Upcoming Events – September 16th, 2021

Upcoming Events – September 16th, 2021

  • January 14, 2019

Upcoming Events (September 16-2021)

Thurs Sep 16 noon to 1pm Small Business Series: Cyber Security: FREE Online via Zoom Register @ www.yourchamber.ca

Thurs Sep 16 6:30pm ACE Lawn Bowling Social Summer holidays are over and it’s time to get back to work, but let’s not get too serious just yet! Join the Ad Club of Edmonton as we welcome Edmonton’s advertising and marketing professionals back from their summer holidays with an evening of drinks, laughter, and lawn bowling! It doesn’t matter if you’re a newb or a seasoned professional lawn bowler, the night is about socializing, reconnecting with old friends and colleagues, and enjoying a late summer evening of fun. @ Commonwealth Lawn Bowling Club 11420 139 St NW Members $32 Non-members $42 www.adclubedm.com

Fri Sep 17 noon to 1pm How To Create a Brand for the Digital Era With billions of businesses trying to make a name for themselves online, having a strong brand is crucial to attracting and retaining customers. Many entrepreneurs don’t realize that a brand is broader than a logo and colours. It’s how your customers, and potential customers, experience and remember your company. Register for free @ www.awebusiness.com

Sun Sep 19 8:30am to 4:30pm “Triple A” Workshop bringing you Authenticity, Alignment & Awareness in topics including finance, strategy & social media! It’s been a hot minute since we’ve been in-person….well actually a year and a half….and we’re ready, are you? Behind the scenes at YBB Connect we have put together what we feel is an AMAZING entry back into in-person events. Join us for a full day workshop where you will LEARN, CONNECT, and GROW. Our Triple A workshop is going to fill you up with tangible tools and takeaways that will set you up to take your business to the next level. @ The Creative Hive 16819 111 Avenue $299 @ www.ybbconnect.com

Tues Sep 21 noon to 1pm Lunch & Learn: Autumn Gardening Tips: Topics discussed include autumn gardening tips, fall bulbs and tender plants. There will be time time for questions about your own garden! Free Virtual Event – Members only www.stalbertchamber.com

Wed Sep 22 9 to 10am AI 101: Practical examples and real-world applications of AI in Alberta In this session, you will hear from a nationally recognized data science firm who works with Alberta’s largest organizations to turn data from hard drives, sensors, and cameras into AI solutions that drive real-world results. You will learn the difference between AI and ML, what makes a good use case (and what makes a bad one), where companies start when considering how to tackle an AI Strategy, and some of the real-world applications that have driven value in our own backyard, here in Edmonton.  Webinar: Members free Non-members $10 @ www.edmontonchamber.com

Thurs Sep 23 noon to 1pm Join us for social media expert, Brittany Miller Biz, as she presents Strategies for a Standout LinkedIn Profile and how to boost your discoverability and reach on LinkedIn. Some tips shared can also be applied to your company’s LinkedIn Page. Plus, get your questions answered.   Small Business Series: Leduc Chamber – Members Free Non-members $20 Zoom www.yourchamber.ca

Wed Sep 22 5 to 7pm Beaumont Chamber Networking Event virtual – register @ www.beaumontchamber.ca

Thurs Sep 23 10:30am to noon Indigenous Women Entrepreneurs: Are You Ready for Entrepreneurship? Are you an Indigenous woman who is ready to take her business idea to the next step? Starting and creating your own business is life-changing, and it can be fun, exciting and challenging. The purpose of this introductory session is to provide you with information about: Entrepreneurship, to help you decide if owning a business is for you. Whether the timing is right for you to start a business venture. Free Online – register @ www.awebusiness.com

Thurs Sep 23 noon to 1:15pm Artificial Intelligence and Ageism in Business: Modernization and transformation are two key buzz words that have been en vogue long before the pandemic. Technology is often designed to automate – but user experiences can sometimes fall short of being accessible to users of all age groups. In considering artificial intelligence, neural networks, robotic process automation and deep learning, how do we ensure that the business solutions that we design are created and launched in an inclusive way? Free Online – register @ www.awebusiness.com

Thurs Sep 23 4 to 6pm Mayor’s Forum hosted by The Downtown Business Association at Rogers Place. This is an opportunity for residents and businesses to hear from Mayoral candidates about their plans for the future of Edmonton’s downtown.  This forum is open to all who are invested in the future of downtown. Attendees are invited to join in-person or virtually and will be given the opportunity to submit questions in advance and at the forum itself.   $25/person + fees & GST (140 tickets available) OR Tickets to attend virtually are free @ www.universe.com

Sep 25 to 26 11am to 4pm The Franchise Expo Edmonton Your only opportunity to see and compare all your full and part-time business ownership options under one roof! – save hundreds of hours of research time! Edmonton Expo Centre – Register online to get a FREE ticket @ www.franchiseshowinfo.com/Edmonton

Mon Sept 27 3:30 to 4:30pm Creating Connections – Building Business New Member Orientation. Whether you’ve been a member for years or you just joined, you need to know the right tools to make the Chamber work for you. Let us show you all the wonderful benefits you are already receiving as a chamber member and how you can get involved in the chamber and in the community! Free member event – register @ www.stalbertchamber.com

Tues Sep 28 10 to 11am Implementing a Successful Hybrid Workplace Model Have you considered integrating a hybrid workspace model option into your business operations or been advocating for one? You aren’t alone. There’s been a significant shift in priorities during the pandemic – both acknowledging physical workspaces and mental health support – and it’s something employees want to be addressed before management officially welcomes back their team for “business as usual.” In this webinar, you’ll learn what a hybrid workspace is, the advantages and disadvantages, the challenges to overcome, and how exactly you can create a safe and collaborative workspace under a hybrid model. Virtual: Register before Sep 27 Members $7.50 Non-members $10 www.edmontonchamber.com

Tues Sep 28 noon to 1pm Geospatial Technology Applications for Business As location-based data continues to be incorporated across more sectors and industries, it’s becoming clear that geospatial technologies are a key innovation for many businesses to leverage. Join AWE in hosting Jonathan Neufeld, CEO of TECTERRA and three leaders in the Alberta technology ecosystem for an insightful panel-based session about geospatial technology. The themes for discussion will span from defining what geospatial technology is, how location data solves real-world problems in everyday society, and the significant role it plays in how businesses are adapting in 2021. Free Online – register @ www.awebusiness.com

Tues Sep 28 4 to 8pm  Better When It’s YEG  Market  Supporting local, because it’s better when it’s YEG.  Shop local this fall and support over 30 local vendors making up our Market event.  Whether you are sprucing up your wardrobe, adding a unique piece of jewelry to your collection, or looking for the perfect gift for someone special, you’ll find it here. Feel good knowing you’re supporting several makers and creators in Edmonton, and who knows, maybe you’ll discover your new favourite local business!  @ Beverley Hills Ballroom, Fantasyland Hotel WEM Admission: Complimentary Online Tickets Available – Register Now @ www.edmontonchamber.com

Wed Sep 29 9am to 3pm Immigrant Entrepreneur Summit 2021: Keys to Success Business Link’s Immigrant Entrepreneur Program is excited to present this event designed for immigrant entrepreneurs and small business owners across Alberta. Connect, network, and discover the supports available to aspiring and established immigrant entrepreneurs at this one-of-a-kind summit. You’ll walk away with the tools, resources, and guidance to help you start and grow your business! Virtual – Free – register @  www.businesslink.ca

Wed Sep 29 noon Lunch Without Lunch (LWOL) is an Alberta-wide online informal get-together for entrepreneurs, academia, investors, and service providers. Join us if you are looking to encourage collisions and create connections that will help drive the success of entrepreneurs in Alberta’s innovation system. Join us as Jana Rieger takes us on a virtual tour of True Angle. Free Online register at www.rainforestab.ca

Thurs Sep 30 11:45am to 1:15pm Conversations That Produce Cash For Your Business When women entrepreneurs and leaders come to connect, encourage each other, support, inspire and learn from each other, there’s nothing we can’t accomplish! WOW! creates opportunities for passionate business owners to connect, learn, and grow. THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT VIA ZOOM! Come and meet some amazing women who are leaders, business owners, and professionals! Share your success, showcase your business and share tips and ideas with others! You will feel empowered and uplifted. $23.34 @ www.wowwomeninbusiness.com

Thurs Sep 30 5:30 to 8:30pm Interested in community, traveling or networking? Looking for that inspiration to experience the world and design your path? JCI Edmonton is hosting its annual Experience – A fun social networking event created for Edmonton’s young professionals, the movers and shakers who are looking to design the future of the City of Edmonton. Come on down, enjoy drinks, entertainment, and great conversation with great people!Experience the road less traveled, empower a future and embrace change; Experience Junior Chamber International (JCI) Edmonton is our annual marquis event. Come mingle with current and past JCI members and experience what JCI Edmonton is all about. With great prizes and sponsors, this event is our largest and this year is sure to BE BETTER than ever! Complementary drinks and appetizers will be provided! @ The Creative Hive 16818 111 Avenue www.jciedmonton.com

Thurs Oct 7 11am to noon Simplify Your Small Business Financial Plan For Your Product-Based Business Small business financials making your head spin? If you are looking to simplify your business financials then this interactive webinar is for you. Learn how to create a simple, one page financial plan that will help you monitor your spending, identify areas where you may find yourself in a cash pinch and find new areas of revenue for your product-based business. Zoom: Free – register @ www.businesslink.ca

Mon Oct 11  9am Microbusiness Group 14 Intake

Wed Oct 13 11am to noon Lean Mean Business Machine – Part 2 of 3: Rip the Band-Aid Off For Good: A Crash Course in Root Cause Analysis Businesses often apply band-aid solutions to problems and then later wonder why the problem comes back! Learn how to identify the true root causes of your process problems and deal with them once and for all. Develop an understanding of the Lean Concept of Root Cause Analysis, The 5 Why’s and Fishbone Diagrams. Presented By: Holly Blair, Engineering Possibilities (a Lean Consultant and Chemical Engineer). Free Virtual Event Register @ www.businesslink.ca

Wed Oct 13 11:30am to 1pm Virtual Business @ Lunch Celebrating Business Excellence in St. Albert Networking / 2021 Board of Directors Election / Business Excellence Nominees Introduction / Chamber Update. Members only Free register @ www.stalbertchamber.com

Wed Oct 13 11:45am to 1:15pm Video for Facebook and Instagram: Tips and Tricks presentation. When women entrepreneurs and leaders come to connect, encourage each other, support, inspire and learn from each other, there’s nothing we can’t accomplish! WOW! creates opportunities for passionate business owners to connect, learn, and grow. THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT VIA ZOOM! Come and meet some amazing women who are leaders, business owners, and professionals! Share your success, showcase your business and share tips and ideas with others! You will feel empowered and uplifted. $23.34 @ www.wowwomeninbusiness.com

Thurs Oct 14 doors open 6:30pm 8 to 10:30pm An Evening with Gary Vaynerchuk featuring a no holds barred discussion around topics that every young entrepreneur or seasoned professional should hear. Audience members will have an opportunity to ask Gary Vaynerchuk their burning questions and in Gary’s trademark style, get some honest answers. Expo Centre From $59 @ www.showpass.com/askgaryveeyeg/

Oct 15 to 17 Edmonton Fall Home and Garden Show is a vibrant marketplace where you can shop for home-related products and services, experience stunning displays to help inspire your next home project, connect with industry experts, and enjoy informative presentations from renowned local and international home professionals. Tickets tba @ Expo Centre www.edmontonfallhomeshow.com

Oct 16 to 17 Edmonton Ski & Snowboard Show Kick off the snowy season in style! Come find your tribe – a community of mountain junkies and powderhounds! With destinations, resorts, and new and used equipment, as well as awesome contests, activities, and entertainment, this is your one-stop shop for the best in skiing and snowboarding! Edmonton Expo Centre www.powderfest.com

Oct 16 to 17 Fall Edmonton Woman’s Show (was rescheduled) Check out our guest speakers, features, vendors, and all the entertainment that will make this the best Woman’s Show to date! Grab your friends, mom, sisters, daughters & grandmother and join us! @ Expo Centre Tickets tba   www.womanshow.com

Sat Oct 16 9am to 4pm One Woman Fearless unites women around the world who are letting go of fear to create the life of their dreams.  Join us in Edmonton at the Fearless Women’s Summit to discover your path with an incredible event of inspiring speakers and meaningful connections. @ Lister Hall UofA Until Sep 15 VIP Experience $39 General Admission $20 register @  www.onewoman.ca  

Tues Oct 19 10 to 11am Crafting a Winning Sales Strategy. It’s fair for any business leader reviewing their strategic goals for 2022 to think that things are not “business as usual.” As a sales leader, what can you do to inspire your organization and help facilitate a high-performing team while adapting to the new business landscape as we emerge from COVID-19?  Join Sandler Training for an engaging discussion on how you can rebuild and strengthen your business’s sales strategy and encourage a high-performing team that leads you to sustainable results. Members $15 Non-members $25 Virtual @ www.edmontonchamber.com

Wed Oct 20 5 to 7pm Meet The Maker: SYC Brewing Co. Proudly brewed in Edmonton.  Cheers to small businesses in Edmonton! Local craft brewery, SYC Brewing Co., is our beloved host for our upcoming Meet the Maker event. SYC (standing for Share Your Craft) pours their heart into creating experiences in every single beer they’ve thoughtfully crafted. Located in Northwest Edmonton, their unique taproom is a creation station, fulfilling their six fundamental values: familiarity, surprise, taste, quality ingredients, consistency and craftsmanship. Members $25 Non-members $35 @ 11239 180 St NW  www.edmontonchamber.com

Thurs Oct 21 9 to 11am Microbusiness Group Networking

Thurs Oct 21 7 to 9:15 pm A New Virtual Networking Event now launching annually! Let’s bring together like-minded women in business to create new connections, have fun & share stories about our businesses & our passions. By joining in, taking a chance and making genuine connections in the community we are able to come together, empower, support, and learn from those around us. Our goal in 2021 is to make sure that no one stands alone. $23.34 Register @ www.ybbconnect.com

Thurs Oct 21 6:30 to 8pm 2021 44th Annual Business Awards details tba www.sherwoodparkchamber.com

Thurs Oct 21 7 to 9pm 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.  @ Spruce Grove Hall tickets tba @ www.gprchamber.ca

Wed Oct 27 11:45am to 1:15pm Solving Critical Issues for Your Business. Carman Murray is the founder of Spherical Healing and Shine Through Habit Mentoring.  As a former schoolteacher, she has experienced firsthand the overwhelm and anxiety which can show up when people seemingly get lost in all that goes on.  She has also witnessed this in the students she has taught, their families, fellow colleagues as well as current clients. By combining her love of self-healing and awareness with her knowledge of Ayurveda, habit evolution, and behaviour science, she inspires people to unapologetically show up as themselves and shine their light in the world.  Zoom $23.34 @ www.wowwomeninbusiness.com

Tues Nov 9 7 to 8:30pm Become A Bold Speaker & Present With Confidence & Connection In this presentation you will learn: How to become a sought after speaker / How to build your content and confidence as a speaker / The 5 channels every speaker should be using to build their brand. Suzanne Chadwick is the Chief Business Maven of The Connection Exchange a Coaching, Training & Events Organisation focused on supporting and training female entrepreneurs to build bigger, better and stronger businesses. On Zoom $23.34 @ www.wowwomeninbusiness.com

Wed Nov 10 11am to noon Lean Mean Business Machine – Part 3 of 3: Lean Fundamentals: How to Take Your Business to the Next Level, Now! There’s a myth that Lean Six Sigma only applies to corporations. In fact, the lean tools apply to any process and have immense potential for elevating the efficiency and effectiveness of businesses of any size! Discover the power of Lean Six Sigma tools including Process Mapping, Kanban, SMED, Cell Design and Poka-Yoke. Presented By: Holly Blair, Engineering Possibilities (a Lean Consultant and Chemical Engineer). Free Virtual Event Register @ www.businesslink.ca

Nov 10 to 14 (2020 was cancelled) Farmfair International is one of Canada’s top agricultural shows, where guests from around the world come to show and sell top quality livestock. The Winter Marketplace is a premier shopping experience making it a great place to find those unique gifts just in time for the holidays! It will feature anything and everything uniquely western, western apparel and tack, saddles, home decor and fashion accessories. The Industry Showcase will feature your top quality equipment, trailers, up-to-date technology, service and product demonstrations. Prairie Pine Emporium is a collection of creativity made right here in Alberta. Find makers, artists, vintage sellers, local producers and service providers who showcase some of the best Alberta creates. Tickets tba @ Edmonton Expo Centre www.farmfairinternational.com

Nov 23 to 25 2020 postponed to Fall 2021? Opportunities North Edmonton An immersive conference that brings together leaders from business, municipal, educational and cultural communities, with a shared vision to create and expand economic opportunities between Edmonton and our northern counterparts. @ Sutton Place Hotel 10235 101 St  www.opportunitiesnorth.com

Thurs Nov 25 9 to 11am Microbusiness Group Networking

Thurs Nov 25 11:45am to 1:15pm Follow Up Skills That Build Business. Understand why you don’t do your follow-up even though you know you should The Formula to build Successful Follow UP Skills – The 4 C’s Understanding that your prospects have their own priority list Understanding that the responsibility relies on you! CHERYL BISHOP is a heart-centered speaker, trainer and author and the founder of Resilient Women In Business. She facilitates mastermind/accountability groups and monthly networking events in different cities.  On Zoom $23.34 @ www.wowwomeninbusiness.com

Wed Dec 8 11:45am to 1:15pm Master Your Messy Marketing to Enhance Your Brilliance. Online Lori will walk us through: 1. Going back to the marketing basics and why it’s important 2. Developing the Right Message, At The Right Time, To The Right Audience (and what these mean) 3. Developing Your Digital Flow – how it all works together.  Business owners today are struggling with this new, even more intense online world. They have to be deliberate and plan their digital strategies but many don’t know how. Lori Lyons is the owner of Igniting Your Business, a website design and digital marketing company.  On Zoom $23.34 @ www.wowwomeninbusiness.com

Wed Dec 15 11:45am to 1:15pm Our SPOTLIGHT Speaker, Mrs Claus, will lead us through this very special Christmas Mix & Mingle where we will celebrate the best of the season together and network and learn more about each other – this is a great time to showcase your business and even bring a gift to share like a gift certificate for your products and services! Our presenter Mrs. Claus (also known as Mrs. Santa Claus) is the legendary wife of Santa Claus, the Christmas gift-bringer in Western Christmas tradition. She is known for making cookies with the elves, caring for the reindeer, and preparing toys with her husband.On Zoom $23.34 @ www.wowwomeninbusiness.com

Thurs Dec 16 9 to 11am Microbusiness Group Networking

2022

Sun Jan 9 2022 9:30am to 6pm The Wedding Fair EDMONTON is the largest and most sought-after bridal show by brides and exhibitors. Attending will help with the successful planning and execution of a beautiful wedding. It allows you to compare, taste, touch and see what the Edmonton area’s top Wedding Specialists have to offer – all in one convenient location. Tickets on sale soon $25 Edmonton Expo Centre @ www.theweddingfair.ca

Tues Jan 11 7 to 8:30pm Optimizing Your Customer Journey To Drive Profit. There’s a common saying that you can’t understand someone until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes—and that’s exactly what customer journey maps do: they help you put yourself in different customers’ shoes and understand your business from their point of view. In this presentation Michelle will help you develop the customer journey map for your business from awareness, to test driving your offerings, engaging in your low, mid, and high ticket offers to finally land in a money-making aftercare program that leads them to become your raving fan and telling all their friends about the fabulous adventure they’ve taken with you and your business. This process is essential to business success! On Zoom $23.34 @ www.wowwomeninbusiness.com

Sat Jan 15 10am to 3pm EST One Woman Fearless World Summit! Registration is by donation; proceeds will support our women’s empowerment and girls education programs.  We will also support our partner charities to be able to purchase food, water and hygiene supplies for the women and girls we serve in developing countries during COVID 19.  As Maya Angelou said, “I come as one, but I stand as 10,000.”  Suggested donation is $10, but if you are not able to pay that amount, you can change the amount to zero and still join us.  We want every woman to feel loved and inspired during this challenging time.  If you are able to help more, you can also change the amount to any donation you would like to give. Thank you for joining with us to create a better future for all women and girls! Online Register at www.onewoman.ca

Thurs Jan 27 11:45am to 1:15pm Five Rules To Creating A Landing Page That Ignites Action  Our SPOTLIGHT Speaker, Amanda Ross, will be sharing some awesome tips on how to grow your business. 1. What is a landing page and why you should care 2. How it differs from other pages on your website and why this matters 3. The 3 massive benefits of using landing pages to generate business 5. 5 critical rules to building a landing page that motivates your audience to take action. On Zoom $23.34 @ www.wowwomeninbusiness.com

Jan 28-30 Renovation Show is a vibrant marketplace where you can shop for home-related products and services, experience stunning displays to help inspire your next home project, connect with industry experts, and enjoy informative presentations from renowned local and international home professionals. @ Edmonton Expo Centre  www.edmontonrenovationshow.com

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Wait for Change or Be the Change! Download the FREE 2022 Trend Report @ www.trendhunter.com

Edmonton Community Legal Centre Can’t afford a lawyer? We can help. Currently phone or online inquiries only or view videos online. Child/Spousal Support:  Property Division:  Child Custody / Parenting: 780.702.1725 www.eclc.ca

Resources for Businesses Affected by COVID-19 www.businesslink.ca/covid-19/government-support-services-resources/

Wellness Matters during COVID-19 FREE Webinars  In this difficult time, we offer a series of topics to help individuals and families stay well. As a team of therapists, we find hope in human resilience. In the midst of uncertainty, isolation, loss and hardship, we see also opportunities for connection, courage, growth and compassion.

We look forward to these talks as a way of connecting with individuals and families, and exploring together how we can build resilience in the midst of a difficult time. View videos of past Webinars for Free see Resources / Resources for CoVid-19 www.riversedgecounselling.com  (St. Albert AB)

“Why Brand Personality Matters”. Whether you are aware of it or not, every organization on the planet has a brand personality. A brand personality can be defined as the feeling that stakeholders experience whenever they engage with an organization. This feeling can be influenced using visual images and content messaging, as well as the most minute stakeholder touch points. How you define your brand personality and the consistency in which that personality is projected to stakeholders is where many organizations get it wrong. Your brand must be well-defined and actively managed to create a strong, consistent experience. Read the full article by local ad agency Incite Edmonton @ www.incitestrategy.ca/insights

StartAlberta connects investors to Alberta tech companies. StartAlberta is a free and open-source central dealflow directory and provides a platform for Alberta entrepreneurs to share their successes. www.startalberta.com

Next Class (Group 14) starts October 12 2021         

Next Group Networking: October 21 9 to 11am

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