The list of exhibitors is broad and wide-ranging, covering a gamut of sectors and companies with a physical "bricks and mortar" presence in LAMBAC's catchment area.
"It's really more of an event and a show than just your average trade fair," says Mary Nelder, general manager of LAMBAC.
RegionSal businesses will be on display at the 10th Manitoulin Trade Fair, organized by the LaCloche Manitoulin Business Assistance Corporation (LAMBAC
) and held May 1-3.
According to Mary Nelder, general manager of Lacloche Manitoulin Business Assistance Corporation (LAMBAC), increasingly larger numbers of people in older age brackets are using the Internet to allow themselves to make the move to smaller towns.
Over the last few years, LAMBAC has worked with Manitoulin-area townships, along with several real estate agents, retailers and building contractors to create Manitoulin Living, an independent initiative specifically focused on attracting telecommuters and semi-retirees to the area.
LAMBAC loaned them enough money to put up a building and purchase equipment, but the early years were tough.
Recently, they came back to LAMBAC for a loan to expand their premises.
), seeks out ways in which projects will benefit all parties.
) developed a strategic plan itself, which identified tourism as their main industry.