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ON
BOARD
WINTER 2016
Winter 2016
IN THIS ISSUE
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6 OUR NEWEST MEMBERS
8 AT THE PODIUM
A look at the influential newsmakers,
thought leaders and region builders
who have joined us at our podium
this past quarter.
10 ASK THE EXPERT
Scotiabank introduces Bulk
Interac e-Transfer
34 Coming to the Podium
The leaders and influential newsmakers
coming soon to our podium.
34 SMALL BIZ SUMMIT
Entrepreneurs learn about
brand building
POLICY IN ACTION
18 TORONTO REGION BOARD
OF TRADE TRANSPORTATION
SUMMIT:
DELIVERING TRANSIT,
DELIVERING PROSPERITY
On November 16, the Board hosted
a pivotal Summit on the benefits
and challenges of the government’s
$15B transportation infrastructure
funding commitment. OnBoard shares
highlights from this important event.
COVER
12 DISRUPTION AHEAD. Will
bold new technologies
revitalize Ontario’s
automotive industry?
OnBoard examines how technology
can disrupt the automotive industry,
highlighting some of the enterprising
initiatives that are generating new
opportunities in the region.
FEATURES
23 NEED MORE PRODUCTIVITY?
WE’VE GOT APPS FOR THAT
From financial management to CRM to
data backup, OnBoard lists useful apps
aimed at supporting your small and
medium sized enterprise, anywhere,
anytime and on-the-go.
24 2015 BUSINESS
EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Every year, Toronto Region Board of
Trade celebrates the entrepreneurial
spirit and honours the contributions
made by small and medium sized
businesses to our region’s economy. This
issue showcases the 2015 award winners.
REGIONAL REVIEW
32 BD Canada: Advancing
Innovations in Healthcare
BD Canada is harnessing technology
and innovation to evolve its business
and help shape the Toronto region’s
healthcare ecosystem.
SMART COMPANY
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Power up Your Pipeline
with ExecuLeads
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Gain a Big Advantage
with The Big Bench
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Looking to Improve Employee
Engagement? Start by Building
Engaging Leaders
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Global Mobility and Business
Immigration Update: What to Expect
from the New Liberal Government
27 NEWS AND NOTES
Celebrate the region’s wins at Toronto
Region Board of Trade’s 128
th
Annual
Dinner on January 18, 2016.
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Manage Absenteeism Effectively to
Boost Productivity: Five Key Steps
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Show Me the Money: 5 Tips for
Financing Your Small Business
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