Mon­treal bound

Journal Pioneer - - PRINCE COUNTY -

Seven Is­land busi­nesses headed to Quebec to sell P.E.I. prod­ucts.

Seven Is­land busi­nesses will be head­ing out on a sales mis­sion to Mon­treal, Que., Oct. 23 to 27, hop­ing to sell their prod­ucts or ser­vices. The P.E.I. com­pa­nies in­volve hand-made jew­elry, steel-toed boots, bam­boo bi­cy­cles, blue­ber­ries, hands-free doors, vinyl record press­ing and fresh veg­etable bas­kets.

This is the third time that RDÉE Prince Ed­ward Is­land is or­ga­niz­ing such a mis­sion for busi­nesses that have a fran­co­phone ca­pac­ity.

“Our par­tic­i­pants mostly all end up sign­ing sales con­tracts that di­ver­sify their mar­kets,” says Robert Mad­dix, the eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer co-or­di­nat­ing th­ese mis­sions. “The av­er­age sales racked up dur­ing our first two mis­sions were about $28,000 per par­tic­i­pant.”

The Quebec com­pany hired to or­ga­nize busi­ness meet­ings between the P.E.I. par­tic­i­pants and po­ten­tial Mon­treal buy­ers, has lined up meet­ings with 64 clients.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Jacintha De­boer from RJ Dis­tri­bu­tion, and sales mis­sion co-or­di­na­tor, Robert Mad­dix, look over some sam­ples of the At­lantic Safety Wear steel-toed boots that De­boer will be bring­ing to Mon­treal.

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