CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Time to get tickets for upcoming Spark one-day business conference on Nov. 16

Saturday, November 16 event promises to re-energize and inspire

A “brand new” one-day business conference being organized by the Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce is just a few weeks away—which means the time to secure tickets to Spark 2019 is NOW.

Pick up your tickets TODAY by clicking HERE.

“Spark has come together largely in response to the demand as expressed by our current members and those who have long seen an opportunity to reinvent the Chamber,” said Shirley de Silva, president and CEO of the Chamber.

In the planning stages for some months now, Spark 2019, which takes place on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Lambton College Event Centre, will feature several innovative speakers who share their unique stories, including how they’ve overcome challenges and are continuing to pursue success.

‘With an underlying theme of Ideas, Innovation and Inspiration, we’ve developed this one-day conference—along with an evening before networking event included in the $99 ticket price—to recharge an up and coming business community as well as those who are already well established and ready to connect with a next-generation,” said de Silva.

Included in the list of confirmed speakers are the following:

Liwordson Vijayabalan, creative director and co-founder of TMRRW Inc. in Sarnia. A past winner of the Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2018 Oustanding Business Achievement Awards, Vijayabalan is seen as one of the more visible of a current crop of young professionals.

Emily Branton, president of Link2Feed, a software as a service B-Corporation based in Sarnia. Branton leads a group that is spearheading this leader in technology designed to serve food banks throughout North America and Europe.

Heather Lapier, a blogger/influencer/YouTube producer based in Sarnia-Lambton, considers some of her other top roles in life to be a Mom and Make-up Artist. Speaking around the Spark Social theme, Lapier hosted her first YouTube video in 2014 and today has more than 250 productions, with @halsocials as her hashtag.

Dayna Langlois, a Realtor with Royal LePage Key Realty in Sarnia, once worked for more than six years working in corporate Fortune 500 companies before realizing that she wanted to put her energy into helping her community thrive. Letting her passion for home-flipping and design fuel her drive, she began her career in real estate. Today Lanbglois is very active and connected in her community through volunteering with Big Sisters of Sarnia and leading Royal LePage Key Realty’s community involvement committee. She’ll speak as part of Spark Marketing.

Josh Lines is founder of Top Shelf Canada, a hot sauce brand with a unique difference. With the product expanding through Canada and beyond, Lines will speak on Spark Entrepreneurship, with an inspiring story of how to bootstrap a brand without losing any of the “mojo” that goes with creating new standards of value in this space.

Katie Vilaranda is the founder of Position One SEO, an organization that’s ready to bring her Vilandra’s marketing prowess and skills gained through One-Up Communications.

Wade Vermeersch is a brand storyteller whose Wader Likes Media is his home for filmmaking, and social media management, Speaking on Spark Interest, Vermeersch will bring his unique brand of energy, which he’s been bringing to his clients’ businesses and projects with an emphasis on storytelling. A recent author (Escape to Erie’s End) is now available on Amazon.

Elizabeth Suni, founder and president of Wooly Doodle, was founded just two years ago in her basement. A classic “from the ground up” entrepreneur, Suni has transformed her business life by partnering with some 21 retail stores across Canada, with a base in a retail showroom in Chatham-Kent. She’ll tell her story as part of Spark Influence from the lens of online social marketing campaigns.

IMPORTANT: To take advantage of the ticket giveaway mentioned in the following video, visit the Chamber’s Facebook page

In the planning stages for some months now, Spark 2019, which takes place on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Lambton College Event Centre, will feature several innovative speakers who share their unique stories, including how they’ve overcome challenges and are continuing to pursue success.

‘With an underlying theme of Ideas, Innovation and Inspiration, we’ve developed this one-day conference—along with an evening before networking event included in the $99 ticket price—to recharge an up and coming business community as well as those who are already well established and ready to connect with a next-generation,” said de Silva.

Included in the list of confirmed speakers are the following:

Liwordson Vijayabalan, creative director and co-founder of TMRRW Inc. in Sarnia. A past winner of the Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2018 Oustanding Business Achievement Awards, Vijayabalan is seen as one of the more visible of a current crop of young professionals.

Emily Branton, president of Link2Feed, a software as a service B-Corporation based in Sarnia. Branton leads a group that is spearheading this leader in technology designed to serve food banks throughout North America and Europe.

Heather Lapier, a blogger/influencer/YouTube producer based in Sarnia-Lambton, considers some of her other top roles in life to be a Mom and Make-up Artist. Speaking around the Spark Social theme, Lapier hosted her first YouTube video in 2014 and today has more than 250 productions, with @halsocials as her hashtag.

Dayna Langlois, a Realtor with Royal LePage Key Realty in Sarnia, once worked for more than six years working in corporate Fortune 500 companies before realizing that she wanted to put her energy into helping her community thrive. Letting her passion for home-flipping and design fuel her drive, she began her career in real estate. Today Lanbglois is very active and connected in her community through volunteering with Big Sisters of Sarnia and leading Royal LePage Key Realty’s community involvement committee. She’ll speak as part of Spark Marketing.

Josh Lines is founder of Top Shelf Canada, a hot sauce brand with a unique difference. With the product expanding through Canada and beyond, Lines will speak on Spark Entrepreneurship, with an inspiring story of how to bootstrap a brand without losing any of the “mojo” that goes with creating new standards of value in this space.

Katie Vilaranda is the founder of Position One SEO, an organization that’s ready to bring her Vilandra’s marketing prowess and skills gained through One-Up Communications.

Wade Vermeersch is a brand storyteller whose Wader Likes Media is his home for filmmaking, and social media management, Speaking on Spark Interest, Vermeersch will bring his unique brand of energy, which he’s been bringing to his clients’ businesses and projects with an emphasis on storytelling. A recent author (Escape to Erie’s End) is now available on Amazon.

Elizabeth Suni, founder and president of Wooly Doodle, was founded just two years ago in her basement. A classic “from the ground up” entrepreneur, Suni has transformed her business life by partnering with some 21 retail stores across Canada, with a base in a retail showroom in Chatham-Kent. She’ll tell her story as part of Spark Influence from the lens of online social marketing campaigns.

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