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Chris Brogan

Chris Brogan

Chris Brogan

Date: Thursday June 18th – Saturday June 20th, 2015

Location: Lizard Creek Lodge – Fernie, British Columbia

Chris Brogan is the world’s leading authority on owning the game you most want to win. Combining a mix of professional leadership development and business strategy, Chris works with professionals like you to own your choices, own your life, and own your future. He is CEO of Owner Media Group, a highly sought after professional speaker and the New York Times bestselling author of eight books and counting including The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth, and Just Start Here.

Chris has spoken for or consulted with the biggest brands you know, including Disney, Coke, Google, GM, Microsoft, Coldwell Banker, Titleist, Scotts, Humana Health, Cisco, Sony USA, and many more. He’s appeared on the Dr. Phil Show, interviewed Richard Branson for a cover story for Success magazine, and once even presented to a Princess. People like Paulo Coelho, Harvey Mackay, and Steven Pressfield enjoy sharing their projects and best ideas with Chris, because they know he’ll share them with you. Tony Robbins had Chris on his Internet Money Masters series. Forbes listed Chris as one of the Must Follow Marketing Minds of 2014, plus listed his website as one of the 100 best websites for entrepreneurs.

Most importantly, Chris provides education and tools to help you make your life and your business thrive, by teaching you how to own the game you most want to win. Through events and courses and other tools, Chris is dedicated to helping you grow your capabilities and connections and to getting you to that next level of ownership, no matter where you are in the process right now.   Chris also offers limited personal coaching and limited consulting to businesses.

Chris lives in northern Massachusetts. His better half is Jacqueline Carly. He has two children and a loving pair of parents, as well.

Chris Brogan links

Chris Brogan Current Blog & Weekly Newsletter Sign-Up:  http://www.chrisbrogan.com
Owner Magazine (The Business Curriculum for your Future):  http://ownermag.com/
Chris Brogan Speaking Topics:  http://chrisbrogan.com/events/
The Owner’s Mind Podcast:  http://hbway.com/omradio
Owner Magazine Courses:  http://ownermag.com/store
Chris Book List on Amazon.com:  http://www.amazon.com/Chris-Brogan/e/B002C7745S

Elk Valley Broadband Forum

Elk Valley Broadband Forum

Elk Valley Broadband Forum

Date: October 15th, 2014

Location: Elkford, BC

Members of the Elk Valley business community converged on Elkford on Wednesday October 15th to attend a Broadband Forum organized by the Elk Valley Economic Initiative in association with the Province of BC and Invest Kootenay.

Held at the Elkford Community Conference Centre, the forum was an interactive session with presentations from the municipalities of Elkford, Sparwood and Fernie along with Rob Gay, Chair of the Kootenay Regional Broadband Initiative and Aimee Ambrosone, COO of the Columbia Basin Broadband Corporation.

Attendees were able to voice their views and concerns over access to broadband in the region and understand what the specific plans and timeframes are for roll out within the Basin.

From a business perspective, it was encouraging to hear of the ambitious plans for connecting communities to a robust and high speed infrastructure which will help to attract businesses to the region.

For more information on the Columbia Basin Broadband Corporation you can download the strategy document here.

EVEI and KRIC collaborate to deliver business workshops in the Elk Valley

EVEI and KRIC collaborate to deliver business workshops in the Elk Valley

EVEI and KRIC collaborate to deliver business workshops in the Elk Valley

Regional Mentor Panel in Fernie – December 11th, 2014

Financial Bootcamp in Elkford – October 7th, 2014

The Elk Valley Economic Initiative has successfully delivered two workshops in the communities of Elkford and Fernie through a partnership with Kootenay Rockies Innovation Council.

A ‘Financial Bootcamp’ held in Elkford on October 7th, 2014 helped business owners understand basic financial principles that must be applied to business decision-making on a daily basis. Workshop material covered the functions of, and how to interpret cash flow management, credit and collections, the cost/profit/volume relationship and key business ratios.

Fernie hosted a ‘Mentor Panel’ on December 11th, 2014 with five expert business people who conducted face to face interviews with local entrepreneurs with the goal of gearing feedback specifically to challenges or opportunities that they were facing.

The Elk Valley Economic Initiative is motivated to work alongside partners to deliver events that inform and educate businesses within the region and offer support to help build and diversify the economy.