General Manager Moving To New Challenges
March 10, 2016 Peterborough, ON
General Manager Tonya Kraan has announced plans to leave Community Futures Peterborough following two years of leading the organization through change and growth.
“It has been a whirlwind two years.” says Tonya who previously was Manager of Innovation for the City of Kawartha Lakes. “it was exciting to help introduce some new concepts and innovation throughout the organization in order to support more than 200 businesses start or expand their businesses. It has been a pleasure to serve as the General Manager for 2 years and I look forward to watching the next chapters unfold.”
Ms. Kraan represented Community Futures Peterborough throughout the business community of the greater Peterborough area sitting on committees of Bears’ Lair, Startup Peterborough, New Canadian Centre’s Employment Working Group and as a Director with the Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism. Most recently she has contributed to the Local Employment Planning Council initiative with the Workforce Development Board and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Chairing the Business & Industry working group for Northumberland, Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton.
“Tonya has promoted our organization exceptionally well to our stakeholders as we’ve continued to support local business. Relationships with community partners are stronger thanks to her tremendous work and we wish her well in her new endeavour” said Dan Stanford, Chair.
Former Board Chair Doug Armstrong has agreed to act as Interim General Manager once Ms. Kraan departs. The Board of Directors has begun the recruitment process for a new leader.
About Community Futures Peterborough:
- Community Futures Peterborough is funded through the federal government and was established in 1985, with a mandate to administer a community loan fund in support of small and medium-sized businesses.
- The local impact of the lending activity by Community Futures Peterborough can be determined using the economic impact rule of thumb determined in the Conference Board of Canada‘s study of Ontario CFDCs. Total lending by Community Futures Peterborough from 2009 to 2014 ($7,551,486) x 4.5 = $33,981,687 impact on real GDP
- Community Futures promotes economic growth and diversification that creates and maintains jobs in the City and County of Peterborough. Community Futures Peterborough has disbursed loans to 672 small businesses totalling $26,004,390, helping them maintain and create 3344 jobs since its inception.
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