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Nipissing District News & Events

Business, Government Services and You - Funders Forum

Business, Government Services and You
The Business Centre & Canada Business Ontario are hosting a Funders Forum.
When: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 from 8:30am to 12:00pm
Where: The Grande Event Centre - 300 Wyld Street, North Bay
Admission is free.

Join us to meet representatives from various funding organizations, find resources for growing your business, and learn more about funding opportunities.

Register today at cbo-eco.ca or contact Hannah Conroy at Hannah.conroy@thebusinesscentre-nps.com or call 705-474-0400 ext 2443.

Lunch & Learn: Position Your Business for Growth

Lunch & Learn: Position Your Business for Growth
Presented by Paul Daigle & Kathy Boissonneault from RBC

When: Wednesday March 1, 2017 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Where: North Bay City Hall - 200 McIntyre Street East, 6th Floor boardroom

Session includes information on:
- Keep the cash flowing
- Financing growth - the right way
- Expanding outside Canada
- Leveraging electronic capabilities
- Protecting your business

Please register in advance by contacting Michelle Hong at michelle.hong@thebusinesscentre-nps.com or call 705-474-0400 ext 2528

Sessions are "brown bag" style, please bring your own lunch.

Inspiring Success in Each Other - 2017 Enterprising Women

The Enterprising Women Event is a recognition of accomplishments and a great learning opportunity, all in celebration of International Women’s Day. This extraordinary one-day and evening event will be packed with inspiring keynotes and workshops, motivating speed mentoring sessions, a one of a kind tradeshow, engaging networking opportunities, and an awards gala honouring northern women who have made positive contributions in their community.

We're excited to announce this years keynote speaker, Janet Podleski, bestselling author of Looneyspoons and host of TV’s Eat, Shrink and be Merry.

Date: March 9, 2017
Location: Best Western North Bay

For more information on the event and to register, visit http://paro.ca/2013/events/enterprising-women-2017-north-bay/ or contact Hannah Conroy at 705-474-0400 x2443 or Hannah.conroy@thebusinesscentre-nps.com

Parry Sound District News & Events

Lunch & Learn: Commercial Business Insurance 101

Commercial Business Insurance 101
Presented by BrokerLink

When: Thursday, February 23, 2017
From 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Where: Canadore College - 1 College Drive, Parry Sound

Session includes information on :
- Understanding how to identify risk hazards
- Knowledge on the proper questions to ask, in order to insure proper coverage
- Review specific coverages including: Property, Business Interruption, Boiler & Machinery, General Liability, & Automobile

Please register in advance by contacting henning.golle@thebusinesscentre-nps.com or call 705-746-5892

Sessions are "brown bag style", please bring your own lunch.

Relationship Marketing in a Digital World

Time is Money - Relationship Marketing in a Digital World
When: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Where: Memorial Arena - 220 Centre Street, Burk's Falls
Time: 9:00am to 3:30pm

- Retain & Grow your Current Customer Base
Speaker: Penny Tremblay, Business Relationships Expert, PARO Centre
- Streamline Digital Efforts for Small Business
Speaker: Jade Nighbor, Communications Director, 9 Lives Design
- Peer & Expert Q&A
- Mini Business & Support Marketplace

Includes free lunch & refreshments
Please register by February 19th to henning.golle@thebusinesscentre-nps.com or call 1-705-746-5892

Client Events

Mentorship Program - growing business together