FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 20, 2014
CEED partners with Eastlink to further enhance support of Nova Scotia entrepreneurs
Halifax, NS – Home-grown entrepreneurial success story, Eastlink, and the Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development (CEED) announced a special partnership today that will provide additional support to Nova Scotia entrepreneurs and small businesses.
With a strong sense of shared values, CEED and Eastlink aim to further arm entrepreneurs and small businesses with the tools they need for success in an ever changing and evolving economy.
In 1971, John Bragg’s entrepreneurial spirit opened the doors to a new telecommunications business in Nova Scotia and Eastlink was born. Since then, Eastlink has become one of Nova Scotia’s largest employers with almost 1000 employees headquartered in Nova Scotia and over 1,600 Canadians nationwide.
“We are very proud to partner with Eastlink; their entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm brings energy and encouragement to our clients. "As part of the partnership, CEED and Eastlink will work together to provide CEED clients with a specialized workshop based around doing business with smart phones, and provide exclusive offerings, as well as showcasing CEED clients via Eastlink TV programming and Eastlink’s website. The end goal is to raise awareness of Nova Scotian small businesses and provide additional support through as many channels as possible,” says John Beaton, Senior Manager, Entrepreneurship Development.
Eastlink’s journey is an inspiration for many local entrepreneurs and through this partnership, CEED hopes to open more doors and provide more support for emerging small businesses. Together, the two organizations will create specialized workshops, among other initiatives.
“This partnership is a natural fit for us,” says Lee Bragg, CEO for Eastlink. “In order for our province to continue to be relevant in an emerging global economy, we must help build and grow companies that answer the call of the new world we live in. That’s why giving back and sharing our entrepreneurial journey with new and aspiring entrepreneurs is so important to us.”
In celebration of this synergetic partnership, CEED and Eastlink will be hosting a social media scavenger hunt on October 25th, 2014, encouraging Haligonians to embrace small business week, explore their city and meet some of their local entrepreneurs.
To join the scavenger hunt, visit participating CEED businesses, snap a selfie and tweet with the hashtag #CEEDlink. All tweets using the hashtag will be entered into a draw to win a Samsung Galaxy 5 and accessories! To register for the event, see participating businesses and to find out more, visit ceed.ca.
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For more information, please contact
Marketing and Communications Officer, CEED
(902) 407-7390 | email@example.com
Headquartered in Halifax, NS, Eastlink is Canada’s largest family-owned and operated telecommunications provider, delivering world-class video entertainment and communications services to residential, business and public sector customers across the country.
Powered by state-of-the-art fibre optic and wireless networks, Eastlink’s advanced services include Unmatched TV featuring Wireless TV powered by Maestro, Personal Picks, and Video OnDemand, Internet Evolved including Personal Cloud services, wireless featuring nationwide calling, competitive local and long distance telephone, home security and automation, data communications and exclusive, locally-produced programming on Eastlink TV.
Eastlink is one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies at the platinum level with operations in Nova Scotia, PEI, NL, Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia as well as Bermuda.
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