Bridges To Better Business
The Bridges to Better Business Conference is an annual conference that allows entrepreneurs to connect with business leaders and gain first-hand knowledge from renowned experts. This event brings together hundreds of businesses in various stages of development for an open exchange of ideas, advice and feedback lead by dynamic facilitators and mentors.
Each year participants leave the conference feeling inspired and armed with the tools to help them overcome challenges and succeed in business.
This year we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Bridges here in Greater Sudbury. Join us as three local entrepreneurs speak about their greatest challenges, accomplishments and experiences within Greater Sudbury and how they’ve gotten through it all. You will have the opportunity to ask your questions and speak to business owners who understand what you may or are currently experiencing.
Returning to the conference this year are the always popular concurrent sessions. Take your pick from three sessions that will give you the opportunity to learn new skills to bring back to your business.
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
10:30 - 11:45 : Registration
11:45 - 12:00 : Welcoming Remarks
12:00 - 1:00 : Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 : Entrepreneur Panel
Norm Bouffard - Skater's Edge Source for Sports
Maegan Fram - Project Dance
Dave Russell - Twiggs Coffee Roasters
2:00 - 3:00 : Q & A
3:00 - 3:30 : Wellness Break
3:30 - 5:00 : Concurrent Sessions
The Power Behind the Proper Brand presented by Fuel Media
Fostering a Positive and Engaging Workplace Environment presented by Gallagher
Using Technology to Improve Record Keeping Efficiency in your Business presented by Baker Tilly
5:00 - 7:00 : Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce Networking After Five
At this year's Bridges to Better Business Conference we are excited to reintroduce our concurrent sessions to help you learn new tricks of the trade for your business success.
The power behind proper branding
Your brand is a powerful tool that has a profound effect on your business identity. Branding goes beyond a logo, business cards or a website. Branding should be ingrained in your business's DNA to provide customers with the ultimate experience. Join Fuel Media to explore how a properly executed brand is critical to achieving success, gaining influence and attracting new opportunities.
Fostering a Positive and Engaging Workplace Environment
A company's culture and workplace environment can make a significant impact on employee engagement. With the high costs associated with disengaged employees, it is becoming increasingly important for companies to foster a culture that values employees and encourages them to grow. Join Gallagher to learn how a business can save valuable financial and human resources by cultivating an environment that allows employees to be productive and emotionally committed to their jobs.
Using technology to improve record keeping efficiency in your business
Bookkeeping and record keeping can be daunting and tedious tasks without the right tools. While some business owners prefer manual systems, most businesses use electronic systems to make it easier to capture information and generate reports. However, did you know that you may be unnecessarily inputting data multiple times or missing out on key technologies that allow your tools to communicate together? Join Baker Tilly to discover how the efficient use of technology can save you time and effort leaving you to focus on the success of your business.
Entrepreneurship Panel Sponsor
Concurrent Session Sponsors