Bridges to Better Business 2021

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Bridges to Better Business 2021

by | Oct 1, 2021

The daylong event will feature a series of webinars tackling two very important and timely issues – workforce recruitment and debt repayment. The webinars will be targeted at small business entrepreneurs and will include a Q+A session. 2021 marks the seventh consecutive year that the Bridges event has been held in Cornwall.

“These small businesses did not just conform to new regulations, but were able to innovate new and exciting ways to conduct business that will not only take them to the end of the pandemic but will prepare them for the future,” says Greg Pietersma, Executive Director of the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce.

For the second year in the row, the Bridges event will be mostly held online. In addition to the webinars, an in-person networking reception will take place in the evening. Attendees will hear from local experts on the importance of dealing with mental health issues. Food and refreshments will be served. Attendance is limited to 50 people and all local health and safety protocols will be in full effect.

“We are excited to showcase our entrepreneur’s determination and ability to adapt in light of the pandemic,” said Lesley Thompson, Executive Director of ACCFutures.

Workshops and Keynote Networking Event

dealing with debt

Thursday, October 21, 12 pm -1 pm

Did you take on unexpected debt and need a plan to pay it back? This session will show you how to take back control over your debt.

Speakers:
Rose D’Amato, Senior Account Manager, BDC
&
Alka Sood, Senior Business Advisor, BDC Advisory Services
&
Lesley Thompson, Executive Director, ACCFutures

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Recruitment 101

Thursday, October 21, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Hiring can be a challenge for any business. This session will teach you the basics about recruitment, like where to start and what resources to use.

Speakers:
Jason Jesmer, Client Relationship Manager, Drake International

&
Job Zone d’emploi

&
Bob Peters, Division Manager, Cornwall Economic Development

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Out of the box recruitment

Thursday, October 21, 3 pm – 4 pm

Now that you know the basics of recruitment, you can explore hiring methods you never considered before.

Speakers:
Tom Kaneb and Talent Beyond Boundaries

&
Peter Gray, Inclusion Alliance Performance Plus Rehabilitative Care Inc

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Keynote Speaker event

Thursday, October 21, 5 pm – 7 pm

This evening’s in-person dinner session will focus on the importance of, and ways to, take care of the entrepreneur’s mental health.

Speakers:

Angele D’Alessio, Mental Health Promotor, Canadian Mental Health Association Champlain East

&
Stephen Douris


ESCA Gourmet Pizza + Bar
$20.00 per ticket. Dinner included.
Limited Tickets Available.

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