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Attracting Emerging Talent

Niagara Sustainability Initiative

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM (EDT)

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Young professionals are extremely beneficial to companies as they adapt quickly to new environments, have high energy, and bring fresh ideas and concepts to the table. Retaining young talent requires innovation, creativity, and transparency. Employers need to understand why employees would want to become part of their team and how incorporating sustainability into business practice will help to attract and retain the next generation of professionals.  As the fastest growing segment of workforce, it is important to understand the major trends happening in the workforce to accommodate this. 

Join NSI and NEXTNiagara on Wednesday, March 19 as we welcome: 

Jessica Potts 
Principal, Inspired Communications
& Chair, NEXTNiagara

Jessica is known for her energy, optimism and strong belief in pursuing the things you are most passionate about. Through her work in economic development roles with municipal and provincial government partnerships, she spent nearly a decade of her career consulting with entrepreneurs and developing comprehensive business support services to further their goals. As Chair of Next Niagara, Jessica promotes the retention of young professionals in the Niagara Region. 

Julie Matthews  

Director of Sales and Marketing, Brookfield Johnson Controls 


 Julie has over 23 years of experience in developing programs and projects in the real estate environment. Specifically, she has been instrumental in developing sales, marketing, consulting, environmental, sustainability and energy conservation strategies. Addressing energy conservation and carbon management in her current role with BJC and previous positions with e3 Solutions & Direct Energy, Ms. Matthews truly realizes the benefits of taking on sustainability-minded individuals in your workplace.


Following our speakers, we will welcome representatives from local educational institutions and employment service agencies to discuss funding and support opportunities that exist for local companies that are looking to hire recent graduates, as well as student support in tackling specific projects. These organizations include the following:

Niagara Research 

Niagara College Coop & Graduate Employment Services 

Employment Solutions 

Brock Career Services & Coop Office

Goodman School of Business Career Development 


Have questions about Attracting Emerging Talent? Contact Niagara Sustainability Initiative

When & Where

Riverstone Event Centre
414 River Road
Welland, ON L3B 0A2

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM (EDT)

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Niagara Sustainability Initiative

Niagara Sustainability Initiative is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering economic and environmental vitality within the Niagara region through the greening of local businesses and municipalities. 

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