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RECORDING: Collaborating with Kindness
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
How to successfully partner with charities & NFPs so that everybody wins. Barrie's business community is full of generous and kind-hearted people looking to make a difference. ..
RECORDING: Working Towards Remote Learning Success with Your Kids
Thursday, October 08, 2020
2020 has seen many changes to our every day lives, not least of which is the return to school. Parents had to make a difficult decision about what would be best for their family, and then fi ..
RECORDING: Archetypes in Branding with Paul Larche
Tuesday, October 06, 2020
In a COVID world, speaking to your customer with sincerity and authenticity is more important than ever. Archetypes are universally familiar character types that transcend time, place, cultu ..
RECORDING: Virtual Town Hall featuring Downtown Barrie BIA
Friday, October 02, 2020
Schools are now open, allowing more parents to return to work, and hopefully helping our economy to get back on track. We are, of course, all vigilantly watching to see what impact this w ..
RECORDING: Accelerate your business… how to sell more & grow your bottom line!
Tuesday, September 01, 2020
In just 30 minutes Donald will show you how to redefine your business to create and deliver compelling customer value and experiences that will ‘grab’ your target customers, clearly differenti ..
RECORDING: Branding vs Marketing and How They Work Together
Thursday, August 13, 2020
What's the difference between #Branding and #Marketing? Depending who you talk to, the definition can vary or sound a little different. Unfortunately this can lead to a lot of confusion for those  ..
RECORDING: Exploring HeyLocal, A Community Solution
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Whether you'd been planning to get online some day but never found time, or had wanted to stay brick & mortar forever, 2020 forced you to reconsider your plans and move quickly. eCommerce help ..
RECORDING: Virtual Town Hall
Friday, August 07, 2020
00:00 – WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS Moderators: Todd Tuckey, Barrie Chamber President Paul Markle, Barrie Chamber of Commerce Panel: Mayor Jeff Lehman, City of Barrie Andrea K ..
RECORDING: Top 5 strategies to ensure that your employees are and feel safe in your workplace
Thursday, August 06, 2020
00:00 WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS Moderator: Paul Markle Experts: Janice Leroux, HR Performance & Results Inc. Cheryl Claringbold, HR Performance & Results Inc. https:// ..
RECORDING: Calibrating your Business for Success Using the Five Questions of Strategic Planning
Monday, July 06, 2020
00:00 WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS Moderator: Paul Markle, Barrie Chamber of Commerce Speaker: Heather Bairsto, Workfactors 00:02 PRESENTATION 00:11 - Types of Planning in Business ..
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