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  • 2nd Annual Yellowknife Small Business Week Conference
    Presented By: De Beers Canada

    Tuesday, October 16th & Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
    Explorer Hotel, Katimavik B Room

    Members $150 + GST
    Non-Members $250 + GST

    To register, please contact:
    Programs Coordinator, Jessica Wang
    Phone: 867.920.4944

    Or Click Here To Register


    Featuring Presentations By:

  • Andrea Menard - Métis singer, Actress and Speaker
    "Reconciliation - A Journey Out of Us & Them"

    Andrea Menard is an accomplished Métis singer, actress, and speaker who crosses cultural and language boundaries by speaking from her heart. One of the stars of the Netflix series, Blackstone, Andrea has released four award-winning cds, has written and starred in two television programs, and has performed and spoken all over the world. 

    As a Métis woman who has lived a life of Reconciliation, celebrated Métis actress and singer Andrea Menard is committed to making the invitation set forth by the Truth & Reconciliation Commission to “seek reconciliation with Indigenous people”, simple, straight forward and pain free. You'll leave this session with 2 or 3 action items that you can adopt to bring your business closer to reconciliation.                                                                       

    Andrea’s uplifting keynote offers effective strategies provides missing knowledge, and creates a safe space for those businesses and organizations interested in creating better relationships with their fellow Indigenous Canadians.                           

  • Graham Sherman - Co-Owner of Tool Shed Brewing Company
    "Unleashing Your Disruptive Behavior"

    The concept of “Disruptive Marketing” has become so buzz-wordy that we often mistake simply being “innovative” with being disrupting.

    Truly standing out in a tough economy, against monster-sized competition requires the use of part of our brains we don’t often access. In fact, we’ve been taught to suppress our disruptive behavior since childhood — but now it’s time to harness those powers of disruption for the benefit of successes as entrepreneurs.

    Graham Sherman has been shaking things up since he worked on private-sector government and military contracts throughout Afghanistan, to when he began brewing beer and changing the game for small breweries across Alberta.

    Tool Shed Brewing Company’s unique approach to disrupting the market has led to it being nominated for Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year; being named as Calgary’s “Top 40 under 40”; and the brewery’s position in the top five percent of breweries in North America. After hearing Graham’s story and insights, you’ll walk away incredibly inspired and with a clear path to unleashing your own disruptive behavior to transform your business.

  • Also Featuring...

    "10 Things You Need To Know Before Cannabis Becomes Legal"

    "The Significance of Drumming & Protocol For Drum Dances" with the Yellowknives Dene Drummers

    "How To Do Business With The Federal, Territorial and Municipal Governments"

    ...And More!
    Keep an eye out for our full conference program, coming soon.

  • Thank You To Our Sponsors!

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