In the coming weeks, we will be taking the opportunity to celebrate some amazing women in our community and members of the Women Mean Business Network, starting with our fabulous speakers, who graciously shared their time and talent with us over the past 20 months! So please do read on and meet some of our community champions and business leaders.
Do reach out to say hello and network in a bit of a different way from our regular events (which we can't wait to get back to).
In addition, check out this week's edition's list of resources available to grow you and your business.
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Claudette is an accomplished and dynamic leader, having been successful in four distinctive careers, spanning over four decades.
First, as a retail entrepreneur, she learned the art of taking risks and caring about the needs of her customers.
As a respected elected official for five consecutive terms, three of which were as Mayor of the City of Gloucester, Claudette’s leadership style of no-nonsense government became the hallmark of her success.
Claudette’s wit and humor became really evident while she hosted her own television and radio shows on current affairs, at the same time as being the municipal affairs columnist for the Ottawa Sun. She rose to becoming a much sought-after media personality in the nation’s capital, as well as other parts of Canada and the United States.
Claudette recently retired as a Judicial Officer with the Ontario Court of Justice, where she carried out her duties with fairness and transparency and made complex decisions affecting the liberty of those appearing before her.
Claudette is now in a position to share her knowledge, experience and wisdom to help women make their dream life come alive.
Naturopathic Doctor, Founder, Medical Director is passionate about helping women feel their best. She herself had spent many years with brain fog, fatigue, constant digestive upset, an unpredictable period and unexplainable weight gain and has gained the expertise to help others.
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Over the years, we’ve raised awareness of important issues in health care. We’ve supported students making that important transition into university life. And we’ve helped companies bring their amazing products and services to life. Along the way, we’ve developed incredible relationships with our clients, and earned a solid reputation for ingenuity and reliability. As a boutique firm, we’re nimble and personally invested in your project. But we’ve also developed a network of seasoned industry professionals who share our vision for quality services and who love partnering with us on larger projects.
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Global Entrepreneur & Investor | Speaker & Influencer| Best-Selling Author |Philanthropist | Proud Mom of 3
Twenty-plus years into her successful corporate career, Claudia Harvey began her first independent venture with Dig It Apparel® Inc. (www.digitapparel.com) and struck a deal with Kevin O’Leary, famous venture capitalist of CBC Canada’s Dragons’ Den and NBC’s Shark Tank. The resulting deal opened the door to launching and investing in other businesses and making a quantifiable difference in the lives of others which led her to co-found BG Wealth Group Inc.
Claudia Harvey went from a small local entrepreneur to a global entrepreneur, inventor, inspirational speaker, investor, three times international best-selling author and philanthropist.
The Veterans and Small Business Community Challenge is an experiential training program designed to accelerate and enrich small business recruitment, onboarding, and hiring of Veterans in individual communities across Canada.
This pilot, funded by ScotiaRISE, will bring together up to 40 Veterans and 40 business owners in the Belleville-Trenton, Ontario, area with a long-term goal of improving the income resiliency in both groups through knowledge and skills exchange and increased employment opportunities.
The Canada-Ontario Job Grant provides direct financial support to individual employers or employer consortia who wish to purchase training for their employees. It is available to small, medium and large businesses with a plan to deliver short-term training to existing and new employees.
Call 613-542-7373 ext. 108
A recently announced government program -- Grow Your Business Online --will help up to 90,000 smaller businesses, including restaurants, tourism and recreation-based businesses that haven't yet adopted digital technologies take advantage of e-commerce opportunities.
Eligible businesses will receive micro-grants of up to $2,400 to help with the costs related to adopting digital technologies.
Grow Your Business Online will also support a network of up to11,200 youth digital advisors who will provide advice to and help the small businesses adopt e-commerce.
Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) programs are specialized programs that allow Grade 11 or 12 students to focus their learning on a specific economic sector while meeting the requirements to graduate from secondary school with an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).
A school approved to offer an SHSM program will offer the program in all four pathways: apprenticeship training, college, university, and the workplace. SHSM programs may be connected to a Dual Credit Program offered in the Limestone District School Board. Students must complete all components to graduates with their SHSM red seal on their diploma.
Students earning SHSM will be able to make more informed career decisions and ultimately be better prepared for their post-secondary destination of choice.
The first-of-its-kind by Kia Canada, the Electric Vehicle Experience Centre educates Canadians on the benefit, opportunities and future of electric vehicles.
The future of the automotive industry is electric, and with Kia Canada introducing 7 all-new plug-in hybrid or dedicated electric models by 2025, the EV Experience Centre will offer the public an EV learning opportunity like no other.
Learn more about their electric / hybrid models at Kingston KIA
Advanced Women's Health is a premier medical clinic that provides evidence based integrated medical care catering to women’s hormonal health. After struggling for years with her health, founder, Dr. Sarah Wilson, Naturopathic Doctor, became passionate about ensuring that no woman would feel alone or dismissed in her journey to feel well. Our vision is to create a community in which women are educated and supported. No woman should feel alone in the face of hormonal chaos and every woman has the right to want the healthiest pregnancy, postpartum period and perimenopausal transition.
No woman should feel ‘complicated’ leaving a medical appointment, only empowered and hopeful.
When women are at their best communities and businesses thrive.
We are on a mission to help professional women, busy Mom’s and Momma’s to be to not only reclaim their health, but also take a proactive approach to wellness.
In today’s chaotic world it can seem impossible to balance it all and stay healthy, but AHW is here to help make that goal do-able!
Our customers keep coming back to us, because we provide services that work and keep their homes clean, right down to the little details. This extensive cleaning system, which we call our Detail-Clean Rotation System, has been proven to be effective in more than five million cleans!. Please do contact us today for a FREE estimate!
Satisfaction Guaranteed - Over 17 years of Quality Assurances Experience and Locally Owned
"A team of four came to my home and did an incredible job! I am very picky and I am very impressed! Thank you Handy Fairies" Dale Leroux
ReStart Employment Services is a proud supporter of women (and everyone) in the workplace!
Do you have a loved one who needs some help to stay at home safely? If you have any questions
reach out to Sue Robinson, Regional Manager & Care Planner for Right At Home Kingston.
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As part of a partnership between the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario, Digital Main Street recently announced three new programs to support businesses across Ontario. From $2,500 Digital Transformation Grants to ShopHERE: a program to help you get selling online right away!
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