Thursday, March 20, 2014

Connecting at the CCFSB networking lunch !

*Please email JCI Winnipeg if your interested in participating in CCFSB networking events.
*Communiquer par courriel avec JCI Winnipeg pour participer aux événements de réseautage de la CCFSB

I had the pleasure of being invited by Matt Allard to the CCFSB networking lunch yesterday representing JCI Winnipeg. I always enjoy these events, as you never know who you will meet. Last time it was Roland Rivard of Voyageur Door and Window, who has since joined forces with JCI Winnipeg on bring a big event to Winnipeg. (stay tuned for more on that later!)

After a few moments of 'Bonjours' and catching up, I had the pleasure of being seated between Christine Beaumont of Paul Craft Financial and Walter Kleinschmidt of R2E Consulting. They were most generous with their translations, as the majority of the discussion was done in French and I am just starting to learn the language again and I couldn't be more appreciative!

After RobTetrualt, President of the CCFSB welcomed some new chamber members to the lunch; we were treated to a presentation by Sophie Gaulin of La Liberté. Did you know that La Liberté is one of the oldest newspapers in the world? This Winnipeg institution celebrated their 100th anniversary not long ago!

Sophie shared marketing tips and strategies, and I was interested to learn that if you pay for the $25/yr membership fee to La Liberté's online publication, you can also access it with audio and translation all at the same time - great for those like me who are trying to pick up the language!

The highlight of the lunch was the official announcement of LEADERCAST - WINNIPEG coming out! The audience was the first to hear of the exciting event being brought to Winnipeg by JCI Winnipeg, and already people are looking to secure tickets as the line-up of speakers is fantastic. (think Malcalm Gladwell, Simon Sinek, Desmond Tutu, Laura Bush and more!)

At the end of the lunch, there is always a business card draw and my name was pulled! I was the lucky recipient of a beautiful leather bracelet from local business Poco Créations and Beads. Thank you Poco!

As I walked from yet another successful CCFSB Networking lunch (where I am learning to hold my own a little more with my French conversation), I couldn't help but notice a table full of beautiful wire and stone jewelry holders created by Artistree (a Junior Achievement Company). It would have made the perfect holder for the new bracelet! However, I had to run off to work, and instead will have to follow up with the Junior Achievers at their trade show this Saturday at St. Vital ShoppingCenter.

L'adhésion de JCI Winnipeg à la Chambre de commerce francophone de Saint-Boniface est du a l'appuie financier du Secrétariat aux affaires intergouvernementales canadiennes.

JCI Winnipeg's membership to the Chambre de commerce francophone de Saint-Boniface is due to financial support from the Secrétariat aux affaires intergouvernementales canadiennes.

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