Thank you to our 2024 Business Summit Attendees for being part of this amazing day of learning! Info coming soon on a follow up event for 2025!


The Carleton Place Business Summit 2024 is less than two weeks away! This exclusive half-day event dedicated to empowering high-performing business owners and leaders in Lanark County will offer an unparalleled opportunity for learning, networking, and business development for businesses of all sizes. The Summit will take place on May 14, 2024, at the stunning Grand Hotel in Carleton Place (8:30 am – 1:00 pm) and includes a continental breakfast and a full lunch.

The Carleton Place Business Summit offers a dynamic and interactive format designed to ignite innovation and collaboration. We are excited to welcome Cyril Leeder, President and Chief Executive Officer, Senators Sports & Entertainment as our keynote speaker for this event. An influential figure in Ottawa’s sports and business community, Cyril rejoined Senators Sports & Entertainment as President and CEO in September 2023. With an illustrious past as the inaugural CEO of Myers Automotive Group and a key player in the Senators’ administration, Leeder boasts a rich background in operational leadership and strategic planning.

Attendees can expect a dynamic atmosphere filled with engaging speakers, interactive workshops, and opportunities to connect with like-minded individuals. In addition to our keynote, we will tackle a number of key business challenges in breakout room sessions geared to promote collaboration, cooperation and learning.

  • Tina Collins Executive Coaching – Cultivating Psychological Safety for Business Success
  • Arlen Bartsch, Sales Coach – Unlock Your Sales Team’s Full Potential
  • Jeff Lucier, CEO and Founder of Catylyst – From Good to Great:Crafting High-Peformance Teams
  • Erin Patchell, Founder of Positivist Group – Vision to Action: Your Strategic Foundation for Business Growth

Tickets are now available for $99 per person. We encourage you to register at

All Sponsorship opportunities for this event have been Sold. Special thanks to Valley Heartland Community  Development Corporation (CFDC), our presenting sponsor for 2024 in this inaugural year. Thanks to the Canadian Career Academy and McNeely Animal Hospital, our Associate Sponsors for this event.

Thanks also to our Event Supporters including the Small Business Advisory Centre, Lanark and Leeds, Algonquin College, RKP Productions Ltd, PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise, Local Immigration Partnership Lanark and Renfrew, and Carleton Place Terrace.

To order tickets: email with your request and number of tickets needed.

Breakout Session Feature

Jeff Lucier, Founder and CEO at Catylyst

” From Good to Great: Crafting High-Performance Teams” Good teams are common. Great teams are rare. Learn how to build a high-performing team that is faster, more productive and happier by exploring four critical pillars: Trust, Strengths, Clarity and the Secret Sauce. Regardless if your team is new, growing or established, don’t settle for ‘good’. Gain invaluable insights and practical techniques to make your team ‘great’.



8:30 – 9:30 – Check-in and Refreshments

9:30 – Welcome

9:45 – Keynote Speaker

10:30 – Breakout Session 1

11:15 – Break

11:30 – Breakout Session 2

12:30 – Lunch