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.


June Chamber Business Breakfast

Tui Le Boat

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017, 7:30-9:00 a.m. – Business Breakfast at the Royal Canadian Legion

Cheryl Brown, Managing Director (President), Le Boat


Cheryl’s background sits within the travel industry where she started out as a travel agent at the age of 16 and quickly progressed through the ranks, before being promoted to Retail Trading Director in 2001 and then onto Managing Director in 2004 for the First Choice Retail Group based in the UK.  She joined Sunsail in 2007 as Managing Director before taking up the position of COO for TUI Marine (The Moorings, Sunsail, Footloose & Le Boat) in 2009 when she relocated to Florida. After a fantastic 4 years in the sunshine Cheryl relocated back to the UK to take up the exciting position of Managing Director of Le Boat which she loves with a passion.

Le Boat… the world’s largest self-drive boating company. No experience is needed!

Le Boat are a leading supplier of river and canal holidays, currently operating across 8 countries in Europe with a fleet of circa 900 boats, and soon to be opening on the Rideau Canal in Ontario, Canada in 2018.

Le Boat also has global sales and marketing functions based in the UK and Ireland, Northern and Southern Europe, the US, South Africa and Asia Pacific.

Le Boat brings together over 40 years of expertise and experience of Crown Blue Line and Connoisseur in Europe and Emerald Star in Ireland. Visit: for more information.

Le Boat’s range of destinations offer something for everyone, including families looking to keep travelers of all ages happy, a group of friends seeking fun and adventure or a couple seeking a quiet escape – there is a wide choice of places to go and things to do.

Who’s on-board…?  Call 613-283-1334 to register!

Also happening in June – Wednesday, June 28th – Annual Golf Tournament and Irish Homestead Dinner


July Chamber Business Breakfast

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


August Chamber Business Breakfast

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 – Topic TBD

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