Business Development Committee

The Business Development Committee (BDC) meets on a monthly or as-needed basis and reviews all CFNCD loan applications.  The committee is made up of volunteer representatives from communities in the North Central Region.   CFNCD encourages representation from each of the three types of communities in our region (Urban Industrial, First Nation and Aboriginal Northern Affairs) on all committees of the organization, including the Business Development Committee. Committees of the organization are struck annually at the Annual General Meeting.  

BDC members for 2016/2017 are: 

Penny Byer, City of Thompson (Committee Chair) 

Marcel Moody, Nelson House First Nation, Board Member

Keith Burak, Tataskweyak Cree Nation, Board Member

Joanne Pronteau, Thicket Portage, Board Member / Alternate

Nick DiVirgilio, Thompson, Volunteer

Darlene Beck, Incorporated Community of Cross Lake, Board Chair

January 16, 2018

Thompson to host 2018 Manitoba Winter Games

Exciting news for the north! The 2018 Manitoba Winter Games powered by Manitoba Hydro will be held in Thompson from March 4-10, 2018.  We anticipate Thompson to be a bustling hive of activity as we welcome 1800 athletes plus coaches, families and sport representatives!

January 11, 2018

Dragon's Quest Business Plan Competition

This competition is for Indigenous entrepreneurs who started a business after January 31, 2017 or that will launch before April 30, 2018.  Contest presented by Community Futures Manitoba through their Indigenous Business Service Network.  Deadline to enter is March 23rd. Rural and Urban categories with prizes up to $5,000.  Submit your business plan to enter.  For more information visit the CFM website here