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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Durham Region, Ontario
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UP! Sales Talks, a popular learning and networking business series in the Durham Region, is growing with more speakers in more municipalities!
Video created by 1Community1 highlighting Up Sales in 2019

Since 2016, several partners in business, government and non-profit have come together to deliver UP! Sales Talks – a free speaker series designed to help businesses focus on sales strategies, a challenging area for many.
“Frank and I came up with this idea to have a series of practical and candid speakers sharing their journey of growth and sales strategies used to excel. The biggest challenge for businesses is to keep their sales pipeline full. Frank brings some amazing speakers to the table!” – Teresa Shaver, Executive Director, Business Advisory Centre Durham (BACD)
“UP! Sales Talks is about people sharing their stories – letting you know you’re not alone, and that whatever happens, all those sleepless nights, all of those business frustrations, will lead to success just like it has for our speakers.“ – Frank Auddino, Angel Investor
For the past three years, nine sessions a year with one speaker per session have been held in the Centennial Building at The Town of Whitby.
In 2020, UP! Sales Talks will be presented quarterly, highlighting three speakers from morning until noon at several locations including at the Town of Ajax, the Town of Whitby, and the City of Oshawa.
UP! Sales Talks offers attendees a no-cost opportunity to learn and connect in a casual environment designed to help businesses grow.
Each event is sponsored by Auddino / Del Ducca, Business Advisory Centre of Durham1COMMUNITY1, and a municipal partner including Town of AjaxTown of Whitby and City of Oshawa.
Jay Kilgannon of RBC Wealth Management has been an on-going partner in providing breakfast for attendees and will be providing breakfast for the March 4th event.
1COMMUNITY1 creates a video and photo montage of each event. You can see those videos here
The first talk of 2020 will be held on Wednesday, March 4 between 8:00am – 11:30am at the Audley Recreation Centre, 1955 Audley Road, Ajax, ON.
The March event will feature new guest speaker, Ryan Smolkin of Smoke’s Poutinerie in Ajax, and returning by popular demand are UP! Sales All-Stars, Audrey Jamieson of Marketing Kitchen and Carissa & Mark Stewart of WonderMakr.
UP! Sales Talks are not to be missed! Join us for an opportunity to gain valuable information to help you and your business.
2020 SCHEDULE: 8:00am – 11:30am
March 4 – Audley Recreation Centre, Ajax
June 10 – The Centennial Building, Whitby
September 16 – The Courtyard by Marriott, Oshawa
December 2 – The Centennial Building, Whitby
UP! Sales Talks is a series of practical and candid speakers sharing their journey of growth and sales strategies used to excel.
They have been in the sales trenches, have had sleepless nights, business frustrations, stress, challenges and obstacles – just like YOU may be facing today- but all those challenges and frustrations lead to sales and success, and that is what they will share with you.
Receive tools, strategies and ideas that you can apply to your sales strategy and make a difference right away, but most of all, BE INSPIRED to Knock Down Doors and Grow Your Business!
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