Christmas run attracts Mississauga marathoners

December 31, 2012 by  

Staying fit around the holidays is always a bonus, especially when you have eaten far too much turkey. More than 100 Mississauga marathoners are feeling a little firmer and lighter this season after braving some pretty bad rain in order to [Read more]

Print World’s industry update

December 31, 2012 by  

Print World’s speaker Josh Ramsbottom from director of the Centre for Excellence in Print Media at NorQuest College in Edmonton delivered a speech on the state of the printing industry and directly challenged concerns that printing services industry employees have significantly in [Read more]

New printing association formed

December 30, 2012 by  

It looks as if 2013 will be a challenging year for local printers, and one new association is stepping up to the challenge. Local print companies in the Mississauga, Toronto, and Greater Toronto areas should now be aware of a new printing association formed by the CPISC and the CPIA. Entitled the [Read more]

Edmonton revs up for vehicle show

December 30, 2012 by  

Winter has well and truly set in, but the New Year is a time to look ahead and those with an interest in riding motorcycles or ATVs will no doubt be looking ahead to most suitable weather for their hobby. The Edmonton Motorcycle and ATV Show should help to answer any [Read more]

Seminar to give the employment law lowdown

December 29, 2012 by  

Opening a new business is an exciting idea, but it is worth remembering that employment law is often difficult to understand without talking to those who understand all of its codes and policies. To combat this potential obstacle, the Calgary Chamber of Commerce is [Read more]

Brampton sees in 2013 in family-friendly fashion

December 29, 2012 by  

In recent years, New Year’s Eve has become a more family-focused event and there are several First Night events throughout Canada which are family-friendly and do not allow alcohol. Like many of those cities, Brampton is having its own family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration this [Read more]

Art on the Spot comes into Burnaby

December 28, 2012 by  

Many community colleges offer art classes, as do many community centers, and these help to provide training in an area into which some schools are investing less. The city of Burnaby, in addition to these types of classes, also offers free monthly Art on the Spot for anyone who is [Read more]

Several events in Surrey raise food and funds for the Surrey Food Bank

December 28, 2012 by  

It was recently reported that the Surrey Board of Trade gave the Surrey Food Bank $1,764 and 945 pounds of food. The money and food was raised during the Christmas Seasonal Sizzle Business Reception on December 5, which attracted around 400 local [Read more]

Networking opportunity with fellow Toronto business leaders

December 27, 2012 by  

The Toronto Board of Trade provides several events for its members and the Toronto business word in general, which feature some of the most successful business men and women in the city. One highly anticipated event is the yearly dinner.

The Board of Trade is [Read more]

Seminar gets social in New Year

December 27, 2012 by  

The Delta Chamber of Commerce is presenting a seminar which will help its members and other local businesspersons learn about the importance of social media and how to take advantage of it to improve business success.

‘Harnessing the power of social media’ will be presented by Steve Dotto, who hosts and produces the show Dotto Tech. The seminar will likely draw business leaders from around the region, including nearby Richmond.

Today, some sort of presence online is all but a necessity in the world of business. This can be having as little as an email address or as much as an online community. Many people first look to the Internet when they are looking for information on a business and might overlook those who do not have a website or a social media page. Social media helps to develop a relationship between a business and its customers, gives them a place to voice concerns, to tell their friends about a great new product they have discovered, and a place to often get freebies.

While traditional advertising models are still important, and flyer printing is still very much in demand, businesses need to link their online activities to those traditional models. For example, listing website addresses and social media profiles on business cards or on flyers that they send out is a useful combination.

‘Harnessing the power of social media’ will take place at Delta Town and Country on January 22 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Tickets are $30 for chamber members and $40 for non-members.

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