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Quinte Business Week: Cannabis in the Workplace Workshop

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A look at the impact of cannabis in the workplace from a Human Resources perspective.  Learn how businesses can prepare for the forthcoming legalization of cannabis and related products.  Identify best practices and create an action plan to ease the challenges for owners and managers.  Includes discussion on communication guidelines and implementation challenges leading to an action plan that can be applied back at the business

Presenter: Tracey Starrett, M. Ed, CHRL,  Wilkinson & Co. LLP

Start:  1:00 PM
End:   3:00 PM

Location:
The Grange Winery
990 Closson Rd., Hillier, ON

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Quinte Business Week: Hire Tough, Manage Easy Workshop

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If you hire properly rarely do you have to fire someone.  Hiring the wrong people can deeply affect the culture, morale and the performance of a company.

JJ talks about a number of steps to raise the batting average when hiring, and once hired, how to get the new employee up to speed as quickly as possible.”

Presenter: Jim JJ Johnston, President, CEO, Chief Talent Coach JJ international Media/Management Solutions

Start:  10:00 AM
End:   12:00 PM

Location:
The Grange Winery
990 Closson Rd., Hillier, ON

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Quinte Business Week: Is Your Business Missing Out Workshop

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Nobody makes it alone, but have you taken full advantage of the help out there?  There are a number of resources available to support small businesses start, grow and evolve through succession.  This workshop provides you a one-stop shop of the resources and subsidies available from Trenval, employment service agencies, the Small Business Centre and others. Following a brief panel overview, you will then engage in a round-table discussion focused on your current situation with an additional opportunity to meet with other service providers and experts who can help with your particular challenges at whatever stage your business is in.

Start:  2:00 PM
End:  4:00 PM

Location:
Avaya Building, 250 Sidney St. Belleville
(former Nortel Building)

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Quinte Business Week: Five Financial Safety Nets Every Business Owner Needs to Know Workshop

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Being an entrepreneur can be the way to significant financial success.  It can also be a one way ticket to disaster if you work without a net.

You can protect yourself and your family from financial exposure if you know what to do.  This presentation will give you the 5 financial safety nets that protect you, your business equity and your family from avoidable risks. Discover how to move from the common business owner who takes unnecessary chances to the uncommon entrepreneur who has his safety nets in place.  If you want more financial peace of mind from your business, this will be time well invested.

Start:  10:00 AM
End:   12:00 PM

Location:
Avaya Building
250 Sidney St., Belleville
(former Nortel Building)

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Quinte Business Week: Mega Mingle

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This is your opportunity to enjoy an evening out mingling in the Belleville Senators Fan Zone with business people from throughout the entire Bay of Quinte region.

Enjoy light refreshments & cash bar.  Lots of great door prizes too!

This great night of mingling is brought to you by the Chamber Group Insurance Plan!!!

Start:  5:00 PM
End:   7:00 PM

Location:
Belleville Senators Fan Zone, Yardman Arena
265 Cannifton Rd, Belleville

 

Quinte Business Week: Celebrating “Women in Business” Workshop

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PICKING UP THE PIECES
Everyone faces challenges at some point in their life. Many of us have family and friends who help us deal with disappointments in our personal lives. Small business owners and career women are often left wondering what to do and who they can turn to when things fall apart at work.  In this interactive session, Chantal Fraser will give examples of proven strategies and techniques that can help you pick up the pieces when things don’t go as planned in your career or business.

HEALTHY YOU, HEALTHY BUSINESS
Four local business women, working in fields that can help people deal with the stresses of being in business, will each give a short presentation about how different activities such as Yoga for Round Bodies, Poetry, Chi Kung breathes, and telling your skin story can lead to increased health.

Followed by a brief question and answer period.  Everyone attending will have the opportunity to try out at least two of the activities immediately following the talk.

Start:  1:00 PM
End:   4:00 PM

Location:
Trent Port Marina
15 Creswell Drive, Trenton

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Speaker bio – Picking up the Pieces
Chantal Fraser founded Empowered Path Inc. in 2012 with the goal of helping individuals, businesses, and communities thrive. Chantal speaks about a variety of topics including: non-traditional careers for women, storytelling for career success, networking, and helping organizations become more inclusive by advising how they can attract, hire and retain people from under-represented groups.  In addition, Chantal leverages her experience as a leader, human resources professional and entrepreneur to coach individuals going through career transitions and offers personalized business coaching.
Chantal serves in a leadership role as the Chair of the Quinte & District Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA) Chapter, as the President for the Trenton & District Business and Professional Women’s (BPW) Club and as the Communications Director for Aboriginal Veterans Autochthones (AVA).   Chantal holds a CEGEP Déclarât in Science and Engineering and a BA in Business Administration from le Collège Militaire Royale du Canada and an MBA from the Royal Military College of Canada.  www.empoweredpath.ca

Speaker bios – Healthy You: Healthy Business
Jocelyne Granger is a Certified Life Style Consultant offering a variety of services from her Willows of Meyers Creek studio in Trenton and at locations throughout the Bay of Quinte region. Jocelyne helps clients learn and practice gentle physical activities by instructing Tai Chi and Chi Kung classes. She adapts the classes so that people of all abilities may participate and benefit. In addition, Jocelyne makes use of an IMRS (Intelligent Magnetic Resonance System) and the Mitzvah Technique to help clients recover from illnesses and injuries that have been diagnosed by medical practitioners. These services may be delivered to the client in their own homes or from the Willows of Meyers Creek studio.  Jocelyne’s journey into Wellness started in 1975 with the study of Yoga. She began practicing a variety of martial arts in 1987 after suffering from what the medical establishment called a “burn out.”
https://thewillowsofmeyerscreek.ca

Abena Beloved Green uses spoken word to create, engage, and elevate. Her poems address cultural, social, and environmental issues, relationships, and reflect on everyday life as a small-town raised, semi-nomadic, first-generation Canadian. She was the third place finalist in the 2017 Canadian Individual Poetry Slam (Verses Festival of Words) and the 2016 poetry prize winner of the Writer’s Federation of Nova Scotia’s Nova Writes competition (formerly, Atlantic Writing Competition). She competed in the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in 2011 and 2016 as part of the Halifax Slam Team. Abena’s debut book of poetry, The Way We Hold On, was released in March 2018 by Pottersfield Press.  www.abenagreen.ca

Julie Sweeney is a client-centered, solution-focused counsellor who specializes in supporting clients in finding freedom from shame, anxious thoughts and negative coping habits. Julie offers openness, honesty, and a willingness to be part of your journey in a way best suited to your needs. In 2017 she decided to become a Yoga Teacher to support her work and extend her reach to helping people feel better in their bodies.  Through a HAES-based lens aimed at helping clients feel less alone in their struggles with body image, Julie offers people the opportunity to develop new skills and ways of thinking. Outside of her specialty with body image and self-esteem, she also works with clients experiencing anxiety, focusing on self-care and changing negative coping habits. Julie works with clients one-on-one, in workshops, and in groups – both in person and online.
Julie enjoys helping people become aware, gain insight, and move into action to create lasting change.  https://www.juliemsweeney.com

Dharmini (Dee) Thiru was born in SriLanka; lived a complicated childhood (civil war, abuse, homelessness), and graduated with a bunch of degrees, feeling completely unequipped to adult in real life. Her first career was as an elementary school teacher in the Peel Region. Her Kindergarten students inspired Dharmini to re-think her beliefs, values, lifestyle and ideas. The universe then gave Dharmini the “just right” push to take life-altering steps to pave her own path as an entrepreneur.
Dharmini dived head first into an endeavour she knew nothing about. She found entrepreneurship 100% addictive and all-consuming. Everything she learned, mastered, struggled with and was defeated by was equally exhilarating. Now located in the Bay of Quinte, Dharmini is the founder/co-founder of a handful of brands including Beauty Barlour (an online entrepreneurial platform) and Skin Theorist Co. (a company manifested to make holistic care inclusive and accessible to transform skin and skin attitudes). Dharmini’s brands are part of her evolving blueprint for a holistic wellness platform.
https://www.skintheorist.com

Quinte Business Week: Configurations Workshop

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Cultivating high levels of employee engagement remains one of the greatest challenges for entrepreneurs and for business managers.

Studies show that engaged employees result in higher productivity, improved information retention, enables higher recruitment, and boosts overall profitability.

This workshop is an interactive team-oriented approach to maximize team effectiveness and performance through collaboration and communication.

Each participant will engage as they learn together through simulated and interactive experiences. Some outcomes include effective communication skills, advanced critical thinking, a positive relational dynamic among employees, and visible results in your sphere of business. You will see your business grow through a positive change in your employees’ attitudes, behaviours, training, and engagement.

Start:  9:00 AM
End:  12:00 PM

Location:
Trent Port Marina
15 Creswell Drive, Trenton

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Kick Off to Quinte Business Week! Digitize Now: Tranform Your Business!

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OFFICIAL KICK OFF TO BUSINESS WEEK!

Join our local dignitaries, sponsors and the Quinte Regional Chambers of Commerce for the official kick off for buisness week. This event will showcase the importance of business in the Quinte Region and outline the week long activities.
In an increasingly connected, automated and data-driven world, businesses need to embrace new technologies or risk falling behind.nEnjoy light refreshments and presentation by the Business Development Bank of Canada.

Start:  10:00 AM
End:  12:00 PM

Location:
Quinte Business Centre
284B Wallbridge-Loyalist Rd., Belleville, ON Room
P49

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2018 Small Business Access Lunch & Learn

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Event Description:
Join us to learn about Small Business Access and the programs and resources available to help Ontario small businesses.

Why attend?

Learn about the…

  • Small Business Access online and telephone resource ontario.ca/smallbusiness
  • funding for hiring youth and training apprentices
  • programs and rebates to help reduce your energy consumption and save money
  • resources to help you access global markets

Share your thoughts on issues and challenges facing small businesses
Network with other small businesses and get to know your local chamber

Time: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM EDT

Location:
Trent Port Marina
15 Creswell Drive, Trenton

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