Speakers & Events

Each week a member of our chapter gives a 15-minute presentation about an aspect of their business. It's a great opportunity to see the value that each of our members provides to their clients and our chapter. We'd love to have you as a guest, so be sure to contact a member for an invitation!

February 21 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Jeff Chorlton of Flexserv

Flexserv becomes the Accounting, IT and HR departments of our small and medium size enterprise clients. Our staff include bookkeepers, controllers, CFOs, HR professionals and we offer a fully managed IT services.  Flexserv provides all day-to-day corporate service functions under the strategic guidance of our client Presidents/CEOs. Clients benefit by having access to a full range of operational and project-based experts so that they can take advantage of corporate quality service at an affordable price.

The service is applicable to any industry and our staff integrate into your team for anywhere from 1 – 5 days/week on an ongoing, long-term basis. We cater to companies ranging in size from very small to a few hundred staff. By Flexsourcing, you convert what traditionally has been a fixed cost into a variable cost that aligns with the size of your business.  Most importantly, we make the lives of your executive easier by looking after your back office and enabling you to focus on the things that drive value in your business.  Contact me at jchorlton@flexserv.com or 416-565-8997 ext. 201 and I would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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February 28 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am

Lois Tupper of Lois Tupper Communications

Lois works with marketing, corporate and community leaders to create winning proposals; digital media; meetings and live events; strategic communications programs and marketing materials across all sectors.  She works directly with the client or through agency partners.

Lois learns what the client wants. And what the client’s customer wants. She connects those insights to the product or service, and to the brand. She finds out what differentiates the client’s offer in the marketplace. Then she brings out those differentiators in clear, engaging language.

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March 7 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am

Fred Babbie of SAFEBRIDGE Financial Group

Fred’s experience as a mortgage agent began in 2005; however, he has been in the Financial Industry for over 15 years, while previously working with Edulinx Canada Corporation in the Student Loan Industry as a department Manager.

Fred joined the SafeBridge Financial team in April of 2013 bringing over 8 years of knowledge in the mortgage industry.

In order to continue his growth, Fred obtained his Mortgage Brokers license in 2009, and with this knowledge he assists his clients with obtaining mortgage solutions to fit their specific needs.

In an increasingly confusing mortgage market with governmental and lender policy changes, it is always great to have somebody that can help you make the best decisions when it comes to the largest purchase of your life.

Fred feels that ‘a holistic long-term approach should be taken when dealing with clients to become their life-long trusted mortgage advisor’.

Areas of expertise include residential, commercial and private financing solutions.  They have access to great network or lenders and strategic partners that allow them to provide competitive and unique options to their clients.

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March 14 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am

Vlad Zhitnikov of Cloud IT!

Cloud IT! supports small- and medium-sized businesses with cloud computing and managed IT services.

Today cloud technologies become a mainstream and more and more organizations rely on it. How to choose the right technology and vendor, public or private cloud, how to protect and back up the information? Cloud IT! Have answers to this questions and can help chose and deploy cloud services orchestrating it to the business needs and future grow strategy.

Another big area of expertise for Cloud IT! Is Unified Communications. This includes Phone services, audio- and video-conferencing, team collaboration and document sharing.

Traditional IT outsourcing and hardware/software supply and maintenance still forming a big part of our business.

The primary target for our services is Financial Services offices, Wholesalers with sales team on the go, Legal Offices, Medical offices/clinics and educational organizations.

We provide 1-hour consultation for any business across the GTA free of charge, no strings attached.

Vlad was born and raised in Moscow, Russia and has a Masters Degree in Computer Science from Moscow State University of Railway Engineering .

In 1990 Vlad moved to Israel and in 2005 arrived to Canada.

Vlad is a serial entrepreneur in Russia, Israel and Canada. In addition, Vlad worked for one of biggest IT outsourcing companies in Israel leading his way from field engineer to team leader to department manager to technical pre-sale engineer.

Vlad has extensive experience working with small and mid-size enterprises, local government, public companies and non-for-profit organizations.

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