November 28, 2011

East Algoma Community Futures Development Corporation, Blind River

“Volunteers are our touchstone to our businesses and communities and live and work in the towns where our clients are,” says Vyrn Peterson, Board Chair of the East Algoma CFDC.

“Whether we are discussing our hundreds of successful loans clients, the industrial manufacturing plants we have partnered with, or community projects like the Wired and Wireless Infrastructure plans for 27 northern communities, our regional Entrepreneurship Camps for youth aged 9-13,  or the regional Huron North Tourism Marketing Partnership, volunteers take the lead in everything we do.”

With a small staff and a large area to cover, EACFDC relies on the guidance and wisdom of their experienced volunteers.  “Our Directors are the reason we are successful,” states Shawn Heard, General Manager.  “One of the strengths our organisation is neighbours lending to neighbours and it works extremely well.”

Photo:  Meeting during the annual Board Strategic Planning Session are Diane Lanigan, Information Officer; David Wolgemuth, Treasurer; Vyrn Peterson, Chair; and Gail Murdock, Vice Chair


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