Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 11:25 a.m.
A toast to Global Business Week in Prescott-Russell
It seemed proper to mark the start of the celebration of Global Business Week in Prescott-Russell with an announcement about funding help for a local brewery to improve its position in the craft beer market.
Glengarry-Prescott-Russell MP Francis Drouin confirmed Nov. 13 that Embrun-based Brasserie Tuque de Broue Brewery will receive $20,000 from the FedDev Ontario program to assist the local microbrewery increase and improve its production capacity, making the operation more efficient and helping strengthen the young company’s position in the growing craft beer market.
“Today’s announcement demonstrates that innovation is essential to sustainable economic growth,” stated Drouin, during the Monday morning launch at Alfred College in Alfred-Plantagenet Township of Global Business Week in Prescott-Russell. “Brasserie Tuque de Broue will be able to increase production, create jobs, and grow the local economy.”
The federal funding aid will translate into the equivalent of two more full-time jobs at the brewery for production, packaging and distribution, along with further research and development of new beers for future sales and marketing. The company will also buy new equipment to increase existing production.
“This contribution to this local business is a good example of the economic growth potential in Prescott-Russell,” stated Eric Drouin, chairman of the Prescott-Russell Community Development Corp. (PRCDC). “The FedDev Ontario investment, made through the Eastern Ontario Development Program, will have a direct impact on our job creation and the growth opportunities for Tuque de Broue Brewery.”
Posing for a cheque presentation photo during the event are: MPP Grant Crack for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell (left), Nicolas Malboeuf, owner of Brasserie Tuque de Broue Brewery, Edith Jean-Louis, PRCDC program officer, MP Francis Drouin, PRCDC Chairman Eric Drouin, and Mayor Fernand Dicaire of Alfred-Plantagenet Township.