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Upcoming Business Events

Business Events

October

October 18, 2017
Renfrew County Plowmen’s meeting. Held in Cobden. Contact Yves at 613-646.7737.

October 19, 2017
Renfrew County Beef Meeting. Held in Cobden. Contact Donna Campbell at 613-432-5568.

October 23, 2017
Renfrew County Federation of Agriculture meeting. Cobden. Contact Donna at 613-432-5568.

October 23, 2017
OH!Tourism Summit 2017 - an annual gathering of tourism operators, industry leaders and community partners across Ontario's Highlands, who come together to network, share best practices and get re-acquainted after a busy summer tourism season. 9:00am to 4:00pm. At the Village Playhouse in Bancroft. $35 plus HST. Phone: 1-855-629-OHTO (6486). Register online: www.ohtourismsummit.ca

October 24, 2017
Tri-Association Manufacturing Conference. Peterborough Golf & Country Club. 7:30am-5:30pm. The annual Tri-Association Conference is a key part of helping manufacturers in Northumberland, Quinte, Kawartha and beyond connect to new ideas for managing, improving and growing their businesses. For info: 905-372-8315 ext. 241 or www.thekma.ca

October 25, 2017
Health & Safety Bootcamp - Moving Towards Compliance. Leading workplace safety in the valley is rooted in the idea of helping business and organizations in the area develop sustainable safety programs that will reduce injuries and illnesses and increase the bottom line. It is based in the idea of helping organizations become OHS leaders in the valley. Presented by Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation. Keynote Speaker: Honourable Vernon White. Price: $45 (includes lunch). Horton Community Centre, 1005 Castleford Rd, Renfrew. Contact Nancy Maranda at nancy.maranda@rccfdc.org or call 613-431-3951 ext. 224 to register. www.rccfdc.org

October 25, 2017
How to Do Business with the Ontario Government. Webinar. 1:30pm-2:45pm. Free. Click here to register.

October 26, 2017
Understanding Consumer Behaviour - Seminar. 9:30am-12:00pm. Cost: $20.00. This seminar will help you better understand why consumers purchase a product/service, or not. Small Business Advisory Centre, 91 Cornelia Street West, Smiths Falls. For more event details and to pre-register, please visit http://smallbizcentre.ca/events-and-seminars/

October 26, 2017
Marketing and Advertising - Seminar. 1:00pm-3:30pm. Cost: $20.00. This seminar will provide you with valuable information, strategies and tactics that will help you improve how you communicate your business message to your target audience. Small Business Advisory Centre, 91 Cornelia Street West, Smiths Falls. For more event details and to pre-register, please visit http://smallbizcentre.ca/events-and-seminars/

November

November 1, 2017
Annual Newcomers' Night in Renfrew. Royal Canadian Legion, 30 Raglan Street South. All new or returning residents to Renfrew and area are invited to attend. Free. Showcasing local merchants, restaurants and services available in the local area. www.renfrewareachamber.ca

November 2, 2017
Business Viability 101. How to measure your business' ability to start, grow and survive. Target markets, competition, sourcing and overall financial potential. Valley Heartland CFDC. 9:00am-11:00am. 91 Cornelia Street West, Smiths Falls. Phone: 613-283-7002

November 7, 2017
Introduction to the Ontario Community Hubs Resource Network. Online webinar. 1:30pm-2:30pm. CommunityHubsOntario.ca is a centralized online source for tools to support groups that are working in or planning a community hub. Staff will provide an introduction to the website. www.communityhubsontario.ca

November 9, 2017
SEO Basics - Seminar. 9:00am-11:00am. Cost: $20.00. Learn the basics of using Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to increase awareness of your business online. Small Business Advisory Centre, 91 Cornelia Street West, Smiths Falls. For more event details and to pre-register, please visit http://smallbizcentre.ca/events-and-seminars/

November 15, 2017
Renfrew County Plowmen’s meeting. Held in Cobden. Contact Yves Rochon at 613-646.7737.

November 15-17, 2017
Three-day comprehensive Payroll Masterclass Course. Hands-on instruction by a Certified Payroll Compliance Practitioner. Three days of training using Quickbooks, laptops provided for use in the course, reference manual and flash drive to take home. 8:30am-4:40pm each day. $1,125 plus HST includes lunch an light refreshments.  Contact Kathryn Carriere at 613-656-0441 ext.441 or training@accountapotamus.com

November 16, 2017
Instagram Best Practices for Business - Workshop. 10:00am-12:00pm OR 1:00pm-3:00pm. Cost: $20.00. This two-hour social media workshop will guide participants through Instagram demographics, and best practices for developing and managing an audience. Small Business Advisory Centre, 91 Cornelia Street West, Smiths Falls. For more event details and to pre-register, please visit http://smallbizcentre.ca/events-and-seminars/

November 23, 2017
LinkedIn Best Practices - Workshop. 10:00am-12:00pm OR 1:00pm-3:00pm. Cost: $20.00. This two-hour social media workshop will guide participants through LinkedIn demographics, and best practices for developing and managing their professional account. Small Business Advisory Centre, 91 Cornelia Street West, Smiths Falls. For more event details and to pre-register, please visit http://smallbizcentre.ca/events-and-seminars/

November 27, 2017
Renfrew County Federation of Agriculture meeting. Held in Cobden. Contact Donna Campbell at 613-432-5568.

November 29, 2017
How to Prepare a Bid. Webinar. Government of Ontario. Click here to register.

December

December 5, 2017
WordPress Website Design for Non-Designers - Workshop. 10:00am -12:00pm ($20.00) (or $25.00 total when attending both Part I & Part II) Part I - This session will give an overview of the process for setting up a WordPress website. For attendees with laptops, you will have access to your own WordPress test site to follow along as we go through the exercises. Small Business Advisory Centre, 91 Cornelia Street West, Smiths Falls. For more event details and to pre-register, please visit http://smallbizcentre.ca/events-and-seminars/

December 5, 2017
Using WordPress - A Workshop for Beginners. 1:00pm-3:00pm. Cist: $20.00 (or $25.00 total when attending both Part I & Part II) Part II - This session will introduce you to actually using and configuring WordPress. Topics will include hosting, domains, and installation of WordPress, installation of themes and plugins, and more. Small Business Advisory Centre, 91 Cornelia Street West, Smiths Falls. For more event details and to pre-register, please visit http://smallbizcentre.ca/events-and-seminars/

December 13-15, 2017
Three-day comprehensive Payroll Masterclass Course. Hands-on instruction by a Certified Payroll Compliance Practitioner. Three days of training using Quickbooks, laptops provided for use in the course, reference manual and flash drive to take home. 8:30am-4:40pm each day. $1,125 plus HST includes lunch an light refreshments.  Contact Kathryn Carriere at 613-656-0441 ext.441 or training@accountapotamus.com

January

January 2018
The Training & Learning Centre of Renfrew County is offering "UP Skills For Work": a series of FREE workshops with a focus on Soft Skills. There are three workshops which include Motivation, Attitude and Accountability. Workshop #1 is starting Janauary 12th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Workshop #2 is starting January 18th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Workshop #3 is starting January 26th, 2018. Each workshop will be 60-90 minutes in length. Please contact Sue or Rachel at the Training & Learning Centre, 613-628-1720 or trainingandlearningcentre@gmail.com

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