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Reimagine. Relaunch. Recover. Panel Event

November 17
6:00PM - 8:00PM


Hear from local small business owners on how they overcame the challenges of COVID19 in their business and adapted to the ‘new normal.’

Moderator: Uchechi Eurzike-Bosse

Meet the Panelists:

ERIC DORNAN – All or Nothing Brewery

Eric Dornan is the Co-founder and Co-owner of All or Nothing Brewhouse in Oshawa, Ontario. For the better part of the past 10 years, Eric and his brother (business partner) and have been specializing in securing retail shelf space for multi-national product manufacturing companies selling products to places like Home Depot, Costco, LCBO, Shoppers Drugmart, etc. He is an appointed board member at the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce and a large community supporter participating in many local committees.

FRAN STEYN – Frantastic Events

Born & raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, Fran moved to Canada in 2002 and began her business first known as Frantastic Treats over 12 years ago, baking holiday sugar cookies with her gifted stand mixer in her North York apartment. Today this Social Entrepreneur Boss Lady owns a multi-location foodie business located in Whitby, Ontario, with her newest location in the Oshawa Centre. Fran and her husband Jonathan chose Whitby as their families’ home in 2011 just before their second son was born. With the goal of working, living, and playing close to home – Whitby as a home and business community has become her absolute dream come true.

Daily, you can find Fran Managing her foodie empire, snapping pictures and posting tons of social media, on her food truck, in the kitchen, or bouncing around to her different locations. Food has always been her passion, as is her love of the business OF business.

CHERYL WILSON – The Maker’s Hub

As a Durham home-based maker herself, owner Cheryl Wilson, quickly realized that operating online and not having a physical storefront created a problem when exchanging products. Local buyers want (and should), be able to avoid shipping delays and costs. Because of this, many businesses were using ‘porch pickup’ as their solution. For business owners and local buyers this solution was less than ideal. It’s risky and unprofessional.

Our community needed a better way. Which is how The Maker’s Hub (TMH) concept was created. TMH is a local pickup and drop off location, providing distribution for online businesses exchanging goods with their local buyers.


Shannon Davidson and David Ross are the owners of Full Tilt Cycle Durham. Full Tilt Cycle Durham is the FIRST and ONLY spin boutique in the area. The studio uses Real Ryder bikes which allows the riders to lean, steer and turn which simulates riding a real bike. The Real Ryder bikes burn 20% more calories compared to a stationary bike, and provide a total body workout. Full Tilt Cycle gives riders more than a workout, when guests come to the studio they are given an EXPERIENCE. Classes include, low lights, high energy and loud music. We pride ourselves on having motivating, engaging and energetic instructors.

Shannon grew up in Whitby as a competitive softball player including experience playing at the provincial and national level. Shannon went on to play at Western University while completing a degree in Kinesiology before pursuing a masters in Neuromuscular Physiology. Shannon is currently working as a pharmaceutical sales rep.

David grew up in Bowmanville playing competitive hockey. He went on to play on a NCAA Division I scholarship at Niagara University. While at Niagara, David studied Finance while obtaining a minor in Marketing. Upon moving home from the United States, David began scouting for the Owen Sound Attack of the Ontario Hockey League, he is in his 7th year with the team. David currently works as a high school teacher with the Durham District School Board.

This event is held during ‘Do It In Durham Week’.

Now in its 8th year, ‘Do It In Durham’ is a major part of the Durham Region business calendar. It is our collaborative series of events held during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). It is brought to you by local businesses and organizations who are already ‘Doing it in Durham!” Global Entrepreneurship Week is where we celebrate the job creators, innovators, entrepreneurs and businesses GLOBALLY in over 170 countries.


November 17, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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