Economic Development Department and Venture13 Invite Business Community Members to Attend Fall Programs

In Upcoming Events

The Town of Cobourg’s Economic Development Department and Venture13 Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre invite business community members to attend a variety of free, informative sessions available for the remainder of this fall.

Each event is hosted at Venture13, located at 739 D’Arcy Street in Cobourg. From exploring built heritage, to workplace conflict resolution and networking for entrepreneurs, learn about
what’s available and register for your free ticket to attend.

Revenue Growth Series – Wednesday, November 8 | 8 to 9:30 a.m, Lecture Hall

This partnered event will highlight Carol Yajun Jiang, President and CEO of Beneco Packaging. Beneco Packaging is a reliable box packaging company in the food and beverage industry. With over 250,000 sq ft of production and warehouse facilities in Cobourg and Scarborough. Beneco is accredited with IFS PacSecure certification and has 25 years of experience in the printing and packaging sector. Ms. Jiang is an accomplished entrepreneur, recognized as one of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs in Chatelaine Profit W100 for 2014 and 2015. She was also nominated for the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award in 2018. Under Ms. Jiang’s leadership, Beneco has become one of Canada’s fastest-growing companies, appearing on the Profit 500 list from 2013 to 2021.

Heritage Matters Series – Tuesday, November 21 | 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Lecture Hall
Explore the principles of heritage conservation from industry professionals and learn how you can play an active role in protecting our built heritage. The November 21 session dives into the
world of heritage materials with Tom Plue from SkyHigh Restoration. In this interactive session, you’ll gain an understanding of traditional building materials, including wood, stone,
brick, and mortars.

Anger & Conflict Management Seminar – Wednesday, November 22 | 9 to 10:30 a.m., NSSL Seminar Room
Join us for an immersive seminar led by Don Gibson, Anger & Conflict Coach, designed to empower you with tools for managing your emotions and navigating conflict in work environments.

Succession Planning for Entrepreneurs – Thursday, November 23 | 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Lecture Hall
Succession planning for an entrepreneur involves careful consideration and preparation for the eventual transition of leadership and ownership within their business. Entrepreneurs often
have a deeply personal connection to their ventures, making the succession process unique and complex. Collaborating with the Business and Entrepreneurship Centre of Northumberland
and the Business Development Bank of Canada, this event will gather experts, practitioners and businesses that have gone through the succession process to share insights, strategies,
and best practices.

Post Secondary Spotlight: Loyalist College – Tuesday, December 5 | 8:30 to 10 a.m., NSSL Seminar Room
The Economic Development Department is launching a new program series to promote dynamic business-academic collaborations for businesses. The initiative, focusing on post-secondary schools, aims to bridge the gap between academia and real-world applications.
This spotlight series seminar will demonstrate innovative solutions that integrates academic research, industry expertise and business operations.

The Business Blend: Venture13 Networking Event – Thursday, December 7 | 8 to 9 a.m.,

Part-time CFO Services Community Kitchen
The Business Blend is a recurring monthly networking and conversation series that aims to bring local business owners and entrepreneurs closer together. Each month the team at Venture13 facilitates a guided conversation focused on topics relevant to business challenges, opportunities, and success. Expand your network, share your insights, and learn from others in
our community. This event is open to all businesses in the Cobourg/Northumberland region.

Business Spotlight: Part Time CFO Services – Monday, December 11 | 12 to 1:30 p.m., NSSL Seminar Room

Part-Time CFO Services provides all levels of accounting function to medium-sized private businesses and not-for-profit organizations. The company offers various financial services,
including strategic financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, cash flow management, and more, focusing on delivering high-quality, customized solutions tailored to each client’s needs.

About the Venture13 Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre
Venture13 is a place and a pathway for business growth synchronized with economic development and diversification. Our goal is to partner with many to help build the industries of
the future. Our facilities include the V13 VentureZone, MakerLab and Innovation Commons as well as a broad selection of configurable event and meeting spaces. Visit to
learn more or book a tour.

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