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You Must Remember This: A Musical Journey in Support of The Hope Centre 7:00 pm
You Must Remember This: A Musical Journey in Support of The Hope Centre @ FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This is the second annual musical benefit concert taking you on a musical journey you don’t want to miss! There is some incredible talent performing that evening: Roger Wyatt, Peter Shea, Juliete Dunn, and Melissa-Marie Shriner. They will be playing some of music’s greatest hits from some of music’s greats themselves; The Rat Pack, Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Damone, Barbara Streisand and many more. All proceeds from this event will go to support The Hope Centre’s free in-house trauma counselling service “Return 2 Hope Counselling”. In 2016, this program assisted 235 individuals from our community work through past and present traumas that have and are affecting their lives and working towards the root cause of what is causing their individual struggles with poverty and homelessness. This event is hosted by The Hope Centre.
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Small Business Month Kickoff Luncheon 11:30 am
Small Business Month Kickoff Luncheon @ Stone Mill Inn
Oct 6 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Join the GNCC for Small Business Month Kickoff Luncheon! Featuring small business success story, Diana Olsen, President & Founder, Balzac’s Coffee Roasters. Followed by the Small Business Expert Panel, helping you get the tools you need. The panel will discuss How Federal Tax Changes Will Affect Your Business? Featuring MP Vance Badawey, MP Chris Bittle. More panelists to be announced. This event is hosted by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce.
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Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshops: Starting Lean – Value Proposition 9:00 am
Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshops: Starting Lean – Value Proposition @ Brock University - Cairns Building, Room 207
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshops are experiential, hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. The workshops offer ventures tools, mentoring and peer feedback to solve specific problems and develop essential business components. In each four-hour session you will generate a deliverable that you will use frequently in the business development process. Do you have an idea or a product that you would like to turn into a business? This two-part workshop series is designed to help early-stage ventures understand the Lean Startup approach and learn ways to start collecting feedback from potential customers. The tools and frameworks covered in the workshop will help you to lower the risk associated with launching your new product or business. This approach will also help new ventures to better understand how sales and marketing activities can be organized to land the first customers. This workshop is hosted by Innovate Niagara.
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Breakfast & Learn: Plan the Work/Work the Plan – Reducing Costs by Leveraging 3D Scanning Technology in Industrial Applications 8:00 am
Breakfast & Learn: Plan the Work/Work the Plan – Reducing Costs by Leveraging 3D Scanning Technology in Industrial Applications @ Niagara College - Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre, Room IC209
Oct 18 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
As-built documentation is crucial to the development, planning and refurbishment of industrial sites and facilities. But the challenge for existing assets is the ability to turn decades’ worth of operational information and experience from various sources and systems into ‘applicable information’. As-built documents are often incomplete, or outdated and hence unreliable. Currency and accuracy of data is critical in design environments involving: Aging Infrastructure MEC Interference Co-ordination Brownfield Facility Refurbishment Maintenance Shut-downs Strategic Facility Planning Come hear how sophisticated data acquisition technology, such as 3D Laser Scanning, can reduce your production schedule, minimize risks and improve operational efficiency. This session is hosted by Niagara College Research & Innovation.
GO Station Area Plans Open House: Niagara Falls 5:30 pm
GO Station Area Plans Open House: Niagara Falls @ Niagara Falls Public Library - LaMarsh Room
Oct 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Niagara Region is holding a series of Open Houses to give residents the opportunity to review and ask questions about land use plans (Secondary Plans) that will guide development for the areas surrounding Niagara’s four proposed GO Train station sites. The draft Secondary Plans were developed with resident input and provide a planning framework to guide future transit-oriented development and redevelopment in and around GO Station areas. The plans provide policy direction on land use, scale of development, and improvements to infrastructure required to accommodate future growth within the station areas. Public Open Houses will take place on the following dates: Niagara Falls – October 18 Grimsby – October 25 Lincoln – November 1 St. Catharines – November 2 Public feedback can be submitted online. This open house is hosted by Niagara Region.
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Is Your Business Positioned for Success in a New, Low-Carbon Economy? 5:30 pm
Is Your Business Positioned for Success in a New, Low-Carbon Economy? @ Hilton Garden Inn
Oct 19 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
How good governance, environmental stewardship and social responsibility drive financial performance. Whether you call it ESG (environmental, social and governance performance) or sustainability, it’s the new business imperative for the 21st century. Smart, forward-looking business leaders are already benefiting by embedding sustainability into corporate strategy. And now, the impending Cap & Trade and carbon pricing programs expected in 2017 are suddenly placing sustainability into an even brighter spotlight. This workshop is hosted by the Niagara CPAO Association.
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GO Station Area Plans Open House: Grimsby 5:30 pm
GO Station Area Plans Open House: Grimsby @ Grimsby Town Hall - Council Chambers
Oct 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Niagara Region is holding a series of Open Houses to give residents the opportunity to review and ask questions about land use plans (Secondary Plans) that will guide development for the areas surrounding Niagara’s four proposed GO Train station sites. The draft Secondary Plans were developed with resident input and provide a planning framework to guide future transit-oriented development and redevelopment in and around GO Station areas. The plans provide policy direction on land use, scale of development, and improvements to infrastructure required to accommodate future growth within the station areas. Public Open Houses will take place on the following dates: Niagara Falls – October 18 Grimsby – October 25 Lincoln – November 1 St. Catharines – November 2 Public feedback can be submitted online. This open house is hosted by Niagara Region.
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Building a Webstore with Shopify: E-Commerce for Beginners 6:00 pm
Building a Webstore with Shopify: E-Commerce for Beginners
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
You’ve been thinking about e-commerce and wondering how you can use your skills to help people (or you!) sell cool stuff online. In this two-night workshop (October 25 and November 1), you will learn how to customize online stores on the Shopify platform and give you the tools needed to make a business out of it. This workshop is hosted by Ladies Learning Code Niagara Chapter.
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Niagara Economic Summit 7:30 am
Niagara Economic Summit @ White Oaks Resort & Spa
Oct 26 @ 7:30 am – 2:30 pm
The Niagara Economic Summit is a premier leadership event focused on exploring Niagara’s economic future. Hear from a diverse lineup of business and civic leaders helping to shape the future of Niagara. Topics of focus include: The Next 150 Years — Transformational Change (Deepak Chopra, CEO, Canada Post) Accelerating Innovation for Jobs and Growth Energy in Ontario (Matt Brunette) International Trade in the Age of Uncertainty This event is hosted by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce.
Economic Briefing Breakfast 8:30 am
Economic Briefing Breakfast @ Lookout Point Country Club
Oct 26 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
You are invited to an informative presentation on Canadian and World Economies, presented by Leslie Preston, a Senior Economist from TD Wealth Financial Planning. Admission is free and a buffet breakfast will be served. To register, contact Gillian (contact information above). This event is hosted by the Welland/Pelham Chamber of Commerce & Port Colborne-Wainfleet Chamber of Commerce.
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Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Oct
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GO Station Area Plans Open House: Grimsby @ Grimsby Town Hall - Council Chambers
Oct 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Niagara Region is holding a series of Open Houses to give residents the opportunity to review and ask questions about land use plans (Secondary Plans) that will guide development for the areas surrounding Niagara’s four proposed GO Train station sites.

The draft Secondary Plans were developed with resident input and provide a planning framework to guide future transit-oriented development and redevelopment in and around GO Station areas. The plans provide policy direction on land use, scale of development, and improvements to infrastructure required to accommodate future growth within the station areas.

Public Open Houses will take place on the following dates:

Public feedback can be submitted online.

This open house is hosted by Niagara Region.

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Building a Webstore with Shopify: E-Commerce for Beginners
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

You’ve been thinking about e-commerce and wondering how you can use your skills to help people (or you!) sell cool stuff online.

In this two-night workshop (October 25 and November 1), you will learn how to customize online stores on the Shopify platform and give you the tools needed to make a business out of it.

This workshop is hosted by Ladies Learning Code Niagara Chapter.

Oct
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Thu
Niagara Economic Summit @ White Oaks Resort & Spa
Oct 26 @ 7:30 am – 2:30 pm

The Niagara Economic Summit is a premier leadership event focused on exploring Niagara’s economic future.

Hear from a diverse lineup of business and civic leaders helping to shape the future of Niagara.

Topics of focus include:

  • The Next 150 Years — Transformational Change (Deepak Chopra, CEO, Canada Post)
  • Accelerating Innovation for Jobs and Growth
  • Energy in Ontario (Matt Brunette)
  • International Trade in the Age of Uncertainty

This event is hosted by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce.

Economic Briefing Breakfast @ Lookout Point Country Club
Oct 26 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

You are invited to an informative presentation on Canadian and World Economies, presented by Leslie Preston, a Senior Economist from TD Wealth Financial Planning.

Admission is free and a buffet breakfast will be served. To register, contact Gillian (contact information above).

This event is hosted by the Welland/Pelham Chamber of Commerce & Port Colborne-Wainfleet Chamber of Commerce.

Nov
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GO Station Area Plans Open House: Lincoln @ Fleming Centre
Nov 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Niagara Region is holding a series of Open Houses to give residents the opportunity to review and ask questions about land use plans (Secondary Plans) that will guide development for the areas surrounding Niagara’s four proposed GO Train station sites.

The draft Secondary Plans were developed with resident input and provide a planning framework to guide future transit-oriented development and redevelopment in and around GO Station areas. The plans provide policy direction on land use, scale of development, and improvements to infrastructure required to accommodate future growth within the station areas.

Public Open Houses will take place on the following dates:

Public feedback can be submitted online.

This open house is hosted by Niagara Region.

Building a Webstore with Shopify: E-Commerce for Beginners
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

You’ve been thinking about e-commerce and wondering how you can use your skills to help people (or you!) sell cool stuff online.

In this two-night workshop (October 25 and November 1), you will learn how to customize online stores on the Shopify platform and give you the tools needed to make a business out of it.

This workshop is hosted by Ladies Learning Code Niagara Chapter.

Nov
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GO Station Area Plans Open House: St. Catharines @ Rodman Hall Art Centre
Nov 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Niagara Region is holding a series of Open Houses to give residents the opportunity to review and ask questions about land use plans (Secondary Plans) that will guide development for the areas surrounding Niagara’s four proposed GO Train station sites.

The draft Secondary Plans were developed with resident input and provide a planning framework to guide future transit-oriented development and redevelopment in and around GO Station areas. The plans provide policy direction on land use, scale of development, and improvements to infrastructure required to accommodate future growth within the station areas.

Public Open Houses will take place on the following dates:

Public feedback can be submitted online.

This open house is hosted by Niagara Region.

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