networking event

September 10th

1:00 pm -2:45 pm nst

via Zoom meetings
The event link will be emailed to registrants.

Everyone across the country is desperately trying to figure out how to ensure the success of their local businesses and the community in which they live. There is no simple answer to what the future will look like and how that success can be found, but that doesn’t mean there is nothing to be done.

Join us for this Zoom Conference where Doug and Heather from 13 Ways will help our business communities understand HOW the world is changing, WHY it is changing, and provide practical examples of what your business, your team, and your community can do to adapt to that change.

Join US

Here is what you need to know to have the best experience at this event:
  • Turn on your camera! This is a virtual networking event!
  • Plan on showing up around 12:50 pm to take advantage of some networking opportunities while listening to musical guests, Newfoundland folk pop duo Quote The Raven.
  • Mute your microphone. You will have an opportunity to unmute yourself and engage in the Q & A and networking breakout rooms during the second half of the event.
  • Get chatty in the chatbox: introduce yourself and engage in the chatbox conversation during the event – this is what it’s all about!
  • Stick around until the end to take advantage of the small group, break out room networking experience after the Q & A period
Below is the information you need to join us at 12:50pm Thursday, September 10th:


Meeting ID: 977 5163 3365

Be sure to use this passcode: NL

Keynote Speakers

Doug Griffiths

Doug Griffiths

President & CEO, 13 Ways Inc.

Bestselling Author, 13 Ways to Kill Your Community
Instructor, Executive Education at the University of Alberta

Doug Griffiths is a wildly popular community strategist and author of the famed book, 13 Ways to Kill Your Community. He has supported, guided and inspired hundreds of communities to create effective change.

Heather Thomson

Heather Thomson

Executive Director, Alberta School of Business- School of Retailing


Heather has over a decade of leadership experience in various retail settings. She has worked with lululemon Athletica, ATB Financial, and in the food and beverage industry. Her expertise has allowed her to work with hundreds of Canadian municipalities, developing and designing educational programs. These experiences lead Heather to marry her two passions- retail and community building.

Musical Guests

Quote the Raven

Quote the Raven

Jordan Coaker and Kirsten Rodden-Clarke


Beginning their musical partnership back in 2011, Coaker – frontman for award-winning Newfoundland alternative rock group Waterfront Fire – and the soon-to-be-discovered hidden gem of Atlantic Canada’s songstresses Kirsten Rodden-Clarke, made an immediate and lasting impression with their 2016 debut EP Misty Mountains.

Prominent showcases for MusicNL in 2016 and 2017 and a successful island tour followed, paired with MusicNL nominations in both the Rising Star and Folk/Roots Recording of the Year Categories and a prominent publishing deal with Sound of Pop have cemented Quote The Raven as a band on the rise in Atlantic Canada.



Chambers of Commerce have always worked to bring together the business community and networking has been the cornerstone of every Chamber. As well, Chambers have a network themselves, dedicated to providing great ideas, services, and opportunities for their memberships.



NL Business Resilience was created to provide virtual opportunities to network, to hear from skilled, intelligent leaders, and to provide support to a province-wide business community. A partnership between the Chambers of Commerce, from one end of Newfoundland and Labrador to the other, we have come together to host events that engage and invigorate our leaders and teams.



As business evolves and the world changes, NL Business Resilience is committed to connecting you virtually with the people and tools to help your business grow through uncertain times. Join us and find your Business Resilience.

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