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What's Happening at Common Ground

What's Happening - December 2017

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Events at Common Ground 

December 6 - Propel ICT Local Demo Day

Propel ICT and Common Ground invite you to join us in St. John’s for the NL Local Demo Day on Thursday December 7th where the Fall Cohort companies will pitch their businesses. If you are looking to invest, work or partner with new technology companies, this is a must attend event.

December 7 - "Difficult Conversations for Entrepreneurs" 

Tickets are required for this event!! Learn how to prepare for and handle difficult conversations to maintain productive, positive relationships with clients, employees, and vendors. Whether you’re telling a client the project is over budget or providing performance feedback to an employee — difficult conversations are inevitable and necessary when you own a business. Knowing how to navigate a difficult conversation will ensure that you are able to have those challenging, yet important, conversations in a way that allows you to reach your business goals while preserving relationships. During this interactive session, business owners will learn strategies to confidently deal with difficult conversations.

December 8 - The CG Holiday Party 

Our annual holiday party returns, members, friends and partners are welcome! The evening will be kicking off at 6pm and heading into the night, we will be celebrating another year of community, collaboration and coworking! Cash bar (with Third Place features!) will be available, and members are able to bring their own beverages or charge a bar tab to their cobot account. Our "Common Table" cookbook will also be available for purchase (cash only) with all proceeds being donated to the gathering place. 

Community Events: 

December 6 - St. John's BOT 25th Annual Business Excellence Awards

Join Peter Halley and Shelley Neville of Spirit of Newfoundland as they host the Board's 25th Annual St. John's Business Excellence Awards. The Awards are a great time for us to celebrate the achievements and successes of our members.

December 11-13 - Marketing & Communications Workshop: MOTR

Genesis has partnered with Canada`s largest innovation hub- MaRs Discovery District to bring to you MOTR- MaRs on the Rock. This program will be facilitated by renowned experts from the MaRs District teaching a series of business development workshops. This workshop will show you the key components that will contribute to a cost-effective, high-impact MarCom strategy. You will be able to identify where your marketing brand needs to go in order for you to grow your customer base and retain repeat clients.

December 13 - LYNK Holiday Social

Join us at Loose Tie to celebrate the holiday season, while making new connections in a fun, relaxed social environment. We are inviting you to wear your favourite festive attire. There will be hors d’oeurves and prizes will be awarded. LYNK networking events are free of charge but, in the spirit of the holidays, we will be accepting donations in support of the Community Food Sharing Association (cash or non-perishable food item). This LYNK event is co-presented by Grant Thornton and McInnes Cooper.


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