Business Breakfast Series 2018

The Chamber is please to announce the 2018 Business Breakfast Series.

The breakfasts will give us an opportunity to hear from and interact with a different guest speaker on topics that will help you run your organization better. Same time every month, but we’ve added a twist for locations this year. The Business Breakfast Meetings will be taking place at a variety of locations throughout Smiths Falls this year! Our 1st location is at the Rotary Hall, 275 Brockville Street, Smiths Falls. Yes, that is in the Settlers Ridge Centre!

$15 in advanced or pay $20 at the door. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. and runs until 9 a.m.

Please register one week prior to the event. We thank you for your understanding. You can register by emailing or Call 613-283-1334!

We unfortunately had to cancel the January Breakfast meeting, so we are beginning the Business Breakfast series on February 27th, 2018. Hope to see you there!

May Business Breakfast Meeting

Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Location: Rob Roy’s, 33 Centre St., Smiths Falls

Topic: Cyber Security: Living & Working in a Cyber Safe World

Speaker: James Phillips, of MI613 Inc.

Price: $15 Members, $25 Non-members

Bios of Speaker: With more than 20 years experience in cyber security, James has worked with the Department of Defence, PwC, KPMG, TELUS, and Symantec (Blue Coat) in leadership roles. He has received awards from the Toronto Police Service for his investigation and dismantling of a major crime ring. James is currently the Program Lead at the University of Toronto for the Cyber Incident Management Certificate.

Please RSVP to or call 613-283-1334


April Business Breakfast Meeting


Special Thanks to our Breakfast sponsor, Rental Village!

Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Location: Station Theatre, 53 Victoria Ave, Smiths Falls

Topic: Canopy Culture & Customer Service

Speakers: Leslie Lentz, Office Manager & Sarah Brownlee, Community Relations, Canopy Growth Corporation

Price: $15 Members, $25 Non-members


Please RSVP to or Call 613-283-1334!


March Business Breakfast Meeting

Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Location: Meraki Collective, 18 William St. W., Smiths Falls

Topic: What’s Your Story

Speaker: Cathy & Toby James, Cat’s Cove Communications

Price: $15

Bios of Speakers:

Cathy and Toby James own Cat’s Cove Communications and they provide clients with strategic planning, communications, marketing and sales support. They’ve worked with a variety of non-profits, municipalities and small businesses.  When they’re not at their office, they spend their time chasing after their two- and four-year-old children while trying to finish a lukewarm cup of coffee.

 Please RSVP to or call 613-283-1334!


   February Business Breakfast Meeting


Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Topic: Education in Group Benefits Plan

Guest Speakers: Christina Funk, Regional Director & Juile Einarson, Director of Culture & Communication

Price: $15 in advance or $20 at the door

Bios of Speakers:

Christina Funk- Christina Funk is a Regional Director with Benefits by Design (BBD) and is responsible for growth in the Eastern Ontario region. As a licensed advisor herself, Christina applies her 13-years of experience in group insurance working with businesses to create benefit plans that fit their organizations. Having previously worked in client services as an Account Manager, she has a unique insider perspective on the entire lifecycle of a group benefits plan. Christina is passionate in helping working Canadians by offering workplace solutions that support the needs of the company, while introducing cost effective, customizable and flexible options to the conversation.

Julie Einarson- Julie Einarson is a natural communicator. As the Director of Culture and Communications at Benefits by Design (BBD), she connects internal culture with external brand, and people with information to guide decisions and inspire growth. With a background in higher education and human resources, Julie’s energy comes from seeing people learn, helping companies grow, and building communities that thrive. In her spare time, Julie loves to pretend she’s a gardener, and can often be found supporting local – particularly craft breweries and used book stores. Her second favourite word in the English language is “possibility” and her Fitbit and BBD’s treadmill desks are two of her best friends.

Please RSVP to or call 613-283-1334!


We Thank Our 2018 Guest Speakers


February 27, 2018 – Christina Funk, Regional Director & Julie Einarson, Director of Culture & Communications  from Benefits By Design

March 27, 2018 – Cathy & Toby James, Cat’s Cove Communications

April 24, 2018 – Leslie Lentz & Sarah Brownlee, Canopy Growth

 – We would also like to thank Rental Village for being our Breakfast Sponsor!

May 22, 2018 –