October's CCBF Burlington ON breakfast meeting.
CCBF plans an annual
"A Taste of Excellence" conference next spring
Plans are under way to hold a one-day conference on Thursday, April 9, 2020, involving a growing list of partner organizations.
The theme will be "A Taste of Excellence", catching morsels of wisdom and knowledge from a first class slate of speakers.
The conference will be held at Best Western, Hwy 401 and Hwy 25, Milton ON.
CCBF launches eight new chapters this fall. Then a few more.
The CCBF office has been bombarded by requests to start new chapters across the country. The CCBF doesn't 'plant' chapters; they're created when local folks ask for it. And they certainly have been storming the email gates!
Two new groups were launched on Vancouver Island in September: Comox Valley on Sept. 10 and Victoria on Sept. 12. We also launched new chapters in Welland ON on Oct. 3, Minden ON on Oct. 10.
Orillia ON and St. Thomas ON will be launched in November and Pickering ON will follow shortly thereafter. Windsor ON will be re-launched under a new leadership team on Dec. 10. Plans are under way to launch new chapters in North Bay ON and in Sudbury ON in early 2020.
CCBF Executive Director Keith Knight will be facilitating all of those 'launch' events. Subsequent monthly meetings will be facilitated by local leadership teams.
And Alberta Regional Director Tony Webbink is laying the ground work for new chapters in Red Deer and Lethbridge, probably in early 2020.
It is always amazing to hear about the 'hunger' to bring Christian business leaders together, especially young entrepreneurs in their late 20s and 30s who want to apply biblical principles to their work.
This isn't about the growth of the CCBF. God is at work; we're just along for the ride. The Holy Spirit is clearly stirring hearts within the Christian business community. It is a delight to be a witness to that every day.
What is employee fraud?
Not surprisingly, stealing from your employer -- fraud -- isn't confined to a company or a non-profit corporation, It is happening increasingly within Christian organizations -- even churches.
CCBF member Investigation Counsel PC, based in Toronto, regularly deals with corporate and employee fraud; even with a church-sponsored refugee who was charged with fraud.
Check out one of their most recent articles in our Resources page.
(Listed alphabetically by city)
ABBOTSFORD, Wednesday, Oct. 2 – Breakfast, 7 a.m., Ricky’s, Best Western Regency Inn, 32080 Marshall Road at Clearbrook, Abbotsford; Richard Beaulieu, facilitator.
BEAMSVILLE, Thursday, Oct. 3 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Conversations Café and Bistro, 4995 King St. at Ontario, Beamsville; Paul Hilsden, facilitator.
BRAMPTON, Wednesday, Oct. 9 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Sunset Grill, 10025 Hurontario at Bovaird; Rod Hoekman, facilitator.
BRANTFORD, Wednesday, Oct. 16 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Sherwood Restaurant, Colborne Street E., Brantford; Keith Knight, facilitator.
BURLINGTON, Wednesday, Oct. 2 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Skyway Diner, 645 Plains Road East, Burlington; Keith Knight, facilitator.
CALGARY NORTH, – Friday, Oct. 25 -- Breakfast 7 a.m., Ricky’s Restaurant, 16 Ave. at 16 St. NW, Calgary; Al Gray, Hugh Pineault, facilitators.
CAMBRIDGE, Tuesday, Oct. 29 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Country Girl Restaurant, 561 Hespeler Road, Cambridge; Keith Knight, facilitator.
CLARINGTON, Wednesday, Oct. 16 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Bowmanville Restaurant, Bowmanville; Ian Williams, facilitator.
COBOURG, Tuesday, Oct. 8 – Breakfast 8 a.m., Buttermilk Café, 44 King Street, Cobourg; Joe Peristy, Harry Meester, co-facilitators.
COMOX VALLEY, Tuesday, Oct. 8 – Breakfast 7 a.m., White Spot Restaurant, 2299 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay; Amy Englemark, facilitator
EDMONTON AM, Thursday, Oct. 31 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Ricky’s Restaurant @ Holiday Inn, 4485 Gateway Blvd (off Whitemud); Vic Smith, facilitator.
GUELPH, Tuesday, Oct. 15 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m. Symposium Cafe, Stone Road West, Guelph; Keith Knight, facilitator.
HAMILTON, Thursday, Oct. 24 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Cora’s Restaurant, 1400 Upper James St., Hamilton; Keith Knight, facilitator.
KELOWNA, Friday, Oct. 4 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Perkins Restaurant, 2170 Harvey Ave.; Scott Burke, facilitator.
KITCHENER, Thursday, Oct. 17 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Country Boy Restaurant, Manitou at Courtland, Kitchener; Keith Knight, facilitator.
LANGLEY, Thursday, Oct. 17 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Ricky’s Restaurant, Ramada Inn, Hwy 10 and 192 St., Langley; Andrea Soberg, Joan Deeks, facilitators.
LONDON, Wednesday, Oct. 23 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Youth For Christ cafe, 254 Adelaide St. S., London; Norman Steele, facilitator.
MARKHAM, Wednesday, Oct. 9 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Cora’s Restaurant, 9275 Markham Road, Markham; Anne Thornley-Brown, facilitator.
MILTON, Friday, Oct. 25 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Cora Restaurant, 65 Ontario St. S., Milton; Keith Knight, facilitator.
MINDEN, Thursday, Oct. 10 – Breakfast 8 a.m., Molly’s Bistro Bakery, 170, Bobcaygeon Road, Minden; Dan Kenney, facilitator.
NORTH YORK, Wednesday, Oct. 16 – Breakfast 7 a.m., The Peoples Church, 374 Sheppard Ave. E., Toronto; Nestor Abdon, facilitator.
OAKVILLE, Friday, Oct. 18 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., EggSmart, Metro Plaza, North Service Road, Oakville; Keith Knight, facilitator.
OTTAWA, Tuesday, Oct. 22 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Summerhayes Restaurant, 1971 Base Line Road at Woodroffe, Nepean; George Zekveld, facilitator.
PETERBOROUGH, Thursday, Oct. 17 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Cora’s Restaurant, 815 High Street @ Lansdowne; David Eyre, facilitator.
SASKATOON, Wednesday, Oct. 9 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Grainfields Family Restaurant, 810 Circle Drive, Saskatoon; Brian Lise, facilitator.
ST. CATHARINES, Wednesday, Oct. 9 – Breakfast 7:15 a.m., Perkins Restaurant, Lake Street at QEW, St. Catharines; Paul Hilsden, facilitator.
SUMMERSIDE, Saturday, Oct. 26 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Granville Street Diner, 454 Granville Street, Summerside; Allan Ramjattan, facilitator.
VICTORIA, Thursday, Oct. 17 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., White Spot, 3965 Quadra Street, Victoria; Garth Wardle, facilitator.
VERNON, Tuesday, Oct. 8 – Breakfast 7 a.m., Schubert Centre , 3505 30th Ave., Vernon; Jon Buller and Darren Witt, facilitators.
WATERLOO, Friday, Oct. 4 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Bridge Street Kitchen, 373 Bridge St. W., Waterloo; Keith Knight, facilitator.
WELLAND, Thursday, Oct. 3 – Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Best Western Royal City, 300 Prince Charles Drive, Welland; Bret Maukonen, facilitator.
WINGHAM, Friday, Oct. 4– Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Bells Pizza and More, The Upper Room, 176 Josephine Street, Wingham; Brenda White, facilitator.