Past Events

Here is a list of past events hosted by Business Cape Breton:  

Please continue to visit this section of the website for information on up-coming events!  

'Talking Business' Luncheon Series
Date:  Thursday, November 12, 2015
 
'Celebrating 40 Years of Cape Breton Images by Warren Gordon' 
 

An imageWarren Gordon is the featured Speaker at the November 'Talking Business' luncheon series hosted by Business Cape Breton. Warren will speak of the origins of what has become a thriving business with his photos, calendars, and books known and valued worldwide. 

Please join Business Cape Breton in honouring businessman and multi-award winning photographer Warren Gordon on the launch of his latest book the 'Cape Breton Collection' which is a selection of his photos of our island from 1975 to 2015.

Warren has brought Cape Breton to all of us whether here at home or across the globe. How many of his calendars and books have been sent as gifts over the years which became a daily reminder of the 'home of our hearts?'  And now his latest book will highlight both the new and the more familiar photos that have become symbols of the stunning scenery and the gentle serenity of this special place.

During this luncheon, Warren will chronicle his career which began with a second hand camera and a dedication to highlighting the beauty of Cape Breton and its people. 


LUNCHEON DETAILS:

Date:  Thursday, November 12, 2015

Time:  12:00 noon to 1:15 pm

Location:  Kavanagh Room, 2nd Level, Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion

Cost:  $25  

Payment Options:  

  • CREDIT CARD OR PAYPAL - Online - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE!

  • INVOICE - Businesses requesting to pay by invoice, please contact 902.562.2201 or info@businesscapebreton.ca to book your tickets.

  • CASH - Please visit Business Cape Breton at 77 Kings Road, Sydney, NS.


EVENING EVENT:                                                                                                                            

Book Launch of the 'Cape Breton Collection'

Thursday, November 12, 2015

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm  (No Ticket Required for the Book Launch)

The Book Launch of the 'Cape Breton Collection' will take place at Flavor on the Water at the Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.  The public is welcome to meet with Warren and enjoy the musical selections of his wife Katheryn and fellow musicians Kim Lantz, Richard MacAulay, Shawn MacDonald, and Geoffrey Lee-Dadswell while viewing his latest offering of Cape Breton photos.


 

 

9th Annual Women in Business Conference

October 22, 2015

Holiday Inn Sydney - Waterfront

Join other business women from across Cape Breton for a day of inspiring stories of women who have made their dream a reality by becoming an entrepreneur. This will be a gathering of motivated, energetic, personable women who want to encourage and support other women in business on our island.

Luncheon Guest Speaker is Laura Peck, VP of McLoughlin Media. Laura is from Sydney Mines and cherishes her Cape Breton roots. Her interactive presentation based on many years of working with major Canadian businesses through communications training, train the trainer, public speaking, and crisis management will be a highlight of this year’s conference.

Throughout the day, enjoy networking receptions, nutrition breaks with a difference and panel discussions with new entrepreneurs, owners of ‘green’ businesses, organizations providing services and assistance to business, and ‘Fashionistas’ with a special message.

The GALA AWARDS DINNER featuring our own BETTE MACDONALD, back by popular demand, begins with a reception where you meet and greet new friends and those you join with every year at this event which recognizes the amazing women who combine business, family, and community life to make Cape Breton a better place.

TO REGISTER, PLEASE CLICK HERE!


CONFERENCE PROGRAM:

8:00 am to 9:00 am          

Registration and Refreshments

9:00 am to 9:15 am          

Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:15 am to 10:30 am         

PANEL:  ‘Young and Successful Entrepreneurs’

Facilitator:  Lisa Boudreau

Panelists:

Jill Franklin - Iona Heights Inn and Jill's Chocolates, Iona

Arielle Lewis - Game On Laser Tag, Sydney

Wendy McElmon - Edgewood Photography Studio, Sydney

Charlene Cormier - Wabo's Pizza and Take Out, Cheticamp

10:30 am to 10:50 am       

Networking Nutrition Break sponsored by SCOTIABANK

10:50 am to 11:50 am       

PANEL:  ‘Here to Help’

Facilitator:  Michelle Aucoin

Panelists:

Patricia MacNeil - Coastal Business

Dianne Beauchesne - BDC

Sara Salter Burke - Business Cape Breton

12:00 noon to 1:15 pm      

Luncheon with Guest Speaker:  Laura Peck, VP of McLoughlin Media

1:30 pm to 2:45 pm          

PANEL:  ‘Cape Breton Fashionistas’

Facilitator:  Carla Arsenault

Panelists:

Bev Pimentel - GPO Dance Wear, Glace Bay

Deanna Lloy - Red Label Kilts, Sydney

Brittany Woodworth - Timeless Moments, Sydney

Karen Welton - I Kare Yoga Wear, Baddeck

2:50 pm to 3:50 pm          

PANEL:  ‘Green Initiative’

Facilitator:  Stacey Fraser

Panelists:

Vanessa Greenwood - Green Sprouts Natural Food, Port Hawkesbury

Keely Wadden - CrossFit D10 Gym, Glace Bay

Ann Gillis and Kris Kerr - Green With Envy Family Hair Salon, Sydney

3:50 pm to 4:15 pm          

Conference Wrap Up and Closing Remarks

5:30 pm                          

Reception and Cash Bar

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm         

‘Gala Awards Dinner’


REGISTRATION PACKAGES:

‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ PACKAGE:  All daytime sessions including the luncheon with Guest Speaker:  Laura Peck, VP of McLoughlin Media of Ottawa (originally from Sydney Mines) and the Gala Awards Dinner in the evening with the very talented Bette MacDonald as MC.

ALL DAYTIME SESSIONS PACKAGE:  All daytime sessions including the luncheon with Guest Speaker:  Laura Peck, VP of McLoughlin Media of Ottawa (originally from Sydney Mines).

LUNCHEON TICKET:  Luncheon with Guest Speaker:  Laura Peck, VP of McLoughlin Media of Ottawa (originally from Sydney Mines).

GALA AWARDS DINNER TICKET:  Includes reception beginning at 5:30 pm with dinner at 6:30 pm with the very talented Bette MacDonald as MC for the evening.  


2015 WOMEN IN BUSINESS CONFERENCE & GALA AWARDS DINNER
 
DATE:  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2015
LOCATION:  HOLIDAY INN SYDNEY - WATERFRONT
TIME:  9:00 AM TO 4:30 PM (CONFERENCE SESSIONS); 5:30 PM TO 9:00 PM (GALA)

Join businesswomen from across Cape Breton for dynamic day of information and discussion.  Be motivated by stories of female business owners who juggle careers, family, and community involvement to make their dreams of being an entrepreneur a reality.

Topics Include:

  • YOUNG AND SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURS
  • GREEN AND HEALTHY BUSINESSES
  • CAPE BRETON 'FASHIONISTAS'
  • HERE TO HELP

 

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LAURA PECK, VICE-PRESIDENT, MCLOUGHLIN MEDIA

As a co-founder of McLoughlin Media, Laura M. Peck has conducted thousands of communications skills programs for senior executives throughout North America.  McLoughlin Media is best known for their customized communications seminars including media training, effective presentations, stakeholder facilitation, webcast preparation and train-the-trainer.

Laura is frequently asked to appear as a media analyst for radio and television networks, including CBC and CTV as well as newspapers including the National Post, the Globe and Mail, Postmedia® News and numerous publications across North America.

Laura received her Bachelor of Arts Degree and Bachelor of Education Degree from Dalhousie University.  She is a graduate of the Executive Development Program, 'The Art and Practice of Leadership Development' at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.  Laura is a Fellow with the Clayton H. Riddell Graduate Program in Political Management at Carleton University.

And best of all, Laura was born and raised in Sydney Mines, Cape Breton, where she returns often to visit with family and friends.

 

BETTE MACDONALD BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND 

What would a Women in Business Awards Dinner be without MC Bette MacDonald?  As an accomplished woman in business herself, Bette makes the evening the celebration it should be, honouring the talented and enterprising women of Cape Breton.

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Bette MacDonald, Gemini Award winner for her CBC TV performance in the Ha!ifax Comedy Fest, has been making Canadians laugh on TV, radio and stage for over twenty years.

The Halifax’s Chronicle Herald called her “a superlative actress, a polished ad libber… making the audience howl with delight by a lift of her eyebrows, a shift of elbow or a single word” following her ground-breaking performance poking gentle fun at the lighter side of the classical world with Symphony Nova Scotia in 2006.  In a rare move, the Symphony brought  the show back by popular demand the following year for another sold-out performance.

Bette has starred in three national CBC TV series including her role as Canada’s most unsuitable Governor General in Rideau Hall.  She has also guested on many popular Canadian television shows and has guest hosted for several segments of CBC Radio’s popular Madly Off in All Directions.  She has had starring roles at Neptune Theatre and toured nationally with the Cape Breton Summertime Revue sketch comedy troupe.

Bette has co-hosted the ECMA awards show, appeared at the CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival and was a long-time favourite headliner at the Ha!ifax Comedy Fest.

Bette recently collaborated with husband/comedian Maynard Morrison and musician Ralph Dillon in a side-splitting Christmas show Tis The Season, which toured the Maritimes in 2007.  One critic said of the show:  “absolutely brilliant”  “people howled with laughter and took off their glasses to wipe tears from their eyes”.  Her pure torch-style singing voice is a spectacular addition to a brilliant collaboration of sketch and character comedy that fills concert halls across Eastern Canada and beyond.

Stay tuned for more details on the upcoming 2015 WIB Conference and Gala Awards Dinner including information on registration!         


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2015 Women In Business Conference - October 22, 2015, Sydney, NS

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE ANNUAL WIB CONFERENCE

Keynote Speaker

Laura Peck, Vice-President McLoughlin Media

As a co-founder of McLoughlin Media, Laura M. Peck has conducted thousands of communications skills programs for senior executives throughout North America.  McLoughlin Media is best known for their customized communications seminars including media training, effective presentations, stakeholder facilitation, webcast preparation and train-the-trainer.

Laura is frequently asked to appear as a media analyst for radio and television networks, including CBC and CTV as well as newspapers including the National Post, the Globe and Mail, Postmedia® News and numerous publications across North America. Laura received her Bachelor of Arts Degree and Bachelor of Education Degree from Dalhousie University.  She is a graduate of the Executive Development Program, 'The Art and Practice of Leadership Development' at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.  Laura is a Fellow with the Clayton H. Riddell Graduate Program in Political Management at Carleton University.

And best of all, Laura was born and raised in Sydney Mines, Cape Breton, where she returns often to visit with family and friends.

********** BETTE MACDONALD BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND **********

What would a Women in Business Awards Dinner be without MC Bette MacDonald ? 

As an accomplished woman in business herself, Bette makes the evening the celebration it should be, honouring the talented and enterprising women of Cape Breton.

Stay tuned for all the exciting details of the Conference and Gala Awards Dinner.             


BUSINESS CAPE BRETON JUNE LUNCHEON

Business Cape Breton, in co-operation with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, is pleased to present John Nash, FCA as Guest Speaker at the June 11th Talking Business Luncheon Series.

As a founding Partner of Breton Chartered Accountants, a recent merger of two well established local firms, Nash Hannem and Associates and Unsworth Kachafanus, John Nash has 35 years of experience as a chartered accountant in public practise.  He has been awarded the prestigious designation of Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants which is awarded for outstanding career achievements as well as outstanding service to the community.

John will be discussing the Top 5 Common Mistakes Start Up Businesses Make and how to avoid them. This presentation will be of interest to those who are operating a new business, considering opening a business, and those established entrepreneurs who would like to review the topics of:  the importance of a business plan, business structure, staffing, monitoring cash flow and making informed decisions regarding taxes.

To register, please contact Business Cape Breton at 902-562-2201, toll free at 1-800-818-2201 or info@businesscapebreton.ca

Date : Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 12:00 noon

Location : Cambridge Suites, Sydney

Cost : $20 (tax and gratuity included)

 

OCTOBER 22, 2015

2015 Women in Business Conference & Gala Awards Dinner

 

EVENTS FOR APRIL 2015

APRIL 22

LUNCHEON with Mayor Cecil Clarke, members of CBRM Council, and CBRM staff to outline current Procurement Policy in the municipality and discuss with local business people any suggestions for changes to the policy.

 

1. Procurement

Business people who currently sell products and services to CBRM or those who wish to do so are invited to attend a luncheon.

WHEN - Wednesday, April 22 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

WHERE - The Community Room (Round Room) at Sydney City Hall (Boardwalk Level), Esplanade

WHY -  Mayor Clarke, CBRM Councillors, and Municipal Staff will discuss with CBRM business people the current procurement policy for the municipality and suggestions for any future policy changes.

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED BY 4:00 PM ON MONDAY, APRIL 20 by calling 902-562-2201 or toll free at 1-800-818-2201 or by email at info@businesscapebreton.ca. There is no charge for this event. Lunch will be provided.

 

APRIL 28

BREAKFAST with Mayor Cecil Clarke, members of CBRM Council, Malcolm Gillis, Director of Planning and Development, and Paul Burt, Manager of Building, Planning and Licensing Laws to discuss current Policies on Building Permits, Zoning, and  Land Use By-Laws and any recommendations for changes.

 

2. Building Services and Planning 

Calling all contractors in CBRM!  Do you require building permits, program information, advice from the Building Services or Planning Sections of CBRM?  If so, come and meet with Malcolm Gillis, Director of Planning and Development, and Paul Burt, the new Manager of Building, Planning and Licensing Laws, to share your comments, suggestions, or concerns with the team.

WHEN - Tuesday, April 28, at 7:30 am

WHERE - Centre 200, Buchanan Hall

WHY - Mayor Clarke, CBRM Councillors, and Municipal Staff will work with CBRM Contractors to provide an efficient, effective process for providing services for your business. They want to hear directly from you with suggestions and ideas.

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED BY 4:00 PM ON FRIDAY, APRIL 24 by calling 902-562-2201 or toll free at 1-800-818-2201 or by email at info@businesscapebreton.ca.  There is no charge for this event. Breakfast will be provided.

 

APRIL  28

TALKING BUSINESS LUNCHEON (12:00 noon) with guest speakers Steve and Katherine vanNostrand of Belmac Supply and Belmac Uniforms. They will speak about the recent relocation and expansion of their business and their experience and tips for other entrepreneurs considering opening or expanding a business.

WHEN - Tuesday, April 28, at 12:00 noon

WHERE - Cambridgue Suites, Esplanade

COST - $20

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED BY 12:00 NOON ON MONDAY, APRIL 27 by calling 902-562-2201 or toll free at 1-800-818-2201 or by email at info@businesscapebreton.ca.  


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AS ADVERTISED IN THE CAPE BRETON POST - SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2014

JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN CAPE BRETON!

Business Cape Breton, on behalf of the Canadian Maritime Engineering Ltd., is calling for resumes from qualified individuals who are interested in applying for the following positions within the Cape Breton region:

Welders

Welder/Fitters

Pipe Fitters

Diesel Mechanics

Marine Fitters

Millwrights

Machinists

Marine Engineers

Naval Architects

 

HOW TO APPLY: 

All applicants should SUBMIT A COVER LETTER INDICATING THE POSITION THAT THEY ARE APPLYING FOR ALONG WITH A COPY OF THEIR MOST RECENT RESUME.  Please be sure to include all necessary information that demonstrate the specific qualifications required for the position.  Please see more information on the required qualifications in the section below.

Resumes can be submitted through one of the following methods:

Email:  info@businesscapebreton.ca

Fax:  902.562.2866

Mail:  77 Kings Road, Sydney, NS, B1S 1A2

PLEASE NOTE:  All INFORMATION SUBMITTED TO BUSINESS CAPE BRETON WILL BE FORWARD TO THE CANADIAN MARITIME ENGINEERING LTD. FOR THEIR REVIEW AND ASSESSMENT.  WE APPRECIATE ALL APPLICATIONS BUT ONLY THOSE SELECTED FOR INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT RESUME:  FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2015

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES - QUALIFICATIONS:

Welders

  • CWB qualified or ability to qualify.
  • Grinding
  • Minor Fitting
  • Ability to use oxy-acet torch and plasma cutter.

Welder/Fitters

  • Ability to interpret blueprints and drawings.
  • Layout and fitting.
  • Ability to operate Ironworker, Shear, Saw, Press brake, oxy-acet torch, Radiograph and Plasma Cutter.
  • Ability to weld all position CWB. Pipe and aluminum experience an asset.

Pipe Fitters

  • Ability to interpret blueprints and drawings.
  • Ability to jig pipe.
  • Ability to cut fit pipe.
  • Ability to operate pipe bender.
  • Ability to track weld.

Diesel Mechanics

  • Red Seal Heavy Equipment Mechanic.
  • Experience with marine experience working on main engines, gear boxes, compressors, pumps, shaft bearings & auxiliary generators.
  • Deck Equipment – Anchor Windlass, fairleads & deck chains.

Marine Fitters

  • Experience with marine experience working on main engines, gear boxes, compressors, pumps, shaft bearings & auxiliary generators.
  • Deck Equipment – Anchor Windlass, fairleads & deck chains.

Millwrights

  • Red Seal Heavy Equipment Mechanic.
  • Experience with marine experience working on main engines, gear boxes, compressors, pumps, shaft bearings & auxiliary generators.
  • Deck Equipment – Anchor Windlass, fairleads & deck chains.

Machinists:

  • Able to read drawings.
  • Capable of working alone with minimal supervision.
  • Proficient on all manual lathes, milling machines, and radial arm drills.
  • Experienced on portable machining in a marine environment would be an asset.
  • Must be able to work extra hours if required.

Marine Engineers

  • Engineering background with project experience in shipbuilding, ship repair and marine structures.

Naval Architects

  • Naval background in marine design, engineering.
  • Offshore oil and gas experience an asset.

 

INFORMATION ON COMPANY

 

An imageCANADIAN MARITIME ENGINEERING LTD. (CME)

Canadian Maritime Engineering Ltd. (CME), and its predecessor companies, have been operating for more than 30 years.  CME is a multi-faceted organization that services all marine and industrial companies including machining, mechanical, welding, fabrication, and specialty coatings.  CME is a well-known Canadian leader specializing in custom engineering and advanced manufacturing; including a wide range of projects in various industries such as:  marine, oil and gas, power generation, and national defence.

CME purchased the North Sydney Marine Railway site June 2013 and since the date of purchase, significant upgrades have been completed:

  • Shore Power
  • Security – fencing, gates, security system
  • Underwater system upgrades – bumpers, dredging, marine rail reconstruction
  • Building – significant renovations to both the interior and exterior; machinery, electrical, plumbing, staff residence.

For more information on CME, please visit their website:  http://www.cmelimited.com/


Biz At Breakfast - September 10, 2014:  Guest Speaker, John Nash, FCA of Nash Hannem & Associates

Business Luncheon on September 25, 2014:  Anne Whelan, 2014 CEO of the Year in Atlantic Canada, will be the guest speaker for a business luncheon at the Holiday Inn Sydney Waterfront on Thursday, September 25, 2014 - “Sustainable Industries for Island Economies.”  

WIB Conference - Save the Date:  Women in Business Conference 2014Thursday, October 23rd at Holiday Inn Sydney Waterfront with Guest Speaker, Stacey MacNeil, VP of Employee Communications with Hewlett Packard.  

 

 

Questions/Comments, please email info@businesscapebreton.ca

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