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January-February 2015 Chamber Business Briefs: Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber’s Small Business Task Force

By April 17, 2015June 28th, 2018No Comments

The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce welcomes Federica Nazzani, President of Capital Assist (Valuation) Inc., as the Chair of the newly-established Small and Medium Enterprise (“SME”) Task Force.

In response to the growing need to promote, attract and grow SMEs, the Chamber has launched its first-ever SME Task Force, comprised of local business owners, professionals and community stakeholders. Its mandate is to identify key business issues, advocate and raise awareness, as well as execute initiatives to help businesses succeed.

The Task Force will also leverage the networking and outreach efforts of the Chamber to facilitate new business opportunities for its membership.

As a business owner, we want to hear from you. In the New Year, the Chamber will participate in a community-wide survey and will seek your continued input on the issues facing your business. Over the next few months, watch for the SME Task Force to release its new online information portal, webinars and advocacy positions for SMEs.

As Chair of the Task Force, Ms. Nazzani is no stranger to fostering business growth and overcoming challenges in Windsor-Essex. She served as the President & CEO of the Windsor International Airport where she was responsible for having more than doubled its passenger traffic and diversified its operations. She was also instrumental in turning-around the Airport operations to achieve financial profitability and stability.

Her background in both the private and the public sectors as a senior executive and leader has allowed her to gain valuable experience in strategic and business development, government relations, operational performance, finance and corporate governance.

As President of Capital Assist (Valuation) Inc., her independent business advisory practice focuses on business valuation services, litigation support, forecasting and complex financial analysis, debt, equity or government financing in growth, merger, acquisition and sale transactions, strategic planning and business development consulting. She also provides interim executive services to companies and institutions requiring finance executive-level consultation, expertise and knowledge on project-based initiatives or to fill a short-term vacancy. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Windsor Club and the Art Gallery of Windsor and has been very active in her community through her volunteer work and mentorships. Nazzani is a Fellow Chartered Public Accountant (FCPA, FCA) and a Chartered Business Valuator (CBV). She received the highly-esteemed and coveted Fellowship designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario in recognition of her outstanding career achievements and leadership contributions to the community and the profession.