Wednesday, September 12th 2018
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Chair's Gala: 
Business Achievement Awards
- Thursday November 8th
The 23rd annual Business Achievement Awards which celebrate incredible innovations and success is unique in its engagement of a broad range of industry sectors and sizes from all reaches of our city. Please join us for an "evening of celebration" this year on Thurs day, November 8th at the 

Thursday November 8th, 2018
Cocktail Reception: 6:00pm
Dinner: 7:00pm
Award Ceremony: 9:00pm
NEW THIS YEAR " After Party Celebration" Old Stones


Host Venue
Workshop: Cannabis in the Workplace - Wednesday Sept 19th
A look at the impact of cannabis in the workplace from a Human Resource perspective. Learn how businesses can prepare for the forthcoming legalization of cannabis and related products. Identify best practices and create an action plan to ease the challenges for owners and managers.

Includes discussion on communication guidelines and implementation challenges leading to an action.

Who should attend this seminar: Business owners, Human resource professionals, Office managers, Controllers and Supervisors/Managers.

Facilitator: Tracey Starrett, M. Ed, CHRL
                  Wilkinson & Co. LLP 

Presenting Sponsor

Good Morning Kingston: Meet The Mayoral Candidates - Tuesday Sept 25th at the Ambassador  

Join us Tuesday September 25th to hear from all the mayoral candidates in Kingston. Learn about their platforms, ask the questions that business needs the answers to.

Workshop: Practical SEO For Small Business - Tuesday Sept 25th
SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is one the most important marketing channels for small businesses. Unfortunately, when it comes to SEO there is a lot of misinformation out there. In this workshop, we aim to fix that. This workshop takes a look at how SEO affects your small business, and give practical tips for how you can improve your SEO for little to no cost.

Facilitator: Zack Talsma, owner, Lure Marketing  We will discuss:
  • What SEO is and why it is so important for small businesses.
  • How Google and other major search engines determine how to rank competing websites.
  • How to improve the SEO of any small business website.
  • How to avoid SEO penalties from major search engines.
  • The future of SEO.

Presenting Sponsor

Connect: Expo Showcase - September 28th and 29th
Be part of the Connect EXPO Showcase at the Sail Room, Portsmouth Olympic Harbour. Exhibits are 85% SOLD!



Good Morning Kingston: Meet The New Ontario Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Rocco Rossi at the St. Lawrence College Update with President and CEO Glenn Vollebregt - Tuesday October 2nd

Join us Tuesday October 2nd as we showcase the 
NEW Student Centre!  Wake up with some  Business Before Business  and "get connected" to what is happening in our community.

St. Lawrence College has been one of the driving forces behind the Eastern Ontario economy for half a century.  What are the opportunities and challenges that will drive SLC's success over the next 50 years?  
Glenn Vollebregt

Rocco Rossi
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