Business of Art and the Art of Business – Annual Bridges to Better Business Event

On October 14, Halton Region will host the annual Bridges to Better Business event. ThisArt of Business year’s theme is “The Business of Art and the Art of Business.”  This is an opportunity to connect with others in the creative sector and to be inspired.

The event details:

When:  Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Time:  7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Where:  Queen Elizabeth Park Facility at 2302 Bridge Road, Oakville

Cost:  $30 per person (breakfast included)

Seating is limited so register early! Registration Deadline October 8, 2015.


Who should attend:

This event is intended for businesses and individuals in the creative sector including: actors, animators, those in broadcasting and theatre, graphic, fashion, interior and web designers, film makers, writers, music writers and publishers as well as publishers, visual artist and all those who work in the creative field.

Keynote speakers:

  • Wayne DeAdder

Wayne has been a professional musician for over 30 years. He has played with many Canadian music legends (including David Wilcox and Jeff Healey) and opened for acts like BB King and Jeff Beck.

  • Monica Graves

Monica has been designing and creating jewelry for over 20 years. Her company glamjulz is a passion and an outlet to help her connect with women and make them feel great about themselves. Each one of her pieces is designed to help give women the power and confidence to be anything they want to be!

  • Krista Blondin

Award winning singer, event producer and entertainment consultant, Krista has a 20-year history performing and working in showbiz singing Rock ‘n’ roll, Blues, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Top 40 and country. Her journey in showbiz began in her early 20’s working behind the scenes on productions for CBC Television, which ultimately led to her career in music.

We will also hear two local spotlight stories from clients of the Small Business Centre.  They will share their business experiences on how they been inspired and where they are today in their businesses.

Additional presentations by:

  • Ontario Arts Council – Janice Lambrakos

Learn about grant programs and awards available to the creative sector.

  • Canadian Intellectual Property Office – Alexis Black

Presentation on trademarks, patents, copyrights and industrial designs – how to protect what you create.

Please join us on October 14 so you can express your own creativity and be inspired by the amazing talented people that live in Halton Region.  For more information  or to register please visit  or dial 311 (Toll free 1-866-442-5866).


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