Attract, Engage, Recruit and Retain- Learn from Local Leaders

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Name: Attract, Engage, Recruit and Retain- Learn from Local Leaders
Date: January 29, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM PST
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Join GT Hiring Solutions and The Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce for an informative and educational lunch as we hear from 4 local leaders in our community regarding their key strategies surrounding Recruiting and Retaining Employees.  A tour of Woodtone and their newly developed office space will be included.  

Our Speaker line up so far...

Brian Coombes
Chilliwack Economic Partners Corporation (CEPCO)
Brian was chosen as the Director of Tourism and Business Development for the Chilliwack Economic Partners Corporation (CEPCO) when it was created in 1998.  CEPCO is an economic development corporation owned by the City of Chilliwack that is responsible for the community’s economic growth and marketing.  Brian’s responsibilities included developing and implementing a wide range of programs to help strengthen the economy of the city of Chilliwack, including the management of Tourism Chilliwack, a CEPCO subsidiary.
In 2006 Tourism Chilliwack was incorporated following the same model as CEPCO.  Brian then moved into the position of Executive Director and worked closely with a private sector Board of Directors to develop and strengthen the tourism industry in Chilliwack.  
In December 2013 Brian returned to CEPCO when he was selected as the new President.  Working alongside a Board of Directors that reflects CEPCO’s public-private sector make-up, Brian leads a staff team responsible for implementing a range of successful programs and partnerships that have helped CEPCO attract and facilitate economic growth in the city of Chilliwack.  Successful projects include Canada Education Park, a 200 acre redevelopment of former CFB Chilliwack lands, and also the new Molson Coors British Columbia brewery, the largest private sector investment in Chilliwack’s history.   

 Mike Robinson
Site Director
Convergys Chilliwack

Mike has been responsible for building and leading organizations ranging from 20 to over 3,000 employees during a 25 year career that has led him across Canada. His experience includes a fast growth startup in New Brunswick (Star Choice Satellite TV), overseeing global Quality Assurance for Electronic Arts (including a commute from Chilliwack to Burnaby), and delivering customer support for some of the world’s best known brands as the leader of Convergys in Chilliwack (currently 400 employees).  
Mike and his family chose to settle in Chilliwack in 2002. He has seen the community grow and change and has been actively involved in many community activities that have provided a strong understanding of the unique challenges facing employers in the Fraser Valley.

Rafaelle Aiello
Owner Frankie's Italian Kitchen and Bar
Owner Earl's Chilliwack

Brad Rossi
President, Woodtone

Brad Rosse- President
Brad was destined to be at Woodtone Building Products from an early age as his Godfather founded the business in 1977 and Brad’s father Larry began working for Woodtone on that very day. Brad spent his childhood playing sports at a highly competitive level with aspirations like all young kids of playing professionally. He was very focussed on pushing credit to his teammates and always trying to make everyone around him better. His strengths are coaching, motivating and inspiring, he truly cares about people. His goals everyday are to impact people in a positive way and try and leave them better than he found them. Brad began full time at Woodtone in 2000 as a Machine Operator and spent the first 6 years learning every job on the Production floor as well as handling all yard Operations. In 2006 Brad’s dad Larry retired after 29 years in the business and Brad began the role of Operations Manager until February 2017 when he was named President. Brad has an older sister Carmen, who is an amazing chef who attended Dubrulle Cooking school in Vancouver on a full scholarship and then moved on to cook around the world and currently resides in Harrison Mills with her family. Carmen’s latest venture is head Chef at Woodtone Building Products in Chilliwack. 
Event Media:
8007 Aitken Road
Chilliwack, BC
Date/Time Information:
January 29th, 2018
1:00pm- 2:30pm
Contact Information:
Leanna Kemp
Members $10
Non- Members $15

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