While not yet making a financial commitment in the 2008 budget, Fort Frances council tentatively is supporting a possible agreement with FedNor that would boost the cash flow for economic development here.
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Economic development will be one of the major focuses for the Town of Fort Frances in 2008, according to Mayor Roy Avis, and that area may get a much-needed boost if town council decides to allocate an extra $50,000 to it in this year’s budget.
The Business Retention & Expansion “red flag” committee met in late December with Community Development Officer Cassandra Parise to help identify any “red flag” issues that local businesses face.
The “red flag” meetings are held to identify business concerns, provide requested information, and facilitate immediate responses to such issues.
The Business Retention & Expansion task force committee recently met with the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce’s new community development officer, Cassandra Parise, for a status update on the project.
“This was the first time I met with the task force, and the first time the task force has met since May, so there was a lot of discussion,” noted Parise.
MONTREAL—The fears of AbitibiBowater Inc. employees have come true after the newly-merged company announced yesterday it will embark on a sweeping restructuring of its pulp and paper operations affecting 2,600 jobs in Canada and the United States.
Canada Safeway staff chose Fort Frances youth William Moody Jr. as the focus of their 2007-08 “We Care” campaign.
Moody suffers from spina bifida and uses a wheelchair to get around, and fundraising efforts will go towards buying a lift for Moody’s home to better allow him to go up and down stairs to leave or enter the house.
Andrew George recently received $15,000 from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund to start up a new media business, which will offer audio, video, and media management services within the Rainy River District and surrounding areas.
The Fort Frances Network Services has entered into an agreement to sell its interest in the Norwest Mobility network to TBayTel.
The Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce, in its continuing effort to improve the economic, civic, and social well-being of the district, is pleased to announce Cassandra Parise as its new community development officer.
Parise’s main responsibility with the Chamber will be the Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E) project.
After staging a second successful “Chefs’ Charitable Dinner and Auction” back in January, the local Alzheimer’s Society once again is planning a fundraiser with the focus on food.