Camrose Chamber of Commerce offering speaker series
The Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Government of Alberta and the Rural Alberta Business Centre to help local entrepreneurs strengthen their businesses.
A Design Your Success Series will feature presentations by Jeff Mowat Feb. 20, Kristen Cumming March 20 and Jon Schallert April 10.
Mowat and Cumming will conduct half-day seminars/workshops, while Schallert will be doing a full-day workshop.
Mowat is the best-selling author of the books Becoming a Service Icon in 90 Minutes and Influence with Ease. He heads his own training company and has written and produced four self-study training systems. His Influence with Ease column has been syndicated and featured in over 200 business publications. He is a 21-year customer service strategist, former national president of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, and business owner.
Cumming is an Alberta based speaker, facilitator and trainer focused on career development, human resources, productivity and leadership. Her work is focused on optimizing workforce productivity through values-centred leadership and management. Her 18 years' experience in career development and human resources is complemented by a passion for demography. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Master of Education degree in Workplace and Adult Learning. She is an instructor with the Bachelor of Management Economics program at the University of Alberta Augustana Campus and operates a successful consulting practice through which she serves as a speaker and trainer on demography, recruitment, engagement and leadership.
Schallert is an internationally-recognized speaker and small business expert who teaches businesses and communities how to turn themselves into consumer destinations. He speaks to thousands annually on his proprietary 14-step "Destination Business" process, which he developed over the course of 21 years of working with small business owners. His Destination Business strategy has been used extensively by cities, towns, downtowns, shopping centres, retail chains, franchises, and independent small business owners.
All seminars will take place at the Camrose Best Western Hotel. There is a package price for attending all three presentations or tickets may be purchased individually. Call the Chamber office at 780.672.4217 for details.
Two people who attend the Schallert presentation will have the chance to win hotel accommodation and the registration fee for his Oct. 2013 Destination Bootcamp.
The Camrose Chamber of Commerce has gone live with its new website.
"It is more of an interactive website for our members," said Chamber director Tanya Fox at the Chamber's Jan. 9 meeting. "We are working out some of the kinks so we are aware of a few spelling errors."
Chamber members will be sent a password within the next few weeks that they will be able to use to log into the new website and update the information on their businesses. Members who upgrade to a premium membership will be able to extend the description of their businesses as well as upload pictures, videos and other relevant information.
More information is available from the Camrose Chamber of Commerce office at 780-672-4217.