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Friday - Sunday, October 17 - 19

2nd Annual Calgary Anti-aging & Beauty Expo

Location: Markin MacPhail Centre at Canada Olympic Park
Address: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW
Time: Oct. 17:  5pm-9pm  |  Oct. 18: 10am-5pm  |  Oct. 19: 10am-5pm

The 2nd Annual Calgary Anti-aging & Beauty Expo is a dynamic "symposium" designed to empower women and men to find their "Fountain of Youth!" This engaging expo offers consumers the opportunity to interact with professionals to learn about the latest technologies, services and products available within the anti-aging, beauty, health and life-enhancement industries.

Cost: $15/guest


For further information contact The Anti-aging & Beauty Expos.  403 608-3710.

Saturday, October 18

Monthly meeting of Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS)

Location: Blackfoot Inn
Address: 5940 Blackfoot Trail SE
Time: 9am - 12:30pm

The feature presenter will Jane Atkinson from London, Ontario. Best known for her Wealthy Speaker series, Atkinson will present tips on focusing marketing efforts.

Cost: Registered fee is $55 through PayPal, or $65 at the door. Includes a light breakfast.


For further information: Palmo Carpino, CAPS Communications Chair at 403 275-4370 or

Monday, October 20

Business Mastery

Location: Clarion Hotel & Conference Centre
Address: 2120 - 16 Ave. N.E.
Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Mastering Your Business for Maximum PROFIT & SUCCESS
Take your business to the next level - for all types of businesses, presented by Make Your Mark Training & Consulting

Cost: Complimentary with pre-registration.

Register at (Activation code 12363)

Tuesday, October 21

Technocreep: Lifting the Covers on Sleeping Technologies, by Dr. Tom Keenan

Location:  Tillyard Management Conference Room (Beside Alberta Blue Cross office)
Address:  715 - 5 Ave SW
Time:  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Dr Tom Keenan will talk about how technologies can be mis-appropriated for evil purposes. This fast-paced talk will give you some insights into the creepy wheels that are built into many technologies.  Tom combines a deep technical knowledge with lively insights into the social and cultural aspects of technology.

Cost:  Free for guests and future CIC members. Light Food and Refreshments provided for attendees.
For further information contact: Al Gibson, 403-473-2350,

Wednesday, October 22

Exemplary Leadership - Three Business Success Stories

Location: Hotel Arts
Address: 119 - 12 Avenue SW
Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm

Join the Chamber for an evening of conversation and up-close interviews with the visionaries behind three successful Calgary companies:

Jim Button, Co-Founder of Village Brewery and Strategist at Evans Hunt Group

For more information and to register click here:

Be sure to also check out the Chamber's Breakout Sessions prior to the Small Business Week Awards and Expo! Information available at


Thursday, October 23

Healthy Workplaces Breakfast Series: BOMA BESt & The TCRs

Location: Watermark Tower, +30 Level Conference Centre
Time: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Are you in the process of submitting your building for BOMA BESt? Or will you be re-certifying soon? The BOMA BESt program has been updated to reflect the Technical Clarification Requests (TCRs) and these changes may impact your certification.

Cost: Members $35+GST  |  Non-Members $70+GST


Contact: BOMA Office 403.237.0559 or

Thursday, October 23

Maximizing the Benefits: Investing with Corporate Class Mutual Funds

Location: ScotiaMcLeod Boardroom
Address: Suite 300, 119  - 6th Ave SW
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Jonathan Griffiths, Wealth Advisor at ScotiaMcLeod, and Russell Investments present a Lunch-and-Learn on the benefits of investing in Corporate Class Mutual funds. They will look at Tax Efficient Income and Tax Efficient Structures. Maximizing the benefits in your overall financial plan is always in season. Join for this exciting and educational event. Lunch will be served.

Cost: Complimentary

Please RSVP to Nathan Magnuson at 403-298-4025, as seating is limited.


Thursday, October 23

Ideal Life Experience Workshop

Location: Ideal Life Experience
Address: 205 - 2505 17th Ave SW
Time: 11:00 AM

Most people spend more time planning a vacation than they spend thinking about and really planning their Ideal Life. This workshop is an invitation to slow down for 20 minutes and really think deeply about what you want from your life and to prioritize those wants in a way that will dramatically increase the likelihood of actually living your Ideal Life. The purpose is to provide value to the community by facilitating you through an exercise that helps give you more clarity about your IDEAL LIFE and the importance of making good choices in alignment with that. The end result is an alignment in your financial choices with your most important goals and most deeply held values.

Cost: Free

For further information contact: Laura Donnelly,

Thursday, October 23

BBB 2014 Torch Awards for Ethics

Location: Gasoline Alley Museum at Heritage Park Historical Village
Address: 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join for an evening of retro fun as BBB honors outstanding ethical leaders in their Fabulous 50's themed evening!

Cost: Early bird pricing is available at $110 p/p or $770 for a table of 8.

For further information contact:
BBB Serving Southern Alberta & East Kootenay, Office: (403) 531-8784,

Thursday, October 23

The Science of Effective Marketing Seminar

Location: William Joseph Communications
Address: 105, 101 6th Street SW
Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm

This seminar will provide a solution for the challenge of shrinking budgets providing maximum return on investment. It will be led by William Joseph CEO Ryan Townend and will provide a clear understanding of our agency's proven process in determining and evolving effective brands and corresponding advertising and promotional campaigns.

Cost: $50


Please rsvp to

Thursday & Friday, October 23 & 24

HR Strategies for Supply Chain - Attracting and retaining the next generation

Location: SAIT Polytechnic, Aldred Centre (CA 415)
Address: 1301 - 16th Avenue NW
Time: October 23rd - from 1pm to 6pm  |  October 24th - from 8:30am to 4:15pm

The HR Strategies for Supply Chain event will provide supply chain and HR professionals with a forum to discuss current best practices in the attraction and retention of youth, and will be an excellent venue for networking with HR industry leaders. You should not miss this opportunity to collaborate!

Cost: $89 + fee


For further information contact: Joceli Marina Cardozo - (403) 919-8883 - 

Friday, October 24

Managing Workplace Conflict and Communication Skills

Location: Ernst and Young Tower Meeting Centre- Room 1
Address: 440-2nd Ave SW
Time: 8:30AM - 4:30PM

This highly interactive and skill building one-day course is designed for leaders, team members, and anyone who needs to communicate and interact with others in the workplace.

Cost:  $650 CAD + GST


For further information contact:  Progress Seminars, 403-467-9040,

Tuesday, October 28

Ultimate Software's HR Workshop in Calgary

Location:  Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire
Address: 255 Barclay Parade SW
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Ultimate Software is hosting a complimentary HR Conference in Calgary.  You'll hear HR leaders discuss how to understand employees' emotional intelligence, embrace culture during adverse times, and employ best practices during terminations.  You'll also have the opportunity to participate in discussions on current HR issues taken straight from today's headlines.

Cost: Free

For further information contact: Jody Piper, 800-432-1729, ext. 6796,