Todd Hirsch is the Chief Economist of ATB Financial. For over 20 years, Todd has worked as an economist at numerous organizations including the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Canada West Foundation and the Bank of Canada. For almost a decade, Todd taught economics at the University of Calgary. He released his first book, The Boiling Frog Dilemma: Saving Canada from Economic Decline in 2012, his second, Halfway Home in 2016 and his third, Spiders in Space: Successfully Adapting to Unwanted Change in 2017. Todd provides economic commentary for many Canadian media outlets and is a regular contributor to the Globe and Mail. He currently serves on the University of Calgary Board of Governors and is the chair of the Calgary Arts Academy. Todd recently received the University of Alberta’s Alumni Honour Award. He holds a BA Honours in Economics from the U of A and an MA in Economics from the University of Calgary.
Spiders in Space: Successfully Adapting to Unwanted Change From small disappointments to heartbreaking tragedies, unwanted change blindsides us and leaves us wondering what to do next. It might be new neighbours constantly blasting loud music late at night; it might be a technological breakthrough that leaves your business in its dust; it might be a heart attack that nearly kills you. Whatever form it takes, unwanted change requires us to adapt to a harsher environment. Like the spiders sent into space by NASA that found ways to spin their webs without the aid of gravity, we have to find ways to overcome the pitfalls that life places in our path. Drawing on inspiring stories of individuals, organizations and businesses, Todd will explore a selection of adaptive traits that can help us not only survive, but thrive, when unwanted change comes our way. Based on Todd’s latest book with co-author Rob Roach, it’s a timely topic given the unwanted change brought about by two years of recession in Alberta.
All are welcome to attend. You do not need to be a member.
Friday May 19, 2017, Cost $20.00
Highwood Golf Course Noon to 1:15 pm
Please RSVP by May 15, 2017
Once again this year Community Futures Highwood along with the High River and Okotoks Rotaries are sending a minimum of 6 kids to the Alberta Youth Entrepreneurship Camp for FREE! We would like to ask for your help in spreading the word about this amazing opportunity in any way that you can!
Applications will be accepted until May 31st. For more information or to apply online check out their website at www.ayec.ca.
The AYEC is a business based camp for youth aged 13-15 where they will learn how to start a business, including writing of a business plan, financing, marketing and advertising, along with having a blast at Eagle’s Nest Ranch in the beautiful Cypress Hills Alberta. The camp will take place this year from August 13-19.
The High River and District Chamber of Commerce asks that our members help out SNAPS by completing this survey by May 2.
Recruiting & Employing Persons with Disabilities
Hiring people with disabilities makes excellent business sense. Please take this 6min survey and make a difference in the Foothills business community. Your opinion counts! Complete by May 2nd.
Thank-you from Foothills SNAPS!