Upcoming Events & Resources – October to November, 2020

Upcoming Events & Resources – October to November, 2020

  • January 14, 2019

Upcoming Events (Oct-2020)

Check all live events for possible cancellations or re-scheduling!

Thurs Oct 15 7 to 9pm Roots and Wings: Making Dreams Come True Join Angels Anonymous for an evening of hope, inspiration, and a look at the true meaning of giving all from the comfort of your own home! An evening that will warm your heart, ignite your senses, and show you the beauty of human connection. Angels Anonymous was founded in 1998 by Wendy Grahl and exists to achieve the beautiful vision that no adult dies without their wish being realized. We help to fulfil final wishes for terminally ill adults who are experiencing financial hardship and who would not otherwise be able to see their wish through.  Angels Anonymous has granted over 225 wishes across Canada and through our annual fundraiser, Roots & Wings, we are looking to raise funds to continue our purpose of fulfilling wishes. We proudly operate in a manner that allows over 90% of donated dollars to go directly towards wish fulfillment. $54.06 Register @ www.angelsanonymous.org

Fri Oct 16 1 to 2pm Facebook Analytics and Targeting: A Deep Dive Into Facebook’s Analytics and Ad Manager Targeting Tools With over 2 billion users worldwide, it’s no surprise that many business owners turn to Facebook to market their products and services. Learn: The basics of Facebook’s Business Manager platform / How to utilize Facebook’s advertising platform for your business / The different types of Facebook ads and how to access Facebook’s ad network / How to interpret Facebook’s Analytics to shape business decisions. Presenter: Alex Carnio is the Founder of Simplified Social, a social media agency. Register for FREE @ www.awebusiness.com

Fri Oct 16 7 to 8:30am Small Business Week St. Albert Rotary International Breakfast Meeting VIRTUAL Register @ www.stalbertchamber.com 

Sat Oct 17 8am to 1pm One Woman Fearless World Summit! ONLINE One Woman is a social enterprise on a mission to help women and girls around the world live their dreams and reach their full potential through education, skills training and entrepreneurship. Your registration is in support of our women’s empowerment and girls education programs around the world.  As Maya Angelou said, “We come as one, but we stand as 10,000.”  Join with us to create a better future for all women and girls! You will receive the webinar link and password to sign in by email once you have registered for suggested $10 Cdn ONLINE Register @ www.onewoman.ca (posted by Microbusiness Alumni Mary Stevenson 2010)

Mon Oct 19 to 23 9 to 10am Panel Discussion: Mental Health (Small Business Week) Early studies are showing that COVID 19 is having an undeniable impact on our mental wellbeing. Learn how an employer can be aware of what this might look like within their workplace, the mental health ramifications of COVID 19, how to recognize signs and symptoms of mental distress, how that might present in the workplace environment, and strategies for being supportive. Mon. Mental Health in the Workplace Panel Discussion Tues – Norquest College | Career Moves are the New Normal Wed – Community Futures & NABI | Funding Opportunities & SME Supports Thurs – Resiliency and Recovery Panel Discussion Fri –  Edmonton Global: Sector Strategies Register for FREE @ www.beaumontchamber.ca

Tues Oct 20 8:30 to 11:30am Lean Six Sigma White Belt Training with GO Productivity Are you ready to improve your productivity? Do you want to increase efficiencies to advance your small business? GO Productivity’s Lean Six Sigma White Belt teaches the principles behind Lean Six Sigma and productivity improvement – to move forward as you increase efficiency across your operations! The Sutton Place Hotel 10235 101 St $25 Members $35 Non-Members OR ONLINE $15 Members $25 Non-Members Register @  www.edmontonchamber.com

Tues Oct 20 10:30am to noon 5 Ways to Finance Your Business Virtual Workshop Curious about what options are out there for getting money to start and grow your business? This workshop will cover 5 ways to raise money to start and grow your small business, from loans to grants and everything in between. You’ll also walk away with the foundations of managing your business finances. Register for FREE @ www.businesslink.ca

Tues Oct 20 noon to 1pm Lunch & Learn: 12 Steps to Retail WEALTH with Dan Holman CEO, Canadian Retail Solutions and the
founder of the Wealthy Retailer® Learn and connect via Zoom. No cost benefit for members Register @  www.stalbertchamber.com

Tues Oct 20 noon to 1pm Spot Light on Small Business 5 EBA business members will be featured and interviewed, live on zoom and share THEIR STORY. Let’s celebrate entrepreneurship and how brave business people are taking the leap and either starting a business or making a pivot with their business during the pandemic. Free – Members $5 – Non-Members @ www.yegba.org

Tues Oct 20 1 to 3:30pm Creating Your Brand with Dale Carnegie Training In a time where human touch is scarce, how do you connect with your customers and clients? What feelings, connections and emotions do you want to evoke in your audience? Why should a customer choose your brand over your competitors? The answers lie in the power of a well-established brand and brand storytelling. he Sutton Place Hotel 10235 101 St $25 Members $35 Non-Members In Person –  Register @  www.edmontonchamber.com

Tues Oct 20  / Nov 17 / Dec 15 4:30 to 5:30pm Rainforest Connector is an informal get-together for Edmonton entrepreneurs at all stages (from ideation to exiting), small business owners, and ecosystem helpers looking to encourage and promote collisions between people and create connections that will help drive the success of entrepreneurs in Alberta’s innovation system. Register for FREE @ www.rainforestyeg.com

Wed Oct 21 8:30 to 11am Inspiring Inclusion in the Workplace There are countless benefits to diversity in the workplace – from increased morale to better decision making to faster problem solving. This timely event will support your business in starting a conversation on inclusion – including reviewing aspects of your business to build inclusion! The Sutton Place Hotel 10235 101 St $25 Members $35 Non-Members OR ONLINE $15 Members $25 Non-Members Register @  www.edmontonchamber.com

Wed Oct 21 / 28 noon to 1pm Lunch Without Lunch: Stages of Investment (Online via Zoom) Join us each week in October to learn more about when, how, and why to seek investment for your innovation-based venture. We’ll feature tools, expert speakers, and companies to help you understand and navigate the world of startup investments. Register for FREE @ www.rainforestyeg.ca

Oct 21 / Nov 10 / 23 / Dec 10 7 to 9pm Edmonton Virtual Speed Networking – Business Professionals works a lot like ‘Speed Dating’ without the ‘Dating’. A structured opportunity to meet accomplished professionals just like yourself, face to face, one business professional at time. Whether you are an entrepreneur, small business owner, legal or medical professional, in the finance, real estate or entertainment industry – our events offer the perfect occasion to expand your business, social or enterprise contacts. All in a setting and speed – just your style. We have done away with whistles, bells and over-the-top event trimmings. We feel building business relationships should be a comfortable, sophisticated and relaxed venture. An opportunity to create opportunities online. $28 @  www.speededmontonnetworking.com

Oct 21 to Nov 4 7 to 9pm Back to Business Series: Taking Charge of Change. YEG Bossbabes is excited to partner with Kristen Edmiston of KEA Consulting to bring you this 4-week series (now 3 left) that will allow you to level up your skills as a business owner and leader as well as connect with other incredible women in our city. We’re giving you two delivery methods to choose from, in-person or online! $222.72 or now PAY WHAT YOU CAN Register @ www.yegbossbabes.com

Wed Oct 21 to Thurs Oct 22 9am to 4pm Small Business Week 2 Day Conference – by Parkland County Chamber – Keynote speaker: Michele Romanow, a “Dragon” on CBC’s Dragon’s Den, Co-Founder and President of Clearbanc, and a serial entrepreneur who started five companies before her 33rd birthday. The first day rounded out by a breakout session series, and a round-table discussion with our Board of Directors. On day two, we will virtually welcome Chief Clarence Louie, move into more breakout sessions, learn how to do business with the government, and recap the two days. Online via CrowdCast $100 Register @ www.gprchamber.ca

Wed Oct 21 11:30am to 1:30pm Chamber Luncheon and Annual Meeting @ Clarion Hotel & Conference Centre 2100 Premier Way
Sherwood Park Members $36.75 Non-members $42 @ www.sherwoodparkchamber.com

Wed Oct 21 noon to 1pm 2020 Business Excellence Week Virtual Luncheon: Celebrating Business Excellence in St. Albert: 2020 Board of Directors Election – Business Excellence Nominees introduction – Chamber Update Register @ www.stalbertchamber.com

Wed Oct 21 3 to 4pm (Week 4 of 9 week series or individual) Are You Ready to Take Your Leadership Training to the Next Level? Barbara May’s 9-Week Leadership Webinars will show you how to turn your stumbling blocks into building blocks for success. This is an introduction to the Leadership Effectiveness Program that Barbara offers. Register @ www.stalbertchamber.com

Thurs Oct 22 7:15 to 8:30am Business @ Breakfast Come and hear how successful Businesses and Organizations are making a difference in St. Albert. They will share their stories of their journey in our community. Speakers: Doug Webster- Staples / Julie Quantz-Kovac- Oil City Signs $20 @ 101 Riel Dr St. Albert www.stalbertchamber.com

Thurs Oct 22 11am to noon How to Make your Business Stand Out by Focusing on Customer Experience Did you know 2 out of 3 businesses are now competing primarily on Customer Experience? Everyday expectations of what makes a great experience is changing, and the bar continues to rise; think about how Apple, Amazon and Netflix anticipate and meet the needs of their customers…. So, what can YOU do in this marketplace? How can you compete with the Customer Experience leaders of the world? Join us for this webinar to learn more about why Customer Experience is quickly becoming the biggest revenue accelerator for businesses like yours! Learn about how to delight your customers and identify the Moments that Matter most to them and transform the way you do business. Free Register @ www.businesslink.ca

Thurs Oct 22 11:30am to 1:30pm Pivoting in a Pandemic The pandemic pivot, it’s the small business’ new normal! Businesses were greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic which led them to outline a new path forward and sometimes adopting a new way of operating. As such, many local small businesses have adapted their business models to stay operative – whether it’s focusing pivoting their focus or supporting the community. A handful of business have even re-tooled their facilities and processes to make COVID-19 related products and supplies. The Sutton Place Hotel 10235 101 St $35 Members $45 Non-Members OR ONLINE $15 Members $25 Non-Members Register @  www.edmontonchamber.com

Thurs Oct 22 11am to 1pm Small Business Week: Leduc Chamber Luncheon – Featured Speaker: Doug Griffiths, of 13Ways,, will inform, encourage and inspire with his presentation: Everything has Changed – Forging the Way Forward. Change is inevitable, learn how businesses + communities can continue to adapt and innovate. 1. IN-PERSON Luncheon 11am to 1pm @ Coast Nisku Inn & Conference Centre 1104-4 St. Nisku, AB aligning with COVID-19 precautions to mitigate risks, as directed by AHS and ensuring the highest safety standards. (max. 90 people) Members: $35 + GST
Non-Members: $45 + GST OR 2. VIRTUAL Event noon to 1pm ZOOM link FREE @ www.yourchamber.ca

Thurs Oct 22 1 to 2pm How To Use Google Analytics Data To Grow Your Business – Session 1 Web analytics is one of the necessities of digital marketing. You use analytics to get data so you can make decisions in your digital marketing campaigns to increase leads, sales, and ROI. This online workshop session includes la presentation to cover the menus and options, followed with hands-on walk-through of Google Analytics.

What you’ll learn : How to install and configure Google Analytics  / How to find the analytics tracking tag and how to install it in your website / How to set up and use alerts, views, dashboards, export reports, and automated reports / Use filters to remove junk data and get clean data. Register for FREE @ www.awebusiness.com

Thurs Oct 22 3:30 to 5pm Virtual Speed Leads Do you want to make new business connections, showcase your business, and meet potential customers quickly and effortlessly? Then start practicing your tradeshow pitch and join us at Virtual Speed Leads on Thursday, October 22 as part of BDC Small Business Week. Using Zoom, participants will be placed in rooms with other business professionals eager to make connections and get results, fast. In just 60 seconds, you will provide an overview of you and your business; other participants will then follow your lead. You’ll make dozens of business connections and even meet prospective customers for your business! FREE if registered for other Small Business Week events www.edmontonchamber.ca

Thurs Oct 22 7 to 9pm The Chamber of Commerce Business Awards of Distinction is a celebration of our business community. Over the years, we have recognized the high standards our entrepreneurs bring to business and our awards evening takes our celebration to great heights as we let our congratulations soar in honour of our nominees and awards winners. This year will mark the first year of the Greater Parkland Regional Chamber awards program acknowledging local excellence. It all started out as a community gathering to recognize exceptional businesses and individuals, something that we still do today! Virtual – details to follow @ www.gprchamber.ca

Fri Oct 23 10 to 11:30am Intro to E-Commerce with Shopify Having an online presence allows your small business to engage with customers and continue to grow, especially during and post COVID-19. This workshop will walk you through what you’ll need to get started on an e-commerce platform like Shopify. Learn about an array of topics from marketing to basic design principles, to recession proofing your business with an omnichannel setup, and being prepared for Cyber weekend and the holidays. You’ll get a glimpse as to what Shopify has to offer including the growing ecosystem built to serve businesses like you. Shopify will answer any questions you may have about running your online business; we welcome you to prepare your questions in advance! ONLINE $15 Members $25 Non-Members Register @  www.edmontonchamber.com

Tues Oct 27 noon to 1pm Lunch & Learn: Life Insurance vs. Real Estate with John Harrison Broker WFG. We will provide a detailed description and comparison of real estate investing as compared to investing in Life Insurance. Join us for learning and connecting via Zoom. No cost benefit for members www.stalbertchamber.com

Tues Oct 27 7:30 to 8:30pm 2020 Business Excellence Awards Ceremony – celebrating businesses in St. Albert  online www.stalbertchamber.com

Wed Oct 28 1 to 2pm Metrics That Matter: Developing Your Social Media Scorecard to Make Informed Marketing Decisions ONLINE Contrary to what many business owners may believe or have been told, followers aren’t the only metric that matters when it comes to your social media. Sure, followers might make a company look bigger and better, but if they aren’t doing anything to drive leads or sales to your business, your social media strategy isn’t doing its job. Register for FREE @ www.awebusiness.com

Thurs Oct 29 1 to 2pm Export Essentials: Are You Export Ready? Alberta businesses have plenty to offer other provinces and the world but exporting our product and services can be a very complex process. Join us as we go through exporting processes step by step. We will provide the essential information you need to know and what to do to get your products or services beyond our borders. Free Register @ www.businesslink.ca

Thurs Oct 29 5 to 6:30pm EBA/WEBA October Mixer Join the EBA and WEBA for another successful evening mixer. We welcome members and non-members alike to join us online to network, share resources with other entrepreneurs and find potential clients or partners. On Zoom FREE @ www.yegba.org

Tues Nov 03 noon to 1pm Do Hard Things! Challenge Makes Us Better! Dean Anderson www.steadfastengineering.ca The path of least resistance isn’t always best. Challenge is good! We often improve when pushing our limits. By workday, I am an engineer and business owner. By holiday, I am an ultra-endurance mountain biker. From cycling 4400km from Banff to Mexico along the Continental Divide to carrying my bike through the Grand Canyon, I share my challenges, the lessons learned and hopefully, you will be inspired to Do Hard Things! Register @ www.stalbertchamber.com

Wed Nov 4 7:15 to 8:45am Business @ Breakfast Speaker: Colin Christensen, Owner, Evolution Building Materials
Building a One Sentence Pitch that Works Join us for learning and connecting with the social distancing and safety protocols in place with our host MD Distillery! 20 Circle Drive #100 St. Albert. $20 Members $25 Non-members Register @ www.stalbertchamber.com

Thurs Nov 5 11am to noon Doing Business With the Government of Canada Demystifying Government Procurement (Part 1) Do you think your business is too small to supply goods and services to the Government of Canada or that the Government of Canada doesn’t buy what you sell? Let’s bust these myths and more! Free Register @ www.businesslink.ca

Tues Nov 10 noon to 1pm Lunch & Learn: What is Professional Coaching? with Lori Lacey. Why should I hire a coach to help me grow my business, increase my leadership effectiveness or even help me with the life challenges I am facing? Bring your own lunch @ St. Albert Chamber of Commerce 71 St. Albert Trail FREE but Register @ www.stalbertchamber.com

Thurs Nov 12 9 to 11am Microbusiness Online Group Networking – watch for email invitation to ZOOM Meeting

Thurs Nov 12 noon to 1pm Leduc Noon Networking Your Chamber knows the power of bringing a wide variety of industries + business people together. So we are facilitating introductions that lead to connections and spark ideas…  JOIN US for virtual networking at noon! Attendees will have the opportunity to introduce themselves, their business and share information. Register @ www.yourchamber.ca

Tues Nov 17 10:30am to noon 3 Things You Can Learn from Your Customers Explore three basic categories of information – demographic, behavioral and financial – that you collect from your customers right now, and learn how this information can be applied to help you make stronger and more informed business decisions. Free Register @ www.businesslink.ca

Tues Nov 17 to Thurs Nov 19 DigiMarCon World 2020 (Digital Marketing Conference ONLINE) is your chance to hear from some of the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing industry. – Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level. 1.800.805.5385 $US197 www.digimarconworld.com

Wed Nov 18 11:30am to 1:30pm 2020 State of the City Address: with Mayor Cathy Heron Plated dinner service @ Enjoy Centre  101 Riel Drive  $65 members $75 non-members www.stalbertchamber.com

Wed Nov 18 6:30 to 8:30pm Dealing with Conflict Workshop Finding the win/win is always the healthiest result in any disagreement/conflict situation – join us to learn strategies to make this happen, with friends/family or in workplace situations. This session is a FREE online workshop, sponsored by Beaumont FCSS and facilitated by therapist Kim Silverthorn BA, RPC, MPCC, CT from Tacit Knowledge. You do NOT have to be a resident of Beaumont to attend. Register for FREE @ www.beaumontchamber.ca

Tues Nov 24 noon to 1pm Lunch & Learn: Time Management for Business Owners with Laurie McNaughton, Business Coach with Positive Life Concepts. I know you know the value of time. What we do with our time will be a direct reflection of our success. I will talk about what you can do to maximize your time and your results. Join us for learning and connecting via Zoom. No cost benefit for members www.stalbertchamber.com

Thurs Nov 26 / Jan 28 5 to 8pm Chamber on Tap – Moonshiners – offers business owners and their staff an opportunity to relax, enjoy a beverage & meet like-minded fellow members. Listen to other local business owners share their story on how they started their business, including their successes and challenges. @ Moonshiners 101 5202-50 Street, Stony Plain Members $10 Non-members $15 www.gprchamber.ca

Next ONLINE Class (Group 10) starts January 18-2021

Next Group Networking: Thurs October 15th, 2020  9 to 11am ONLINE

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