The CFIB launches their “Shop Small Biz” campaign supported by a small business directory Web site and coordinated by annual small business shopping day. 416Direct is invited to participate and assist in recruiting new member businesses and to consult on the campaign. In addition, Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Economic
416Direct and The CFIB hold MOTM Professional Discussion Session featuring Bill Stark, founder of ResDev Tax Consultants Inc. to speak about SR&ED tax credits, the government’s largest single support program for R&D. The event was hosted in the boardrooms of Fasken Martineau, a leading international business law and litigation firm.
“Proud to be with 416Direct, CFIB’s newest members ” – Tweet by Dan Kelly
416Direct was asked to attend the CFIB Annual General Meeting where the CFIB Board presented their 5 year vision. 416Direct was fully in alignment with the CFIB stated direction. Subsequently the CFIB agreed to co-host the Meeting of the Minds (MOTM) program of regularly scheduled small business workshops and events.
The CFIB held a joint press event with The Minister of State for Finance, Ted Menzies to announce major legislative changes reflected in the 2013 Federal Budget due to CFIB lobbying on behalf of Canadian small businesses. The CFIB asked 416Direct to attend the press event as an example of
416Direct donates $100,000 worth of children’s books from Pdoink Publishing to The Salvation Army’s Toy Mountain annual charity drive and the Children’s Aid Society on behalf of Toronto Small Businesses.