Win This Space is a contest by the City of Pembroke for entrepreneurs to win a commercial space in Pembroke rent-free for 6-months on a 2-year lease. We are now accepting entries until January 4th, 2019 at 4:00pm. If you have always dreamed of opening your own business, now is your chance! Enter now by filling out the below form with your business idea. Provided that their business idea is legal, fits with zoning requirements, and the individual does not have any outstanding fines, taxes, or orders with the City, then they will be invited to join the contest. A launch will be held on January 9, 2019 at 5:30 pm at City Hall.
Click on the header to review contest FAQs. If you have further questions please contact Heather Salovaara at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-735-6821 ext.1500.
The Grand Prize Package includes the following:
December 4 – January 4 2019: Applications from entrepreneurs accepted. Fill out the below form to enter the contest.
January 4: Successful applicants notified that they are invited to join the contest
January 9, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Launch & information session at City Hall
January 23, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Training Session with Mike Thompson, RCCFDC on Financial Planning for your Business
January 28, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Training Session with Colleen Sadler, Enterprise Renfrew County on How to Write a Business Plan
February 7, 5:30 pm - 7:30pm: Tour of Vacant Spaces. We will take a group tour of the spaces in the contest and contestants will have an opportunity to speak with property owners.
February 21, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Legal and insurance consideration for your business with Sheldon Reiche and Dan Lavadure
March 6: Deadline to submit your business plan
March 20: Top 5 finalists announced
March 21, 6:00 pm: Grand Finale Event, Location TBD
There are 11 commercial spaces availible in the Win This Space Contest, the Grand Prize Winner will have the opportunity to select 1 space which they will open their business in. To see all spaces click on the header of this section.
If you are a landlord interested in submitting your space please contact Heather Salovaara at email@example.com or 613-735-6821 ext.1500.
Click on the header of this section to review the full contest rules and regulations.
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