Community Business Development Corporation (CBDC) Southwest Helps Shape Atlantic Canada’s Entrepreneurial Landscape

December 17, 2012

Community Business Development Corporation (CBDC) Southwest Helps Shape Atlantic Canada’s Entrepreneurial Landscape

The Canadian Youth Business Foundation Celebrates Successful Atlantic Canadian Community Partner CBDC Southwest

Fredericton, New Brunswick (December 17th, 2012) – The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) recognized Community Business Development Corporation (CBDC) Southwest by presenting them with the 2012 Chairman’s Award for Outstanding Community Partner for the Atlantic region. The presentation took place on Friday, December 14th during CBDC Southwest’s Christmas party at the Delta Fredericton.

The CYBF Chairman’s Awards are an opportunity to celebrate the dedication and support of organizations such as CBDC Southwest.

“We are so fortunate to have a community partner like CBDC Southwest, who shares the same goal we do of supporting entrepreneurs to help them realize their dreams of owning a business. The team at CBDC Southwest continually demonstrates the values and qualities of an exceptional partner; their commitment to quality and providing excellent customer service is second to none,” says Nicole Osmond, Director for CYBF in Atlantic Canada. “We are thrilled to recognize and honour them as an Outstanding Community Partner in Atlantic Canada, and having the opportunity to share this with them in a celebration surrounded by their peers and community makes it extra special.”

CBDC Southwest is thrilled to be recognized as an organization that leads the way in helping the next generation of Canadian entrepreneurs.

“Young entrepreneurs are part of a vibrant driving force in our local economy, one that is understood by CBDC Southwest and CYBF.  Our valued partnership with CYBF allows us to share the same goal of supporting local young entrepreneurs in both the start-up and expansion phase of business. This partnership enhances the commitment to serve our entrepreneurs, while ensuring that they are able to leverage all available resources to grow or expand their business,” says Heather Schubert, Executive Director of CBDC Southwest.

Community partners are the CYBF storefront in communities across Canada. As the first point of contact with CYBF, community partners play an integral role in the start-up process by providing resources necessary to develop and support young entrepreneurs in local communities.


Canadian Youth Business Foundation – Canada’s Entrepreneur Gateway

The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) is the ‘go to’ place for youth entrepreneurship. As a national organization, we are dedicated to growing Canada’s economy one young entrepreneur at a time. We look at character not collateral, when providing youth, age 18-39, with pre-launch coaching, business resources, start-up financing and mentoring to help them launch and sustain a successful entrepreneurial business. CYBF is the founder of the G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit (G20 YES) and founding member of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (G20 YEA).

For more information please contact:

Subagini Sivapatham,
Manager, Regional Marketing, CYBF
(416) 408-2923, ext. 3003