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Ken Teramura, Be Positive Co.This Week in Chamber U:

Ken Teramura, Be Positive Co.

For the past 30 years, Ken Teramura worked in one of the country’s largest financial services company with some of the most successful financial planners, focusing on fine-tuning their business processes, examining their staff retention practices and planning/implementing their succession plans.

He started his own business, Be Positive (his blood type is B Positive) to help small businesses understand how repeat clients and dedicated staff can sustain their long-term growth. His world view is pre-disposed to thinking the glass is half full and he continues to look for a bigger glass.

Time To Review Your Business Plan

Most small business owners make a business plan, start their business and then just go. They don’t look back. It’s important to take the time to look at what you’re doing, why and whether you’re doing the right things. Find out how to effectively do this.



Cal Harrison, Beyond Referrals

This Week in Chamber U:

Cal Harrison, Beyond Referrals

Cal Harrison is a consultant, author, keynote speaker and university adjunct professor.

He is one of North America’s leaders in assisting the consulting professions and their clients to create better engagements, beginning with better marketing and procurement processes.

His article on hiring professional services firms (CA Magazine - A Decent Proposal) was awarded a Canadian Business Press Kenneth R. Wilson Memorial Award. He has been a speaker for dozens of groups, including Harvard Business School Alumni, the Institute of Management Consultants USA, the Canadian Association of Management Consultants, the Caribbean Institute of Certified Management Consultants, Deusto University in Spain and the American Public Works Association.

His first book on professional services titled The Consultant with Pink Hair is available at McNally Robinson and on Amazon.

The Rfp Is Out - Qbs Is In. Is Your Organization Ready?

Make better selections and avoid the legal liabilities that can occur when engaging architects, engineers, management consultants, ad agencies and other professional services firms.

The best way to do this is to shift from a price-based Request for Proposal (RFP) process to a Qualifications-Based Selection (QBS) process. The differences are subtle and substantial.

Find out how and why the QBS selection process is mandated in the U.S. by law and why QBS processes should be extended into Canada and also include the hiring of ad agencies, management consulting firms, law firms, market research firms and all other professional services.



Shirley Muir, PR HouseThis Week in Chamber U:

Shirley Muir, PR House

Shirley Muir has taught media relations workshops for 20 years for hundreds of CEOs, presidents and communications directors from a wide range of sectors. She is president of The PRHouse and provides communications and public relations advice to public, private and not-for-profit clients.

She honed her communications skills working for 20 years in the media in print, radio and television. She has taught both journalism and public relations at Red River College.

Her work and community volunteer commitments have been recognized locally, nationally and internationally. Her most recent award is the Wichihéwaywin Award for a non-Aboriginal person who has contributed throughout a lifetime to Aboriginal education and awareness. Other recognitions include the YM-YWCA Woman of Distinction Award, The Red River College Distinguished Alumni Award, The Canadian Women in the Media Award, Canadian Public Relations Society Award and WomenAction Award (a UN-designated award).

Media Relations 101 - How To Get Coverage

Ever wonder why someone else's business gets a story in the paper or on the news … and you don't?

Being profiled in the media for the good work you do is worth more to you (and costs less) than taking out an ad. Find out what newsrooms are looking for in deciding whether your business has a story worth covering. Learn how to get on or sometimes off the front page.


Lana Adeleye-Olusae - Modern Earth Web Design - Search Engine Optimization Winnipeg ManitobaThis Week in Chamber U:

Lana Adeleye-Olusae, Surefooting Consulting, Training + Coaching

Dr. Lana Adeleye-Olusae, a certified management consultant, has over 25 years of experience in providing consulting, training and coaching services in the service, information technology, manufacturing, food production and not-for-profit sectors. 

Lana understands and speaks the language of various professionals based on his entrepreneurial and professional experience and training. He is a Human Resources Excellence Award-winning Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) and certified in the use of various psychometric assessment tools. He is skilled in offering collaborative management solutions that support achievement of organizational goals.

Employee Relations And Labour Law – What You Should Know

Explore how your employees can become PEARLs (Productive, Engaged, Aligned, Retained and Loyal), while your organization is compliant with employment and workplace regulations.

Learn about leading hiring practices, discipline, termination, conflict management, ensuring a respectful, harassment-free and inclusive workplace, and dealing with labour unions.



Marie Antaya, Eclectic CommunicationsThis Week in Chamber U:

Marie Antaya, Eclectic Communications

Marie Antaya is the director of Eclectic Communications – a highly recognized training and consulting company specializing in communication development. Marie has many years of experience as an educator in a variety of subjects, including business communication. She has also led numerous program and course development projects. Along with her training and course development work, Marie has shared her expertise with clients in private, non-profit and public sector organizations. Using her combined experiences, Marie delivers informative, practical workshops tailored to the audience’s needs.

Learning To Share – Dropbox And Google Documents

Until just recently, sharing computer files meant using a CD or flash drive. However, with the Internet and Cloud computing, you can now store and share files online. Your work is readily available to you no matter where you are or what device you’re using. Learn the steps to setting up and using Dropbox and Google Docs for your office.