$3.69 million in business support for Greater Trail

Community Futures Greater Trail lent out over $3.69 million to businesses and entrepreneurs in the 2016/17 fiscal year.

Pictured from left to right are: Erik Kalacis, Executive Director, Tamara Rotach, Loans Manager and Sara Stuart, Director.

Pictured from left to right are: Erik Kalacis, Executive Director, Tamara Rotach, Loans Manager and Sara Stuart, Director. — Photo courtesy Community Futures Greater Trail

TRAIL, BC ‐ Community Futures Greater Trail was recognized at the British Columbia Community Futures AGM, which was hosted in Quesnel and Barkerville, for its outstanding business loan program that lent out a whopping $3.69 million to Greater Trail businesses and entrepreneurs in the 2016/2017 fiscal year.

The Investment Fund Award looks at various criteria including: financing new business start‐ups; expansion; youth in business; entrepreneurs with disabilities; technology; and extraordinary lending efforts. In receiving the award at the AGM, new Community Futures Executive Director, Erik Kalacis, stated, “It’s such an honour to accept this award on behalf of the Greater Trail CF office. But real credit is due to the Loans Committee, Chaired by Sara Stuart, and the terrific work performed by our Loans Manager, Tamara Rotach. Our team is very proud to have contributed to the growth of our local business community.”

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