Business Breakfast Series 2017

The Chamber is pleased to announce the 2017 Business Breakfast Series.

In partnership with the Royal Canadian Legion, we will host a series of business information breakfasts on the fourth Tuesday morning of every month beginning April 25th, 2017.

The breakfasts will give us an opportunity to come together regularly to discuss current issues of interest to the Smiths Falls Business Community and to network with other businesses and organizations in the area, those you’ve met and those you haven’t! Each month you will have the opportunity to hear from and interact with a different guest speaker on topics that will help you run your organization better. Same time, same place every month.

Members $15  Non-Members $20*  – Introductory pricing. In order to cover expenses, this price may change in future months.
Doors open at 7:30 Runs till 9:00 a.m.


July Chamber Business Breakfast

Tuesday , July 25th, 2017  7:30-9:00 a.m. – Business Breakfast at the Royal Canadian Legion
Topic Tax Tips for Small Business

All are welcome to come to the breakfast to gain the latest tax tips for Small Business from Willy Heidebrecht and the experts at FBC. (new members!)

– Maximize your tax return
– Minimize records
– Importance of record keeping
– Audit Triggers and Tips

Cost $15 for Chamber members or $20 for non-members
(CASH ONLY, please.)
Networking begins at 7:30 a.m. and all is done by 9 a.m.

Tuesday, July 25th at the Royal Canadian Legion at 7 Main St East

PLEASE PRE-REGISTER right away by calling 613-283-1334 or emailing
(Also please note we need to know the Friday before of any cancellations or else we must still charge the cost of the breakfast.)


August Chamber Business Breakfast

Public Relations and Media Relations for Business. How to Establish a Win/Win Relationship with Our Local Media

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 7:30-9:00 a.m. – Business Breakfast at the Royal Canadian Legion

Guest Speaker: Stephen Heckbert – Stephen brings almost 20 years of experience in strategic communications, media training, public and media relations, media analysis, marketing, writing, and project management to every project. A 2011 Excellence in Teaching Award winner at Algonquin, and a 2003 honouree as one of Ottawa’s “40 Under 40” by the Ottawa Business Journal.  Click to read Stephen’s full bio.

Also happening in August – August 11th  – Victoria Park BBQ


September Chamber Business Breakfast

Mayor’s Breakfast 

Tuesday, Sept 26th, 2017, 7:30-9:00 a.m. – Business Breakfast at the Royal Canadian Legion


October Chamber Business Breakfast

Essential Succession Planning and Estate Planning Tips for Business Owners – Too often folks assume something will automatically fall into place when they pass away but if they own a business, this isn’t always the case. Find out how you can ensure your business and your estate is taken care of and is passed to the person you want it to after you go.

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2017, 7:30-9:00 a.m. – Business Breakfast at the Royal Canadian Legion

Also in October – Smiths Falls Chamber of Commerce AGM & Business Awards Gala and Chambers Sens Night on the Ledge


November Chamber Business Breakfast

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2017, 7:30-9:00 a.m. – Business Breakfast at the Royal Canadian Legion – Topic TBD


There will be NO December Chamber Business Breakfast – Come to the Christmas Social – We’re curling!

Also happening in December – December 20th – Christmas Social


We thank our guest speakers:
Mike Fletcher – Highspin Consulting and Training
Annie Laurie – Parks Canada
Cheryl Brown – Tui Le Boat

Stephen Heckbert – Algonquin College Public Relations
Mayor Pankow – Mayor of Smiths Falls