East Kootenay Community Credit Union to host Young Entrepreneur Show

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EKCCU Board of Directors.

On April 17 we invite you to release your inner dragon, or shark, and join us at the Cranbrook Young Entrepreneur Show. Students at three Cranbrook schools have been learning what it takes to be an entrepreneur. Did you know that entrepreneurship and small business is the career choice of 44 per cent of Canadians? Each student entrepreneur created a product and developed a business plan to sell that product. Student entrepreneurs from each school will present their products for sale at the Final Showcase to be held at the Heritage Inn in Cranbrook Wednesday April 17 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Please join us. You may discover the next Apple or Google, or perhaps a talented student to hire in the future. Ten per cent of their proceeds from product sales will be donated to charity. The East Kootenay Community Credit Union (EKC) would like to thank the teachers, principals and district office for their support.

You are also invited to share a little love with Sparwood on March 27, 2013, the first anniversary of EKC’s Sparwood branch. Recently EKC’s CEO Jody Burk unveiled proposed plans for the area surrounding the Sparwood branch, including a play park, new access, potential retail space and condos over the museum of the Michel-Natal Heritage Society. Plans for developing the Sparwood area are currently in the planning stage and EKC is reviewing public feedback from the open house.

“We are committed to helping to create communities with healthy growth,” said Burk.

Eric Johnstone, Sparwood branch manager, supports Burk’s vision “We want to add to a community where people will want to walk around, linger and meet others. Sparwood’s strong economy and proud mining history together with the incredible sense of community and caring shown by the involvement and excitement makes this a place we feel a real belonging to, and are proud to be part of.”

Also on April 17, the EKC will celebrate 63 years in the East Kootenay. All members are invited to join their board at the annual general meeting on April 17th starting at 7 p.m. at the Heritage Inn Cranbrook. Light refreshments will follow the meeting. Everyone is welcome.

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