Business Resilience Series

Information and Expert Perspective for Businesses Persevering Through This Challenge

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Upcoming Events

This is a list of the upcoming events in the Business Resilience Series. Check often, as we expect to add new sessions frequently with new topics. Consider signing up for our email list to ensure you don’t miss new announcements. By clicking ‘sign-up now’ you will be taken to the Eventbrite page for the event to complete the free registration process.

After each session is complete, a full recording will be provided on this page so that you and others can revisit important information or review sessions you might have missed. When the video is ready, the ‘sign-up now’ button will be replaced with a ‘watch now’ button to access the recording.

You may sign-up for as many sessions as you like, and we hope you will share these resources with others.

May 7, 2020 | 10:00AM - 11:00AM CST (SASKATCHEWAN)
Virtual Session

Business Resilience Series: Information for the Restaurant Industry

Join us for our next session with a focus on Information for the Restaurant Industry. Our expert panel will discuss specific issues restaurant owners face as they consider re-opening as well as guidelines in the Province’s Re-open Saskatchewan plan. Panelist's will share knowledge on industry best practices and answer direct questions from attendees. Panelist's Include:


  • Jeffrey Boutilier, President, Ascent Strategy (also moderating)
  • Mark von Schellwitz, Vice President Western Canada, Restaurants Canada
  • Aimee Schulhauser, Owner/Founder, Schoolhaus Culinary
  • Matt Pinch, Co-founder, President and CEO, Leo’s Hospitality Group
  • Jim Bence, President and CEO, Saskatchewan Hotel and Hospitality Association
May 5, 2020 | 9:00AM - 10:30AM CST (SASKATCHEWAN)
Virtual Session

Business Resilience: Information & Expert Perspective for Businesses Navigating the Challenge of COVID-19 (IV)

Join us for a moderated panel discussion featuring experts in the business management, legal, insurance, commercial property, and insolvency fields. Panelists joining us for Tuesday's session include:


  • Jeffrey Boutilier, President Ascent Strategy (also moderating)
  • LeeAnn Croft, Principal & Architect 1080 Architecture
  • Mark Heise, President Rebellion Brewing
  • Derek Verhelst, President Kelln Solar
APRIL 28, 2020 | 9:00AM - 11:00AM CST (SASKATCHEWAN)
Virtual Session

Business Resilience: Information & Expert Perspective for Businesses Navigating the Challenge of COVID-19 (III)

Join us for a moderated panel discussion featuring experts in the business management, legal, insurance, commercial property, and insolvency fields. Panelists joining us for Tuesday's session include:


  • Jeffrey Boutilier, President Ascent Strategy (also moderating)
  • Craig Reed, Partner Virtus Group
  • Dave Sullivan, COO Global Ag Risk Solutions
  • Sean Stefan, President Rusty Shovel
  • Kevin Stricker, CEO Fries Tallman
  • Kirk Morrison, CEO Krugo
APRIL 14, 2020 | 9:00AM - 11:00AM CST (SASKATCHEWAN)
Virtual Session

Business Resilience: Information & Expert Perspective for Businesses Navigating the Challenge of COVID-19 (II)

Join us for a moderated panel discussion featuring experts in the business management, legal, insurance, commercial property, and insolvency fields. Panelists joining us for Tuesday's session include:


  • Jeffrey Boutilier, President Ascent Strategy (also moderating)
  • Mitch Molnar, CEO Mitchell Developments
  • Craig Reed, Partner Virtus Group
  • Cary Wessel, Associate Gerrand Rath Johnson
  • Pamela Meger, SVP MNP
April 8, 2020 | 9:00AM - 11:00AM CST (SASKATCHEWAN)
Virtual Session

Business Resilience: Information & Expert Perspective for Businesses Navigating the Challenge of COVID-19 (I)

Join us for a moderated panel discussion featuring experts in the business management, legal, insurance, commercial property, and insolvency fields. Panelists joining us for Wednesday's session include:


  • Jeffrey Boutilier, President Ascent Strategy (also moderating)
  • Mitch Molnar, CEO Mitchell Developments
  • Craig Reed, Partner Virtus Group
  • Rick Smith, SVP Henderson Insurance
  • Cary Wessel, Associate Gerrand Rath Johnson
  • Eric Sirrs, SVP MNP

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