Companies wanting to learn about exporting—take note

Free event being hosted next Friday by Chamber group intent on helping firms grow

A local company that exports creative role playing costumes for children is hosting a launch event for a new group that hopes to encourage more exporting activity in the area. The event coincides with Manufacturing Day, which is Friday, October 7, 2016.
A local company that exports creative role playing costumes for children is hosting a launch event for a new group that hopes to encourage more exporting activity in the area. The event coincides with Manufacturing Day, which is Friday, October 7, 2016.

A group of business people spearheaded by the Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce is hoping for a strong crowd at an event being organized next Friday, October 7, 2016 to help encourage exporters.

The Chamber group—the Global Business Opportunities Committee—has been meeting with counterparts in London as part of an initiative launched to better cooperate.

A “launch” event is being held at a new warehouse for the expanding Creative Education of Canada, Inc., a locally owned enterprise that manufacturers and ships role play products for children around the world.

Keynote speaker for Friday’s event is CEO Joyce Keelan, who started the company when she couldn’t find a suitable gift for her then-infant daughter. Frustrated, she decided to make what she couldn’t find, which lead to the start of the company, which now uses the “Great Pretenders” brand.

Companies interested in learning more about exporting opportunities are invited to attend.

There will be representatives from various organizations that are committed to helping navigate the intricacies of exporting along with various networking opportunities during the two-hour event.

Registration is strongly encouraged and those interested in attending the 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. event can do so at the Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce website by CLICKING HERE.

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