Cornwall & The Counties Community Futures Development Corporation is pleased to announce that through the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) provided by FedDev Ontario we have contracted a bilingual, temporary, full-time COVID-19 Business Relief Advisor to assist business owners throughout Akwesasne, Cornwall, and the United Counties of S.D. & G. Her role will be to help applicants navigate all the programs available for support through the hardships of COVID-19.
This new team member is Doreen Ashton Wagner, long-time North Glengarry-based entrepreneur who co-founded and operated Greenfield Services Inc. until 2016, when the company was sold to an employee. She has since founded Business Sisters / Consœurs en Affaires, a bilingual social enterprise dedicated to building happy, resilient rural communities by connecting women entrepreneurs so they can learn and thrive.
As COVID-19 Business Relief Advisor, Doreen will meet with business owners to guide them through all the COVID-19 related programs and services. With her experience as a business owner herself, her purpose is to help entrepreneurs identify what they might qualify for and assist them through the application and referral process.