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Aboriginal, non-Aboriginal business communities to network

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Compiled by Shari Narine








Joe Moses, the first ever
Aboriginal chair of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce, is spearheading a
combined Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal business communities event with the
Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund.


APEX—the Aboriginal
Business Exchange will take place in June. The goal of APEX is to inform
businesses and community partners about opportunities to grow the economy
through partnerships with Aboriginal communities.


Partnerships include
business ventures as well as meeting workforce needs. “The abundance of natural
resources we have in northern Ontario – mining, forestry, energy-related
– they’re the backbone of our economy, and those projects simply won’t
happen without the proper engagement of all stakeholders," Moses
said. He added that the networking opportunities provided by APEX
will help start the conversation.