Richmond Chamber of Commerce members are experts in all manner of fields. We believe that Chamber members represent the best of Richmond business community.
This page hosts a library of Webinars hosted and recorded by the Richmond Chamber of Commerce. Feel free to review at your leisure. Take an hour to learn a valuable new skill.
The Rainmaker’s Dilemma: How your Greatest Strength can become a Debilitating Weakness
On Wednesday, November 17, 2021, Richard Vetter and Matt Vetter of Wealthsmart Inc. presented their webinar “The Rainmakers’ Dilemma” to members of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce.
Wisdom tells us that business owners achieve success when focusing on their strengths.
While an owner who leverages their strengths can catapult their business to a successful start, a study of 23,158 companies suggests that there may be a downside. Almost half of the founders analyzed are the primary revenue driver for their company. Owners who assume the role of Rainmaker can rapidly accelerate business growth but eventually hit a ceiling. Revenue begins to stagnate and business value plateaus, forcing owners to confront the Rainmaker’s Dilemma.
This presentation will provide actionable steps an owner can take to increase their company’s value while avoiding the downhill trap of becoming the rainmaker. We will cover 9 strategies to help owners transition from Rainmaker to Architect of their business.
This live, online event included a Q&A session.
About the Presenter:
Richard Vetter, WealthSmart Inc. CFP, CLU CIM, CEA
Richard Vetter is owner of WealthSmart Inc. and has over 35 years’ experience helping business owners build financial freedom. He is also a Certified Value Builder who can help you enable your business to thrive without you, get back your freedom or exit your business.
Workplace Health & Safety During COVID-19
As many of our businesses get “back to work” many questions arise. Richmond’s employers want to keep staff and stakeholders healthy and well. On June 17, 2020, the Richmond Chamber of Commerce partnered with the BC Chamber and WorkSafeBC to host a webinar on workplace health and safety during COVID-19, sponsored by Signarama Richmond.
This session covered topics including:
WorkSafeBC answered questions about the re-opening of the economy, workplace health and safety measurements, and available supports for businesses.
About the Presenter:
Chris Back, Director of OHS Consultation & Education Services at WorkSafeBC
Consultation & Education Services serves the workers and employers of BC by positively influencing health & safety behaviours and disability management practices through partnerships, consultation, and outreach. Chris has been with WorkSafeBC for six years. Before moving into the Director role, Chris managed the manufacturing & retail portfolio as well as the construction portfolio in Consultation & Education Services. Prior to WorkSafeBC, he held various leadership positions in health and safety and disability management, primarily in the healthcare industry. Chris is a Canadian Certified Professional Ergonomist and holds an MBA from Royal Roads.
COVID-19 and the Economy: Where we go from here
COVID-19 is an unprecedented challenge for the global health system and our economy. The pandemic has triggered a cascade of temporary business closures and job loss across Canada and within B.C. We are likely through the worst of the economic downturn and can set our sights on the recovery which is unlikely to be swift, nor a return to normal operations. This webinar discusses the economic impacts of COVID-19 on the regional economy, and Central 1’s expectations for the recovery of the economy and impacts on housing markets, presented by Central 1’s Deputy Chief Economist, Bryan Yu.
This webinar was sponsored by Vancity.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Bryan Yu, Deputy Chief Economist, Central 1 Credit Union
Bryan Yu is Deputy Chief Economist with Central 1 Credit Union. He has 15 years of experience covering Canadian macro- and regional economic conditions, financial markets, immigration, and housing market activity. For the past decade he has provided economic advisory services to Canada’s credit union network, and Central 1 risk management, strategy, and treasury management functions. He is a proponent of integrating macro-economic analysis with strategic planning, enterprise risk management, and across business lines.
Bryan speaks regularly at industry conferences and credit union strategic planning sessions. His work has been featured by various media outlets including the Globe and Mail, BNN, Bloomberg and BC Business. His weekly column can be found in Business in Vancouver.
Learnings from Disruption
On June 4, 2020 Heidi Hamilton, Principal, Priority Solutions shared insights into some of the strategies and tactics employed by top CEO’s to support their business and team during disruption. The specific focus was on some key lessons learnt and shared by her CEO and Executive facilitated groups. The discussion covered which tactics and strategies are being taken forward into the “new normal” to ensure business sustainability and a stronger, values-based team culture.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Heidi Hamilton, MBA, FCMC, Principal – Priority Solutions
Heidi has a passion for supporting leaders to create an environment of growth, value and purpose. She achieves this through: Priority Solutions, concentrated on Strategic Growth sales practices and as a Forum Chair with MacKay CEO Forums, where she focuses on accelerating performance through the highest impact, least time-intensive peer group for forward-thinking and action-oriented CEOs, executives, and business owners. Heidi engages with CEOs that embrace inclusion and see themselves as disruptors and innovators who are open to challenge. Her unique ability to integrate and engage people in executing on strategic intent, is the core to helping her clients realize success. Her expertise in facilitating and developing practical, executable frameworks has yielded exceptional results for all her clients.
Her experience working with leaders throughout the globe, provides her with the opportunity to continually learn and appreciate cultural diversity in business – a topic she is passionately interested in.
Heidi has an MBA in Management Consulting from Royal Roads University, a Diploma in Financial Management from Damelin College and has studied Psychology and Communications. She is a Fellow Certified Management Consultant (FCMC) the highest award in her field. Heidi is also an ACP (Actionable Consulting Partner), MFC (MacKay Forum chair) and trained in Dare to Lead Leadership, as well as in Coaching Competencies for Leaders.
Breakdown the Communication Barriers – Leadership through Effective Communication
Leadership through effective communication is essential for any organization. It is always important but is particularly crucial during a crisis. This session will guide participants how to lead through effective communication. It will also provide recommendations on how to effectively use virtual communications tools such as Zoom and MS teams to maintain important internal and external relationships.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Dr. Darren Francis is an experienced educator and post-secondary administrator, having worked at four different universities throughout his career. He started his career in academic advising, supporting students with their academic and career plans, before moving into post-secondary administration where he worked in a variety of leadership roles. Currently, Darren is Chair of the Applied Communications department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
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ASPAC’s membership with the Richmond Chamber of Commerce has helped us become an integrated part of the community as we develop River Green on the Fraser River waterfront. It has helped strengthen our brand awareness, while connecting us to important networking opportunities with key individuals across the city.
Gary Wong Vice-President & Director - Aspac Developments Ltd.