just fits my personality better. Although there’s a... Read more