Ignite Excellence Business Summit
Ignite Excellence Business Summit is designed to connect business leaders with entrepreneurs while providing them with tools they need to succeed. With a focus on growing local business and igniting success and sustainability, this Summit is sure to spark excitement in the business region.
9:00am Session 1 "Sparking Workplace Culture", Carolyn Chow, SmartHire
Culture is the character and personality of your organization. Positive workplace culture attracts talent, drives engagement, impacts happiness and satisfaction, and affects performance. Workplace culture will vary from business to business. Join Carolynn Chow, Consultant and Facilitator with SmartHire® and learn how to spark and build the unique workplace culture in your organization.
10:00am Keynote: Doug Griffiths, author of "13 Ways to Kill Your Community"
Everything is About to Change - Disruptions have impacted almost every industry, but business/communities have remained relatively unchanged in the last 50 years. That will not be the case in the very near future, and simply catching up to today will not work. Technological and social changes will challenge businesses/communities and those who are not prepared for what is coming will not prosper. You must be prepared for tomorrow now if you want to succeed. During this session Doug will help you understand why people resist change, even when it is inevitable; realize your greatest challenge is not being prepared and give greater consideration to the opportunities created by change and how you can take advantage of it.
12:30am Session 2 "Insights & Lessons Learned from Local Trail Blazers"
Panelists include: Ryan Dyck, Temple Audio; Chelsey Harder, Passions Beauty Studio & Prime Hair Brand; Jaycee Turtle, Lakeview Insurance
An entrepreneurs journey is full of challenging and enlightening lessons. In this session, local established and respected business owners will reflect on their valuable business lessons and how they used them to find ultimate success.
1:30pm Session 3 "Igniting Business Growth", Representatives from Miller Thomson LLP, Laskowski & Wright LLP, Buckberger & Baerg LLP, & AON Risk Solutions
Growing your business can be an exciting yet intimidating task. It's not something that happens overnight. Join us for this expert panel discussion as they share important steps to keep your business moving forward..
2:30pm Session 4 "Top 5 Tips For Marketing Your Business on Social Media ", Travis Low & Ricky Forbes, Blue Moose Media
Social media and digital marketing provide cost-effective, highly targeted, measurable opportunities to engage your audience and promote your business. Get out your notepad - you'll want to remember these tips from experts Travis Low and Ricky Forbes as they show you how to:
- Determine which social media platforms your audience is using
- Plan and schedule great content
- Achieve strong imagery and visuals
- Write in a way that captures attention
- Grow your audience to help meet your business objectives