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March Training & Networking for Creative Industry Professionals

March Training & Networking for Creative Industry Professionals

Welcome to our March roundup of training and networking opportunities for creative professionals in our community. Don’t forget to sign up for our monthly Arts & Culture e-newsletter to get these opportunities delivered straight to your email inbox so you don’t miss a thing.

Looking to join a monthly, recurring networking group? Scroll to the bottom of this blog to learn about local groups and when they meet.

Do you have any great training or networking opportunities to share with us? Comment below, or send your suggestions to culture@brantford.ca. Please note that these lists are compiled at the beginning of the previous month, and curated specifically for creative industry professionals. This is not a comprehensive training list, but is rather a starting point for your own professional development.

TRAINING AND NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Tech Time

Hosted by Brantford Public Library

When? Every Monday from 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Where? Brantford Public Library, Main Branch, 173 Colborne Street, Brantford

Fee? Free

Registration required? Yes

 

Writers’ Support Circle

Hosted by Brantford Public Library

When? Monday, March 2, 2020 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Where? Brantford Public Library, Main Branch, 173 Colborne Street, Brantford

Fee? Free

Registration required? Yes

 

Social Media ‘Werk’shop with the Social Factory.ca

Hosted by The Social Factory

When? Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Where? The Beauty Barn Spa, 205 Cleaver Road, Brantford

Fee? $42.00

Registration required? Yes

 

Orientation: Starter Company Plus

Hosted by Brantford-Brant Business Resource Centre (BRC)

When? Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 9:30am to 10:30am

Where? Brantford-Brant Business Resource Centre (BRC), 1 Market Square, Suite 201, Brantford

Fee? Free

Registration required? Yes

 

Nova Vita Celebrates International Women’s Day 2020

Hosted by BMO and Nova Vita Domestic Violence Prevention Services

When? Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 5:00pm to 10:00pm

Where? Brantford Golf and Country Club, 60 Ava Road, Brantford

Fee? $89.00

Registration required? Yes

 

Fundraising 101

Hosted by Enterprise Brant

When? Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Where? Enterprise Brant (Boardroom), 330 West Street, Unit 10, Brantford

Fee? $30.00

Registration required? Yes

 

Learn It/Build It/Manage It – Part 1 (Cambridge)

Hosted by Arts Build Ontario

When? Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 9:30am to 3:00pm

Where? Cambridge Centre for the Arts, 60 Dickson Street, Cambridge

Fee? $10.00

Registration required? Yes

 

Workshop: Tax Seminar with the Canada Revenue Agency

Hosted by Brantford-Brant Business Resource Centre (BRC)

When? Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 10:00am to 12:00pm

Where? Brantford-Brant Business Resource Centre (BRC), 1 Market Square, Suite 201, Brantford

Fee? Free

Registration required? Yes

 

Lifescapes: A Memoir Writing Program

Hosted by Brantford Public Library

When? Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Where? Brantford Public Library, Main Branch, 173 Colborne Street, Brantford

Fee? Free

Registration required? Yes

 

Business After Hours

Hosted by Chamber of Commerce Brantford-Brant

When? Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Where? Brantwood Community Services, 25 Bell Lane, Brantford

Fee? Free

Registration required? Yes

 

Workshop: How to Write a Business Plan

Hosted by Brantford-Brant Business Resource Centre (BRC)

When? Tuesday, March 17, 2020 from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Where? Brantford-Brant Business Resource Centre (BRC), 1 Market Square, Suite 201, Brantford

Fee? Free

Registration required? Yes

 

Workshop: Market Research

Hosted by Brantford-Brant Business Resource Centre (BRC)

When? Tuesday, March 17, 2020 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Where? Brantford-Brant Business Resource Centre (BRC), 1 Market Square, Suite 201, Brantford

Fee? Free

Registration required? Yes

 

Webinar # 4: Alternative Financing for Capital Projects Part 2: Overcoming Fear of Loans to Support Capital Projects

Hosted by ArtsBuild Ontario

When? Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Where? Online (webinar)

Fee? $25.00

Registration required? Yes

 

Workshop: Marketing and Sales

Hosted by Brantford-Brant Business Resource Centre (BRC)

When? Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Where? Brantford-Brant Business Resource Centre (BRC), 1 Market Square, Suite 201, Brantford

Fee? Free

Registration required? Yes

 

Workshop: Financial Forecasting

Hosted by Brantford-Brant Business Resource Centre (BRC)

When? Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Where? Brantford-Brant Business Resource Centre (BRC), 1 Market Square, Suite 201, Brantford

Fee? Free

Registration required? Yes

 

Introduction to Smartboards

Hosted by Brantford Public Library

When? Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Where? Brantford Public Library, Main Branch, 173 Colborne Street, Brantford

Fee?  Free

Registration required? Yes

 

Lifescapes: A Memoir Writing Program

Hosted by Brantford Public Library

When? Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Where? Brantford Public Library, Main Branch, 173 Colborne Street, Brantford

Fee?  Free

Registration required? Yes

 

Introduction to 3D Design and Printing

Hosted by Brantford Public Library

When? Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Where? Brantford Public Library, Main Branch, 173 Colborne Street, Brantford

Fee?  Free

Registration required? Yes

 

Podcasting 101

Hosted by Brantford Public Library

When? Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Where? Brantford Public Library, Main Branch, 173 Colborne Street, Brantford

Fee?  Free

Registration required? Yes

 

Chamber AGM and Milestone Reception 2020

Hosted by Chamber of Commerce Brantford-Brant

When? Wednesday, March 25, 2020 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Where? Marriott TownePlace Suites, 30 Fen Ridge Court, Brantford

Fee? Free

Registration required? Yes

 

Two Day Grant Writing Workshop

Hosted by People First Fundraising Solutions/Mike Paquet

When? Thursday, March 26 and Friday, March 27, 2020 from 10:00am to 4:00pm

Where? Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, 120 King Street, West, Plaza Level, Hamilton

Fee? Early Bird registration of $230.00 available until February 25, 2020 for the March sessions and April 13, 2020 for the May sessions.  Regular rate of $260.00 is applied after the Early Bird sale dates.

Registration required? Yes

 

LOCAL NETWORKING GROUPS

Brant Pros Networking Group

Brant Pros helps members increase revenue, build qualified relationships, and market their services through targeted networking. Become a member and help build strong and lasting relationships with other entrepreneurs and participate in a network of exchanges allowing you to increase your client base. These referrals and recommendations will help you grow your business – because together are stronger and grow faster!

  •        Meets every Tuesday from 12:00pm to 1:30pm
  •        The Rope Factory Event Hall, 111 Sherwood Drive, Brantford
  •        For more information, contact info@brantpros.ca

 

Brant Business Builders

Brant Business Builders is a proven entity supercharging the growth of Brantford and area businesses through the practice of referral and testimonial generation. Working with members, you can develop significant business allies who can help you establish credibility. The dedication and support of members by members is at the heart of their mission to build business through quality relationships.

 

Brant Women Networking Group (BWNG)

Brant Women Networking Group is a progressive women’s organization that supports women in achieving business, financial and personal success. They offer innovative programs that provide opportunities for networking, connecting, mentoring and learning from and with each other.

  •        Meets the second Tuesday of each month, 11:15am to 1:15pm
  •        Hampton Inn and Suites, 20 Fen Ridge Court, Brantford
  •        For more information, use their online contact form.

 

Ladies Who Lead

Ladies Who Lead is a networking group of dynamic, professional women empowered through support, inspiration and mentoring, to promote success of women in business and their professions.  They offer professional women the opportunity to provide one another with peer support and empowerment through networking opportunities and professional speakers.

                 

Brant Toastmasters #2580

Brant Toastmasters provides a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.

  •        Meets every Monday at 7:30pm (excluding statutory holidays)
  •        Charlotte Villa Retirement Residence, Downstairs Lounge, 120 Darling Street, Brantford
  •        Membership based (fee involved).  Guests may attend for free.
  •        For more information, visit the Brant Toastmasters website. 

Save the Date: April Training and Networking Opportunities

Thursday, April 2, 2020: Orientation: Starter Company Plus

Monday, April 6, 2020: Tech Time

Monday, April 6, 2020: Writers’ Support Circle

Tuesday, April 7, 2020: Workshop: Market Research

Tuesday, April 7, 2020: Workshop: How to Write a Business Plan

Tuesday, April 7, 2020: Lifescapes: A Memoir Writing Program

Thursday, April 9, 2020: Bell City Author Series – Helen Humphreys

Tuesday, April 14, 2020: Business After HoursTulsar Canada Ltd.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020: Step into Spring – Women in Business Event

Saturday, April 18, 2020: Women Inspiring Women presents Not Your Average Saturday

Monday, April 20, 2020: Tech Time

Tuesday, April 21, 2020: Workshop: Financial Forecasting

Tuesday, April 21, 2020: Workshop: Marketing and Sales

Tuesday, April 21, 2020: Lifescapes: A Memoir Writing Program

Wednesday, April 22, 2020: Podcasting 101

Monday, April 27, 2020: Tech Time

Tuesday, April 28, 2020: Workshop: Basic Bookkeeping

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