Accelerating Entrepreneurship. What’s next for South Georgian Bay Business Community? | Collingwood Real Estate | Blue Mountains

You are invited to help guide the future of local entrepreneurship at the Business in Motion Forum on Thursday May 18th, 12 – 1:30pm at the Bear Estate, Cranberry Village.

Collingwood, ON [9 May 2017] – The Business Development Centre (BDC), serving Southern Georgian Bay, is hosting a series of Business in Motion Forums to establish deeper connections between business leaders, entrepreneurs and  government organizations.

The new Business in Motion Forums give community and corporate leaders a chance to get involved in shaping future opportunities through dialogue and action planning.

On May 18th, the Business in Motion Form will be tackling the issue of: Accelerating Entrepreneurship. What’s next for South Georgian Bay Business Community?

Southern Georgian Bay is a hotbed for entrepreneurs and it’s only growing, as the double-digit traffic growth at the Business Development Centre demonstrates.  The challenge is how to keep up the momentum – the spring Business in Motion Forum tackles this issue.

“We want to inspire more discussion and debate on this hot topic.  We have a tremendous entrepreneurial opportunity developing here in Southern Georgian Bay, but unless we work together on focusing our efforts in the right places, we won’t come close to fully capitalizing on this opportunity”, said Martin Rydlo, Director of Marketing & Business Development, Town of Collingwood.

Participants will be seated at tables of 6 – 8 to meet and discuss their concerns and opportunities through Business in Motion Table Talks, a dialogue on pertinent business topics relevant to the local community. Three community business leaders will then present a short overview of their business and highlight key topics that came up at their Table Talks.  Some provocative questions by the moderator will make sure the discussion is dynamic and inspires ideas on potential actions that could be pursued.

The May 18th session will feature local business leaders Garnet Pratt Siddall, President and CEO Side Launch Brewing Co. Ltd.; Shelby Taylor, President and CEO Earth to Kids Inc.; Chris Keleher, Royal LePage Locations North; and Rob Cattle, Director Ecosphere Engagement – ventureLAB @ IBM Innovation Space

The first Business in Motion Forum is Thursday May 18, 2017, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Bear Estate.  Tickets are $30 and include a light, refreshing lunch.

The Format

  • Participants will be seated at tables of 8.
  • A Table Host will facilitate the Business in Motion Table Talk, a discussion of pertinent business topics relevant to the local community. The discussions will last approximately 45 minutes during which time participants will have lunch.
  • The May 18th session will feature local business leaders Garnet Pratt Siddall, President and CEO Side Launch Brewing Co. Ltd.; Shelby Taylor, President and CEO Earth to Kids Inc.; Chris Keleher, Royal LePage Locations North; and Rob Cattle, Director Ecosphere Engagement – ventureLAB @ IBM Innovation Space.
  • The final 15 – 20 minutes will be spent developing action steps to continue the discussion.

The event starts with Table Talks, a discussion at each table on relevant business issues. Following the Table Talks you’ll hear from 4 business leaders about their experiences operating a business in this area. The afternoon wraps up with a discussion of next steps.

Register here.