UP! Series Sales Talks

UP Logo Jan2018Learn from the best! Whether you’re an entrepreneur or in a business development role, your success depends on your ability to attract, retain and grow your client base. Developing and sharpening your sales skills is an ongoing and evolving process.

Up Sales Talks is a series of practical and candid sales talks by experts in the trenches.  All businesses want more revenues and one of the best ways to get that is through more sales.

Held monthly at The Centennial Building in Whitby, nine speakers will share their stories about success in selling and buying.

“The number one challenge our businesses and clients face is with sales and this is why we wanted to be able to offer this kind of series for entrepreneurs and businesses in the Durham Region", says Teresa Shaver, Executive Director of the Business Advisory Centre Durham Inc. (BACD).

Frank Auddino from Vitaliz Inc, a successful entrepreneur and angel investor mined his network for the best experts in sales and buying and we are excited to bring this to Durham.


November 13
Jennifer Renda, President & CEO, Diverso



January 2019 - ADAM MITCHELL, President, Mitchell & Whale Insurance Brokers

February 2019 - SANA VIRJI  & RIBAT CHOWDHURY, Founders of Ribitt

March 2019 - JEFF TALMEY, Co-Founder of Town Brewery

April 2019 - JEFF ROSS, Co-Founder of Dimples

May 2019 - NEVILLE JOFFE, Author, Executive Educator, Business Acumen Training and Financial Literacy Expert

June 2019 - MARK STEWART, President of wonderMakr

September 2019 - WAYNE COCKBURN, President, The Clinic Network (TCN)


January 24, 2018 - GARY JAROSZ, Vice President Global Emissions Systems Inc.

February 20, 2018 - LOUISA JEWELL, Founder of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association

March 20, 2018 - EMMA HARRIS, Founder and CEO, HealthyPets.io

April 25, 2018 - PAVEL MALYSHEUSKI, Lawyer, Lockyer & Hein

May 16 2018 - JEFFERY POTVIN, Founder & CEO, Hardboot and OPN

June 19, 2018 - TIM WOTTON, Founder and CEO of Rover Parking

September 26, 2018 - KEVIN FOLK, Co-Founder AWARE Beverages Inc (SoCIAL LITE Vodka)

October 17, 2018 - AUDREY JAMIESON, President, Marketing Kitchen

November 14, 2018 - RUSS MONTAGUE, President & CEO, Co-Founder Nerd Block,


January 25, 2017 - RICK MENASSA, President, iCare Home Health Services

February 22, 2017 - SHAWN PALMER, Director Sales & Marketing, Classic Gourmet Coffee

March 22, 2017 - LOUIE BELCASTRO, President, Classic Group of Companies

April 19, 2017 - NOAH & MICHAEL AYCHENTAL, CEO & Founder, Gateway Newstands

May 24, 2017 - FRANK VALERIANI, Vice President Rewards, Air Miles

June 21, 2017 - TONY MARTINO, Strategic Account Executive, Ricoh Canada & LESLIE MARTINO, Sales Associate, Humberview Group

September 27, 2017 - JONATHAN HAMILTON, President, Point Alliance

October 25 2017 - BROOKE HAMMER, Founder and CEO of Chimp Treats Ltd

November 15, 2017 - ALEX BROWN, Founder of The Beard Club