Small Business Week 2017 October 15th to 21st

Schedule

Monday, Oct. 16th

  • Trade Show
    • Sponsor – Town of Amherst / Amherst & Area Chamber of Commerce
    • Location – Lobby – Town of Amherst, Town Hall
    • Time – 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    • Cost – Free for attendees
    • Exhibitors – $20 per table including creating / using a business Video Profile.
  • On-line viewing of SBW launch and panelists – hosted by BDC Toronto Office
    • Sponsor – Town of Amherst / Amherst & Area Chamber of Commerce
    • Location – Trade show floor
    • Time – TBD
    • Cost – Free

Tuesday, Oct. 17th

  • WorkshopSelling Products on-line (Presenters: Mikhail Mansour, and Kim Goode) Please note: the Artisans Gallery kitchen will be open for this event.
    • Sponsor – Artisans Gallery / Amherst & Area Chamber of Commerce
    • Location – Amherst Centre Mall – Artisans Gallery annex
    • Time – 5:30 to 7:00 pm
    • Cost – Workshop is free (food is available at menu rates)
    • Registration – Please register by Oct 16th to attend this event. info@amherstchamberns.ca or 902-667-8186

Wednesday, Oct. 18th

  • Lunchtime Workshop – Cutting Government Red Tape (Presenter: Nick Langley – Regulatory Corporate Strategist – Office of Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness)
    • Sponsor – YMCA of Cumberland / Amherst & Area Chamber of Commerce
    • Location – YMCA of Cumberland
    • Time – 12:00 to 1:00
    • Cost – Free (Also please feel free to brownbag your lunch)
  • Presentation – Tax Time On The Farm (Presenter(s) Amherst: McIssac Darragh Chartered Professional Accountants)
    • Sponsor – Growing Forward 2, Province of Nova Scotia, Think Farm, Canadian Government
    • Location – CCUBIC 5 Ratchford St. Amherst
    • Time – 6:00 – 9:00 pm
    • Cost – Workshop is free  
    • Registration – Please register by Oct. 13. Note contact is 902-893-6575 or email marie.williams@novascotia.ca

Thursday, Oct. 19th

  • Breakfast Presentationlearn about the good things efficiency brings to your small business (Presenter – Efficiency NS)
    • Sponsor – Efficiency NS,
    • Location – Marigold Cultural Centre, Truro
    • Time – 7:30 to 9:00
    • Cost – Free with breakfast included
    • Registration required – Please register by Oct. 6. RSVP to Mlauder@efficiencyns.ca
  • Lunchtime Workshop – Social Media in Your Business (Presenter – Denise Corey)
    • Sponsor – Four Fathers Memorial Library / Amherst & Area Chamber of Commerce
    • Location – Four Fathers Memorial Library
    • Time – 12:00 to 1:00
    • Cost – Free (Also please feel free to brownbag your lunch)
  • Cumberland Campus Open House – This is your chance to explore NSCC. Tour classrooms, labs, libraries and other spaces. Experience programs first-hand and meet the students, alumni, faculty and staff that make NSCC who we are. Learn more about Open House
    • Sponsor – NSCC Cumberland Campus
    • Location 1 – Cumberland Campus/1 Main St., Springhill
    • Location 2 – Amherst Learning Centre/147 South Albion St., Amherst
    • Time – 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
    • Cost – Free

Friday, Oct. 20th

  • Presentation – Manage Stress & Find Balance while Managing a Business (Presenter – Charlene MacDonald)
    • Sponsor – Bliss Crystal Café / Amherst & Area Chamber of Commerce
    • Location – Bliss Crystal Café, 129 Victoria St. East (Dayle’s Grand Market)
    • Time – 3:00 – 4:00 pm
    • Cost – Workshop is free (food is available at menu rates)
  • Open House – CFTA Tantramar 107.9 FM (Station tour including demonstrations of ad creation and operations’ processes)
    • Sponsor – CFTA Tantramar 107.9 FM
    • Location – 80 Church Street, Amherst
    • Time – 12:00 to 5:00 pm
    • Cost – Free

Saturday, Oct. 21st

  • Fashion Show & Breakfast – (Guest Speaker – Sheree Fitch [poet and author])
    • Hosted by 30 Church Women’s Clothing & Bella’s Café & Bistro on behalf of Cumberland Health Care Foundation
    • Location – Amherst Lion’s Den 9 Electric St, Amherst
    • Time – 9:00 to 11:00 am
    • Cost – Tickets $30 including breakfast. Tickets available at: 30 Church Women’s Clothing, Deanne Fitzpatrick’s Rug Hooking Studio, Mansour’s Men’s Wear, Cumberland Health
    • Please Care Foundation.

Please Note: Tuesday, Oct. 24th

  • Presentation – Connecting and Engaging Your Customers – As an important follow-up to the “2016 – The New Customer Journey” roadshow, Eastlink Business would like to share important strategic insights to help you better engage and connect with your customers and employees to drive business growth.
    • Sponsor – Eastlink Business
    • Location – Amherst Golf Club
    • Time – Doors open 7:15 am
    • Cost – Free but RSVP by Oct. 17thcallbeck@corp.eastlink.ca

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