Webinar: COVID-19 – The Need for Local Businesses to Up Their Technology Game – Now More Than Ever

Learn how local businesses, entrepreneurs and professionals can use technology to adapt their businesses during the ongoing turmoil.

Date and Time: Thursday, June 4, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

This webinar will outline:

  • How today’s consumer is using technology and the importance of mobile
  • How small and medium businesses are adapting to technology
  • The pressure COVID has had on the need for businesses to adapt to digital technology quickly
  • Examples of how various Canadian businesses are pivoting and adapting
  • Some free tools available to help with ecommerce, promotions & offers, social media

The session will start with a live presentation on the topic followed by Q&A at the end.

Guest Speaker:
Chris Pinkerton, President at GetintheLoop

Host:
Jason Mann, CMO at GetintheLoop

Register on Eventbrite:

https://dhbia-webinar-june-4-2020.eventbrite.ca

You may also directly join the WebEx meeting by clicking on the link below on June 4, 2020 at 10:00 AM.

WebEx meeting link:

https://meetingsamer9.webex.com/meetingsamer9/j.php?MTID=ma44f2a7345411fc1ffe9db1d325a64fc


About Chris Pinkerton

For the past decade, Chris has worked with teams of marketing, branding and technology professionals to develop and improve a company’s digital marketing, online sales, and clicks to bricks strategies. He’s worked with the digital teams at companies including Google US & UK, 3M, ADT, Zurich Financial, Avis Budget Group, Zipcar, The New York Times and The American Red Cross. Prior to GetintheLoop, Chris was Vice President at Mediative and Head of the Mediative Consulting Group; an award-winning digital media and research company, which was acquired by YP in 2010. At GetintheLoop, Chris is responsible for developing and supporting the company’s growth strategy across all divisions.


About Jason Mann

For the past decade, Chris has worked with teams of marketing, branding and technology professionals to develop and improve a company’s digital marketing, online sales, and clicks to bricks strategies. He’s worked with the digital teams at companies including Google US & UK, 3M, ADT, Zurich Financial, Avis Budget Group, Zipcar, The New York Times and The American Red Cross. Prior to GetintheLoop, Chris was Vice President at Mediative and Head of the Mediative Consulting Group; an award-winning digital media and research company, which was acquired by YP in 2010. At GetintheLoop, Chris is responsible for developing and supporting the company’s growth strategy across all divisions.


Webinar: COVID-19 – Present and Future: An Employment Law Perspective

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Canadian employers are facing the dilemma of complying with the codes of Employment Law while also being tasked with many emergency measures.

In this webinar we will find out answers to some of the most common questions employers are asking on this and other topics.

Date and Time: Thursday, May 7, 2020 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Guest Speaker:
Kevin Marshall
Barrister & Solicitor, Personal Injury & Employment Law Litigation

Register on Eventbrite:

https://dhbia-webinar-may-7-2020.eventbrite.ca

You may also directly log in to the WebEx meeting on May 7, 2020 at 10:00 AM.

WebEx meeting link:

https://meetingsamer9.webex.com/meetingsamer9/j.php?MTID=m986a041b203c14fa19fbf4e388983564


About Kevin Marshall, B.A., M.Div., LL.B.

Kevin has extensive knowledge and experience in the area of Employment Law. He is currently a partner at an Employment Law firm in North York, which he has successfully managed over the past 21 years. He is a co-founder and remains to this date the senior Supervising Lawyer for Duke Heights Law, through which free legal information is provided to local businesses.

An alumnus of York University, Kevin remains active in the community. He holds Board positions at various institutions such as the Community Share Food Bank, as well as business associations. He spends his free time doing volunteer work, and as a coach and mentor to the youth.

Webinar: Marketing your business during COVID-19

Our businesses are all facing challenging times due to the economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. This is the time when we need to work smarter and be ready to tackle the challenges ahead. At the same time there are new opportunities that have come around when it comes to your marketing activities.

In this webinar we will discuss how to adopt your marketing amid this economic downturn and rapidly changing customer environemnt.

Date and Time: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 10:00 AM

Guest Speaker:
Catherine Luzena-Hall
Founder, Practical Marketing Group

Register on Eventbrite:
https://dhbia-webinar-may-5-2020.eventbrite.ca

You may also directly log in to the WebEx meeting on May 5, 2020 at 10:00 AM.

WebEx meeting link:

https://meetingsamer9.webex.com/meetingsamer9/j.php?MTID=mdf3f3356cd2047d262bfca8d12825ebc


About Catherine Luzena-Hall

Catherine Luzena-Hall is an experienced marketing professional who’s worked with fortune 500 companies and globally respected organizations in varied industries including market research, consumer promotions, events, and publishing. In 2016, Catherine founded the Practical Marketing Group, a full service marketing & communications firm providing customized marketing solutions to help small business reach their goals and objectives. She takes a no-nonsense approach with her client’s your budget, and uses strategy and her know-how to drive market visibility, awareness, and demand for her client’s products and services.Catherine holds a BA, has won many awards for her work, and speaks at industry events to help businesses effectively promote and grow through the strategic use of social media and digital marketing.

Webinar: 13 digital techniques your business needs to help tackle the effects of COVID-19

Our businesses are all facing challenging times due to the economic impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Many companies have been forced to rethink the way they do business. This is the time when we need to work smarter and be ready to tackle the challenges ahead.

In this webinar we will discuss some easy-to-implement digital tools and techniques that you can adopt during this downturn.

Date and Time: Thursday, Apr 23, 2020 1:00 PM

Guest Speaker:
Kimson Ng
Head of Growth, Stable WP

Register on Eventbrite:
https://dhbia-webinar-april-23-2020.eventbrite.ca

You may also directly log in to the WebEx meeting on April 23, 2020 at 1:00 PM.

WebEx meeting link:

https://meetingsamer9.webex.com/meetingsamer9/j.php?MTID=m202a7ec08bc330fc964ee6c44cb31d4f


About Kimson Ng

Kimson Ng is the Head of Growth at StableWP – one of the Fastest Growing Marketing Agencies in the GTA.

He sees himself as a customer-centric marketing professional in the Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) space. His main focus has always been on digital and working with businesses to help them get the best out of sales.

To date, Kimson launched over 450 websites and ranked over 700 keywords on the first page of Google.

Webinar: A Practical Guide to Financial Assistance for You & Your Business – April 14, 2020

Step-By-Step Instructions on how to apply for benefits and government subsidies available for individuals and businesses in Canada

Many individuals and businesses in Canada are now facing financial challenges while many others are worrying about their future in light of the spread of COVID-19 and subsequent government actions. Do you have questions or concerns about what is available for you in financial support and how to apply for those benefits?

Join us for this webinar.

Date and Time: Tue, Apr 14, 2020 10:00 AM

Guest Speaker:

Thomas Tang
LPA, CPA, CGA, B.Comm., CITP
Partner at Tang & Partners LLP

Register on Eventbrite:
https://dhbia-webinar-april-14-2020.eventbrite.ca

You may also directly log in for the WebEx meeting on April 14, 2020 at 10 am.

WebEx meeting link:
https://meetingsamer9.webex.com/meetingsamer9/j.php?MTID=mad4ed0787a7b8c443fa8ef1748596b4c


About Thomas Tang

Thomas Tang is a Founding Partner of Tang & Partners LLP. Thomas graduated from University of Windsor, with majors in Accounting and Business Administration in 1988, and worked as a Teaching Assistant for Dr. McIntosh’s Advanced Accounting in Consolidation.

Thomas commenced working in the public accounting immediately in 1989 with Hyde Houghton, CAs, and since then, Thomas has performed thousands of audits, reviews and compilations to both profit and non-profit organizations. Thomas has also gained an insight on the Canadian Tax system and its tax reduction vehicles that should and can be legally used by clients, to facilitate clients’ retention of their highest after-tax cash.

Thomas is business-savvy, thus fully understand the needs of an Entrepreneur, from proper financing options at different stages, to utilizing the latest technologies, to help clients staying competitive and grow.

Webinar April 09, 2020: What Every Business Needs to Know about Employment Law Right Now

Join us for a Discussion on critical workforce management dilemmas in light of Canadian Employment Law during the time of lock-down and restrictions.

About this Event:

COVID-19 has called into question many aspects of conventional business operations and practices. Employers are improvising and exercising makeshift adjustments.

Do you have questions about Layoff, Termination, Payment to Employees, work-from-home arrangements? Register now to find answers to some of these vexed questions.

Register on Eventbrite:
https://dhbia-webinar-april-09-2020.eventbrite.ca

Or, you may also directly join the WebEx meeting, when the meeting starts:
https://meetingsamer9.webex.com/meetingsamer9/j.php?MTID=m40b9d84a9a946d6e92df7ca53b1aef1a

To learn more and get involved, please contact us. E-mail us at: business@dukeheights.ca.

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DUKE Heights Business Networking Event on March 24, 2020

Why Business Networking Events?

At DUKE Heights BIA we believe in the power of building connections, which essentially means connecting people with people, people with ideas, and people with opportunities.

If you are someone who thinks that pursuing opportunities to connect with industry leaders or professionals with varying skills, interests and perspectives is critical to your own business growth, this event is for you.

Through our meetups and networking sessions we encourage good quality referrals among the participants. Our goal is to help members improve workflow and grow their business. Our members and guests come from a wide variety of businesses and we enjoy a friendly, helpful atmosphere at our meetings, where those attending can benefit from one another’s experience and expertise.

Next Business Networking Event

Date & Time:

March 24, 2020, 8 AM – 10 AM

Venue:

YEDI – York Entrepreneurship Development Institute HQ
907 Alness St, North York, ON M3J 2J1

Topics:

  • Simple Ways to get your BOOK ready for your business/corporate filings and Tips on minimizing Your Business/Corporate Tax
  • Small Business Survival and Growth strategies – how to fight low-cost competitors

Speakers:

  • Thomas Tang, Partner at Tang & Partners LLP
  • Atul Oka, Senior Director of Strategy and Business Development, DUKE Heights BIA

What can you expect?

  • Interactive presentations on business topics by business people
  • Hands-on insights and ideas that you can immediately apply to your business
  • Networking – make valuable connections
  • Freshly served breakfast & free parking

Interested in attending? Sign up on Eventbrite. It’s FREE! https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/duke-heights-business-networking-event-march-24-2020-tickets-97850197575.

Let us know your thoughts at business@dukeheights.ca, or, join DUKE Heights Business Hub Meetup Group (https://www.meetup.com/DUKE-Heights-Business-Hub-Meetup-Group/) so we can keep you updated.

DUKE Heights Business Networking Event on February 27, 2020

Why Business Networking?

At DUKE Heights BIA we believe in the power of building connections, which essentially means connecting people with people, people with ideas, and people with opportunities.

If you are someone who thinks that pursuing opportunities to connect with industry leaders or professionals with varying skills, interests and perspectives is critical to your own business growth, this event is for you.

Through our meetups and networking sessions we encourage good quality referrals among the participants. Our goal is to help members improve workflow and grow their business. Our members and guests come from a wide variety of businesses and we enjoy a friendly, helpful atmosphere at our meetings, where those attending can benefit from one another’s experience and expertise.

Next Business Networking Event:

Date & Time: February 27, 2020, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Venue:

YEDI – York Entrepreneurship Development Institute HQ
907 Alness St, North York, ON M3J 2J1

Topics:

  • Tax Essentials
  • How to Market Yourself in Videos that will Go Viral

Speakers:

  • Alina Peleg, Corporate Accounting & Business Development at Peleg’s Group
  • Joshua Oliver, Screenwriter, Director and Content Producer

Also, the DUKE Law team will be present at the venue to help you find answers to your business questions. DUKE Law is a free legal information service developed for businesses of all sizes by DUKE Heights BIA in partnership with Osgoode Hall Law School of York University.

What can you expect?

  • Interactive presentations on business topics by business people
  • Hands-on insights and ideas that you can immediately apply to your business
  • Networking – make valuable connections
  • Freshly served snacks and beverage
  • Free parking

Interested in attending? Sign up on Eventbrite. It’s FREE! https://duke-heights-business-networking-meetup-feb-27.eventbrite.ca.

Let us know your thoughts at business@dukeheights.ca, or, join the DUKE Heights Business Hub Meetup Group (https://www.meetup.com/DUKE-Heights-Business-Hub-Meetup-Group/) so we can keep you updated.

DUKE on Ice Family Winterfest on Family Day, February 17, 2020

DUKE Heights BIA is once again hosting DUKE on Ice Family Winterfest, one of our annual events for the community. As the local BIA, it is our goal to promote our businesses and bring investment to the area. Our winter festival is a great opportunity for our neighbouring communities to enjoy local food and event vendors.

Join us in celebrating this year’s Family Day on Monday, February 17, 2020 along with the rest of the DUKE Heights community. DUKE on Ice winter festival is back with ice-skating, loads of food, music, free giveaways and fun family activities! Come and join us at Champagne Centre parking area with your family and friends. Everyone is welcome and admission is free!

Date: Monday, February 17, 2020 (Family Day)
Time: 12 pm – 4 pm
Address: Champagne Centre, 2 Champagne Drive, Toronto, ON M3J 0K2

Interested in getting involved as a sponsor and/or a volunteer? Email us at events@dukeheights.ca, or call (416) 739-1621. Check out the event page on Facebook for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1683249515139459/.