Le personnel et le conseil d’administration de la SADC Pontiac: à l’arrière, de gauche à droite (SADC Pontiac staff and board members, back, from left) : Mario Guay, Amy Taylor, Donald Gagnon, Brittany Morin, Barry Moffat, Ken Pack, Ellen Boucher et Nancy Dagenais. À l’avant / Front, from left: Randy Labadie, Leanne Gray, Andrea Lagarde, Rhonda Perry, Leanne Smart et Paul Boisvert
Jamie Cameron & Allyson Beauregard
ILE-DU-GRAND-CALUMET – The SADC Pontiac held their 31st Annual General Meeting, June 3, at Horizon X Rafting, which included a presentation by Judith Cane. To begin, SADC Director General Rhonda Perry
highlighted the activities of the previous year: “During our 30th anniversary celebrations, we honoured founding contributors at our Gala, highlighted successes and impacts of our contributions to economic development work, and focused on entrepreneurship, training and supporting small businesses.”
After Perry’s introduction, Daniel Amyotte, Welsh Financial Auditor, reviewed the previous year’s financial statements; SADC Pontiac ended the 2015-2016 year with a $5,500 surplus and $5.2 million in assets. A total of about $501,000 in business loans were issued and $154,000 in youth loans, which created 14 new jobs and maintained 33.
After a light lunch, Judith Cane, one of the top Money Coaches in Canada who has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, The Globe and Mail, Canadian Living, and Chatelaine, spoke about the importance of managing personal and business expenses separately because many businesspeople tend to pool them together.
Cane has worked with hundreds of clients to create a clear picture of
their financial situation, build a realistic spending and savings plan, and help them achieve their financial goals. “Her presentation was simple and easy to understand; she offered helpful tips, and the businesspeople really enjoyed it,” said Perry.