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Business resources webinar series 

We know you are worried, not sleeping and concerned about your business and the community. We are here for you, we are here for Calgary.

As we continue to navigate these uncertain times we will be hosting a daily webinar providing resources, information, and support to help you and your business through the uncertainty.

The webinars take place from 11:00 am – 11:30 am Monday-Friday.

Upcoming webinars:

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Powering up

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Preparing for a Brave New Workplace

COVID-19 is a physical health crisis as much as a mental health crisis that has changed the emotional state of many employees. As physical distancing starts to loosen, employers need to consider their return to work plan and the mental health echo pandemic that could follow. Ryan Todd, CEO, headversity will speak to mental health in the workplace and how tech is bridging the gap, preparing workforce's for a brave new workplace.

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Powering up: Operating your business safely with COVID-19

The Province of Alberta has announced their plan to cautiously reduce some of the physical distancing measures that have been in place since March 15, 2020. This will be a slow, phased approach that puts public health at the forefront. Sandip Lalli will host Ken Keelor, President & CEO, Calgary Co-op and Cathy Orr, President & CEO, RGO Office Products to discuss best practices on operating a business while keeping staff and customers safe through COVID-19.

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The Alberta (re)Bound ~ The Restart and Rebuild of Alberta's Visitor Economy 

Our tourism sector has been hit particularly hard by COVID19, what does recovery look like for our tourism? What is being done to support this industry and the ripple it creates within our community? Royce Chwin, CEO, Travel Alberta, and Cindy Ady, CEO, Tourism Calgary discuss what their organization are doing to prepare for a post-COVID world, and what they are doing to support the industry now.

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Cybersecurity: Best practices for your business

Learn how to protect your business from cyber threats with Marc Perreault, Engagement Manager, Security Consulting Services, Compugen, and Frank Mueller, Manager, IT Cyber Security.

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The Future of Work 

Eric Termuende is a leading keynote speaker focused on workplace and company culture. His inspirational and actionable sessions discuss the small, one-degree shifts we can make to attract and retain talent, drive engagement, and build communities that thrive in a post COVID19 world. Debby Carreau, CEO, Inspired HR will host the conversation.

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Recruiting and on-boarding in a virtual world

COVID-19 has changed the way we operate our businesses, with many businesses shifting to a work from home model. Yet, as with many other facets of business, recruitment and on-boarding will continue to matter; perhaps now more than ever. How does our virtual environment impact the recruiting and on-boarding process? Adam Pekarsky, Founding Partner, Pekarsky & Co. and Ranju Shergill, Partner, Pekarsky & Co. share tips and examples of how you can successfully recruit and onboard new team members during COVID-19, while building a strong culture.

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Virtual Selling with Sandler Training

Hamish Knox, Sandler Training, and Mary O'Sullivan-Andersen, Better Business Bureau share their best practices for Virtual Selling. Hamish Knox reviews how to prepare you and your business for a new way of engaging your accounts and prospects and how to avoid 5 common mistakes made by most sales professionals when selling virtually.

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Improve your business, efficiencies and financial data reporting, by heading into the cloud

Imagine more time for things you love. What would you do? You could spend some more time focusing on the “fun stuff” in your business, the stuff you really love to do. Join us as we welcome Candice McKay, president of Catalyst Financial Operations with Catalyst LLP as she shows you how you can take advantage of cloud based technology to give you more time by: streamlining your administrative accounting, keeping your books up to date, improving efficiencies in your data management, and giving you real time access to your data, anytime, from anywhere. It might be time to shake up your business management practices.

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Virtual reality in post-secondary education

Nora MacLachlan, Dean of Health & Community Studies and Kim Hogarth, Associate Dean of Nursing from Bow Valley College will discuss how the college is shaping the future of college education by leading the way through virtual reality (VR) technology. Bow Valley College began by developing VR in the Practical Nurse program to provide learners with a more immersive learning experience and assessment techniques. This enhanced way of learning has expanded across multiple programs with the opening of their new VR Lab in February of 2020. Find out how VR is helping learners master skills and grow their knowledge so they are better prepared for the workplace upon graduation.

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Cash flow and cutting costs

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Financing and cashflow

This webinar will focuses on reviewing the funding provided to BDC/EDC regarding economic stabilization featuring insights from Wellington Holbrook, Chief Operating Officer, Connect First Credit Union, and Michael Selci, Senior Vice President, Prairies for BDC.

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Restructuring and turning around

Neil Honess, Partner, KPMG and Kelsey Meyer, Partner, Bennett Jones discuss various forms of restructuring processes available to companies and creditors, and some strategies for dealing with the current crisis to avoid insolvency.

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Workforce planning

Debby Carreau, Founder and CEO, Inspired HR and PJ L’Heureux, CEO, Founder CRAFT discuss workforce planning during COVID-19, specifically deciding between wage subsidies, workshare, sub plans, temporary and permanent layoffs.

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Alberta’s economic outlook

ATB’s Chief Economist, Todd Hirsch, provided commentary on the state of the Alberta economy and the bright spots that lie ahead.

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Coping with the economic impacts of COVID and your business

The spread of COVID-19 poses important challenges to Canadian businesses. With the situation constantly evolving, you need to be prepared for any disruptions. Join Pierre Cléroux, Vice President, Research and Chief Economist, BDC as he shares short-term economic perspectives and advice on how to manage through the crisis.

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HR: EI and Workshare

Debby Carreau, Founder and CEO, Inspired HR and Scott Chimuk, Partner at Mcleod Law LLP speak to recent announcements on EI changes and 10% payroll support for employers.

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Resilience and Crisis Management

Lance Mortlock, Meghan Harris-Ngae, and Sunny Sehgal from Ernst & Young LLP share a few best practices on managing a crisis and supporting your business and employees.

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Tax planning with RSM

Marlin Miller, Partner, RSM Canada, discusses tax planning for your business, the delayed filing deadline, and implications of deferring taxes.

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Debt forgiveness options for small businesses

As a business owner you’re facing significant economic challenges and exposure. How do you navigate these challenges, communicate with your lenders, and what plan for all options, including when you cannot keep your commitments. Andrew Tavender, Director - Whitehorn Merchant Capital Inc. and Shawn Stack, VP Insolvency - Bromwich+Smith will address these issues and questions during this webinar.

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Contractual obligations and force majeur

What contractual rights and duties do you have as a business owner, amid COVID-19? Rahim Merchant and Robert Fooks, partners at McLeod Law share insights on business issues including, legal failure (such as force majeure, frustration, and failed conditions precedent) in a variety of contexts, including commercial lease.

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Rent Relief and Real Estate Strategy

What mechanisms are available for rent relief in today’s market? Are there best practices or standards in negotiating with your landlord or tenant? When we return to work, what kind of concerns might we have with respect to our workplace? Join John Fisher, Senior Vice President at CBRE Limited and President of NAIOP, Calgary’s Commercial Real Estate Association, as he shares some insights on dealing with your lease, upcoming expiries, planning for the future and starting to think through how to re-occupy your workplace.

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Increasing Your Investability – How Due Diligence Helps Businesses Unlock Capital

In this presentation Mackenzie Regent CPA, CA Partner, Kalos LLP shares how you can uncover insights through the financial due diligence process that take your company to the next level; as well as how properly preparing enables companies to put their best forward and can be the difference in whether or not you access the capital you need.

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Pivoting your business and brand

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Business Challenges & Opportunities in a COVID world

Sandip Lalli, President and CEO, Calgary Chamber, hosted Cathie Saroka, CEO, Goldray Glass, for an open conversation on the challenges and opportunities of operating a business in during COVID19. Goldray Glass is in the manufacturing sector with remote work not being feasible. Learn how Goldray is continue operations, while keeping strong relationships with customers and looking out for their staff.

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A conversation with the Calgary Airport Authority

Bob Sartor, President & CEO, YYC Airport Authority, joins Sandip Lalli, Calgary Chamber, for a discussion around how the Calgary Airport Authority has pivoted operations to keep our economy moving during COVID-19.

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Business Continuity in Manufacturing and Operations

Cheryl Hacking, Standens and Brad Field, BRC Group spoke to business continuity in the manufacturing sector and discuss how these industries can support the COVID-19 efforts.

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Business continuity and new markets

Join Leslie Brooks, founder of Hippo Hug Weighted Blankets and Connor Curran, Co-Owner, Local Laundry, as they discuss the work their businesses are doing to support the fight against COVID-19.

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Edelman: How to build trust and position your brand during COVID-19

John Larsen, EVP & National Practice Lead (Crisis & Risk) for Edelman presents a special report on brand trust and the coronavirus pandemic. These findings provide insights into what Canadians expect from companies now, and what actions your business can take to earn trust during these unprecedented times.

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Pivoting in a COVID world: Unsure on where your business needs to go in a Covid-19 world?

Unsure of what direction to take your business during COVID? Mark Szabo and Sheenah Rogers-Pfeiffer of Anstice share a few ideas of how your business can pivot while adding value to customers and the community.

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Community and Culture

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Community Response Fund and Inclusiveness

Karen Young, United Way and Eva Friesen, Calgary Foundation talk about how community focused organizations are combating COVID-19 and what you can do to help.

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HR and business continuity

Debby Carreau, Founder and CEO, Inspired HR and Nick Bourque, Founder and CEO, Helcim, talk about the current COVID-19 crisis and share insights into how businesses can prepare and support their employees.

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Leadership: Mental health and resiliency of your employees

Jenn Lofgren, Founder, Incito and Ryan Gill, CEO and Co-Founder, Communo, discuss the role leadership plays in build resilient employees and how to support the mental health of your employees.

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HR: Remote work and business continuity

Debby Carreau, Founder and CEO, Inspired HR and Ryan Vestby of Compuvision talk best practices around setting up your team to work remotely.

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Employee Morale: Mental Health & Resiliency for your employees

Nicolas Beique, Helcim and Usman Tahir Jutt, Chirp Foods Inc. — O/A McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited, discuss how to build resilient employees and support mental health through a crisis.

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Resilience and Crisis Management

Lance Mortlock, Meghan Harris-Ngae, and Sunny Sehgal from Ernst & Young LLP share a few best practices on managing a crisis and supporting your business and employees.

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Thinking and Building Resilience

Kristi Stuart, Barre Belle and Lourdes Juan, Urban Planner shared ways to critically think, pivot operations, and build resilience in a company.

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Indigenous Community View and Impact

Ryan Robb, Stoney Nation, and Steve Saddleback, share how the COVID-19 Pandemic has altered life and business for the First Nations Community.

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Real talk: Business owners share their experiences, challenges, and opportunities during COVID-19

Debby Carreau, CEO, Inspired HR and Geeta Sankappanavar, President & COO, Grafton Asset Management will have an open and candid dialogue on the impact COVID-19 has had on their businesses and what they are doing to cope.

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Government Support

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City of Calgary

David Duckworth, City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer, joins Sandip Lalli, President and CEO of the Calgary Chamber, for a discussion on the current response to COVID-19. David oversees all City departments and works closely with the Mayor and Council and will be able to provide unique insights on the City of Calgary’s ongoing response.

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Federal measures to support Canada’s economic recovery & what Western Economic Diversification Canada is doing in Alberta

Justin Riemer, Assistant Deputy Minister, Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD), will provide an overview of federal economic measures in response to COVID-19. The Government of Canada has announced a series of programs to help businesses through the pandemic. Learn more about these programs, and the actions WD is undertaking to support firms and industry sectors in Alberta through economic recovery.

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A Conversation with the Honourable

The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, joined Dr. Sandip Lalli, President and CEO of the Calgary Chamber, for a discussion about the latest support available from the federal government for Canadian businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak as of April 1, 2020.

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A conversation with the Honourable Melanie Joly

The Honourable Melanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, joined Sandip Lalli, President and CEO of the Calgary Chamber, and Janet Riopel, President and CEO of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, for a discussion about the latest support available from the federal government for Canadian businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Community Conversation on COVID-19 with Alberta Health Services

Medical Officer of Health Brent Friesen (Physician, Population, Public and Indigenous Health), will provide you with the information you need to protect your staff, clients and customers, and answer any questions you may have.Questions can be sent to community.engagement@ahs.ca in advance of the event, or asked during call.

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Legal best practices during COVID-19

Join lawyers, Julia Loney (Business Law) and Gordana Ivanovic (Employment & Labour) from McMillan LLP’s Calgary office as they help navigate Alberta business challenges and provide practical solutions for mitigating risk.

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A Conversation with the Canadian Chamber Commerce

A conversation with Canadian Chamber of Commerce CEO, Perrin Beatty on the current state of Canadian business in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. Perrin also shares more information on the Canadian Business Resilience Network, a benefit to the Chamber community in partnership with the Government of Canada.

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