The Trenval Business Development Corporation, located in Belleville, has just celebrated creating thousands of jobs in the region.
About 100 people attended the ceremony this week as Trenval celebrated 30 years of supporting local businesses.
Trenval is a federally supported not-for-profit corporation that provides counselling and investment to small business.
Executive Director Glenn Kozak says it has been assisting small businesses in the Belleville, Quinte West, Stirling-Rawdon, Tyendinaga and Deseronto region since 1987.
Kozak says in the last three years Trenval has provided 111 loans for a total of $6.6 million.
He says “it’s a bit of a Dragon’s Den” the applicant has to meet the qualifications and have some security.
Trenval Board Chair Lieutenant Colonel David Alexander said, “Being privileged to lead the organization, Trenval’s 30th Anniversary generates multiple emotions but likely the big one is our activities creating and maintaining more than 7,000 jobs through lending, advisory services and program delivery. At Trenval, We Grow JOBS.”