For Immediate Release

October 1st, 2016


Mayor Crombie Marks Small Business Month with BIA Roundtables


Mississauga – October is Small Business Month and I look forward to holding roundtable discussions with the small business owners from our neighbourhood Business Improvement Associations (BIAs) to discuss ways local government can further help local job creators compete, expand and succeed, Mayor Bonnie Crombie said.


“I encourage all of Mississauga’s hardworking small business owners and entrepreneurs to speak up and have their voices heard during these community consultations,” Mayor Crombie added. The Mayor’s BIA Roundtables dates and registration information are provided below. More information about Small Business Month initiatives can be found at


Clarkson BIA

Date: Monday, October 17th, 2016

Time: 8AM – 10AM

Location: Walden Circle Retirement Community – 1907 Lakeshore Road W.,

Mississauga, ON L5J 1J6


Phone: 647-990-1464


Streetsville BIA

Date: Monday, October 24th, 2016

Time: 8AM – 10AM

Location: Vic Johnson CC – 335 Church St, Mississauga, ON L5M 1N1


Phone: 905-858-5974


Malton BIA

Date: Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Time: 7PM – 9PM

Location: Malton CC – 3540 Morning Star Dr., Mississauga, ON L4T 1Y2



Port Credit BIA

Date: Friday, October 28th, 2016

Time: 8AM – 10AM

Location: Clarke Hall – 161 Lakeshore Road West, Mississauga, ON L5H 1G3



Crombie also highlighted the work of the Mayor’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Taskforce, whose members have stressed the importance of connectivity to ignite new business opportunities. During Mayor Crombie’s recent State of the City Address, hosted by the Mississauga Board of Trade, Crombie announced that the 3rd Annual First Look Angel Investor Networking Event will be held in spring 2017. First Look brings together small business owners and entrepreneurs with venture capitalists looking for their next big investment opportunity.


“Although, October formally marks Small Business Month, members of Council and our team of professionals from the Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre (MBEC) work year-round to create the right environment to help aspiring entrepreneurs and existing business turn ideas into results,” Mayor Crombie concluded.


Click here for a calendar of business seminars and events being offered by MBEC and the Economic Development Office.