The Antigonish Business Forum

Posted at 10:22 am on June 2, 2017 | Filed Under:

June 7, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Keating Centre

The Antigonish Business Forum will be held June 7 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the St. F.X. Keating Centre.

8:30 to 9:00 am – Registration and Networking
(with light breakfast)
9:00 am Welcome
(Mayor Boucher, Town of Antigonish)
9:10 to 9:45 am – Business and Town Update
John Beaton, CEO
Eastern-Strait Regional Enterprise Network
Jeffery Lawrence, CAO
Town of Antigonish
Dan Fougere, President
Antigonish Chamber of Commerce
Brian Lazzuri, Board Member
Antigonish Downtown Business Association
Glenn Horne, Clerk/Treasurer
Municipality of the County of Antigonish
9:45 to 10:45 am – Antigonish Business Panel:
The Antigonish Advantage and the Path Forward
Mark Gabrieau, Owner- Gabrieau’s Bistro
Tareq Hadhad, FounderPeace by Chocolate
Lenita Hanson, Operations Manager- Tony’s Meats
James Smeaton, Founder and Creative Director Highland Multimedia
10:45 am – Nutrition Break
10:55 to 11:55 am – A Discussion on Business
Development and Business Improvement Districts
Ida Scott, ManagerBridgewater Development Association
Geralyn MacDonald, Director of Community Development Town of New Glasgow
Tim Rissesco, Executive Director Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission
Michelle Wilson, Executive Director Sydney Waterfront District
Noon – 12:10 p.m. CBDC NOBL what we can do for you
Brian Patton, CBDC NOBL
Admission is free and
light refreshments will be provided.
Seats are limited – please RSVP now by emailing