One Incredible Day for Business
with access to some of the finest
EXPERTS, MENTORS & RESOURCES available.
BUSINESS OWNERS | MANAGERS | ENTREPRENEURS
JASON VOLK - "From Rags to Riches - Building a Franchise Empire"
Discover how and what makes Chatters Hair Salon the success that it is from CEO Jason Volk
BRENDA ROBINSON - "A Positive Approach to Managing Stress"
Dont' miss the chance to join Brenda to listen, laugh and learn about other people, about yourself and about other stuff we may need and want to know such as how to handle stress in the workplace.
"If you took ONE DAY as a PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
day for your BUSINESS... this is IT!"
WHY YOU NEED TO ATTEND:
* RESOURCE OPPORTUNITIES to START, BUILD and GROW your BUSINESS
* LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES to IMPROVE your BUSINESS
* NEW BUSINESS & NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES to CONNECT your BUSINESS
* LOTS of PRIZES including A FREE HEADSHOT FROM SHELDON KLASSEN PHOTOGRAPY!
WHY YOUR BUSINESS SHOULD EXHIBIT, PRESENT OR SPONSOR:
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MORNING KEYNOTE Jason Volk, Principal, Chief Executive Officer of Chatters Salons
Jason Volk was initiated into the world of salon business ownership very early in his career and became completely engrained in the industry. He worked from the ground up, managing all the details from staff management and basic operations to marketing. His diligence shown in the early ownership years set the strong foundation for his development as a confident leader and successful entrepreneur.
Today Jason Volk is a recognized expert in the beauty industry. He is currently CEO of Chatters, as well as an immediate past president of the International Salon/Spa Business Network, an organization that represents a global voice seeking to effect positive change for the professional beauty and spa industry. Jason's previous appointments include Board of Directors for the Better Business Bureau and Red Deer Chamber of Commerce. He also served 9 years as an elected City Councilor and has donated time to many other community efforts including over a decade as coach for recreational and competitive minor hockey.
Known as a challenge seeker and compelling innovator, Jason Volk provides thoughtful leadership and vision in the salon industry. Volk's personal philosophy and ideals revolve around work-life balance and creating shared success opportunities; where cutting-edge beauty professionals can enjoy a career that provides long lasting satisfaction, personal growth and financial reward.
AFTERNOON KEYNOTE: Brenda Robinson, Robcan Group
Brenda Robinson has been fortunate enough to work for over 30 years in the training and development field. She has spoken at conferences, developed and delivered workshops, provided organizational consulting and coached people for success in their roles on teams and in their diverse workplaces.
Brenda's passion is for creating positive, productive learning environments. Her research and development focus is on “people skills”. She works tirelessly to build resources to support people to communicate more effectively, work together more productively and get the best results possible for themselves and their organization. She continues to address new challenges to provide services to assist individuals and teams to effectively manage change, stress, priorities and develop new work habits for a changing work of work. Brenda has a positive approach to everything she does. She believes in balancing who we are and what we do. Her desire to share her research and resources has lead to the publication of two books. She also markets an audio CD set and has video currently in the works.
Brenda received her Bachelor of Arts from Brandon University in Brandon, Manitoba (Major in English) and her Masters of Education from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C. Join Brenda to listen, laugh and learn about other people, about yourself and about other stuff we may need and want to know.
- Sponsored by RBC Dominion Securities Wealth Management
Ranchelle Alexander and Tricia Dey Twomey, Alexander Twomey
Ranchelle and Tricia are Managing Partners of Alexander Twomey Inc., a Full Service Sales & Marketing Agency (Camrose & Red Deer) founded in 2012. They are best known for taking the ideas and concepts that a business owner has and creating a plan that supports the goals. They are best known for “The Profit Formulaⓒ” new way of thinking about sales and marketing.
Ranchelle is an expert in Lead Generation and Sales Conversion Strategies. She is a veteran marketer who understands what it takes to attract and retain clients. Passionate about fitness and helping others she became the first to own a Curves (for Women) Franchise in Saskatchewan and opened 7 more in Alberta within two years.
Tricia has a degree in Psychology and is a member of the Canadian Management Consultants. Her project management and business analysis experience bring a unique perspective to creating operational plans that work. She is passionate about helping entrepreneurs get to the next level.
Steve Lawson, Bulletproof InfoTech
Steve Lawson is the Solutions Architect at Bulletproof InfoTech in Red Deer. With over 20 years in the IT industry, ranging from running his own IT business to being the Senior Tech in growing IT businesses.
Cherie Klassen, Marketing Manager, Business Link
Cherie is the Marketing Manager at Business Link, a non-profit organization that helps entrepreneurs start businesses. Cherie and her team are always looking for creative ways to engage entrepreneurs, whether it be in online marketing or through events and training. She has a true appreciation for small business, having managed a health clinic with her brother for several years. She has over 10 years of experience in the marketing communications industry, working in both the private and non-profit sectors.
Cherie is actively involved in the small business community in Edmonton, and has been a long standing board member for a local business association. She’s a huge advocate for small business and enjoys sharing her experience and passion with entrepreneurs.
Jo(e) Social Media Inc. will help you build your social presence in a way that will best represent your business, and reach the audience you need to reach to be successful in your social goals, when you’re ready. We offer collaborative content management services, as well as social platform training. Jo Phillips and Joe Whitbread understand business, relationships, selling, and social media. We encourage you to visit our own business social accounts. You’ll find we walk the walk. You do what you do best, and we’ll do what we do best, and together, we’ll make your business stand out in a sea of social advertising.”
Mason Graham, RBC
Mason started with RBC nearly 6 years ago as a Personal Banker. In October of 2014, he moved on to become a Senior Account Manager, Business & Personal - first in the Lacombe & Ponoka Markets and currently in South Red Deer and Innisfail. Business lending has been an adventure to say the least and has really opened his eyes to some of the unique challenges faced by people brave enough to venture into self-employment. He has lived in Red Deer nearly his whole life, his time is spent with his young family and pursuing a host of outdoor pursuits and building projects.
Brian Urlacher, Shop Red Deer
Brian is businessmen, Hockey player, Fundraiser, Photographer, raised in Red Deer, Alberta. He currently sits on the board for the Red Deer and District Chamber of Commerce, also sits on Board Nominations Committee for Red Deer and District Chamber of Commerce, Chairs the GDAP for the city of Red Deer’s River lands and Railway lands and is also Former Vice President Kinsmen Club, Owner of ShopRedDeer.com, and supporter of all things Red Deer. Brian was educated at LTCHS here in Red Deer. Married to Elizabeth, loves travel, also exploring everything Red Deer has, culturally and environmentally, currently helping all local businesses prosper. Brian started his first business at 22 years old in 1983 and has been actively involved in business ever since. He will bring you a fresh new look at how to economically market your business to new heights.
Do you love technology?
Want to source out new trends in tech and innovation that could help your business?
Explore the imagination hands-on to discover new trends that are taking shape. As you visit the area throughout the day, different companies will be on hand to showcase their trends in technology and gadgetry.
A must see for any business interested in learning about new ideas!
One of the great things about coming
to this Expo is the chance to
WIN EXCLUSIVE PRIZES for your business!
The GRAND PRIZE package is customized with you and your small business in mind.
This will end up being a significant package that will no doubt be an asset to your business.
And... everyone that walks through the door and fills out their passport has a chance at it!
FILL OUT YOUR PASSPORT AND ENTER!
Alexander Twomey: 3-4 Hour On-On-One Social Media Marketing Session "3 Ways to Increase Your Profit by 30% with the Profit Formula" valued at $1500
Minuteman Press: 10 full color, single sided Company Branded Notepads, - 50 sheets per pad - valued at $155
Open Hwy: 3 month advertising screen media package valued at $750
RBC: $250 Visa Gift Card
RDC: Management Skills for Supervisors Course Value: $1000
Red Deer Lodge: 1 night stay in their suite including free Breakfast, and 50% off of lunch and dinner - (1 person) valued at Approx. $200
Success 4 Business: One year membership, including posting access to the Business Connections Forum, direct access to all mentors, Worksheets and Docments, Discounts and Freebies and Expo Perks! valued at $120
Visual Resolve Graphics: Custom Social Media background for up to 2 platforms - valued at $175
VALUE OF GRAND PRIZE PACKAGE TO DATE: $4150!!