15 Oct LunchBox Lecture: Lessons from the Great Fort McMurray Fire
Wednesday, October 19th at noon – 1:00 pm
The Fort McMurray wildfire brought to light the importance of being prepared for an interruption to normal business operations. Topics will include:
o Using the Cloud to store all your business documents
o The importance of going digital
o Are you properly insured?
o Recovery Planning a Business Interruption
Don’t forget your lunch – we’ll bring the cookies!
About our Speaker:
Nick Noik was appointed General Manager of Community Futures Wood Buffalo (CFWB) in September 2015. Through his work at CFWB, Nick supports small business and rural economic diversification in Fort McMurray and the surrounding area. Nick is an engaged community leader, committed to improving the quality of life for Northern Albertans. Following the May 2016 Wildfire, he has committed to aiding with business recovery by liaising and partnering with community groups, government agencies and local businesses to stimulate economic development in Wood Buffalo.
Prior to joining CFWB, Nick worked as a Large Project Account Manager at Acklands-Grainger. Responsible for strategic and profitable growth within a portfolio of large Oil Sands customers, Nick successfully managed an $11.1 million budget through the economic downturn. Passionate about the community he calls homes, Nick currently sits on the Board of Directors for Leading the North, is an Operating Partner is the Business Support Network, and is a Shop Local committee member.
Nick studied Business/Finance at the University of Central Florida and recently completed his Institute of Corporate Directors NFP program and is looking forward to completing his Certified Incubator Manager certificate at the end of 2016. When he is not at the office, Nick can be found at one of Canada’s famous mountain resorts indulging in his passion for snowboarding, or enjoying the outdoors with his two rescue dogs.