Dragon’s Den star Arlene Dickinson snagged as keynote for Business Week in November

She’s a Dragon. She’s a Media Maven. She’s all about Persuasion.

Arlene Dickinson is one of North America’s leading entrepreneurs and she’s coming to Sarnia on November 6 as the keynote speaker for the Sarnia-Lambton Business Week.

Dickinson’s rise from an unskilled, single mother of four desperate to support her family to the CEO of one of Canada’s leading marketing firms, Venture Communications, is nothing short of inspiring. Best known as a panelist on CBC’s hit Television show, Dragon’s Den as well as the new program – ‘The Big Decision’, the list of Ms. Dickinson’s accolades is lengthy and impressive.

She’s one of Profit’s top 100 Women Entrepreneurs for seven years running, and her company, Venture Communications is regularly noted as one of the 50 Best Managed Companies in Canada. She’s also an accomplished author with the release of ‘Persuasion’.

“We are pleased to be the presenting sponsor for Sarnia-Lambton’s Business Week,” said Nancy Kremer, Branch Manager, Libro Financial Group. “At Libro, we deliver personal, straightforward advice to help our owners reach their goals, so being able to provide the Sarnia-Lambton community access to inspiring speakers who can provide valuable insight to help them get ahead is important to us.”

“We are thrilled at the opportunity to host Arlene Dickinson in Sarnia. She is a truly accomplished entrepreneur who exemplifies how hard work, tenacity and committing to high personal and professional standards can garner incredible success,” says Tracy Ranick, Community Economic Development (CED) Officer with Sarnia-Lambton Business Development Corporation. ”The support of Libro Financial Group and our outstanding community partner, The Book Keeper will allow us to bring a speaker of Ms. Dickinson’s calibre to Sarnia-Lambton.”

Tickets will be on sale, Monday, July 23rd

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