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Nipissing District News & Events

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 or contact Hannah Conroy at 705-474-0400 x2443 or

Video Marketing Workshop presented by Euphoriclens

Thursday January 26th, 2017
From 1:00PM to 4:00PM
at the Hampton Inn by Hilton - 950 McKeown Ave, North Bay

Learn Tips & Tricks and How To's of Video Marketing!
- Why Video Marketing is Effective
- How to Use Videos for your Marketing
- Outlets for Upload

This workshop will be presented by Euphoriclens (Ashten Hughes & Brandon Beach)
Please register by January 17th at 705-474-0400 ext. 2528 or email!

Lunch & Learn: Year End Tax Planning presented by Grant Thornton

Lunch & Learn: Year End Tax Planning
on Wednesday, January 25, 2017
at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Located at City Hall, 6th floor boardroom
Free admission & bring your own lunch!

Presented by Eretta Richardson from Grant Thornton

Session includes information on:
- Year end tax filing requirements - what needs to be filed and their due dates
- What a T2125 form is and how to file it
- The difference between expenses paid from a business and expenses allowed for tax purposes

Please register your spot at 705-474-0400 x 2528 or email

Intro to Facebook for Business

Workshop at the Town of Mattawa Council Chambers
160 Water Street, Mattawa
On January 31st from 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Learn How To:
- Set Up a Business Page
- Create Engaging Content
- Make Posts More Effective
- Build Your Audience

In partnership with the Mattawa-Bonfield Economic Development Corporation.

Call 705-474-0400 ex. 2528 or email by January 25th to reserve your spot!

Exploring Entrepreneurship for Women

North Bay starts February 14, 2017
Contact Jennifer Nickerson: or 1-800-465-1882 x 2523
For more information on this program please see "Programs" under the "About" tab.

Exploring Entrepreneurship for Women supports low income women who are seeking to start their own business with:
- Business Skills Development
- Financial Literacy Training
- Entrepreneurial Mentorship
- Access to Funding

Parry Sound District News & Events

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Mentorship Program - growing business together