COMOX VALLEY – October is small business month in British Columbia and the Comox Valley Chamber is celebrating with five events planned to inspire, motivate, facilitate, and grow business in our community.
The first Wednesday of each month The Chamber is hosting a Coffee Talk for Chamber members to learn more about Chamber benefits and how we can help your business thrive. All Chamber members are welcome.
The first in the Chamber’s Speaker series on October 6 –Take the Floor -was a huge success with Eric Termuende speaking about optimizing workplace culture and energizing the audience with inspiring ideas. Eric’s talk shifted perspective for most business owners and had people rethinking how to better engage employees and attract future employees.
More Take the Floor speaker series events are planned for 2017. Each Take the Floor will focus on the Chamber’s Vision which is Community and Business Leadership through Excellence, Innovation and Sustainability by championing best practices in business.
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MP Gord Johns is working with the Chamber hosting a Business Walk in Courtenay and Cumberland on October 13 to hear from local entrepreneurs about the challenges facing local business. The Chamber is thrilled to have members participate in the Business walk and round table discussion.
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The Chamber is hosting a new business night for members and non-members to network with other new business owners for collaboration and information. Thanks to Nicole Cahoon CGA for sponsoring this worthwhile night at Local’s Restaurant on October 20. If you are a new business in the Comox Valley and would like to learn more contact 250.334.3234 or email email@example.com
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To round out Small Business month is the October Member Mixer at Signature Oil & Vinegar at Crown Isle Plaza on October 25. Member mixers are always fun and this mixer will definitely be delicious!
Make Comox Valley Chamber events a priority and expand your network.
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The Chamber wishes to acknowledge our long-term members: West-Haven Homes (24 years), Art Knapp Plantland and St. John Ambulance (23 years), OnDeck Systems (22 years); and White Spot (21 years). Congratulations to these long-standing businesses and organizations in the Comox Valley. #ChamberStrong
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Welcome new members: Pacific Employee Benefits, Hanson Endeavours Inc, Deeton Consulting, Habitat for Humanity North Island and Hothouse Marketing.
Serving over 500 member businesses totalling over 9000 employees; the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce is a fantastic resource for business. Become a Comox Valley Chamber Member today!