Queen’s partners with local organization to create Kingston Region Business Support Network

April 22, 2020

Queen’s University’s Smith School of Business has partnered with the City of Kingston and Kingston Economic development to create the Kingston Region Business Support Network. Drawing on Queen’s student and faculty resources, the network will help local businesses, not-for-profits, and social enterprises navigate the new economic environment. The network offers free services such as student time and skills, and community classroom learning sessions with faculty on topics designed for local business needs. “Kingston is tremendously blessed to have the wealth of talent and expertise within our post-secondary institutions at Queen’s and St Lawrence College,” says Kingston Economic Development Chief Executive Officer Donna Gillespie. “During these incredibly challenging business times, leveraging these assets and supporting our business community together is paramount to address immediate needs and how we, as a community can support and prepare businesses for the path to recovery.” Queen’s (ON)