Upcoming Events – June 16th-2022

Upcoming Events – June 16th-2022

  • January 14, 2019

Upcoming Events (June 16-2022)

Thurs June 16 1 to 2pm Level Up Series: Story and Content The Digital Economy Program is offering a FREE marketing learning series hosted by Kelly Doody from Social School! In this webinar you will learn how to:

1) Map your digital marketing and social media tactics for the year ahead, alongside your monthly sales themes and goals.

2) Establish your company’s integral content pillars while adding interest, variety and readability using content categories and post types.

3) Learn today’s top tools to aid in your content creation and scheduling and how to iterate your plans based on data insight and analysis.

About Kelly Doody and : Social School was born from the recognition that what modern businesses needed most was not an expensive agency or outsourced expert, but rather, empowered in-house skills. On Zoom – register free @ www.businesslink.ca

Fri June 17 7:30am to 4pm Leduc Chamber Golf Tournament This is a fore-fun tournament (Texas Scramble/Best Ball format) for golfers of all skill levels.
Connect with regional businesses + community! Golfers receive green fees & shared power cart, meal, snacks & drinks. Plus, the opportunity to win great prizes! Members $145 Non-members $165 @ Leduc Golf Club www.yourchamber.ca

June 20-24 World Diversity in Leadership Conference  We have seen a significant increase in employee and customer concern over issues of immigration, race, gender expression, and faith. Organizations that do not address these issues risk losing great talent, cultivating toxic work environments, compromising performance, and potentially damaging the brand’s value. In order to succeed, organizations must build bridges constructively and respectfully, creating cultures where everyone feels they can contribute and belong @ Edmonton Convention Centre Early Bird $310 (1 day) $500 (2 day) $850 (full) @ www.diversityconference.ca

Tues June 21 7am to 4pm Edmonton Chamber 53rd Annual Golf Tournament  18 holes – cart – breakfast – BBQ lunch – prizes – networking @ The Quarry Golf Club Members $215 Non-members $235 www.edmontonchamber.com

Wed June 22 10:30am to 12 The Financial Wake-Up Call

Are you overwhelmed with your finances? This is the coaching session for you! When businesses don’t know their financial goals, that’s when they could fail, flounder or become financially fatigued.  Nail the Numbers has worked with more than 10,000 entrepreneurs to define their financial targets then create a plan on WHAT needs to be accomplished, by WHEN, and WHY! This live coaching session is your opportunity to reinvent not only how you see your business, but how you choose to build it! We will use real data and your numbers to show you how easy it is to take control of your finances.

Walk away with these Three Eye-Openers:

  • The current rate of return you’re making on your business investment
  • How much your business needs to be paying you monthly
  • The real value you need to build into your business’s bottom line

Presented by: Taunya Woods Richardson, CEO & Founder, Nail The Numbers – on Zoom Register for free @ www.businesslink.ca

Thurs June 23 4 to 7pm Edmonton Business Association DOES A PATIO PARTY! Providing a safe and fun space for businesses to connect. We are looking forward to you joining us for our June Mixer. We are heading to the patio at the  Sawmill & The Mill Craft Bar + Kitchen. Join us for great food, a great location and of course great conversation. 4810 Calgary Trail South  Free | Members $10 | Non-members @ www.yegba.com

Thurs June 23 5 to 7pm Chamber on Tap – Join us at Parlour 1919, as we officially launch our Emerging Leaders Group and have our host Sarah Befus interview the Emerging Leaders Committee in a hot stove conversation! Proudly sponsored by EQUS, the evening includes a gin tasting, plus a drink ticket, snacks, and the opportunity to network with other emerging leaders in the region. Tickets are buy one get 50% off up to four more tickets!  A coupon code will be provided with your registration to pass along. The Emerging Leaders Committee officially launched in early 2022 and is excited to finally host an in-person event. This committee looks to connect young entrepreneurs with one another and maintain relevancy with the Chamber through various events and educational sessions. Join us on this evening to celebrate and learn more about this emerging committee. @ 248 St. Mathews Ave Spruce Grove Register @ www.gprchamber.ca

Thurs June 23 / 30 6 to 9pm TNT Happy Hour EVERY THURSDAY! (time?)  No Registration, No Agenda – Just show up! We’re a community of entrepreneurs, scientists, investors, innovators and startup supporters that gathers every week to have fun, share stories, and build great companies. “$5 million dollars! That’s how much money we’ve raised for 34 tech startups across Western Canada since we launched our first Happy Hour over 2 years ago.” — ZACK STORMS  At Startup TNT, we believe that having fun together is the starting point for community building. Whether you are in Edmonton, CalgSocial Schoolary, Saskatoon or Winnipeg, join us at our weekly Thursday Night Tradition for some great conversations and good laughs. YEG – Campio Brewing Co.  /  YYC – Briggs Kitchen & Bar / YXE – Filosophi FREE see www.startuptnt.com

Fri June 24 / July 29 9 to 10am Virtual Coffee With the Chamber Do you enjoy casual conversations when it comes to getting to know someone new? This event is perfect for someone seeking a smaller group of members who like to sit and talk about their respective businesses over a cup of coffee. Here is a great way to build your professional network and business connections. Zoom call – free – for Members only – register @  www.edmontonchamber.com

Fri June 24 noon to 1pm How To Price Your Products And Services For Maximum Profit. Price is one of the most critical elements in your business. It can be the difference between a product/ service being sold or not. Or whether you make enough profit for your business to be viable. Doing the math to ensure your costs are covered and make enough profit is the first step, but a close second is understanding the market. Pricing is a lot about psychology and what makes people buy. Sometimes consumers’ behavior is counter-intuitive. For example, a pricing study showed a $39 priced skirt outsold the same skirt at $35.  So, if you’re not sure what to charge or looking to up your pricing game, this session is for you. Free on Zoom Register at www.awebusiness.com

Mon June 27 11am to 2pm Food Truck Rally A lunch time, summer event for food, fun + networking. Try a variety of unique eats from local food trucks!  Free for member Food Trucks. @ Chamber Parking Lot 6420 50 St Leduc www.yourchamber.ca

Thurs June 30 1 to 2pm Level Up Series: The Marketing Mix The Digital Economy Program is offering a FREE marketing learning series hosted by Kelly Doody from Social School! In this webinar you will learn how to:

1) Discover the trending digital tactics for the year ahead and where your greatest opportunities lie.

2) Understand who you are speaking to, what you need to convey to them, and how to ensure your message gets seen and acted on.

3) Using the customer journey as your guide, determine the physical and digital marketing touchpoints required to take your prospect from cold lead to hot customer.

About Kelly Doody and Social School: Social School was born from the recognition that what modern businesses needed most was not an expensive agency or outsourced expert, but rather, empowered in-house skills. On Zoom – register free @ www.businesslink.ca

Wed July 6 noon to 1pm Basics – The Foundation of TikTok for Business In today’s digital era, social media is now more important than ever. Your customers want to know, like and trust you. With the introduction of TikTok and the rise of video marketing, small business owners have an opportunity to tell their story in a fun and unique way. In this session, we will be introducing you to the basics of TikTok and how it can be a valuable tool for your business, whether you are a business-to-business or a business-to-consumer company. We will be focusing on the basic functions of TikTok so that you’re able to post your first TikTok video with ease. Together, we will explore the basics and go step-by-step on each functionality to ensure you are familiar with the platform. Free on Zoom Register @ www.awebusiness.com

Wed Jul 6 / Sep 7 / Oct 5 / Nov 2 6:15 to 7:30pm Virtual Empower Hour Hosted by Connected Women Business Network. Each Meeting Consists Of: 1 Dynamic Speaker / Everyone Participates In Breakout Rooms X 2 / Vendor (Limited To 3) / Door Prizes — You Could Win! (Max 2) / A Heartfelt Testimonial And Inspiration To Encourage You All Month Long. Come join us and build your network connections, business and collaborate with like-minded women! $19.99 Register @ www.cbwncanada.com

Thurs July 7 / 14 / 21 noon to 1pm Website Tune-Up for Your Business is a three-part online workshop series that teaches you, as a business owner, how to prep your website so it becomes your best unpaid salesperson — working 24/7 to build trust, grow your audience and elegantly convert browsers into buyers. In this workshop series, you’ll learn everything from what makes up an excellent site design for higher conversion rates and Google search rankings (SEO), to repurposing old blog posts and optimizing content pages with keywords in order of importance. You’ll also learn how to measure your efforts and keep track of your growth on a monthly basis. Session 1: General Site Checkup  Session 2: Refresh, Repurpose and Optimize (SEO) Session 3: Analytics, Metrics and Goal Setting on Zoom $40.95 Register @ www.awebusiness.com

Thurs July 14  9 to 11am Microbusiness Training Centre Networking

Thurs July 14 1 to 2pm Level Up Series: Social Success The Digital Economy Program is offering a FREE marketing learning series hosted by Kelly Doody from Social School! n this webinar you will learn how to:

1) Gain a platform by platform understanding today’s social spaces and how to best put them to use in your business.

2) Understand the pay-to-play social media landscape. Learn how paid content plays an integral role in reaching your target audience by breaking through the algorithms and growing your overall reach and return.

3) Discover today’s proven practices for promoting your content on Facebook and Instagram and when to layer in sponsored content on LinkedIn, Pinterest and Twitter.

About Kelly Doody and Social School: Social School was born from the recognition that what modern businesses needed most was not an expensive agency or outsourced expert, but rather, empowered in-house skills. On Zoom Register for free @ www.businesslink.ca

July 16 to 17 Africanival is to share and celebrate with Edmontonians, the colorful, rich, inviting and diverse cultures of peoples of African descent in Edmonton and beyond. Promotional Oppourtunites to share your business with an estimated 15,000 patrons. Or become a volunteer. Founded and organized by Microbusiness Alumni Frankline Agbor. 780.709.0965 Book your booth space. Louise McKinney Park 999 Grieson Hill  www.africanival.org

Wed July 20 noon to 1pm Advanced: Using TikTok to Build Awareness for Business You’ve learned the dances, you’ve seen the trends, and now you’re ready to take your TikTok game to the next level for your business. In this advanced session, we’ll dive into different interactive elements of TikTok that you can utilize and also discuss upcoming trends that you may want to explore in order to build more awareness for your business. This session is ideal for small business owners who have set up a TikTok account and are familiar with the basics of TikTok.on Zoom Register for free @ www.awebusiness.com

Wed July 20 4:30 to 7pm Speed Leads Want to make new business connections, generate sales leads and meet potential customers quickly and effortlessly? Accelerate your standard networking routine by attending this in-person Speed Leads event.  Speed Leads puts you in a room with dozens of other business professionals eager to make connections and get results, fast. In one evening, you’ll make dozens of business connections and even meet prospective customers for your business!  So start bundling your business cards and practicing your elevator pitch for an effective evening of dedicated lead generation. Who will you meet at Speed Leads? Register today and find out; you’ve got nothing to lose! @ 600, 9990 Jasper Avenue  Members $35 Non-members $45 @ www.edmontonchamber.com

Thurs July 21 10:30 to 11:30am Shareholder Loans and the Tax Implications for Incorporated Businesses Shareholder loans and their corresponding tax implications can be a complex topic for many incorporated business owners but understanding the facts is essential when considering shareholder loans. For example, it would be important to know that if you are a shareholder of a corporation or ‘connected” with a shareholder of a corporation and you withdraw funds from that corporation, you may be required to include the entire amount of this loan in your personal income under the “Shareholder Loans” provisions of the Act. On Zoom Register for free @ www.awebusiness.com

July 22 to 31 K Days Experience the wonder of the midway at K-Days, Edmonton’s extravaganza of rides, games, music, food and adventure. The rides and games alone will leave you breathless and wanting more. Watch as fireworks light up the night sky and cheer for the band onstage. Savour the tangy smokiness of a perfectly barbecued rib, taste the warm sugary bliss of freshly fried donuts and bite into the gooey crispness of a candy apple. Consider booking space at the International Marketplace.  www.k-days.com

Sun July 24 10am to noon The YBB Connect Mastermind Group : Level up your Sales Game!  At YBB Connect, we know the value of learning and growing in community, and we are thrilled to launch a Mastermind group to facilitate more collaboration and support for you. Learn how to prepare for successful sales meetings at any stage in the sales process. We’ll identify how to effectively qualify our prospects, create value and handle objections so we’re ready to win our sales meetings! @ Work Nicer Coworking 10160 103 Street $45.62 Register @ www.ybbconnect.com

Thurs July 28 1 to 2pm Level Up Series: Email Marketing The Digital Economy Program is offering a FREE marketing learning series hosted by Kelly Doody from Social School! In this webinar you will learn how to:

1) Discover the changing face of email and the power behind it as it challenges social media as the queen of acquisition, retention, and conversion.

2) Learn the key email campaign types that move your prospects through the sales funnel and toward their goal—and you toward yours.

3) From design, imagery, and style to turbocharged targeting, personalization, and automation discover how today’s email marketing platforms are not only affordable and effective but refreshingly friendly too.

About Kelly Doody and Social School: Social School was born from the recognition that what modern businesses needed most was not an expensive agency or outsourced expert, but rather, empowered in-house skills. On Zoom Register for free @ www.businesslink.ca

Thurs Aug 11 8am to 5pm Greater Parkland Regional Chamber Golf Tournament  Great golf, great networking, and great times! Golf fees include a breakfast sandwich, driving range use, green fees for 18 holes, a shared golf cart, and a steak dinner. Members $195 Non-members $245 www.gprchamber.ca

Thurs Aug 11 1 to 2pm Level Up Series: Metrics that Matter  The Digital Economy Program is offering a FREE marketing learning series hosted by Kelly Doody from Social School! In this webinar you will learn how to:

1) Discover the three most important metrics in today’s social and digital landscape and which to pay attention to for a results-focused, data-led digital strategy.

2) Dive into Facebook and Instagram Insights and learn how to benchmark your efforts—and results—across meaningful timeframes.

3) Rediscover Google Analytics, and learn why this free tool is the most underutilized yet exceptionally powerful place to understand, iterate and optimize the performance of your paid and organic marketing efforts.

About Kelly Doody and Social School: Social School was born from the recognition that what modern businesses needed most was not an expensive agency or outsourced expert, but rather, empowered in-house skills. On Zoom Register for free @ www.businesslink.ca

Fri Aug 19 8:30am to 4pm Devon Chamber Golf Tournament This is a fore-fun tournament (Texas Scramble/Best Ball format) for golfers of all skill levels.
Connect with regional businesses + community! Golfers receive green fees & shared power cart, meal, snacks & drinks. Plus, the opportunity to win great prizes! @ Devon Golf and Conference Centre Members $135 Non-members $155 Register @ www.yourchamber.ca

Thurs Aug 25 1 to 2pm Level Up Series: Social Selling The Digital Economy Program is offering a FREE marketing learning series hosted by Kelly Doody from Social School! In this webinar you will learn how to:

  1. Identify the best “pay to play” practices to implement across your organization’s social accounts to grow your online sales.
  2. Discover the effectiveness of product catalogs, product tagging and paid social shopping campaigns across Facebook and Instagram.
  3. Understand how to retarget visitors to your e-commerce website with promoted posts, ads and product placements, and entice them to convert.

About Kelly Doody and Social School: Social School was born from the recognition that what modern businesses needed most was not an expensive agency or outsourced expert, but rather, empowered in-house skills. On Zoom Register for free @ www.businesslink.ca

Aug 30 11:30am to 1pm Chamber State of Leduc County: JOIN US for an update from the Leduc County Mayor, Tanni Doblanko Luncheon @ Tangled Roots – 50374 RR 244, Leduc County, Members $40 Non-members $50 @ www.yourchamber.ca

Thurs Sep 8 1 to 2pm Level Up Series: Websites that Work The Digital Economy Program is offering a FREE marketing learning series hosted by Kelly Doody from Social School! In this webinar you will learn how to:

  1. Prepare to deep dive into your website and identify what’s working, what’s not, and how the modern user expects to find, browse and interact with your site.
  2. Learn 5 simple ways to improve your site SEO in order to get found in search, and how to deliver a seamless experience once your prospect arrives.
  3. Explore the top apps and tools to implement into your e-commerce website to capture leads, support your customers and convert more sales, in a way that excites, not annoys.

About Kelly Doody and Social School: Social School was born from the recognition that what modern businesses needed most was not an expensive agency or outsourced expert, but rather, empowered in-house skills. On Zoom Register for free @ www.businesslink.ca

Wed Sept 14 11:30am to 1:30pm St. Albert Business @ Lunch: State of the City Address: Mayor Cathy Heron @ Enjoy Centre 101 Riel Dr St Albert Members $65 Non-mermbers $75 @ www.stalbertchamber.com

Thurs Sep 15 / Oct 20 / Nov 17 11am to 2pm CBWN In-Person Networking Luncheon Everything Is Better When You Bring Your Friends  (Connected Business Women Network) We are committed to providing service and support to female business leaders, entrepreneurs, business executives and  home based sales leaders who have both successful and developing businesses and careers. @ Always Occasions 10714 120 Street Luncheon only $55 Luncheon + Display Table $109 www.cbwncanada.com

Thurs Sep 22 1 to 2pm Level Up Series: Digital Advertising The Digital Economy Program is offering a FREE marketing learning series hosted by Kelly Doody from Social School! In this webinar you will learn how to:

  1. Learn the unparalleled landscape of Facebook Ads Manager – today’s most powerful digital advertising platform, and the endless opportunities within it.
  2. Discover the LinkedIn Campaign Manager platform and the promoted content and ad campaign solutions within.
  3. Learn the fundamentals of Google Ads, from audience targeting to ad types, bid strategies, reporting and beyond.

About Kelly Doody and Social School: Social School was born from the recognition that what modern businesses needed most was not an expensive agency or outsourced expert, but rather, empowered in-house skills. On Zoom Register for free @ www.businesslink.ca

Sun Sep 25 (+ Jan 8 2023) 10:30am to 5pm 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. $25 Edmonton Expo Centre @ www.theweddingfair.ca

Thurs Oct 6 1 to 2pm Level Up Series: Recurring Revenue The Digital Economy Program is offering a FREE marketing learning series hosted by Kelly Doody from Social School! In this webinar you will learn how to:

  1. Learn how to package your products or services into a scalable digital form, and the infinite possibilities once you do.
  2. Map a plan for continued future-proofing of your business with an increased focus on digital channels and broadening your audience base beyond existing borders.
  3. Discover why referrals matter today more than ever, and how to garner positive reviews that can be seen, shared and leveraged consistently and authentically.

About Kelly Doody and Social School: Social School was born from the recognition that what modern businesses needed most was not an expensive agency or outsourced expert, but rather, empowered in-house skills. On Zoom Register for Free @ www.businesslink.ca

Oct 14-16 Edmonton Fall Home Show From Pinterest style throws, Instagram worthy décor and beautiful home goods too good to pass up on, For Your Home Marketplace is the place to get thoughtfully curated items that will be sure to make your house your dream home. Find the perfect addition to your space and stop by the incredible pop-up shop   in Hall C Edmonton Expo Centre. www.edmontonhomeshow.com

2023

Mar 19-21 2023 Business Execution Summit (BEx) is a highly engaging platform for business leaders across Western Canada to learn from thought leaders, share best practices, and build great companies. The Summit takes a passionate group of business leaders out of their day to day environments and brings them together at the inspiring Pomeroy Lodge in Kananaskis. Add in some incredibly talented and cutting edge thought leaders to stimulate thought-provoking conversations and the results are indisputable. Register online early bird $1884.75 (plus accomodations) www.unleashresults.com

Apr 13 to 16 2023 Edmonton Motorshow is Edmonton’s premiere automotive event for the last 45 years and the largest show in Western Canada, the Edmonton Motorshow houses upward of 700 vehicles. Experience all the automotive world has to offer, including the latest from participating manufacturers, classics, exotics, or customs. There are various interactive elements like test drive zones, simulators, a collector car auction, and the all-new EV zone. We pride ourselves on being a family show, continually striving to grow and offer new and exciting elements to our patrons. Don’t miss out — come and enjoy the automotive excitement with us! @ Expo Centre www.edmontonmotorshow.com

RESOURCES:

The Digital Economy Program (DEP) is designed to help small businesses take their businesses online. This program, a partnership between Business Link and Digital Main Street, will help small businesses in Alberta undergo digital transformations and adopt eCommerce practices. DEP is open to home-based or commercial small businesses registered in Alberta with less than 50 employees. The program consists of 2 parts: Digital Service Squads guiding businesses through digital transformation and ShopHERE powered by Google guiding businesses through launching and managing their online stores. Small businesses can apply to participate in one or both programs, free of charge.  Register at No Cost! www.businesslink.ca/digital-economy-program/

Past Webinars. We know as small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs, you have a busy schedule. You can watch recordings at a time that works for you. www.businesslink.ca  – Events and Webinars. Watch Recorded Webinars – click for selection

The Go-To Podcast For Entrepreneurs In The Know has 3 seasons of free episodes. Dive into the minds of Canada’s leading entrepreneurs and get the inspiration & insider knowledge you need to see measurable growth in business. Theses podcasts are produced in Vancouver in collaboration with The Scotiabank Women Initiative™ by the Founder and CEO of The Forum which is a Canadian-based charity that energizes, educates, mentors, and connects self-identified women entrepreneurs to be wildly successful, promoting strengthened economies and thriving communities. www.theforum.ca/thegoto

 

Million Dollar Live Lessons by T. Harv Eker and 7 other FREE videos – Using the principles he teaches, T. Harv Eker went from zero to millionaire in only 2 1/2 years! He combines a unique brand of ‘street-smarts with heart’. Eker’s high-energy, ‘cut-to-the-chase’ style keeps his audience spellbound. T. Harv Eker’s motto is “talk is cheap” and his unique ability is getting people to take “action” in the real world to produce real success. Register for the videos under Free Trainings @ www.harveker.com/free-trainings/

 

Wait for Change or Be the Change! Download the FREE 2022 Trend Report @ www.trendhunter.com Register and view past Webinars @ www.trendhunter.com/innovation-webinars

 

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

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.  See Wellness Matters Free Webinar Series  / or Resources for Mental Health and Wellness during Covid-19  www.riversedgecounselling.com   (St. Albert AB)

StartAlberta is the digital platform and gathering space for Alberta’s tech community. Companies, founders, investors, students and anyone interested in our digital economy can explore our community and ecosystem through Start Alberta. Alberta has always been an innovative, resilient and entrepreneurial place to be, today, we are bringing these values and mindset to the tech industry. Through our dashboard powered by Dealroom, you can explore the over 1000 tech companies that call Alberta home. www.startalberta.com

Incite’s Partner and Principal Dania Spillett was at the 2022 Business Execution Summit at the Kananaskis Lodge and walked away with many takeaways from speaker Greg McKeown, who mentioned the topic of ruthlessly prioritizing both your personal and professional life and embracing the nature of trade-offs. He is the author of Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less.  As well as frequently being the #1 Time Management book on Amazon, this book challenges core assumptions about achievement to get to the essence of what really drives success.He is among the most popular bloggers for the Harvard Business Review and LinkedIn’s Influencers group: averaging a million views a month. McKeown is an accomplished public speaker who challenges conventional wisdom in a unique and engaging style from the first moment to the last instant.  Join Greg and his guests – thought leaders, entrepreneurs, celebrities, and people like you – for inspired weekly conversations focused on learning how to put what matters to you first and do less, but better.    www.gregmckeown.com/podcast

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