Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Rakesh Naidu, right, is shown Oct. 18, 2019, with Downtown Accelerator CEO Arthur Barbut during the announcement of a new partnership focused on supporting small businesses and start-ups in Windsor and Essex County. DAX MELMER / WINDSOR STAR

Originally posted by The Windsor Star

Highlighting the important contributions of small businesses across the province, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce launched a campaign Monday called Small Business Too Big to Ignore.

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The Downtown Accelerator is helping Windsor’s economy by training, teaching and investing in one entrepreneur at a time. 

In 2011, the Accelerator was created to fund the growth of local businesses. As of 2018, it had an economic impact of $20 million according to a report on the Accelerator’s website. An eclectic array of businesses here includes: a Libro Credit Union branch, Bam Bam’s Boxing Club and Fitness, an Invisalign Braces office, a woodworking shop and an art studio.