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Learn How to Do Business with Greenstone Mine with this free event

  The Greenstone Economic Development Corporation (GEDC) Business Centre would like to invite you to the “How to do Business with Greenstone Mine” virtual event on Thursday, September 23, 2021, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. EDT. The event is held in partnership with the Municipality of Greenstone and Greenstone Mine, an Equinox Gold and Orion Mine Financing Joint Venture, and will include a presentation from the company about the current project and future operations work, and how to do business with them. If you are interested in attending, please pre-register by September 17, 2021 at 4 p.m. ZOOM meeting logistics will be sent out to registrants thereafter. Participants will need access to their own device (computer/smartphone) and internet connection. To register, contact the GEDC via email or by telephone (807) 854-2273. There is no charge for this event.  Everyone is welcome!
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