• Scotiabank Saddledome
  • October 24, 2022
  • 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. MT
  • Scotiabank Saddledome
  • October 24, 2022
  • 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. MT

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Join Us

Hear from an all-star lineup of speakers, receive hands-on education and be inspired by Calgary business leaders.


2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. MT

Opening Remarks


Welcome to the 2022 Small Business Summit

Jon Macca
Head of Marketing
Square Canada

Isabel Lee
Client Growth Solutions & Investor Relations

2:15 p.m. – 2:35 p.m. MT

Speaker Series


Colin Patterson #11
Calgary Flames Alumni
1989 Stanley Cup Champion

2:35 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. MT

Level-up + Future Trends Sessions


Take your business to the next level, and secure the future of your business.

2:35 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. MT

Business Track 1

The Evolution of eCommerce: Key Trends to Consider
Selling online comes in many forms. From turning your social channels into a source of revenue to placing a QR code on a physical (or digital) medium for customers to find and buy what they want in a few clicks. Hear how businesses are reaching their customers in new ways.

Moderated by Chris Sheridan, Business Development & Sales Enablement Lead, Square

  • Rachelle Roulston, Manager Special Projects, Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation
  • Jason Sealy, Founder at Footwork Lab
  • Darryl Julott, Managing Lead at Digital Main Street

Community Track 1

Three Ingredients to Becoming an Entrepreneur: Collaboration, Problem-solving and Tenacity
A topical and timely conversation that addresses how businesses can flourish under challenging conditions.

Moderated by Alecia Bryan, Social Media and Community for Square Canada

  • Nicole Matos, President Rivet Groups of companies and Founder at Oonnie
  • Courtney Hanak, CEO & Founder at Williamraedesigns Ltd and Business Development Manager at Oonnie
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. MT

Business Track 2

Future-proof Your Business Like a Pro
Uncertainty, the one constant in business. Being able to adapt is of the utmost importance for finding success. The panel shares tips on how to weather the storms and ultimately, future-proof your business.

Moderated by Karisa Marra, Head of Sales, Square Canada

  • Shenela Tavarayan, Retail Commerce, Senior Manager at INTERAC
  • David Nagy co-Founder of Live Out There
  • Jeremy Ho co-Founder or Monogram Coffee

Community Track 2

Do you qualify for an online grant of up to $2,400?
Join Emileah Baumen, Senior Manager, Program Operations at Digital Main Street to learn about the Canadian Digital Adoption Program and see if you qualify for an online grant of up to $2,400.

3:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. MT

Networking with Peers


Connect and mingle with your fellow Calgarian business owners.

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. MT

Fireside Chats


Hear from local business leaders exploring sustainability and building your community.

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. MT

Track 1

Pave the way to business longevity: The steps to consider in building a sustainable future

Acclaimed chef and entrepreneur Darren MacLean dishes up why he’s on a no food waste mission and how businesses can incorporate sustainability, with Camille McInnis, Brand Lead at Square Canada.

Track 2

Build Your Brand, Build Your Community

Lauren Gross, Digital Marketing Lead at The Chic Geek and Aislinn Grant, Founder at Grant Design tap into the power of a rebrand, connecting your brand strategy with social media and how to build a workforce that advocates your brand values.

Moderated by Jon Macca, Head of Marketing for Square Canada

4:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. MT

Speaker Series


Food Network Canada’s Fire Masters judge and restaurateur Connie DeSousa and accomplished chef and co-owner of several award-winning restaurants, John Jackson will close out the content of the evening in a fireside chat with Adela Blackford, Partnership Marketing for Square Canada.

5 p.m. – 7 p.m. MT

Happy Hour and Mingling


Join the team at INTERAC, Square and fellow business leaders for a bite to eat, drinks and explore the Scotiabank Saddledome Stadium.

There will also be a stand in the TELUS Club main room, if you have any burning questions for the Square Sales Team.

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October 24, 2022

2 p.m. - 7 p.m. MT
Scotiabank Saddledome


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About Square

Square helps sellers more easily run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions. Square offers purpose-built software to run complex restaurant, retail and professional services operations, versatile eCommerce tools, embedded financial services, buy now, pay later functionality through Afterpay, staff management and payroll capabilities and much more – all of which work together to save sellers time and effort. Millions of sellers across the globe trust Square to power their business and help them thrive in the economy. Square is part of Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ), a global technology company with a focus on financial services. For more information, visit www.square.ca.

About INTERAC Corp.

INTERAC empowers Canadians to transact digitally with confidence by providing payment and value exchange services. In helping to develop the future of money, data and verification in Canada, security is the core of everything we do. Through our privacy, fraud mitigation, governance and verification and authentication services, we help keep Canadian customers safe and secure when transacting. With nearly 300 financial institutions connected to our network, Canadians choose INTERAC products over 20 million times a day on average to exchange money. INTERAC champions workplace culture and corporate citizenship based on the principles of responsibility, diversity and inclusion. We are proud to be one of Canada’s leading and most trusted financial brands. For more information, visit our website.

About Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation

Calgary is a sports town, with hockey being one of the most popular sports amongst Calgarians who support their local team, the Calgary Flames, in the National Hockey League. The Calgary Stampeders also have a strong fan base and compete in the Canadian Football League. Since the fall of 2021, Square has been working with Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation to enable them to accept credit and INTERAC debit payments with Square Register and Square Terminal for the first time at Scotiabank Saddledome and McMahon Stadiums. From there, we had the idea that we could help support small businesses by bringing together the small business community and their customers through their shared passion for sport.

INTERAC and the INTERAC logo are trademarks of INTERAC Corp.

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