Celebrate Small Business Month at ‘Rogers Talks: FREE Breakfast & Workshops in Kitchener, Calgary, Montreal, Vancouver, and Toronto

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To celebrate Small Business Month, Rogers is hosting a series of terrific free breakfast events across the country, including stops in Calgary(Oct 30), Vancouver(Nov. 1) , Toronto(Nov. 4), Montreal (Nov 12)  and I am so glad to see that my hometown of Kitchener is lucky to be kicking off the tour on October 28!

There are a diverse and interesting line up of speakers and topics vary by city – including appearances by Amber MacArthur and Scott Stratten to name a few – speaking about a wide variety of topics incuding amplifying your brand, using LinkedIn, social media strategy, getting in the media, networking, marketing and more. This is a perfect opportunity to take a morning for yourself to recharge the batteries and soak up some new information, not to mention the free breakfast.

Click on the link below to sign up for free to hear small business thought leaders present ideas and actionable tips to help keep your small business competitive. 

Kitchener’s event is happening on Monday October 28th so I encourage all you small business owners, entrepreneurs, and anyone looking to get some new ideas and inspiration, to register for this FREE breakfast event at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hotel and Conference Center.

REGISTER HERE https://secure.e-registernow.com/cgi-bin/mkpayment.cgi?state=2403

Kitchener-Waterloo Hotel and Conference Centre
105 King Street East
Kitchener, ON N2G 2K8

October 28, 2013 – 7:30a.m. – 12:00p.m.

TIME PRESENTER TOPIC
7:30 – 8:30am Breakfast and Registration
8:30 – 8:35am Host – Ian Portsmouth, publisher and editor of PROFIT Magazine Opening Remarks
8:35 – 9:05am Ron DeRuyter, Business Editor, Waterloo Region Record Hot To Get Your Story in The Media
Ron will discuss how to successfully “Pitch” your brand to the media to get your story told. He will share with the audience what to do and what NOT to do to become a successful storyteller
9:05 – 9:35am Linda Ockwell-Jenner,Entrepreneur and Professional Networker Business Networking Made Simple
Consistent and effective networking pays off. Linda’s will explain how to find a networking organization or event that suits their needs. How to establish a consistent and effective networking strategy. How building relationships can lead to long term benefit
9:35 to 10:15 Ben Kelly, Account Director LinkedIn Canada 20 Tips to Amplify Your Brand on LinkedIn 
Ben will provide actionable tips to help your small business reach the highly sought after LinkedIn professional audience
10:15 – 10:35am Networking Break
10:40 – 11:30am Scott Wilson, President, Rankhigher Social Media & Digital Marketing for Small Business
Scott Wilson is Canada’s leading speaker on SEO, web sales, internet marketing and social media ROI. His presentation provides practical, proven strategies for increasing sales and winning new customers, all in a highly cost-effective way
11:30 – 11:35am > Host- Ian Portsmouth Closing Remarks

Kitchener, ON

October 28, 2013

    • Overview
  • Agenda
  • Speakers
Ian Portsmouth

Ian Portsmouth

Publisher & Editor PROFIT Magazine

Ian Portsmouth is the Publisher & Editor of PROFIT Magazine, Canada’s most-read publication for entrepreneurs and small business owners. He is a trusted media commentator and public speaker on the management issues and best practices of Canadian growth companies, and is a passionate believer in the power of entrepreneurship.

Ron DeRuyter

Ron DeRuyter

Business Editor, Waterloo Region Record

Ron DeRuyter has been the business editor of the Waterloo Region Record since 2007. He also is the sports editor and is the editor of the Technology Spotlight, an annual publication about Waterloo Region’s technology sector. Ron is a journalism graduate of Ryerson University.

Linda Ockwell-Jenner

Linda Ockwell-Jenner

Entrepreneur and Professional Networker

Linda is an international Professional Speaker, Author, Consultant, and two-time breast cancer survivor Linda Ockwell-Jenner displays a passion for everything she does!

Linda founded Motivational Steps in 2001 and has since published two books: A Life Like Mine and The APE Philosophy. She also co-founded the Small Business Community Network (SBCN) in 2003—an organization dedicated to providing services to help grow small businesses through networking, conferences and special events.

As an early adopter of social media, Linda has become an authority on its effective use. She is highly sought-after to help businesses evaluate and understand how social media can benefit them. Linda has become known as ‘The Social Sweetheart’.

Ben Kelly

Ben Kelly

Account Director LinkedIn Canada

Ben Kelly is a true hybrid. Over a 14+ year career he has established a skill set that spans sales, marketing, & business development in working for some of Canada’s, and the World’s, most notable companies including: Labatt (AB Inbev), PepsiCo Foods (Frito Lay Canada), Bell Canada (Sympatico.ca), Xerox Canada, and Rogers Communications (Toronto Blue Jays). Ben joined LinkedIn Canada in 2012 as an Account Director within their Marketing Solutions group. In this role, Ben is responsible for working with some of Canada’s top agencies and companies to develop media and content marketing strategies to reach the highly sought after LinkedIn professional audience. Visit his LinkedIn profile to learn more at: ca.linkedin.com/in/benkellycanada

Scott Wilson

Scott Wilson

CEO, Rankhigher.ca

Scott Wilson is Canada’s leading speaker on web sales and internet marketing expert and social media, using Search Engine Optimization (SEO). PROFIT magazine ranks him as an essential speaker and resource for the CEOs of the fastest growing companies. His dynamic presentations provide practical, proven strategies for increasing sales and winning new customers, all in a highly cost-effective way. His presentations are unique, because of his focus on the financial pay-back of web sales. By drawing lessons from fascinating real-world examples, he educates decision makers. His captivating presentations are designed to empower audiences with the necessary knowledge to make the best business decisions utilizing proven strategies.

Sign Up For Rogers Talks

Register today to attend Rogers Talks. Seating is limited.

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Kitchener-Waterloo Hotel & Conference Centre

Kitchener-Waterloo Region

Monday, October 28th, 2013
7:30 a.m – 12:00 p.m
Kitchener-Waterloo Hotel & Conference Centre
105 King Street East
Kitchener, ON
Click here for map and directions.

MacEwan Conference and Event Centre

Calgary Region

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
7:30 a.m – 12:00 p.m
MacEwan Conference and Event Centre
402 Collegiate Blvd NW
Calgary, AB
Click here for map and directions.

The Westin Wall Centre, Vancouver Airport

Vancouver, B.C Region

Friday, November 1st, 2013
7:30 a.m – 12:00 p.m
The Westin Wall Centre, Vancouver Airport
3099 Corvette Way
Richmond, BC
Click here for map and directions.

Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel

Greater Toronto Area Region

Monday, November 4th, 2013
7:30 a.m – 12:00 p.m
Sheraton Parkway Toronto North
600 Hwy 7 East
Richmond Hill, ON
Click here for map and directions.

Hotel Omni Mont-Royal

Montreal Region

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
7:30 a.m – 12:00 p.m
Hotel Omni Mont-Royal
1050 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, QC
Click here for map and directions.

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