Upcoming Business Events
Service Excellence Training - Ongoing
Free one hour online training that will provide the fundamentals of customer service for frontline and other first impression staff.
Free Consumer Insight Research - Ongoing
Are you a tourism business that wants to better understand who your consumers are? Through the collection of postal codes, you can access Consumer Profiles including Average Income, Occupation, Social Values, Locations, Media Consumption, Activities of Interest and more!
EmailTech Help! - April 3 | April 10 | April 17 | April 24
Do you have questions about your computer or electronic devices? For simple troubleshooting, register for a FREE one-on-one, 45-minute session with a media mentor at the Wasaga Beach Public Library.
WebsiteTech Information Class - April 5 | April 12 | April 19 | April 26
Register for pre-set information classes at the Wasaga Beach Public Library on how to develop your technical skill set. Need more experience and growth? These sessions will assist with basic application and demonstrate familiarity with devices, social media, Microsoft programs and many more.
WebsiteStrategy for Job Creation and the Downtown Plan - April 12
Andrew McNeill & Johanna Griggs from the Economic Development Department with the Town of Wasaga Beach will provide an overview of the Downtown Plan and Strategies for Job Creation at the Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Ontario BIA Conference - April 15-18
This conference is chalk-full of exciting concurrent sessions, keynote speakers and mobiles to BIAs in Collingwood, Creemore and Thornbury. Doug Griffiths, of 13 Ways to Kill Your Community, will open the conference with tools that you can use in your Community. On Wednesday, we will welcome Roger Brooks, who will offer a keynote as well as conduct a Professional Development Workshop that you will not want to miss!
Website20 Ingredients of an Outstanding Downtown - April 18
Roger Brooks has identified the 20 most common ingredients that lead to a successful Downtown. In this deep dive session, he will go through each of the 20 ingredients, will group them by who should take the lead in making them happen (property owners, public sector, shop owners), and will help you identify which ones should be at the top of your to-do list.
WebsiteDestination Ontario Content Toolkit Webinar - April 18
Destination Ontario has developed a Content Toolkit for tourism stakeholders to leverage the 'Where Am I?' brand platform. The Content Toolkit is a guide for industry on how to align with the creative platform, provides campaign assets and shares details on how you can implement the brand into the promotion of your own Ontario attraction, product or experience. Destination Ontario's Content Toolkit includes guidance on writing calls to actions, the use of photography to create intrigue, appropriate print fonts and tips for social, digital and content marketing executions.
WebsiteChinese Marketing Tactics & RTO7 Annual Info Session - April 19
Circle the date and plan to attend the Annual RTO7 Information Session, where information on their upcoming programs for 2018/19 will be presented. In addition, speaker Michael Zhang will share his insights on the domestic Chinese tourism market. Pre-registration is required - please RSVP by April 16th, 2018. Light lunch is included.
South Georigan Bay Exc!te Pitch Competition - Applications Close April 20
Calling all Entrepreneurs!
Have a great idea or business? Entrepreneurs in South Georgian Bay who want expert feedback on their business idea won't want to miss this opportunity to share their vision and a chance to compete for part of $10,000 in cash prizes.
Georgian College Spring Open House - April 21
Georgian College can't wait to show off their seven campuses! Drop by to learn about their programs and services, win great prizes, meet some wonderful people and find out why you should BE HERE NOW. RSVP Today!
Experience Development 101 - April 24
Would you like to attract new customers with unique products and experiences? Are you a tourism operator looking to offer more to your guests? Experience Development 101 is a one-day training course designed to teach participants about experiential travel - what it is and why it has value to tourism operators and tourism industry partners.
Youth Career Expo - May 1
The South Georgian Bay Youth Career Expo aims to not only showcase regional employment opportunities but also to expose our youth to a host of interesting and viable career choices that will bring them back to Live, Work and Play in South Georgian Bay!
Business Model Canvas Workshop - May 9
Do you have a business idea? Or you are currently in business but looking to pivot in order to be more successful and position yourself for growth? Join us in a two hour hands on workshop where you will work through answering questions about your business idea and develop your own business model canvas.