What Beautiful Woodview has to Offer: Business After Hours!

The Community of Woodview is aptly named. Nestled in the Township of North Kawartha between Stoney Lake and Julian Lake, natural beauty is easy to find right off the highway. Accommodations in the area take full advantage of this, offering guests sweeping vistas on the shorelines of nearby lakes, and the peaceful tranquility of the surrounding forested landscape. Attendees of our Business After Hours Woodview Hop experienced this first hand while visiting Woodview on the Lake and Viamede Resort!

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A view of Stoney Lake from Viamede Resort in Woodview.


Strategic Planning and Enterprise Risk Management: A one-two punch to knock out road blocks to your success!

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Strategic Planning and Risk Management is how you can increase your chance of success and increase the value of your organization.

Small and medium sized businesses are often too busy running the day-to-day operations to stop and plan for the future.  The owner has a vision in their mind of what they want the future of their company to look like but they take little time to plan for that vision. It was pointed out in a recent Globe and Mail article that businesses that create formal strategic plans increase their chance of success by 30 to 50 percent. (more…)

12 Ways to Make Summer Business Sizzle

If it’s been a long, cold winter for your business, it’s time to kick things off with the season that generally equates to tourism and travel. Here’s how you can capitalize on those things and get your marketing in a position to capture some of those summer crowds.

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What Can Employers Do For The Mental Health Of Their Employees?

PanelOn the morning of Wednesday May 9th, the Kawartha Chamber of Commerce and Tourism hosted a Business Owners Sharing Solutions (BOSS) session focusing on Mental Health in the Workplace. A panel of experts, Ashley Challinor (Ontario Chamber, Director of Policy), Jack Veitch (Canadian Mental Health Association Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (CMHA HKPR), Health Promotion and Education), and David Pogue (Team 55 Suicide Awareness, Founder), was assembled for the event to speak on the importance of mental health and what employers can do within their business to create a work environment that supports mental wellness. (more…)

Guest Blog: Four Goals or Forty?



How many goals do you and your senior managers have versus what is listed in the strategic plan? I once was given 4 brand new goals by the board of directors to start building a new strategic plan for the company. To start the process I set out to interview the 10 senior managers about their plans for the future. What the interviews revealed was that the company didn’t have 4 Goals….it had 40 Goals. (more…)