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Monday, February 27

Drive Free Traffic Online For Businesses. Secret Sources Revealed!

Location:Chinook Mall Calgary
Address: Microsoft Store 6455 Macleod Trail Southwest
Time: 6:00 pm

In today’s market, small business owners are facing three giant problems
1. Low or no customers
2. Dysfunctional websites better described as the good sign post in a basement.
3. Non-converting website traffic
These classes help business owners remove the digital blinds and understand what works for their business growth.

Cost:Free

For more information contact: Maryann `Nduagu at (403) 455-4855 or email maryann@topleadsclients.com


Tuesday, February 28

2016 Labour & Employment Law Year in Review

Location: Safari Lodge – Calgary Zoo
Address:1300 Zoo Rd NE
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (reception to follow)

At this event our Labour & Employment lawyers will present an informative summary of some of the most interesting and significant labour and employment cases from the past year and provide timely and practical advice on how changes to the law will affect the workplace in 2017.

Cost: $50.00

For more information contact: Kate Rieger at (780) 482-9315 or email krieger@mross.com


Tuesday, February 28

Haskayne Hour | Shareholder activism: Are you next?

Location: University of Calgary Downtown Campus
Address: 906 – 8th Avenue SW
Time: 7:15 am – 8:30 am

Activist investors have been increasing the frequency of their action and the size of their targets in recent years. Hal Kvisle, former Chief Executive Officer of Talisman Energy and Michael Robinson, Associate Professor, Finance at the Haskayne School of Business will address the activities and impact of these activists, the strategic actions which management and boards should consider when engaging with them and what the future holds for this type of investor.

Cost: $35 individual tickets

Register at: https://networking022117.eventbrite.ca

Website: www.haskaynehour.ca

For further info contact: haskaynehour@haskayne.ucalgary.ca


Tuesday, February 28

Calgary Job Fair 

Location: Westin Calgary Hotel
Address: 320 4th Ave SW
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00pm

Meet face to face with recruiters, HR Managers and hiring companies from the Calgary and across Alberta.

Cost: Free Admission

For more information please visit: http://www.wbgcanada.com


Tuesday, February 28

Benefits and Tax Clinic

Location: Evergreen Community Spaces
Address: 1709 8 Ave NE
Time: 7:00 pm

Desire Financial Solutions, Gallagher Benefit Services, and BDO Canada LLP have partnered to present this first-of-its-kind event aimed at helping individuals explore more about competitive group health plans available to those without benefits and some tax strategies individuals can put into action to help reduce their taxes.

Cost: Free

For more information contact: Guirlene Joseph at (403) 264-8383 or email service@desirefinancialsolutions.com


Tuesday, February 28

Exploring Social Entrepreneurship

Location: Global Business Centre
Address: 136 8 Ave SE
Time: 5:00 pm

Join us for St. Mary’s University Inspiring Conversation Series as we host guest speaker Hannah Cree to discuss what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur.

Cost: Free

For more information contact: Cassie Dubetz at (403) 254-3138 or email cassie.dubetz@stmu.ca


Wednesday, March 1

Scottish Development International

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Representatives of  Scottish Development International invite members and potential members of the Alberta Scottish Business Association to a business reception the home of the British Consulate General.

To meet Shannon Norstrud and Mike Shiel, senior members of the Scottish Development International team.  Please contact Tara Kazemi at tara.kazemi@mobile.trade.gov.uk for details.


Wednesday, March 1

Impacts of IFRS Changes on Your Business

Location: The Petroleum Club
Address: 319 5 Avenue SW
Time: 7:30 am

On March 1, 2017, senior MNP Assurance Services team members Sean Du Plessis and Lianne McNair will discuss how the new 15 Revenue from Contract with Customers standard will change the way you report revenue through a single comprehensive model of accounting.

By attending this event, you will:

• Gain understanding of the potential impacts to your company’s recognition of revenue criteria
• Be able to start planning for implementation and staffing resource assessment
• Apply your unique company’s attributes when explaining the implications of the new IFRS 15 standard to stakeholders

Cost: Free with registration

For more information email: calgary.rsvp@mnp.ca


Thursday, March 2

Wellness Warriors – Boxing

Location: Rumble Boxing Studio
Address:720 17 Ave SW
Time: 7:00 AM

Come sweat with Calgary Corporate Challenge! We’re boxing for a great cause at Rumble Boxing Studio!

We only have limited spots available, so sign up soon! A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to help our friends at YWCA Calgary break cycles of family violence, homelessness and poverty.

Cost: $18

For more information contact: Robyn Malcolm at (403) 869-9330 or email: robyn@calgarycorporatechallenge.com


Thursday, March 2

Excel Benefit Consulting Presents: “An Entrepreneurial Discussion”

Location: U of C Downtown Campus
Address: 906 – 8th Avenue SW
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Grab your lunch and join us March 2nd from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. This session is open to anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit. Spaces are limited so please register with Loralie@excelbenefitconsulting.com

Cost: Free


Thursday, March 2

The Entrepreneur’s Roadmap to Success in 2017

Location: Cardel Theatre
Address: 180 Quarry Park Boulevard
Time: 8:30 am

What You’ll Discover At This Event…
How to design, grow & scale an even more successful business in 2017.
How to leverage the right tools, technology, and people that can amplify your results.
The power of PR & Marketing to increase your brand awareness & sales.
How to become a more financially fit entrepreneur that lives life on your terms.
The number #1 thing you MUST have in your business to guarantee growth & profits.

Cost: $25 OR foodbank donation at the door

register at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-entrepreneurs-roadmap-to-success-in-2017-tickets-31936657402

For more information contact: Lauren McMurray at (403) 819-9792 or email: lauren@alchemycommunications.ca


Tuesday, March 14

2017 Southern Alberta commercial tenant real estate forum

Location: St. Louis Hotel
Address: 403 8th Avenue SE
Time: 7:30am to 11:30am

Good things happen in threes. Over three sessions, you will learn at least three things that are likely save your firm thousands of dollars annually in overhead.

The Calgary Chamber, Orange Group Commercial Real Estate, and McLeod Law have partnered to present this first-of-its-kind event aimed at helping businesses navigate the commercial real estate market in the current economic environment.

Cost: Member ticket: $50.00
Non-member ticket: $70.00

For more info visit: http://www.calgarychamber.com/interact