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Published On: Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Not Slowing Down: November on the West Shore

Not Slowing Down: November on the West Shore

- Julie Lawlor is the Executive Director at the WestShore Chamber of Commerce. You can reach her at 250-478-1130 or jlawlor@westshore.bc.ca.

WEST SHORE - Earlier this year we carried out a member survey, seeking feedback from our members on the types of services and events they would like to see offered. One of the things that came through loud and clear is a request for more opportunities to meet, to network and to learn.

This coincided with a number of our members approaching me with ideas for events in November – so what is traditionally a shoulder season is set to be a very busy month this year!

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We kick it off on November 1st with our monthly New Member Information session, which gives our new or prospective members the opportunity to meet one another and learn about how to get the most out of their membership with the Chamber.

Then on November 2nd, Orangetheory Fitness Westshore is hosting a lunchtime mixer for fellow Chamber members at their location within the Westshore Town Centre. While only on the West Shore since December 2015, Orangetheory Fitness is a proud nominee for 2016’s Best of the West Shore Awards in the category “Best Fitness Facility or Group.”

Wednesdays are a theme, as on November 9th, TELUS is partnering with the WestShore Chamber of Commerce to exclusively offer Chamber members a reception and private view of the TELUS Future Home which is described as “a dynamic and interactive travelling smart home demonstrating how friendly the future can be” – to take a closer look you can go to www.telus.com/futurehome

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Another Best of the West Shore nominee, Oak Bay Bicycles Westshore, will be the host for the Chamber’s Annual General Meeting and mixer on November 16th. We look forward to connecting with our members, thanking departing Directors, and electing new Directors to take up office from January 2017. Official business is followed by eating, drinking and making connections in Oak Bay Bicycles’ convivial space.

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Departing from Wednesdays we have a Brain Food Lunch and Learn scheduled for November 17th and a 7:30 am start Coffee Talk on November 22nd. Then on November 24th, we’re offering a “By Members For Members” session on “Empowering Local Businesses with the Latest Technology Trends,” offered by Alec McCauley of itgroove Professional Services.

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We’ll also be selling tickets in November for our popular “Holidays at Hatley” seasonal gathering which this year will take place on December 7th and last year sold out. For further information on this and all our events, please go to www.westshore.bc.ca.