Workshops and Seminars

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1st Tuesday of every month

Brockville Women in Business (BWB)


The meetings provide an opportunity for women to meet other business women, and to share expertise, experiences and successes in a supportive, business-oriented atmosphere.


Luncheon meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month, starting at 11:30 am. Pre-registration is required.


Contact or call Wendy Onstein at 342-8772 ext. 471.


Launch Lab - Free Business Counselling

Presented by Grenville Community Futures Development Corporation

197 Water Street, Suite 405, Prescott

Cost: Free


Sessions for free business counselling with partner Launch Lab are held monthly.

Contact Rod Wallace for further information and to schedule your appointment,


Contact Rod Wallace at 613-925-4275 ext. 22 or via e-mail.

Visit Launch Lab on Facebook.

July 20, 2017

Breakfast with Karl

7 am Registration, 7:30 am Breakfast, 8 am program start

Brockville Convention Centre

7829 Kent Blvd. Brockville, Ontario

Cost: Chamber Members $25, Non Members $30


Presented by the Brockville & District Chamber of Commerce, featuring Kark Baldauf, Vice President, Policy & Government Relations with Ontario Chamber of Commerce, one of Canada's leading business advocates.

  • Overview of the Fair Workplaces Better Jobs Act
  • Overview of the Chamber Network Advocacy efforts
  • What are we hearing from business?
  • How can the governmnet help business transition?


Learn about:

  • The proposed changes to Ontario's Employment and Labour Laws
  • Equal Pay for Equal Work Provisions
  • Minimum Wage Increases
  • Proposed Changes to Employment Standards
  • Changes to-scheduling, overtime pay, employee missclassification, joint liability, paid vacation, public holiday pay, paid emergency leave, family medical leave and so much more
  • Proposed changes to the Labour Relations Act
  • Enhancing Employment Standards Enforcement
  • Chamber Network Advocacy Efforts
  • How can the Government help business transition

Learn more about Karl or register for this event.  Register by July 18th at 4 pm.

Contact Jan Murrary at 613-342-6553 ext. 104

July 28, 2017

Breakfast Seminar with Stephen Beamish

7:30 am - 9:30 am

The New Rideau Restaurant, 7780 Merlyn Wilson Way, Kemtpville

Cost: $25.00


Presented by North Grenville Chamber of Commerce, featuring guest speaker Stephen Beamish, Entrepreneur in Resident of Launch Lab: The Innovation Centre, to discuss "8 ways to drive effective marketing on a limited budget".


View the event poster, or to register go to the North Grenville Chamber website.

July 28, 2017

OTEC Service Excellence Workshop

9:00 am

The Employment and Education Centre, 105 Strowger Blvd, Brockville

Cost: $45.00


The Ontario Tourism Education Corporation's flagship Customer Service Excellence workshop, developed with the most up to date service theories, best practices, tools and is a must attend program for those wishing to achieve excellence in the delivery of customer service.


This full-day, interactive workshop can help make sure you are delivering consistent, professional, and excellent service to every 'customer' no matter what industry!


Take away resource guide provided. Upon completion you will be certified by a designated trainer and receive a personalized certificate.


View the event poster, or go to eventbrite to register.

August 17, 2017

Presparing your Business for Minimum Wage Increases

Valley Heartland CFDC, 91 Cornelia Street West, Smiths Falls, Ontario K7A 5L3

Presented by Valley Heartland CFDC

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Cost $25 online, $30 at the door

With minimum wage increases being implemented, it's smart to be prepared. The workshop will explore both financial and marketing strategies to effectively respond to it.


View website for more details.

August 22-23, 2017

Ministry of International Trade Workshop: Accelerate to International Markets (AIM) Program

Delta Hotel Waterfront (Grandview Room), 1 Johnson Street, Kingston K7L 5H7

2 days, 9 am - 4:30 pm


If you are interested in exporting internationally, but aren't sure where to start, then Ontario Export Services is happy to be your partner at the outset of this exciting journey. The AIM workshops will help set you up for successful exporting of your goods and services abroad.


AIM 101 - Day One

This day-long workshop will help you assess your export capabilities, and guide you through strategies and methods to identify your target markets, including:

  • Researching and finding your way into a new market
  • Q & A - Ask the Experts

AIM 102 - Day Two

This one-day workshop will go deeper into the trade finance, transportation and logistics, including:

  • Getting paid: the financing of exporting
  • Getting your goods to market
  • Q & A - Ask the Experts

Go to the Ontario East Economic Development website to learn more or register here.


For more Information regarding this event, please contact:
Deborah Clark-Forster,  Manager (A), Client Relations
Business Engagement Branch, International Trade Program Division
Office: 416-325-6301  

Sept / Oct, 2017

3rd Annual Leeds Grenville Immigrant Entrepreneur Award

Now accepting nominations - due by September 15, 2017


The St. Lawrence - Rideau Immigration Partnership award recognizes and celebrates the contributions that immigrant entrepreneurs are making across Leeds Grenville.

To be eligible, nominees must:

  •  Have been born outside of Canada
  • Be an owner/operator of an active business in Leeds Grenville
  • Reside in Leeds Grenville
  • Demonstrate characteristics of a successful entrepreneur.


The winner will be awarded with a personalized plaque at the Bridges to Better Business Conference being held in Brockville during Canada's Small Business Week in late October, 2017.


View the Poster and Nomination form or the online nomination form.

September 7, 2017

Creations of the Mind: an Introduction to Intellectual Property

Valley Heartland CFDC, 91 Cornelia Street West, Smiths Falls, Ontario K7A 5L3

Presented by Valley Heartland CFDC

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Cost: $25 online, $30 at the door


Register now or view website for more information

October 5, 2017

Art of the Deal: Negotiating Contracts with Suppliers & Customers

Valley Heartland CFDC, 91 Cornelia Street West, Smiths Falls, Ontario K7A 5L3

Presented by Valley Heartland CFDC

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Cost: $25


View website for more information.

November 2, 2017

Business Vitality 101

Valley Heartland CFDC, 91 Cornelia Street West, Smiths Falls, Ontario K7A 5L3

Presented by Valley Heartland CFDC

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Cost $25 online, $30 at the door

View website for more information.


Workshop & Seminar Event Calendars

For topics on finding employment, job skills and training, or personal development, visit the following websites:


CSE Consulting!events/m0a42


Employment & Education Centre


Grenville Community Futures Development Corporation (GCFDC)


KEYS Job Centre


Small Business Advisory Centre (Smiths Falls/Lanark County)


Leeds Grenville Small Business Enterprise Centre


Valley Heartland Community Futures Development Corporation

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