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In this issue - January 20, 2012 



MBOT Launches New Global Trade
Discussion Forum on LinkedIn


Mississauga Board of Trade (MBOT) has created a new discussion group on LinkedIn for members that are experienced, knowledgeable or interested in global trade (exporting, importing, sourcing, partnerships, consulting etc.). In the forum you can post articles, participate in discussions, share best practices, advice and referrals, or simply learn from others. The forum is not to be used to "sell" your products or services and will be strictly enforced. This group is exclusive to MBOT members that have a shared interest in global trade. 


The discussion group can be found by searching "MBOT Global Trade Forum" in LinkedIn.

For further information, please contact the MBOT office at (905) 273 6151.  


Pay More at the Door!


Please note that there has been a change to the pricing
for most of our networking events.

Members and non-members are encouraged to pre-register and
pre-pay online at before each event. If you do not pre-pay, an 
additional $5 will be added to the total price, at the event registration table.

For more information, please contact the
MBOT office at (905) 273 6151.


MBOT Event Photos  


Interested in viewing our past event photos? Please visit the MBOT website by
clicking here. For re-use of photos, please contact Jordan Cumberland
at (905) 273 6151 ext. 23 or


Pre-Budget Roundtable - GMM January 2012   


MBOT Green Committee Looking for Success Stories


Have you thought about bringing in sustainable initiatives to leave a better planet for your kids? Wondered how to improve your bottom line by reducing waste? Wanted to know how to get a grant from hydro to upgrade your lights? MBOT's Green Committee will soon have a page on the website dedicated to green initiatives and case studies.

There are lots of success stories out there where companies have "gone green" and experienced benefits ranging from lower costs to a higher profile. We'd like to share your successes. If your company or client has a story to share, please contact John Balodis, Chair of the Green Committee, at


MBOT Affinity Partner - Canpages


Canpages is proud to be an Affinity Sponsor of Mississauga Board of Trade again for 2012. Local business is central to the success of a community, and local search is central to the success of local business.


To support the Board of Trade and local Mississauga businesses, Canpages offers three great local search packages to promote your business that include internet, mobile and phone book advertising, at more than 50% discount, exclusively available to MBOT Members!


Contact Canpages and ask for a Media Sales Consultant to meet with you to offer free analysis of your existing website and web marketing program, and free advice on how to make it stronger - including strategies you can execute on your own at no cost.


Websites + Search Engine Advertising + Online & Print Directories
+ Mobile Smartphone Advertising


Canpages ONE is a customized marketing solution for small & medium business. Expertise, Content and Presence: online, print & mobile - in ONE package, from ONE company.


To request a meeting, call Canpages Mississauga at (905) 568 1555.

To connect with Canpages on Facebook, visit

To find a business when you need one, visit



Growth & Power Breakfast Series - January


 Thursday, January 26, 2012

7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Glenerin Inn

1695 The Collegeway 

 Mississauga, ON L5L 3S7


Featuring: Ron Foxcroft
Owner, Fox 40 International


 Owner of Fox 40 International who make 40,000 whistles/ day. Used by search and rescue professionals in major catastrophes like the San Francisco earthquake and Oklahoma bombing, and collapse of the World Trade Center. Also used by Major League sports officials around the world including the summer and winter Olympics. Foxcroft was the first Canadian to serve as a referee in the NCAA and helped pave the way for several others who have worked in the U.S.



Sponsored by: KPMG Enterprise & Pallett Valo LLP 

KPMG Enterprise



Pallett Valo



MBOT Member: $55 | MBOT Member - Table of 8: $390
Non-Member: $75 | Non-Member - Table of 8: $540

To register, please contact Brynna Williams at To view the registration form, please click here and fax back to (905) 273 4937. For online registration, please click here.






Mississauga Business Xchange (MBX) - January


Monday, January 30, 2012 

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Walkers Fish Market

6531 Mississauga Road (@Erin Mills Pkwy)

Mississauga, ON L5N 1A6


Mix business with pleasure!

Contact list provided to all MBOT attendees 
Complimentary appetizers - Cash bar - Customer leads
Business tips - Marketing ideas - Supplier contacts - Referrals


Sponsored by: Walkers Fish Market



MBOT Member: Free
Non-Member: $15
*Potential members are only able to attend two networking
events per year
*Please note there is an extra $5 charge for walk-ins and pre-registrants paying at the door.  If you are paying with your registration, please choose the prepaid pricing. If you are pre-registering, and will be paying at the door, please select the pay at the door fee.
To register, please contact Amanda Rushe at To view the registration form, please click here and fax back to (905) 273 4937. For online registration, please click here.  

Good Morning Mississauga (GMM) - February


Wednesday, February 8, 2012
7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
 Ontario Racquet Club (ORC)
884 Southdown Road
Mississauga, ON L5J 2Y4 

Meet 150 potential business clients, partners and
suppliers before the start of your workday!

Buffet Breakfast - Business Profile Presentations 
Contact list provided to all attendees


Sponsored by: ORC

MBOT Member: $15 | Speaker: $25 | Pay at the Door: $20
Non-Member: $30 | Pay at the Door: $35

*Please note there is an extra $5 charge for walk-ins and pre-registrants paying at the door. If you are paying with your registration, please choose the prepaid pricing. If you are pre-registering and will be paying at the door, please select the pay at the door fee.

To register, please contact Amanda Rushe at To view the registration form, please click here and fax back to (905) 273 4937. For online registration, please click here.

Business Learning  

How To Sell Your Business


Thursday, February 16, 2012 

7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Centre for Health & Safety Innovation
5110 Creekbank Road
Mississauga, ON L4W 0A1


Featuring Guest Speakers: 

Adrian Herschell - Plutus Consulting Group
Derek Van Doorn - Loopstra Nixon LLP


Event Details:


Selling your business can be the largest and most important deal of an entrepreneur's career. Regardless of what prompt the sale, selling a business is a high-stakes transaction, with far-reaching financial and emotional consequences

- Understand the 7 stages of a business and the stage of your business

- Define what needs to be accomplished to ensure your business is ready for transaction

- Identify strategies for creating higher value for your business and a more saleable company


7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. - Breakfast & Networking
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. - Professional Development Series


Sponsored By:

Pallett Valo

MBOT Member: $30
Non-Member: $45
To register, please contact Brynna Williams at To download the registration form, please click here and fax back to (905) 273 4937. For online registration, please click here.





Aujla Investments
Ron Ajula
(647) 889 7463
Real Estate

Jackie Connolly
(905) 271 4224
Interior Design & Space Planning

Bateman MacKay
Vinay Khosla
(905) 593 3033
Accountants - Public

KMT The Learning Group
Karen Thornton
(905) 829 4378
Education and Training 

Cairn Control Systems Inc.
Carol Cairns
(905) 919 1509

Kumaran Systems Inc.
Vijayasekar Subramaniam
(416) 626 1332
IT Consultants

Emerald Presentations
Dorothy Leonard
(905) 829 1829
Internet - Web Page Design
Peter Mattei
(905) 525 1708
Employment Agencies

Felix Global
Pam Ford
(416) 512 7244
Business Consultants

My Dream Works Inc.
Noel Walrond
(647) 408 6635

Growth Positioning System
Cheryl Scoffield
(905) 334 2612
Education and Training

RF Security Group Inc.
Randy Frizzle
(416) 419 5615

Home Watch CareGivers
Michelle Smith
(905) 842 9793
Home Health Care

Unique Welding & Fabricating Ltd.
Melvin Wilson
(905) 564 9962

Investors Group
Richard Blake
(905) 542 1140
Financial Planning and Services

Workplace Safety Group
Murray Bartal
(905) 688 9429
Education and Training

Jack Astor's Bar & Grill
Krystine Kulchyk
(905) 566 4662
Food and Beverage

Thank you to all of our new members.
Your support is greatly appreciated!

To inquire about becoming a member of MBOT, please call (905) 273 6151.




BNI Business Showcase 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012
2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Glen Abbey Golf Club
1333 Dorval Drive
Oakville, ONL6M 4G2 
MBOT will have a table at the BNI Business Showcase
so please be sure to stop by and ask about products
and services, etc. and how you can get involved!
This event is free of cost. To register, please click here.
For additional details about the event, please click here.
Business Innovation course provides
valuable insights and practical tips


The need to innovate is a high priority for Canadian companies seeking to thrive in an increasingly competitive global environment.


The Canadian Innovation Centre and the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies now offer a Business Innovation Certificate for those seeking to tap into the potential of innovation. The program is comprised of 3 courses: Foundations of Business Innovation; The Tools and Techniques of Business Innovation; and Business Innovation Applications. Foundations of Business Innovation (SCS2539) covers the core topics in business innovation.


Learn about the value innovation offers through product, process and service, and explore its place in business and organizations.


Next session starts on January 23 at the University of Toronto's Mississauga campus. Mississauga Board of Trade members who register for the course will receive a free copy of the course textbook.


For more information, and to register, visit: Certificate in Business Innovation ( The Canadian Innovation Centre is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to innovation and entrepreneurship. For an introduction to the Centre's approach to innovation in business, visit their recent blog "Are you Innovative enough" (

Sheridan College is now in Mississauga!

Sheridan College's 1-year International Business Graduate Certificate offers University and College graduates new knowledge and skills so they can quickly contribute to international business plans and operations. Graduates will be employed in international sales, marketing, customer service, logistics and international finance as well as with consulates and embassies.
As a capstone project, student teams work with local businesses to evaluate international opportunities and develop plans to pursue this opportunity. These student teams are made up of very diverse individuals, many of whom have significant international experience.
If you have an international opportunity which you would like a student team to study, please contact: Phil Adams, Program Co-ordinator at: or (905) 459 7533 ext. 5203.

Program Information -- Course Outline