FREE Series Helping Small Businesses Survive The Covid-19 Crisis


There’s a lot of dire, soul-sucking Covid-19 news overwhelming our TV’s, social media, and Email inboxes.

Too much. 

There’s also a lot of good, positive things happening. Stories about how businesses are stepping up to help the cause, pivoting to stay in business and reaching out to their Customers and fellow small businesses to think outside of the box and help one another. 

Kris Hughston is one of Barrie’s true “mover and shaker” and has her thumb on the pulse of a lot of good that’s happening. 

This webinar is about sharing those stories of how small businesses are stepping up to meet the challenges we’re all facing and get through this crisis with heart. 

Meet Your Presenters

Kris Hughston

Owner - Hughston Insurance

Kris Hughston is the independent licensed owner/broker of Hughston Insurance Solutions since 2008. She educates on the importance of life, critical illness, disability and travel insurances, group benefits and estate planning and investment advising. Kris is a Certified Executor Advisor and holds her Elder Planning Counsellor designation to work with and support seniors.

Kris is a founding partner of Project Lifesaver Simcoe, tracking devices the police use to find vulnerable citizens that are prone to wandering and going missing. Kris has done extensive fundraising for the Barrie Food Bank with 12 Ladies in a Tent, Tampon Tuesday’s and The Mac & Cheese Luncheon which have raised almost $750,000. As the current Past President of the Board of Directors for the Barrie Chamber of Commerce, Kris has been a member of the Chamber since 2008 and on the board since 2012. She continues to support the business community through the advocacy committee and is always available to lend a hand to help a fellow business owner.

Kris has won the Barrie Chamber of Commerce Presidents Award, The Legends in Legacy Award from Senior Wish and the Heart and Soul Award from the Barrie Examiner Women in Business for her community involvement. She is also a proud Kempenfelt Club Rotarian.

Scott Gingrich

Scott Gingrich

Partner - Piggybank Marketing

Not your typical “web guy”, Scott has flown around North America consulting Fortune 500 companies, sold and implemented 6 figure sales and marketing software projects to mid-size business and today focuses on helping small business owners get leads through online marketing. 

Scott explains it this way: “There’s more of a roll-up your sleeves feel to working with local business and I feel like I can have more of an impact on their operations. Many have come to be called Friend.”

  • Expert in Direct Response Marketing, specializing in online lead generation.
  • Pioneer of behaviour-based email marketing automation.
  • Certified Master Practitioner of NLP
  • Honours Business Degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.
  • Authored 2 books: CRM Survival Guide & Piggybank Websites.
  • Invests 30 hours/month studying marketing.
  • Active volunteer with Scouts Canada
  • “Slept in Snow, Walked on Fire!”

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