Gateway Gazette

Business After Hours Offers Development and Networking Opportunities

The Business After Hours event being held on March 25 at the Highwood Golf & Country Club will be more than just a chance to listen to two of Canada’s most sought after public speakers. It will also be an opportunity for the local business community to network with their peers and showcase High River to a larger business audience.

“The event is geared toward supporting the development of local business owners, managers, and senior leaders, as well as re-establishing High River as a centre for business excellence,” said Sharon McCormick, manager of planning – renewal operations for the Town.

The speakers will include Max Valiquette providing insights and advice on managing a multigenerational workforce. “As our workforce ages, there is a need to engage younger workers. Understanding your employees and how to attract new talent are both important workforce strategies, whether your organization is large or small,” said McCormick.

Also featured will be Frank O’Dea, telling his rags to riches journey from homelessness to being a successful entrepreneur and founding The Second Cup. “In these economic times, attracting and retaining employees is critical to the success of both large and small organizations,” says McCormick.

Tickets for the event are on sale now and will include networking, cocktails and appetizers between 5 and 6 p.m. before the main presentations begin. A chance to ask questions of the speakers, as well as a book signing with Frank O’Dea, will follow the presentations.

This event is funded by a grant from The Calgary Foundation and ticket proceeds will be used to support future business events. Tickets can be purchased online now at www.highriverbusiness.eventbrite.ca

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