We are consulting firms and partners, expert in developing and marketing trade
related conferences, seminars, workshops, trade missions, and trade shows.
Micheline graduated with her teaching diploma from Ottawa University in 1991 and established Osprey Associates in 1995 to focus on event management for the Association market in Ottawa. Micheline is fluently bilingual (English and French).
Micheline has developed niche expertise in event and project management in addition to database management.
Micheline has also delivered training to International Associations relating to her area of expertise. Included are ‘Event and Trade Show Management’ delivered to the Bangladesh Computer Samity (BCS) and the Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) on behalf of the Private Sector Regulations Implementation and Support Program (PRISM), a CIDA-funded program. Micheline assisted in organizing and participated at the Canadian Business Womens’ Team Canada Trade Mission to Washington in 1997 and since then has worked in partnership with other small firms to secure larger contracts and be able to deliver a broad range of services.
Micheline is an outdoors enthusiast who loves cross-country skiing, gardening, swimming, tennis, hiking and reading.
Alissa Assu graduated with a arts and science diploma from Langara College, graduated in arts and social sciences with a double minor in Criminology and First Nations studies from Simon Fraser University and most recently graduated with an Aboriginal Health and Community Administration Certificate from the University of British Columbia. Alissa is Vietnamese on her father’s side and Indigenous on her mother’s side; she belongs to the Laksamshu (Fireweed) clan, which works together with the Tsyau (Beaver Clan), and we belong to the Wet’suwet’en Nation located in Moircetown, British Columbia.
Alissa aims to build relationships among Indigenous communities, with a greater purpose of enhancing their health, wellness education and cultural goals. Her experience includes assisting with the delivery of project and event coordinating, on-site support for conferences, administration support, report writing, and communication plans for social media platforms.
Alissa is sports enthusiast who enjoys badminton, softball, cycling, hiking, beach volleyball, and the occasional commercial fishing trip with her husband on the Haida Girl. She also enjoys volunteering her time with The Kidney Foundation of Canada.
Elyse is a small business consultant and facilitates workshops that concentrate on keeping an organization young and in touch with its people. This includes topics on optimizing business processes using technology, aligning current candidate employment and company recruitment strategies, promoting Aboriginal Inclusion, optimizing employee wellness, and on honouring the human elements of business for success.
She is Algonquin, holds an MBA from the University of Saskatchewan, and acts as part of our on-site events support to ensure a smooth vendor set-up, client support, event program delivery, and event
When not assigned to an event, she spends her time challenging escape rooms, teaching yoga, hiking, kayaking, and finding new ways to explore the wilds of her home on Vancouver Island with her husband, son, and two dogs.
Rhonda is a Certified Special Events Coordinator with a Certificate in Marketing Management and offers more than 20 years of experience in event planning. Successfully developing and executing conferences and trade shows with 1400+ attendees, seminars, information sessions, workshops, Stampede events, customer appreciation receptions, golf tournaments, and symposia across Canada are included in Rhonda’s portfolio.
Rhonda has created and executed events for not-for-profit member focused organizations within the
Real Estate and Energy sectors, as well as Indigenous communities. She has been instrumental in designing on-line registration systems, creating trade show floor plans, writing website content, and developing volunteer policies. Her computer experience includes proficient skills in Microsoft Office Suite and WordPerfect, intermediate skills in Access, Publisher, etouches, and ACT V16/V17 Database. Rhonda excels at learning the functionalities of different databases and streamlining processes to be more efficient.
Rhonda is dedicated to satisfying clients with the highest levels of service and enjoys working collaboratively with committee members and staff.
In her spare time Rhonda enjoys playing co-ed floor hockey, golfing, biking or hiking around Alberta’s Provincial Parks.
SPIN Visual Communications
Miae Webber is a graduate of the 3 year Graphic Design Program at Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology in Ottawa and worked as a designer at The Gordon Creative Group and then at the Stentor Alliance, a formal alliance of Canada’s major telecommunications companies.
Miae subsequently established SPIN Visual Communications and has worked with advertising agencies, magazine publishers, corporate, government and Not-for-Profit organizations across Canada, the United States and Abroad. She has produced artwork for advertising campaigns displayed on transit, billboard, television, magazines and websites and has designed annual reports, brochures, branding, packaging, exhibits and websites.
Miae is highly creative, responsive to client needs, consistently recognized for high quality work and excellent interpersonal relationships with peers and clients. She is highly skilled in numerous MacIntosh graphics applications such as Macintosh based Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat.
In her spare time Miae enjoys trail running and cycling on the Trans Canada Trail and the Greenbelt
The Chelsea Group
George is a Business Administration graduate (BBA) from Bishops’ University, Lennoxville, Québec. George held the position of Territory Manager with American Hospital Supply from 1974 to 1987.
He founded The Chelsea Group and has focused on managing events related to the Indigenous Association marketplace. As well he has worked closely with the key players in the Canadian exporting community in government and the private sector, more specifically national Associations based in Ottawa.
George’s focus has been primarily in developing, marketing and delivering events across Canada and internationally, including trade shows, conferences and seminars.
George has also delivered international business training to the Bangladesh Computer Samity (BCS) and the Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) on behalf of the Private Sector Regulations Implementation and Support Program (PRISM), a CIDA-funded program.
Other International work has included organizing the Canadian Pavilion at the annual ‘Oil & Gas Trade Show’ in Boston as well as Trade Missions to South Africa, Panama, Malaysia and the
George is fluently bilingual (English and French).
Interests include mountain biking, cross country skiing and hiking.