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The Summit Club

The Summit Club is a group of successful CEOs /Partners/Presidents/ VPs of small and medium-size Corporations who have been leading the direction for the growth of their businesses.

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The Summit Club Members

Different services will be offered to the Summit Club members but will be customized to suit each business’s needs.

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Membership Level  “The Corporate Sponsors” vs “The Platinum Club”

Our Corporate Sponsors are automatically part of the Summit Club. The CEO of The Entrepreneur Nation™ is also automatically a member. The Summit Club is not an exclusive membership.

Eligibility Criteria:

Experience
Minimum 10 years full-time as a business owner.
Incorporated business
You own an Incorporated business for a minimum of 5 years
Strategic Decisions
You call the shots and make the strategic decisions in your Corporation.
Share Your Journey
You are willing to share your journey (both the struggles and successes) with others to motivate them to grow and succeed as you have.
Attend our After 5 Business Mingle
You have the time to meet once a month for breakfast with other Summit Club members and to attend our After 5 Business Mingle once a month to meet our members so you can speak to them about your journey
Business is on a Growth Path
Your business is on a growth path and has space for new clients. (businesses which do not need new clients may not be our best fit).
Grow the Business Further Through Referral
If you have a team, you can assign them some of our 7 London chapters to network with our members and grow the business further through referral.
  • Services

    • Different services will be offered to the Summit Club members but will be customized to suit each business’s needs. Examples:
    • Optional, membership to our social club which meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at our Entreprepreneur Lounge located at 195 Dufferin Avenue.
    • Optional, contribute articles to the Entrepreneur Magazine featuring your successful journey.
    • Optional, feature on the Entrepreneur TV in partnership with Rogers TV. Have your business featured on Cable TV on a complimentary basis.

    $1500 Joining Fee

    $149 Monthly

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Testimonials

What our Members Say About Us.

Lucy Jeffrey Founder

CEO and Chief Visionary Officer
The Entrepreneur Nation®

I started The Entrepreneur Nation™ in 2018 after evaluating the offerings of many networking groups. I came to the conclusion that for businesses to grow, an outside-the-box growth strategy was necessary. The strategy was to offer much more support than just networking. The growth we have witnessed clearly shows that entrepreneurs and small business owners need much more than networking. They need mentorship and role models, they need a one-stop-shop resource centre for what they need to grow their businesses. They need training to understand emerging business growth trends. The Summit Club members will play a great role while growing their own businesses in the process.

 

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Cavan Cottell

 Managing Partner, Paul J. Pickering and Associates Ltd.

Paul J. Pickering and Associates Limited (formerly Paul J. Pickering Limited) was founded in 1990 with the idea and goal of helping individuals deal with personal debts through the process of financial rehabilitation.
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For over 30 years, our company and staff have provided one-on-one service to thousands of clients in the London and surrounding area. We are proud that we conduct all facets of the insolvency process at our office with staff who truly enjoy their vacations.
111 Waterloo Street, Suite 501. London, ON. N6B 2M4

 

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Larry Crossan, BCom, JD, MBA

Corporate-commercial lawyer and software developer

Larry Crossan is a strategist, lawyer, entrepreneur, educator, and software developer.

Larry’s practice is exclusively devoted to business transactions, with a particular emphasis on the purchase, sale, financing, and structuring of owner-operated businesses and tax-driven corporate reorganizations.
Larry is a registered trade-mark agent, had been an instructor in the business law section of the Bar Admissions Course for many years, and has spoken on and taught business law in various other continuing education settings. He is also involved in several non-profit and community organizations.

629 Wellington Street London, ON N6A 3R8

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Bernie Olanski

Senior Partner, Lexcor Business Lawyers LLP.
Co-founder & Partner of Lexcor Business Lawyers LLP – providing legal advice & services on a wide range of corporate and commercial legal issues and transactions.
 
Although the scope and calibre of work is Strictly Business®, Bernie and the lawyers at Lexcor have a refreshing, small-town attitude and a friendly approach to the practice of law.
629 Wellington Street, London, Ontario N6A 3R8

 

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Vik Patel

Pharmacist and Founder at MedLife Pharmacy

 Vik has had the privilege to practice as a pharmacist and making a daily impact in the lives of his patients for 10 years now. While the technology, regulations and pharmaceutical options have certainly changed, Vik believes one thing remains unaffected by an ever-evolving health-care industry – a pharmacist’s ability to make positive, and often immediate, changes in the lives of their patients. Pharmacists are called upon not only their extensive knowledge, but also their valued scope of practice to mitigate this potential crisis for patients who rely on these drugs as a life-saving measure.

 

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Terry Zavitz

President, Zavitz Insurance and Wealth

Terry is the President of Zavitz Insurance and Wealth located at 439 Dundas St London, ON N6B 1W1.
Terry does not focus on investments meaning there is no conflict with any member of the Club.

Terry’s team of Advisors are already part of our chapters and her joining means a lot to us and completes the cycle.

439 Dundas St London, ON N6B 1W1

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Iain Sneddon – Partner Cohen Highley LLP

Managing Partner, Cohen Highley LLP.

Iain is the ehad of Cohen Highley and head of the family law department.  He is designated as a Certified Specialist in Family Law by the Law Society of Ontario.

With over two decades of experience as a practicing lawyer, Iain has extensive experience, including at the Ontario Court of Appeal.  While he has extensive and considerable success in court, many of his cases are resolved without resorting to court or extensive legal involvement.

One London Place
255 Queens Avenue, 11th Floor
London, ON N6A 5R8

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Justine Zavitz

Vice President,

Justine is a Certified Financial Planner® with a specialty in life, disability, critical illness, long-term care and health insurance as well as group benefits. She started in the financial industry in 2006 after completing her Honours Commerce degree at McMaster University and Financial Planning Services diploma at Fanshawe College. She joined her mother’s firm and began learning from her many years in the business. Justine developed the knowledge and expertise to provide leading edge solutions to professionals and self-employed business owners to protect their financial health in the event their physical health was failing.

439 Dundas St London, ON N6B 1W1

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Ron LeClair – Principal at LeClair and Associates P.C.

Human Rights, Labour and Employment Lawyer

 

Ron is the Principal lawyer at LeClair and Associates, specializing exclusively in management side Labour and Employment Law. Ron assists various private and public sector clients with the full range of workplace legal issues. He is a highly sought-after speaker and lecturer on many labour and employment law topics.

Whether it involves a unionized or non-unionized working environment, Ron works with employers to successfully manoeuver through workplace issues they face. Through providing strategic advice, ensuring compliance with constantly evolving workplace laws and representing employers at mediation, arbitration, tribunal hearings, administrative proceedings or in court, Ron’s primary objective is to ensure that the employer’s overarching organizational goals are met. Ron’s approach is to support the employer’s strategic objectives by addressing legal issues – and maximizing available legal options – as part of the larger goal of achieving organizational vibrancy and success.

 

 

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Adam Garba

President and CEO A and B Print

President and CEO at A & B Print Inc. & Smart Choice Communications Inc.
Adam Garba was born and raised in Kano, Nigeria. In 1978 he immigrated to Canada to pursue a degree in Industrial Management at St. Lawrence College in Brockville, Ontario, where he met his wife Bonnie. Together they have 4 sons, of which they are incredibly proud.

In 1987, after trying his hand at various sales and marketing jobs and the birth of his first son, he began his own printing business, A & B Print, naming it after the First Initials of himself and his wife Bonnie. Since then, Adam has expanded A & B Print from a 1 press minor print shop, operated out of his basement to the successful and multi-faceted Print-Shop that it is today.
 
He began a second Advertising and Marketing business (Smart Choice Communications) Adam is Also major partner in a local IT company TechDOZ Inc. He also played a key role in expanding the influence and reach of the African-Canadian community during his tenure as the President of ACFOLA (African Canadian Federation of London and Area) 2012-2016.

Alex Hanham

President and CEO at Medpoint Health Care

Alex leads a group of health care professionals in their total footprint of over 20,000 square feet across London, Byron and Tillsonburg. The facilities include 3 Fitness Facilities, Executive Health Centre, a Pediatric Health Centre, multiple specialists offices as well as a soon-to-launch Mental Health Centre.

Currently, a number of physicians call Medpoint home and the staff has grown to over 35 highly trained and friendly individuals.  Substantial growth has come from Medpoint’s Fitness division with over 12 University educated team members who are dedicated to their clients getting healthier, stronger and more vibrant.

Michel Castillo – Civil Litigation Lawyer

Castillo Law Chambers

I am a lawyer with 20+ years of experience in civil litigation and dispute resolution.

Originally from Guatemala, Central America, I moved to Canada when I was 15 years old. I earned a Bachelor Arts in History and Geography from Western University, followed by a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Master of Laws in Commercial Law (LLM) from Cardiff University.  I was called to the Bar in Alberta in 1998; I represented clients at all levels of Alberta Courts and in the Federal Court.  I then moved to Ontario, where I was called to the Bar in 2004; I represent clients at all levels of Court in Ontario and before tribunals.

611 Wonderland Road North, Unit # 332
London, ON N6H 5N7

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Ryan Warren

Partner and Co-founder at MacKenzie Warren Group Law Firm LLP

Residential and commercial real estate lawyer, guiding you through purchase and sale agreements, assisting with financial details, preparing lease agreements, and helping you organize any required security documents.

 

Nick Davies –  Owner and Broker of Record 

Homeology Real Estate Group

Nick’s work experience spans into residential construction and is now over a decade primarily focused on helping clients buy and sell single and multi-family properties.

His focus is to consistently provide value to clients in all facets of the real estate business.  Whether buying, selling, building or investing, Nick brings honesty, integrity, a strong work ethic and strategic thinking to the table every single time.

Jane Ramachandran

CEO Resonant Solutions

Jane provides a high level of problem-solving, expertise and fluency in business development, administration, project scheduling, cost budgeting, and grant funding from idea to post-submission.

As a business development consultant with over two decades of experience, Jane equips clients with tried and true strategies to increase their impact, get stakeholders on board, and attract marketplace support. Drawing on the worlds of science, business, and technology, Jane has a well-honed instinct and a proven ability to craft compelling proposals that sell grant-worthy ideas and projects.

Gilles Paquette – Franchise Partner 

Gilles sits at the Summit Club to represent The Entrepreneur Nation’s Franchise Partner Network which is expanding rapidly. Gilles is our Franchise Partner in Milton ON. Gilles is a former College Professor who now owns a corporation that helps business owners to grow their businesses using Digital Marketing strategies.

 

Cmongo Creative & Associates Ltd of which he is the founder and principal director is a one-stop shop for businesses. Gilles handles the consultancy, strategy and program management side of the business.

 

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Donovan H. Francis –  Immigration Lawyer

A Canadian immigration lawyer who helps businesses + families with their immigration needs without all the legal hassle.

Founder and Managing Lawyer at GOOSELAW™ Immigration where they help businesses, families & international students become Canadian permanent residents.

Before founding GOOSELAW™ Immigration, Donovan was an attorney at the Toronto office of global immigration law firm, Fragomen. While there, he helped hundreds of foreign nationals with their Canadian immigration matters.

 

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Kerry Rizzo

Senior Investment Advisor, Associate Portfolio Manager

Harbourfront Wealth Management

Kerry Rizzo is a Chartered Investment Manager® and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professional as accredited by FP Canada. Kerry has adopted an innovative investment philosophy during her 22 years as an Investment Advisor. She believes in “disinheriting the CRA” for tax minimization strategies, using de-accumulation plans for retirement cash flow and wealth accumulation plans so you can work because you want to and not because you have to.

Kerry has continually upgraded her education, earning her CFP® designation and then her CIM® designation to become a Portfolio Manager. Additionally, she holds a licence for Life, Health and Accident and Sickness Insurance. She is also a Member of the London Estate Planner’s Council and a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute

Kerry firmly believes that her clients’ interests are best served by continuously educating them on new strategies and products, including alternative investments. A financial planner at heart, Kerry loves to rework numbers and find the best plan tailored specifically to each client.

 

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Jeffrey van Geel

Professor of Leadership at Fanshawe College

Experienced Strategic Sourcing Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the consumer goods industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Strategic Sourcing, Management, Continuous Improvement, and Purchasing. Strong purchasing professional with a Master of Science (MSc) focused in Information Technology from University of Liverpool. SAP experience and now teaching.

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Peter Inch – President & General Manager

 

Peter Inch & Associates Heating + Air Conditioning Inc.

I have worked in the Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (HVAC) industry since 1977, winning many awards for exceptional customer service during that time. I sit on the Board of Curling Canada, and was honored to be its Chair during 2016 – 2017. I am very involved in the curling community, running the Scott Tournament of Hearts, Tim Hortons Brier in London, and acting as Vice President of the St. Thomas Curling Club.

I look forward to providing you with that award-winning old fashion service that you have come to expect from me over the years.

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Peter Whatmore SIOR

Vice President, and Chairman of CBRE Southwestern Ontario

Peter has extensive commercial real estate background and has specialized in major investment, retail development, industrial and institutional transactions across SWO throughout his career.

Peter directs the efforts of CBRE Special Properties Group (SPG) throughout North America. Special Properties Group is a niche-marketing group that specializes in the disposition of major industrial facilities in ex-urban markets, throughout Canada and the USA.
Peter obtained his SIOR designation (Society of Industrial and Office Realtors) in 1994. Peter is a past Director of the SIOR and currently serves as Director of the SIOR Foundation.

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Vicknesh Ramachandran

CEO and Co-Founder at Labourly™

 

knew that developing IT that makes a difference starts with listening to people – to fully understand what is wanted and what is needed. As the technical architect of Labourly™, I listened to the needs of business and their workforce. Then, I conducted a scan of the technology landscape. After recognizing a gap in available support for these HR challenges, my team and I spent two years developing a solution.

 

Patricia Berendsen 

Registered Psychotherapist

Founder of Patricia Berendsen and Associates Trauma Healing Centre of London: Trusted Psychotherapist, and Counselling Services for Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, and Addiction in St. Thomas, Strathroy-Caradoc, Woodstock, and London, Ontario.

Patricia joins us at a time when the World needs healing after the devastating effect of the pandemic and the lockdowns. Mental health issues have skyrocketed and there is a great focus on that. Patricia will be of great contribution.

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Dan Martens  – President Western IT Group

Dan is the President of Western IT Group, a very well-known IT company in London ON.

Western I.T. Group started in the London community as a one-stop shop for personalized, courteous, and professionally managed I.T. solutions and cloud services. Western I.T. began creating lasting connections with customers by tailoring I.T. solutions to meet their business needs.
For over 15 years, they have provided I.T. services and solutions across Southwestern Ontario for businesses of all sizes. Their state-of-the-art fibre-optic facility and team of knowledgeable experts are always ready to help.

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Andrea Davies – Broker/Owner

Homeology Real Estate Group

Starting with Fusion Homes in Komoka and soon after getting licensed as a Realtor. It’s been over 14 years and she feels very fortunate to have the opportunity to do what she loves to do every day alongside her husband, father to her two wonderful children and business partner, Nick Davies.

Andrea is a true professional who always has her client’s best interest at the forefront. Not only will her enthusiasm for helping clients be evident the moment you meet her but so will her award-winning level of experience in the industry.

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Janice DeThomasis 

Chief Operating Officer at Cohen Highley LLP

 

 

Janice represents Iain Sneddon at the CEOs Club. Janice has great Private and public sector experience. She is responsible for Financial Reporting & Accounting. Treasury. Banking. Risk Management. Internal Controls. Human Resources. Treasurer & Corporate Secretary on Board of Directors. Strategic Planning and Continuous process improvement.

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Greg Baxter -Mortgage Agent

Dominion Lending Centres

As an experienced residential mortgage agent, servicing all of Canada, I am in a position to offer my clients some of the most innovative and competitive mortgage products available today. I will match financing solutions to your individual requirements and current needs. The right choice might be a Home Equity Line of Credit or other special mortgage products. I can help you choose the mortgage option that best suits your lifestyle and long-term financing goals.

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Steve Roman CPA, CA

Principal (Independent Business Group) at Grant Thornton LLP

Steve takes a comprehensive approach in advising independent business owners to help them meet both their business and personal financial goals. Steve gets to know and understand clients to help them through the opportunities and challenges presented during the life cycle of their business. Steve’s expertise includes business strategy, tax planning and compliance, budgeting, cash flow forecasting, purchase and sale transactions, succession planning, financing needs and financial reporting.

Steve attributes much of his success to the people around him and devotes a significant amount of his efforts to moving the careers of his team forward.

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Hasan Savehilaghi

President and CEO at Yellow London Taxi Inc. (YLT)

Hasan was born and raised in Iran berore Immigrating to Cadana in 1991.
 
Hasan worked at the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General and major Interpretation/Translation agencies such as Across Languages in London Ontario and Able Translation in Toronto as a Freelance Court Interpreter.
 
Hasan founded the London Taxi Association in 2001 — an organization he’s proud to say is still strong to this day. The association provides a forum for London’s cab drivers to share their concerns and express their views with city hall, London police and taxi companies.
 
Hasan started Yellow London Taxi with the interests of the public, drivers and owners in mind. Even the structure of the company is different. London Yellow Taxi has 50 shareholders who are also drivers and cab owners with the company. Each year they elect a chair to their board of directors who influences the direction of the company.

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Judith Hull

Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Counsel at MD Lawyers

For over 25 years, Judith’s practise has focused on advocating for people who have suffered life-altering injuries, including catastrophic spinal cord and brain injuries, birth trauma and wrongful death.  The three principles of her practice are Service, Integrity, Results™

Experienced Senior Litigator with a demonstrated history of working in plaintiffs’ personal injury law practice. Skilled in Trials, Appeals, Insurance Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Accidents of all types and Medical Malpractice. Strong entrepreneurship professional with a Masters of Law (LL.M.) focused in International Human Rights Law from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

 

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Vacant Seat – Personal Injury Lawyer

 

 

 

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