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About COnnect Ottawa...CO
Growth happens when we look deeply into ourselves and accept what we need to change.
COnnect Ottawa was created as an inclusive community to bring all business owners, entrepreneurs, professionals and corporations together.
We welcome you whether you are starting, growing, established or in the sunset time of your business.
We value your time and provide dedicated resources to help you grow an effective and sustainable business by offering access to services, products, resources, programs and experts to be successful.
We offer easy access to all the tools you need to develop and grow your business with online workshops, Business Productivity, a growing Resource Center and trusted business experts.
We learn; we practice; we perfect; and then we give back.
Margaret-Ann – Business Architect – Know, Like and Trust guide.
Passionate about connecting people, making a difference, and participating with a group of like-minded people that support and contribute to the success of each other.
Margaret-Ann loves to Network, owned a business network, had a pub, worked in the hospitality industry and recognized the power of outreach and having a place to welcome people.
To meet a larger audience of businesspeople she opened up an Ottawa business Facebook and Meetup group and via these networks, she met her new business partner Bernie Franzgrote. They shared a vision of bringing people together and could see how they could build on each other’s strengths, Connect Ottawa Business People commenced.
The TEAM continues to grow.
Real people, real relationships, real conversations are the key to success.
Bernie Franzgrote from Kreativ Insight – he is a Networker and Collaborator extraordinaire and has a passion for connecting people to others, with solutions.
Coming from a background of a 36-year history institution employment, where being creative to stay in budget and generate revenues meant being mentally agile while working together with others. This continued when Kreativ Insight came to life. During 2019, life after the hospital provided many new friends, connections and ideas. The lessons learned became invaluable. During this time Margaret Ann was running a networking group and a working bond developed. We are the same and yet unique. This lead to the formation of Connect Ottawa Business People. Being a synergy architect, this new business is a perfect place to bring the best resources to the widest group of business people. It’s more than the money, it’s the relationships built with working with others.
Denny Brown from Ramsay Brown Media – A 23-year veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces and a dedicated father and husband, Denny has a variety of experience in business practices, communications, marketing, and human and resource management.
After suffering a horrible loss when his youngest child, Audrey, succumbed to a mitochondrial disease at the age of 3, Denny dedicates some of his time to bringing awareness to mitochondrial issues and raising funds for charities.
Denny met Bernie and Margaret-Ann through some of these charitable and networking events. Their vision of Connect Ottawa resonated with him and he wanted to help them bring their vision to life.
When Denny is not working, you can find him playing poker, gaming, or in the Gatineau hills biking and cross-country skiing.
Timothy is the Founder of a new non-profit organization called Serendipity Group, which started in 2019. The goal is to help people seeking mental support by funding their treatment where possible. Also to provide financial literacy for all.
Timothy is a father, husband, and a teacher/or mentor. Also an entrepreneur with a passion for music, helping businesses grow, and above all teaching financial literacy.
With over 15 years of corporate finance and banking experience within both the Canadian and American institutions. My experience includes, but is not limited to, customer service, sales, fraud and anti-money laundering (AML), financial education (Certification: CSC®), client retention, risk adjudicator (Designation: CCP), mortgage underwriting, financial planning (Designation: CFP®, PFP®), debt consolidation, estate and will planning, as well as life insurance products.
He has a passion for providing help and education to individuals who cannot afford or unable find the support they need.