I have owned and operated a private practice as a
business development consultant since 1985. This was initially done on
a part-time basis during my teaching career, but since retiring from
teaching in 2001 I have devoted full time to the practice which
includes providing business development services specializing in
marketing, public relations, training and staff development.
I served as Trustee for Wards 5 & 6 for the Rainbow District School
Board from 2010 to 2014 and was subsequently elected to the position
of Councillor for Ward 5 in the City of Greater Sudbury for the 2014
to 2018 term.
VALLEY EAST FACEBOOK COMMUNITY
I will continue to facilitate the growth of the Valley East
Facebook Community which stood at over 4100 members on January 16,
2015. On August 16, 2015, just 8 months later, the group had grown in
size to 5940 and will soon be over 6000.
This has become the social media extension of the
Valley East Today
Community Web Site. The
Facebook Community serves as the virtual news publication for the
people living in Valley East. There are several general interest
sub-groups that have been created for members such as the
Valley East Town Hall; the
Baking Exchange; the
East Birds and Gardens; and
Woodworking, Crafts & Projects.
THE VALLEY EAST FACEBOOK SITE has become our "community publication".
It is the new wave media where part of the content is
publisher-produced and the rest consists of member contributions and
engagement. This is a two-way interaction which allows members to read
the news and/or engage with each other on topics of interest. The site
has also been very helpful when anyone requires any information. They
just ask a question and there are plenty of people with the answers.
The Valley East Facebook site is also a way for local goods and
service providers to let their prime market know about what they have
to offer residents. A heavy emphasis will be made in the coming years
on utilizing the Valley East group to promote local businesses.
VALLEY EAST REAL ESTATE GUIDE
have also created a special Facebook group called the
East Real Estate Guide. I will be encouraging all real estate
agents as well as people who are selling their own homes, to post
their listings on this group. This will help people who are interested
in moving to Valley East. They will be able to see the Real Estate
Agents and Brokers who have available listings and will have some
information that will give them an idea of the kinds of homes that are
available in the community.
During 2015 I will also be meeting with Real Estate Brokers and Agents
to get some feedback from them on what the City can do to stimulate
the housing market in the City of Greater Sudbury. This information
will be helpful when we discuss new policies and iniatives that might
help in this area.
In addition, I will be providing visitors to the group with some
information on mortgage trends and helping them understand what is
happening in the housing market across Canada.
For more information on my services, contact me by phone or email:
Robert Kirwan, B.A. (Math), M.A. (Education), OCT
President and Chief Executive Officer
Infocom Canada Business Consultants Inc.
Cell: (705) 562-7793