Todd and Wendy Plandowski
County of Vermillion River, AB
In 2016, when the owners of Section 25 Management had a vision to build an oil & gas asset management company, they knew they would need start-up capital. They had recently heard about the flexible options at Community Futures, and the focus on helping entrepreneurs to support communities and economic development, and knew it aligned their goals.
The founders used the start-up capital to leave their traditional employment roles and started their own company...And as they say, the rest is history.
In just over 4 years, the firm has grown from a little idea to “disrupt” the business of landowner oil and gas representation to having over 300 clients across Alberta and Saskatchewan.
"Community Futures is a wealth of knowledge, as well as a funding partner, and their staff are wonderful and understand the pressures that small businesses are under. Their mandate and vision are geared towards rural small businesses and their focus is on the clients they serve as much as the spreadsheet. Our business would have had a much more difficult path if it weren’t for Community Futures Lloydminster and Region. We are very grateful." - Wendy Plandowski