Business Matters

Each year the Goodman School of Business presents a panel of industry experts to discuss business topics of interest to the community. Stay tuned for our next event in 2020!

The Business Matters series is supported by the D.G Willmot Lecture Fund

Past events:


A conversation on what it means to take an artisanal approach to business.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 – Goodman Atrium, Brock University.

Thank you to our panelists:

  • Conrad Davies, General Manager at Breakwall Brewing Company
  • Geoff Dillon, President of Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers
  • Tamara Jensen, Brand Strategist for Form & Affect and proprietor of Dispatch restaurant
  • Nadia Senchuk, Co-founder of Leaning Post Wines

Women in Business Matter

A discussion on the importance of women as entrepreneurs and business leaders to building a vibrant economy.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 – ScotiaBank Atrium, Brock University.

Thank you to our panelists:

  • Bonnie Lysyk, Auditor General of Ontario
  • Shawna Chen, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, Goodman School of Business
  • Taylor Book, Co-owner, Beechwood Doughnuts
  • Mishka Balsom, President and CEO, Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce

Making Business Matter

A discussion on social responsibility in the business world.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 – FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre.

Thank you to our panelists:

  • Shannon Passero, Owner, Shannon Passero Design
  • Jim Letwin, CEO Jan Kelley
  • Betty-Lou Souter, CEO, Community Care of St. Catharines and Thorold
  • Dr. Todd Green, Associate Professor of Marketing, Goodman School of Business
Monster Pitch 2016

Innovation Matters

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 – FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

  • Jim Treliving, one of five judges on CBC’s Dragons’ Den and Chairman and Owner of Boston Pizza International Inc.
  • Bruce Croxon, co-host of BNN’s The Disruptors and CEO of Round13
  • Deborah Rosati, corporate director and co-founder of Women Get On Board
  • Jason Sparaga, co-founder and co-CEO of Spark Power Corp. and founder of Spara Capital Partners.
Music Matters 2015

Music Matters

Thursday, March 19, 2015 – Sean O’Sullivan Theatre

  • Alan Cross, host of “The Ongoing History of New Music”
  • Murray Foster,  musician
  • Paul Morris, HTZ FM Music Director
  • Noah Mintz, an audio mastering engineer who has worked with some of Canada’s most successful acts and
  • Eric Alper, director of media relations for eOne Music Canada and well-known music commentator.