Chamber preparing for upcoming business summit

The Estevan Chamber of Commerce has announced the lineup of speakers for its upcoming business summit on Oct. 18 at the Southeast College’s Estevan campus.

The summit will feature several different speakers and themes regarding business in the Estevan area. The first will be Estevan MLA Lori Carr, who is the provincial minister of Highways and Infrastructure. She will give a political update. 

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Amy Groothuis, a labour and employment lawyer, will discuss workplace impairment in an update for employers on cannabis legalization. Her speech will come one day after cannabis is legalized in Canada.

Warren Jackson, the vice-president of financing and consulting at the Business Development Corporation, will offer a look at trends, transition and technology in the workplace.

Nicole Davis of Daybreak Mill will provide her thoughts in a speech titled Slow Food Values in a Fast-Paced World.

Two panel discussions are scheduled for the event as well. The first will be the State of Business in Estevan, with speakers including Ray Frehlick from Prairie Mud Service, Nathan Wilhelm from Wilhelm Construction Services and Dr. Sarah Sliva from South East Eye Care. According to the chamber’s website, more speakers will be announced at a later date.

The other panel will offer a look at Building your Brand, Including your Online Presence. The participants will be Trinda Jocelyn from Trinda Jocelyn Design, Sheena Onrait from Southeast College, Brady Johnson from Encompass Fitness, and Josh LeBlanc from Coldwell Banker Choice Real Estate.

Sandwiched between the two will be a speech by Jasmine Gray from the Square One centre for entrepreneurship.

Registration for the summit will start at 8:15 a.m., and the event is expected to run throughout the day. 

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