Ready to Connect? Networking Events in KW!

Do you network and at that how much time do you spend networking. When people ask me about it, I tell them how much time I spend and they look at me like I’m crazy! Am I?  Well no, I am not. My business is networking and as such I do it to the tee. I often coach clients on networking; teaching them the ins and outs of networking, tricks and tips, and so on.

I will be writing a full blog about networking, but in the mean time here are several events happening in KW.

SBCN Connect  Tuesday Nov 13 2012 – 7:00pm to 10:00pm The Honest Lawyer

This event always shows results and its one to come to. It is great to connect with people and have a social drink, in a social setting, where peoples real personalities come out!

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with Mayor Doug Craig at 5:00 pm! 284 Water Street North, Cambridge

Grand Openings are always great! Especially if it involves the mayor and especially if we are supporting our community!

Canadian Networking, Wednesday, November 14th, 6-9 pm at Conestoga Place on Manitou Drive.

If you haven’t been to one of these events, please check it out! You always bump into some grate people!

2012 Business Expo Wednesday, November 14, 2012 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Bingemans

Of course this is the event of events for the chambers.  175 business showcasing their businesses… it’s a networkers heaven!

SBCN Monthly Networking Wednesday, November 21, 2012 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm Small Business center City Hall

SBCN is a great place to come and network. The relationships built here are worth keeping. Why? It’s a venue that promotes growth for all small businesses… have you met the OJ’s?

7th Annual Warm Hearts of Affrica Fundraising Party, Saturday November 24, 2012  8-12pm The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery

This year’s event will be by far the most unique yet! 60’s Mad Men theme, fashion show, live entertainment courtesy of Chive Tonic, food and a wide variety of silent and live auction items! Tickets are now available at www.warmheartsofafrica.com.

Chamber young professionals, November 27th 5.30 – 730 pm Borealis Grillhouse and Pub

Once a month it’s nice to go meet young talent. Re-energize yourself and see what happening!

Rogers Business After 5 – December Wednesday, December 05, 2012  5:00 PM – 7:00 PM  Bingemans

Your monthly meet up with the chamber. Meet the businesses that are involved in the chamber.

SBCN Christmas Social Monday, December 10, 2012 – 7:00pm to 11:00pm The Honest Lawyer

Simply a great place to be… For us who don’t have a Christmas party!!!!

Movember Events: http://www.movemberkw.com/

Finally, there are about 10 events on the website for the remainder of MOVEMBER!!! Come out and meet a random group of people who are business, entrepreneurs, professionals, and just plain supporters for an awesome cause!

Having a tough time networking? Ask me for tips!!! This is what I do!

SBCN 15 Minute Educational Series

SBCN offers a 15 minute Educational Series at the beginning of every monthly meeting.  The educational series allows for a short introduction into a subject that gives its members a new look into business topics that will help their businesses grow.  Our intent is to touch up on subjects such as idea conception, realization, planning, and implementation into existing business models.  From sales to practical business practices that are sometimes avoided by small business owners, fundamentals can be re-introduced into these businesses.  With key points being drawn up to entertain the creative mind, the goal is to move the wheels of successful business development for all our members.

Taking up this post interested me from the start, but boy is it ever more entertaining to create a 15 minute presentation on topics I can talk all day!  I appreciate the opportunity to share the knowledge I have gained through my experiences and welcome the opportunity to shine for the SBCN!

Woodgreen Community Services Mentorship

In late 2011 I became involved with Woodgreen Community Services.  I currently volunteer as a mentor assisting new immigrants find jobs and set up their lives here in Toronto. I became involved to assist new immigrants find jobs similarly to my YMCA work in KW.  Quickly I found an opportunity to be a key note speaker in skills needed to find positions.  I believe in the cause of assisting new comers to Canada and find it inspiring to meet people who come to another our country trying to start from the beginning.

YMCA

In 2011 I became involved with YMCA.  I currently volunteer as a mentor assisting new immigrants find jobs and set up their lives here in KW.  I became involved as I saw a need to support our local community. During my tenure at St. Louis Continuing Education I assisted over 30 people gain new careers and jobs.  My ability to pinpoint skills and characteristics couple with my vast network and knowledge base allows me to assist people in changing careers effectively and efficiently.  With increasing success at the YMCA and their continuing work in the community I am proud to be a valued volunteer!

KW Greek Food Festival

Since the age of 16 I have been involved with the KW Greek Food Festival.  The Festival is a 2 week event in Kitchener Waterloo providing great food and culture.  Every year of 10 thousand people come through the doors to participate in the festivities and support the Greek-Cypriot Community. Stay tuned for the upcoming year, with a new look and feel to our website!

KW Aristotelis Greek School

In 2002, I began teaching the Adult Greek Language credit course.  With no teaching experience I began teaching adults the Greek language through my experience and knowledge. I quickly realized how influential I was in the classroom and my capabilities to teach subject matter.  My strengths certainly revolve around influence and creativity through knowledge. I was able to make an impact for more than four years.  The KW Greek School has catered to students of Greek descent for over 25 years and still strong.  Truly an opportunity of a life time!

WLU

In 2002, I started my post secondary career at WLU.  I began studies in computer Science and Electronics, taking courses in mathematics, business and computer programming.  I quickly became involved with several associations growing my knowledge in communications, arts, and volunteering.  I launched two successful associations, Students Helping Students and the WLU Hellenic Association.  My time at Laurier was a great experience where I met lifelong friends who were either students or faculty.  I would recommend WLU to any potential candidates for their programs.  I would advise them to take a chance and be involved in as many activities as possible. Truly was a great experience because of the people!