Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership announces Alumni Network Project events

The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership is pleased to announce two networking events as a result of the organization’s Alumni Network Project research.

Aimed at connecting university alumni in the Sarnia-Lambton area, the Project was created with the goal of determining the interests of the area’s alumni as well as identifying activities that they would like to participate in.

A strong response to the Alumni Network Project’s survey indicated that the region’s university alumni were interested in connecting with other area alumni, regardless of alma mater.

Chief Executive Officer of the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership, Stephen Thompson, said “our goal is to connect as many individuals as possible in the hopes that they will develop professional relationships that enhance their experience in Sarnia-Lambton as well as elevate the experience of existing residents and serve as a platform for growth in the region.”

Based on the survey results, the Alumni Network Project team has planned the first two networking events, giving attendees a chance to socialize, network, and participate in professional development.

These networking events are as follows, with extended descriptions found below

  • Network Like A Pro – Feb. 4, 2019, 7:30pm at ALTSPACE, 136 Christina St. N, Sarnia
  • Entrepreneur Meetup – Feb. 11, 2019, 7:30pm at Crabby Joe’s, 4236 Petrolia Line, Petrolia

*These events are free with no registration required.*

The Alumni Network Project also hopes to identify individuals interested in mentoring other alumni in the area at these events, while also collecting input for possible future networking events.

More information on the events can be found on the Alumni Network Project’s Facebook group by clicking HERE.

A full description of each networking event can be found below.

Network Like A Pro – Presented by Karen Minty

Feb. 4, 2019, 7:30pm – ALTSPACE, 136 Christina St. N, Sarnia

Home to Sarnia’s first collaborative coworking space, ALTSPACE is a unique building that offers creative minds a chance to share ideas and create solutions. This coworking facility is the ideal spot for you to join Karen Minty, owner of fortyhours a corporate consulting firm that offers adaptive training to boost workplace productivity. At Network Like A Pro, Karen will share tips on how to connect with new people, introduce yourself properly, and politely break into existing conversations. Attendees are encouraged to bring business cards with them, as there will be a chance to practice their new skills! *Light refreshments will be provided.*

Entrepreneur Meetup – Featuring Matt Pasut of CR Creative Co., Brigitte Hynes-Taylor of Circle Studio, and more!

  • 11, 2019, 7:30pm – Crabby Joe’s, 4236 Petrolia Line, Petrolia

Learn more about some of the local businesses in your community! Stop by Crabby Joe’s on Monday, Feb. 11, grab a drink, and network with other professionals in a casual setting. Kicking off with a panel on entrepreneurship, this evening will provide insight on what it took for these entrepreneurs to start and grow their own business in their own community. This is a chance to have a different conversation with a familiar face, and an opportunity to meet new people. *Light refreshments will be provided. A cash bar will be available.*

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario

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