Networking Events

Marketing Summer School

Marketing Summer School dedicates July to celebrate independent retailers across the country. Throughout a range of in-store, online and community events and promotions Marketing Summer School encourages consumers to shop at independent retailers; highlighting their positive social and economic impact – local, nationally and globally.

We encourage people to support and shop independent retail year around and use July as a time to unite as a celebration for the independent retailers across our country and in our local communities that help build our economy.

Marketing Summer School Objectives:

  • Engage independent associations, small business organizations and retail thought leaders to demonstrate the importance of local to the local, national and global economy
  • Connect consumers and communities to local independent business reminding them of the benefits of shopping independent
  • Impact community growth, the independent business sector and the local, national and global economy

More information to come!

Get Down To Business – 1/2 Day Conference

Our annual conference in support of October Small Business week, is a highly anticipated event that brings small and medium sized business in Durham Region together.
It’s a celebration of small business success, and a learning opportunity to grow. We take pride in delivering marketing topics that share practical hands on advice that you can take back to your office and apply. We are anticipating that 200 individuals will be in attendance this year.

More information to come!

Do It In Durham

Do It In Durham is a series of events, held by leading organizations located in Durham Region during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). It is a celebration of small business and entrepreneurship and an opportunity to network, gain knowledge, and find potential collaborators, mentors and even investors – introducing everyone to new possibilities and exciting opportunities.

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of business innovators and job creators, who launch startups and run businesses that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.
GEW is more than just an awareness campaign. It is a platform for connection and collaboration – engaging all players along the entrepreneurship spectrum in strengthening ecosystems around the world. Visit their website:

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