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Businesses that applied for the RMWB Small Business Workforce Support Program are encouraged to check their inboxes for email notifications regarding whether or not they have been approved for funding through the Program.

“I am pleased that small business employers will soon have this support in their hands,” said Mayor Melissa Blake. “The small business community is critically important not only to job creation and workforce development, but to the prosperity of our region.”

Approved businesses should receive an email on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, outlining how they can view their individual funding amounts prior to receiving their cheques, which will be mailed out by Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017.

Businesses that have not met all of the requirements and therefore are not approved for funding will have until Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, to contact SmallBusinessSupport@marsh.com if they believe there are any errors with their application.

The Small Business Workforce Support Program is designed to help small business employers by providing timely financial assistance to offset costs related to attracting, hiring and keeping employees. A total of 1,555 applications were received between Oct. 19, 2016, and Dec. 16, 2016.

The RMWB continues to provide ongoing support to businesses in our community through programs and services offered through the Economic Development Department. You can learn more about those programs and services at www.choosewoodbuffalo.ca.

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