Following the reopening of many businesses under Stage 1 of Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy, many are wondering how to prepare for an accelerated Stage 2. What have been the challenges for employers thus far? What about those that continue to prepare to open their doors? And as a business owner, what conversations should you be having with your bank?
To answer these questions and so much more, we’re bringing you a panel of subject matter specialists! Featuring a business management consultant, small business banking specialist, plus a labour and employment lawyer – this panel will provide you with insight into the new way of doing business and how to adapt and respond to changing business conditions under COVID-19 restrictions. Together, our panelists will explore updated requirements for businesses, the changing terms of employment and ongoing regional relief for your business.
Whether your business remained open throughout the mandated closures, opened in Stage 1, or preparing for relaunch in Stage 2 or Stage 3, this panel discussion is not to be missed!
Please confirm your attendance by Wednesday, June 17 @ 4 PM
We will be using the Zoom meeting platform for the webinar. A link to join the meeting will be sent out to all registrants 12-24 hours prior to the webinar via email.
About the Panelists
Jennifer Pragnell, Small Business Development Manager at Scotiabank
Jennifer is Scotiabank’s Business Development Manager in Alberta’s Capital Region, leading a team of Small Business Professionals including 19 Branch Managers and 17 Small Business Advisors. Jennifer’s 13-year career with Scotiabank includes experience in Branch Management, Small Business Advice, and Personal Financial Planning. Jennifer is an active champion of women in leadership and women in business initiatives, within Scotiabank and through its partners and customers. She has worked with a full range of businesses, including startups and larger enterprises, and uses her skillset to deliver superior customer experiences, and lead her team to continuously improve and deliver results.
Tim Swanson, Senior Manager, Management Consulting at KPMG LLP
Tim is a Senior Manager with KPMG and has 15 years of consulting experience, primarily in the areas of strategy, business planning and facilitation. He has worked with a wide range of private and public sector organizations across various industries including manufacturing, energy, retail and restaurants, among others. In addition to his consulting experience, Tim worked in strategy focused roles for two large corporations and owned and managed his own small business.
Maurice Dransfeld, Labour and Employment Partner at McLennan Ross LLP
Maurice is the leader of the McLennan Ross Labour & Employment Practice Group in the Edmonton Office. Maurice has extensive experience focusing on management-side labour and employment issues. Maurice represents and advises employers on a variety of issues, including wrongful dismissal, terminations, human rights, employment standards, workers’ compensation and privacy matters. He also provides organizational advice regarding employment agreements, policies and labour relations, and strategic guidance on the day to day management of companies. No matter how complex the situation, Maurice always takes the time to ensure his clients have a clear understanding of all the steps involved in the legal process, clarifying expectations and potential outcomes so that clients feel confident and informed in their decisions.