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October events include a Women's Forum on October 21

Jessica Ching is the featured speaker at the upcoming Women's Forum of the Sarnia-Lambton Business Week on October 21.
Jessica Ching is the featured speaker at the upcoming Women's Forum of the Sarnia-Lambton Business Week on October 21.

Organizers of this year’s Sarnia-Lambton Business Week have combined the traditional—including a kick-off breakfast on October 18—with the “playful,” that last part coming in the form of a team-building and skill-building opportunity on October 19.

There is also a women’s forum planned for October 21.

But let’s start at the beginning. Sarnia-Lambton Business Week starts on Tuesday, October 18 with a breakfast featuring Helmut Pastrick, chief economist with Central 1 Credit Union, a consumer-oriented full-service retail financial system that serves 3.3 million members in B.C. and Ontario.

Tickets for the event, held at Best Western Guildwood Inn from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., are $25 and available online by clicking HERE.

Business Week is also holding a “Play Day” on Wednesday, October 19, an opportunity for teams to create a new type of energy, beginning with a Culinary Camp at the Real Canadian Superstore from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Teams of four will have fun with food.

A second opportunity will be held at the YMCA Leadership Challenge Centre, located at 660 Oakdale Ave., Sarnia. Teams of 8 will be presented with three hours of team building. Tickets are available by clicking HERE.

From 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., participants will be presented with a Business Scavenger Hunt, an opportunity to “explore cool, local businesses” in teams of four. Ticket information is available by clicking HERE.

Participants can also take advantage of an “Improv Bootcamp,” to be held at the Station Music Hall from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m, where teams will learn “Killer Communication Skills” taught by “Shut the Front Door,” an improv group.

That will be followed with a Food, Fun and Drink event at The Station Music Hall, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and a Play Day Wrap Party, featuring an improv performance, at 7:30 p.m. at the same location.

The Women’s Forum, a tradition of Business Week, is to be held Friday, October 21 from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the St. Clair Corporate Centre, 265 Front Street North (Gateway Room, 5th floor).

Featured speaker is Jessica Ching, a Sarnia native and now CEO and co-founder of Eve Medical, which is working on the launch of a home screening kit for Sexually Transmitted Infections based on technology invented by Ching.

Tickets for the Women’s Forum event, available by clicking HERE, are $35.

Jessica Ching talked about her “Aha Moment” that lead to her innovation:

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