Members of the Chamber

Members of the Chamber

Learn the industry, grow your network, and connect to the community with the Members of the Chamber podcast – a weekly series where we sit down with esteemed businesspeople making major moves here in Oakville. Presented by Piper Foods / McDonald's Oakville.

Episodes

February 13, 2024 30 mins

Today we have a very special episode brought to you in partnership with the Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton. 

We are so excited to welcome Melissa Davis, Owner & President of Ugly Dukling and Ugly Dukling Beauty to the podcast today. Beginning with a pop-up sneaker boutique in 2009, to working with massive industry names like Barbie, DC Comics, and Space Jam, Melissa is an entrepreneurial powerhouse. Listen in to hear h...

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On our final episode of the season, we’re joined by George Anastasopoulos of Leadership Fundamentals. Today’s discussion is all about taking yourself from associate to leader, strategies and techniques to help you once you’re there, and tactics that you can start implementing right away. If you’re ready to level up your career and make that move into a leadership position, or if you’re already there and just want to improve, this e...

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Members of the Chamber core season continues! On this episode we’re joined by Tyril Froese, Business Advisor & Partner at MNP, and Soumya Ghosh, Director at MNP Digital. Today we’re talking about Accounting 101 for entrepreneurs and business owners, including terms & concepts to be familiar with, best practices for staying organized, key tax considerations, and more. We also discuss the Canada Digital Adoption Program, or C...

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Welcome to the final episode of our Moving Energy Forward series! A series of special edition episodes where we sit down with esteemed professionals from all facets of the energy sector, in an effort to gain expert knowledge, share that knowledge with all of you, and to join the important discussion on the future of energy.

Thank you to our partner Bennett Jones for making this series possible.

Today our series ho...

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November 2, 2023 26 mins

Welcome to Episode 6 of our Moving Energy Forward series! A series of special edition episodes where we sit down with esteemed professionals from all facets of the energy sector, in an effort to gain expert knowledge, share that knowledge with all of you, and to join the important discussion on the future of energy.

Thank you to our partner Bennett Jones for making this series possible.

Today our series host, Wayn...

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Welcome to Episode 5 of our Moving Energy Forward series! A series of special edition episodes where we sit down with esteemed professionals from all facets of the energy sector, in an effort to gain expert knowledge, share that knowledge with all of you, and to join the important discussion on the future of energy.

Thank you to our partner Bennett Jones for making this series possible.

Today our series host, Wayn...

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Welcome to Episode 4 of our Moving Energy Forward series! A series of special edition episodes where we sit down with esteemed professionals from all facets of the energy sector, in an effort to gain expert knowledge, share that knowledge with all of you, and to join the important discussion on the future of energy.

Thank you to our partner Bennett Jones for making this series possible.

Today our series host, Wayn...

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Welcome to Episode 3 of our Moving Energy Forward series! A series of special edition episodes where we sit down with esteemed professionals from all facets of the energy sector, in an effort to gain expert knowledge, share that knowledge with all of you, and to join the important discussion on the future of energy.

Thank you to our partner Bennett Jones for making this series possible.

Today our series host, Wayn...

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Welcome to Episode 2 of our Moving Energy Forward series – a series of special edition episodes where we sit down with esteemed professionals from all facets of the energy sector, in an effort to gain expert knowledge, share that knowledge with all of you, and to join the important discussion on the future of energy.

Thank you to our partner Bennett Jones for making this series possible.

Today our series host, Way...

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Welcome to Episode 1 of our Moving Energy Forward series – a series of special edition episodes where we sit down with esteemed professionals from all facets of the energy sector, in an effort to gain expert knowledge, share that knowledge with all of you, and to join the important discussion on the future of energy.

Thank you to our partner Bennett Jones for making this series possible.

We are excited to announce...

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BDC Small Business Week 2023 continues! In honour of the occasion, we are excited to share this special edition episode all about Strategic Communications for Small Businesses. 

Thank you to our partner Scotiabank for making this Small Business Week episode possible.

Jim Gray, Strategic Communications Advisor, Coach, and Writer is here to explain what strategic communications is, why it’s crucial for the success of small bu...

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Happy BDC Small Business Week 2023! Small businesses come in many different shapes and sizes. One group that can often be left out of the small business conversation is incorporated and self-employed physicians, specifically when it comes to pension plans.

Scotiabank and MD Financial Management are tackling this problem through their newly launched Medicus Pension Plan. Medicus gives incorporated physicians a unique opportunity to a...

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On this episode, we’re talking all things cybersecurity! Joe Apps, from Joe Apps Technology Support, is here to break down what cybersecurity is and what parts of your business it effects, how to enhance it on your own and what to expect if you outsource, key red flags to look for, and the latest cyber attack trends.

 
So if you haven’t already, go initiate your software updates, and then let’s get into it.

Learn more a...

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October 2, 2023 24 mins

On this episode, we’re diving into the digital world of social media marketing. Benoit Mercier from Bloomtools is here to tell us the basics that every business should have on social media, how to have a more impactful presence without using up all of your time and resources, what to expect when you outsource your social media efforts, and if paid social media advertising is really worth it.

Learn more about Bloomtools: ht...

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On this episode we’re talking all about how entrepreneurs and business owners can get their business involved in their community, and how to create a community of their own. Nancy Fornasiero of ACE Coworking is here to share how she’s created a dynamic and involved community of coworkers, her experience with external partnerships such as local artists, co-op programs, and event sponsorships, and how coworking is paving the way forw...

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Welcome back to Members of the Chamber Season 4! This season we’re shaking things up a bit with a brand new topic every week, and expert guests to accompany them. 

On this episode we are diving into the world of networking. If you’ve been to any of our networking events such as Business After Hours or Good Morning Oakville, there’s a pretty good chance you know today’s guest, Brent Stevens of Global Citizen Uniform and Promotional P...

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Season 4 is here! 

This season we’re shaking things up a bit with a brand new topic every week, and expert guests to accompany them.

On this episode we’re diving into the many ways that you can use food & wellness to regulate your energy throughout the work day, how to defeat that 2PM crash, why we crave carbs and sugary foods, and how caffeine actually works. Bonnie Flemington, Certified Nutritionist, is here today wit...

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Happy International Women's Day!

On this special episode of Members of the Chamber we're sitting down with Chris McMartin of The Scotiabank Women Initiative® – a program that breaks down barriers to help increase economic and professional opportunities for women to be successful now, and in the future.

Keep listening to hear more about the tools and resources that are available to businesswomen across al...

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February 16, 2023 28 mins

The Oakville Chamber of Commerce is excited to present this special episode of our Members of the Chamber podcast!

In this episode, we're joined by Donald Guse Salah, Program Manager at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, to chat about the Discover Ability Network - a free online portal that helps employers connect directly with job seekers with disabilities.

Listen in to hear Donald debunk some myths about hiri...

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 On this episode we’re joined by Tim and Jon Root, the father-son duo behind two local business: Look Local and Treehouse Creative. Listen in to hear how they used their backgrounds and skillsets to dive into business as a team, and how they hustled to develop the new skills necessary to scale the business. 

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