Serving the whole Parkland County region, which includes the communities of Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, and Wabamun, the GPRC is excited to bring the first SBW Conference to the area.
The Keynote speaker for the First Small Business Week Conference will be Michele Romanow. Michele is a “Dragon” on CBC’s Dragon’s Den, Co-Founder and President of Clearbanc, and a serial entrepreneur who started five companies before her 33rd birthday. The first day of the conference will be rounded out by a breakout session series, and a round-table discussion with our Board of Directors.
On day two, we will virtually welcome Chief Clarence Louie, who, since December 1984 when first elected as Chief of the Osoyoos Indian Band, part of the Okanagan Nation in south central British Columbia, Clarence Joseph Louie has consistently emphasized economic development as a means to improve his people’s standard of living, we will then hear from, Kim Orlesky, who has spent almost a decade working for some of the most successful Fortune 500 companies. She has sold to entrepreneurs, business owners, and C-levels of international conglomerates. But it wasn’t until she left sales that she truly understood her desire to empower others to do sales in a different way in order to bring better, more reliable results. Finally, we will move into more breakout sessions, learn how to do business with the government, and recap the two days.
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