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(Above) Andrew Wall is leading the online four-part digital prospecting sales training series.
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BWA Newsletter – Economist Forecast & Leadership Skills

BWA takes a high-level look at economic activity and launches a 12-part Leadership Series and continues with Online Sales Training! Forecasting economic activity is part science and an art form. It aids in strategic planning in business operations, finances, and development. Stepping outside the sphere of such a tumultuous economy can help us see the […]

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ExportON!: Opportunities in Latin America

The Ontario government remains committed to creating opportunities for the business community to help them remain strong and get back up and running during these unprecedented times. As a part of this commitment, the Government of Ontario is offering a series of free webinars to help reboot your export business. Webinar Schedule/Topics: 1. Resources Available […]

Andrew Wall of Sandler Training presenting
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Digital Prospecting: An essential practice in an online world – but which method to employ?

It is perhaps safe to say how we interact online in business is now the new normal for the foreseeable future. Online meetings, collaborations, planning, and prospecting – all saw a dramatic shift from the fallout of COVID-19 and a changing economy. On May 14th, the Bluewater Wood Alliance brought forth an online event featuring Retooling […]

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BWA Newsletter – Staying aligned with updates!

By popular demand, April 29th saw the Bluewater Wood Alliance bring back a recap and status update on the Emergency Response Act (ERA) as well a document to help companies assert that they are an essential business* with common language wood companies can use creating consistency across our wood sector. The BWA, also through strong feedback from our previous event, brought forth a discussion on various funding programs available at […]

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BWA Online Roundtable COVID-19 Events Recap!

April 15th, wood manufacturing businesses, suppliers, community partners all came together for a large online roundtable discussion to talk about the C.E.R.B, wage subsidy, legislation, essential businesses, and what framework companies can operate in.  As a follow up to the April 15th event that carried with it over 100 participants – the BWA returned the following week on April 22nd to recap C.E.R.B, wage subsidy, and included a discussion on the increased stress in the […]

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BWA – Challenging times met with new online connectivity

In recent weeks, we have all seen the rapid and devastating effects of the COVID-19 virus and its impact on the lives of everyone around the world and businesses alike.  Every week, information is changing and evolving, and companies are left grappling with how to cope with this new environment. Recently the BWA has been […]

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BWA Update – Face Shield – Free CNC Files & Funding Programs

We are navigating our way through the COVID-19 crisis and beginning to get a clearer picture of what the next few weeks and months will bring. We remain committed to monitoring this situation to provide you with updates! UPCOMING: The BWA is hosting our second Online Roundtable Networking Event – Financial Relief and Health & Safety! Click […]

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Government introduces Canada Emergency Response Benefit to help workers and businesses

Government introduces Canada Emergency Response Benefit to help workers and businesses From: Department of Finance Canada Originally Posted March 25th, 2020 To support workers and help businesses keep their employees, the government has proposed legislation to establish the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). This taxable benefit would provide $2,000 a month for up to four […]

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BWA – COVID-19 UPDATE – Government of Ontario asking non-essential workplaces to close

As you are well aware, yesterday, the Ontario Government took new steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by asking non-essential workplaces to close. They released a list of essential workplaces that can remain open. Click here for the complete list. We just finished speaking with the MPP for Grey-Bruce, and he confirmed what appears in  #19, and #28 in the list allows […]

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BWA and COVID-19 Response

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, the BWA has taken several steps to assist members.  We have posted links to government services and available resources on our website. You can access them here. We are rapidly scaling up our capacity to engage members remotely. To this end, we will be conducting our first free webinars for members starting in […]