Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership Celebrates Economic Development Week with Open House and Community Events

Sarnia, ON [April 19, 2024] – In celebration of Economic Development Week, the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership (SLEP) is excited to announce a series of events aimed at promoting and enhancing understanding of economic growth efforts in Sarnia-Lambton. This year’s activities are designed to foster community engagement and showcase the impactful economic development initiatives that SLEP has spearheaded.

On Tuesday, May 7th, from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM, SLEP will host a Community Booth at Lambton Mall, allowing residents and business owners to interact directly with SLEP economic developers. This booth will serve as a dynamic platform for the community to learn about ongoing and future projects and learn more about the organization’s services.

Following this, on Thursday, May 9th, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, SLEP will open its doors for a Community Open House at its office, located at 1086 Modeland Road, Building 1050, Suite 100, Sarnia, ON. This event will allow community members to engage in highly relevant dialogues with SLEP’s dedicated staff, gain deeper insights into the organization’s operations, discuss potential economic opportunities and ideas, and learn about the various projects the organization is currently working on.

Residents, business owners, and entrepreneurs are encouraged to bring ideas and opinions as to what they would like to see in their communities to share with staff members.

Matthew Slotwinski, Interim CEO of the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership, emphasized the importance of these events, stating, “National Economic Development Week is not just a celebration, but a great initiative for enhancing the economic vitality of our region. Through these engaging and informative events, we aim to connect more closely with our community and share the exciting developments that are on the horizon.”

The Community Open House will also offer opportunities to tour the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park. During the tours, Research Park staff will provide information on the Commercialization Centre, existing tenants, and available space for research, labs, and offices.

The goals of this week’s celebrations include raising awareness of SLEP’s pivotal role in regional economic prosperity, enhancing community interaction, and showcasing successful partnerships and projects that have significantly benefited the community.

“Engagement and awareness are key pillars of economic development,” Slotwinski added. “We are eager to share how our initiatives and collaborations have laid strong foundations for continuous growth and prosperity in Sarnia-Lambton as an exceptional place to live, work, and invest.”

Residents and business owners of Lambton County are encouraged to attend these events to learn more about how economic development affects their community.

About the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership:
The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership is the lead economic development agency for the Sarnia-Lambton area. Funded by the County of Lambton, we focus on promoting the distinct advantages Sarnia-Lambton proudly offers companies and residents. By coordinating community-based economic development initiatives and maintaining a commercially attractive environment, we foster new business creation, help ensure that established firms remain and grow here, and work to attract growing businesses to the Sarnia-Lambton area.

For Media Inquiries:

Arianne Garcia
Marketing & Communications Manager
Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership
(519) 332 1820 ext 225

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