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CONNECT Conference 2019
CONNECT Conference 2019 @ Scotiabank Convention Centre
Apr 30 – May 3 all-day
CONNECT is Canada’s largest educational technology conference. This conference has attracted over 2000 participants, plus countless Exhibitors and Sponsors that came together under one roof to share best practices and expand our horizons of education technology in an ever increasing global and digital economy. This community of passionate educators, leaders, chief information officers, directors of education, IT experts, business managers and government sector institutions are committed to gathering once a year to learn, debate and exchange ideas, network and be inspired through a smorgasbord of world class speakers, presenters, exhibits and seminars. It is the only event in Canada that brings together the complete life-cycle of learning, from kindergarten to Higher Education, libraries and workplace learning.
Lifelong Learning Niagara: Corporate Social Responsibility and Consumer Response 10:00 am
Lifelong Learning Niagara: Corporate Social Responsibility and Consumer Response @ Armenian Community Centre
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. Todd Green, Associate Professor of Marketing, Goodman School of Business, Brock University The CIBC Run for the Cure, Home Depot’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity, and Ronald McDonald House are all high profile examples of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) engagement. As the role of CSR has grown in importance for a number of stakeholders including consumers, job seekers, investors and regulators, it is important to understand when CSR works and when it falls flat. Dr. Green’s work has focused on both consumer behaviour and advertising strategy in the CSR space. He will focus on the factors that consumers deem to be important in deciding whether or not to support CSR activities, and will also discuss how advertisers can best position and communicate how they are seeking to make a positive impact on society at large. This event is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.
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South Niagara Chambers: Keynote Address with the Minister of Finance 5:00 pm
South Niagara Chambers: Keynote Address with the Minister of Finance @ Ruth's Chris Steak House Niagara Falls
May 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The South Niagara Chambers of Commerce present an evening with Ontario’s Finance Minister as he delivers a summary and highlight of the 2019 Budget Report. Ruth Chris Steak House Niagara Falls with play host to this event where they will serve complimentary champagne and an assortment of Chef’s Choice appetizers. Niagara Craft Distillers will also be on site for tastings of their products while you network and gather to hear the results of Minister Fedeli’s findings. This event is hosted by the South Niagara Chambers of Commerce.
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Leadercast Niagara Region 8:45 am
Leadercast Niagara Region @ Rose City Kids Youth Centre
May 10 @ 8:45 am – 3:30 pm
Leadercast is the largest one-day leadership event in the world. Broadcast live from Atlanta to 100,000+ people in hundreds of locations around the world, Leadercast brings together many of the world’s most-recognized and respected global leaders to create a leadership experience unlike any other. What defines a team’s success? Is it based solely on achievement, or is there more to the story? The best leaders know a successful team is made when focus, care, attention and development is directed to its members. Healthy teams yield fulfilled employees, effective collaboration, high organizational engagement and greater long-term success. In 2019, Leadercast will bring experts in organizational health to help attendees master the art and science of developing and leading healthy teams. The 2019 speakers are: Patrick Lencioni is founder and president of The Table Group, a firm dedicated to providing organizations with ideas, products and services that improve teamwork, clarity and employee engagement. Juliet Funt is the CEO of WhiteSpace at Work, a training and consulting firm that helps organizations, their leaders and employees flip the norms of business in order to reclaim their creativity, productivity and engagement. Andy Stanley, a powerful leadership communicator and best-selling author, he is considered one of the most influential speakers in America. Ginger Hardage recently retired as Senior Vice President of Culture and Communications at Southwest Airlines after an illustrious 25 years, where she served as a member of the CEO’s executive leadership team. Dr. Caroline Leaf is a communication pathologist and cognitive neuroscientist with a...
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Niagara Industrial Association Presents: A Celebration of Industry Showcase 9:00 am
Niagara Industrial Association Presents: A Celebration of Industry Showcase @ Fallsview Casino
May 15 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
This event is a celebration of the Niagara region’s growing industrial sector and the firms that are contributing to the advancement of this important sector in Niagara. This event is targeted towards those people and companies interested in what the industrial sector in Niagara has to offer. This may include the following: Companies interested in Niagara for expansion or location opportunities Companies looking to connect with the Niagara industrial supply chain Companies looking to connect with or promote service-based companies Political and other officials looking to connect with key stakeholders in Niagara’s industrial sector NIA members and other companies looking to connect with the Niagara industrial sector and related service providers and other stakeholder Features of the day: Continental breakfast Business-to-business meetings Expo featuring over 50 booths Niagara-based business presentations Burger bar lunch Cocktail reception Dinner event with keynote speakers This event is hosted by the Niagara Industrial Association.
Better Business Outcomes Through A More Secure Workforce 1:00 pm
Better Business Outcomes Through A More Secure Workforce @ Online
May 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Building and maintaining an engaged and productive workforce is a challenge for employers, made more difficult by employment precarity. The impacts of precarious employment can be serious not only for workers but also for businesses. Reducing the incidence of precarious employment and mitigating its effects are essential for building workforce security and growing business value. Fortunately, there are many good practices available for adoption. Presenters: Lori Kleinsmith, Health Promoter, Bridges Community Health Centre Damin Starr, Owner, Damin Starr Commercial Enterprises During this webinar, presenters will discuss: The definition of precarious employment The impacts of precarious employment on both workers and employers Building better business outcomes with key practices to increase workforce security How one Niagara employer adapted his business model to increase workforce security and productivity This event is hosted by Niagara Connects in partnership with Poverty and Employment Precarity in Niagara (PEPiN). A follow-up resource package will be distributed after the event.
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Summer Company 2019: Niagara Falls
Summer Company 2019: Niagara Falls
May 19 all-day
Are you a student? Do you have a business idea? Be your own boss this summer and start a business with Summer Company! You could be eligible for up to $3,000 from Summer Company! Students aged 15-29, and returning to school in the fall can apply for the grant the first $1,500 covers start-up costs and the second installment of $1,500 is given to recipients upon successful completion of the program. In addition to the grant money, you receive invaluable mentorship and training from fellow entrepreneurs and business professionals. The deadline to apply is May 19, 2019; or earlier if spots fill up! Summer Company is delivered by the Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre in partnership with the Government of Ontario.
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Port Colborne/Wainfleet Mayor’s Update Breakfast 8:00 am
Port Colborne/Wainfleet Mayor’s Update Breakfast @ Jericho House
May 28 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Join the PCW Chamber at our Annual Mayoral Update at the Jericho House. It’s a great opportunity to hear from our Mayors about what’s happening in the Township of Wainfleet and City of Port Colborne and what will be happening over the next four years. This event is hosted by the Port Colborne/Wainfleet Chamber of Commerce.
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TripAdvisor Workshop: How to Create and Enhance Your TripAdvisor Presence 9:00 am
TripAdvisor Workshop: How to Create and Enhance Your TripAdvisor Presence @ Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre
May 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel site and provides travelers with the wisdom of the crowds to help them decide where to stay, what to do and where to eat. This workshop offers an in depth orientation on TripAdvisor, teaching small business owners how to optimize their profile and manage their reputation effectively. The following topics will be covered: What is TripAdvisor and what are the benefits of using it for your business? Step by step instruction on how to enroll in and/or enhance your TripAdvisor presence Demonstrate the TripAdvisor tools available to business owners, including a case study Step by step instruction on how to manage positive and negative reviews Connecting customers to your TripAdvisor interface This workshop is ideal for small and medium sized tourism operators that are looking to grow their business online. Please bring a laptop with WIFI capabilities. This workshop is hosted by the Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre.
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