Sault Ste Marie Chamber Of Commerce

Your Recognized Voice of Business in Sault Ste Marie

Up to $15,000 available for an operational assessment - SPECIAL EVENT INVITATION - SMART PROGRAM - SAULT STE. MARIE


from Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters




Through FedNor’s Targeted Manufacturing Initiative for Northern Ontario, the SMART Productivity Assessments program was created to assist and support Northern Ontario manufacturers improve their operations. Under this program, administered by Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), manufacturers can receive 50 percent of the eligible costs of an operational assessment to a maximum of $15,000 to help them identify opportunities

in the areas of product and process improvements, quality, lean manufacturing, information systems, human resources, management systems,

and market analysis. 


Join us for a free breakfast & SMART information session on


Thursday, December 10th from 8:00am to 10:00am


at the Delta Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront Hotel, 208 St. Mary's River Drive 


8:00 am  Registration & Continental Breakfast


8:30 am  Welcome & SMART Program Overview

-Ian Howcroft, Vice President, CME Ontario

-Louise Rubletz, Director, SMART Program


9:00 am  BDC: Supporting Northern Ontario Manufacturers

-Darren De Jean, Senior Partner, BDC Consulting


Over the past 20 years, Darren has been working with clients to help grow their revenues, improve company efficiencies, and strengthen management capacity. Having successfully experienced two start-ups in multifaceted industries, Darren understands the complexities many entrepreneurs face in order to manage and grow their business while keeping an eye on profitability and improving efficiencies. Our operational efficiency specialist will talk to you about:

  • Improving your capacity to respond faster to client needs and changing market demands
  • Setting the stage for future growth by focusing on offering better value to your clients
  • Contributing to greater employee empowerment and productivity


10:00 am  Networking


Please register to attend


  • Where
    Delta Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront Hotel and Conference Centre
    ON, Sault Ste. Marie, 208 St Mary's River Drive
  • When
    Thursday, December 10, 2015
    8:00 AM  10:00 AM EST
  • Get in Touch
    Programme SMART Program - Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) / Manufacturiers et exportateurs du Canada (MEC)