For Immediate Publication
MAJOR SPONSORSHIP FOR THE CSEPR : THE EMERITUS AWARD
TO BE HANDED OUT DURING THE CELEBRATION OF EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2013
Hawkesbury, September 19th, 2012 – The Employment Services Centre proudly announced today that it signed a sponsorship agreement with the Prescott-Russell Community Development Corporation for its' prestigious Celebration of Excellence Awards 2013. This contest aims at honoring the quality of local companies for their contribution to the regional economy. Under the theme "Celebrating our Success", the awards for this 11th edition will be presented during a prestigious evening held Saturday, May 11th, 2013 at the Caledonia Centre in St-Bernardin. During this evening, the CSEPR will proudly present the Emeritus Award to the winner chosen by the Organizing Committee. This prestigious prize outlines the career of an entrepreneur or an individual in the Prescott region who, through his passion and his contribution, has left his mark in the regional business community.
"We felt it necessary that the Centre be part of this major event" says André Roy, General Manager of CSEPR. "That is, in addition to the contribution of larger companies to the region, we couldn't miss this opportunity to contribute in the emphasizing of excellence of small and medium regional businesses. Those same companies who contribute in an important way to the regional economy, but who also ensure our workers get jobs in their own localities. And, what can we say about the actual award", added Mr. Roy. "Without the input of passionate entrepreneurs, there couldn't be the regional dynamism we know which ensures economic growth, and thus, the sustainability of our towns and villages."
The Prescott-Russell Community Development Corporation will attribute during their Awards Celebration Evening held next May, fifteen awards to local businesses who have distinguished themselves throughout the community. Nominations are presently opened and can be submitted by the owner, an employee, a local business group, a financial institution or even an individual living in the Prescott-Russell community. To do so, one can visit the website dedicated to the Celebration (www.galaexcellence.com) and fill out and return the appropriate forms to the Organizing Committee no later than Friday, November 2nd, 2012.
About the PRCDC
For close to 25 years now, the Prescott-Russell Community Development Corporation (PRCDC) pursues its regional economic development mandate through technical support and funding to businesses and its involvement in daily initiatives that have an impact on economic development and socio-economic development of our communities. The PRCDC is part of 61 Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) in Ontario and offers a wide variety of programs and services supporting the community economic development and small business growth.
The Celebration of Excellence Awards is organized since 1991 and has a sole objective: to highlight the work of small, medium and large businesses that live and contribute to the local economy in Prescott and Russell.
Employment Services Centre (CSEPR) is a non for profit organisation with 3 offices serving the vast region of Prescott-Russell. Sole organisation dispensing all of employment services for the region, it is appointed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities for the Employment Ontario program and partner of the Ministry of Community and Social Services for the Ontario Disability Support Program, as well as partner of the Prescott-Russell United Counties for the Ontario Works program. The Centre aims at accompanying and supporting all types of clienteles in search of work or reintegrating the workforce, as well as supporting regional employers with their staffing needs. The Centre offers a complete line of tools and resources to its different clienteles, including several subsidized programs, and through its vocation, contributes in an important way to the region's economic development.
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Excellence Award (PRCDC)
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