Networking Acadian style in Charlottetown
CHARLOTTETOWN – March 17, 2016 – About 100 entrepreneurs and business people from the Charlottetown area came to the Carrefour de l’Isle-Saint-Jean March 16 to attend a special business mixer organized by the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce.
The event’s hosts – the Carrefour, the Collège Acadie Î.-P.-É. and the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI – gave it an « Acadian » flavor by talking about the French and bilingual services they offer.
Participants got to chat, have snacks and visit the eight booths set up by various organizations and businesses. Each booth also offered promotional items as well as a major door prize.
Seen in the first row are, left, Colette Aucoin, vice-president of the Collège Acadie Î.-P.- É. and Penny Walsh McGuire, new executive director of the Charlottetown Chamber. In the back row are Blair Corkum, vice-president of finances for the Charlottetown Chamber, Donald DesRoches, president and executive director of the Collège, and Martin Marcoux, spokesperson for the Acadian Chamber.