Celebrate BDC Small Business Week with the Oakville Chamber October 19-23

The Oakville Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Business Development Bank of Canada, is pleased to present CEO and President of Shred-it Vince De Palma as the keynote speaker for the Small Business Week Kickoff Breakfast on Monday October 19, 2015. Vince De Palma joined Shred-it in August 2009, bringing over 25 years of executive experience to the Oakville-based company. Vince currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Fleetmatics Group PLC (NYSE:FLTX.) He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Lafayette College and his Masters of Business Administration in Finance from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. “We are thrilled to have Mr. De Palma speak during Small Business Week,” says Chamber Chair Kerry Colborne. “His extensive business experience and insight into how Shred-it grew from one of the first paper shredding companies in the world to a global leader will surely inspire small business owners.” According to BDC, small and medium sized companies make up 99.8% of all businesses in Canada and one in ten Canadians own a business. This is the 24th year the Oakville Chamber of Commerce has celebrated Small Business Week by offering opportunities for entrepreneurs to learn from experts and network with like-minded professionals and potential clients. The schedule of events is as follows: Kick Off Breakfast with Vince De Palma Monday, October 19, 2015 7:30-9:00am Oakville Conference Centre, 2515 Wyecroft Road, Oakville Pre-registration required. Tickets are $35 Members; $45 Non-members Small Business Week Tradeshow Wednesday, October 21, 2015 5:00-8:00pm Oakville Conference Centre, 2515 Wyecroft Road, Oakville No registration required, unless registering as an exhibitor. Free to Members and first-time guests. Returning non-members $20 at the door. Small Business Week Lunch & Learn: Social Selling – Winning Strategies for Media Success Friday, October 23, 2015 11:30am-1:00pm Glen Abbey Golf Club, 1333 Dorval Drive, Oakville Pre-registration required. Tickets are $35 Members; $45 Non-members Chamber members and non-members are welcome to register and attend all Small Business Week events. More details are at www.oakvillechamber.com