Local, provincial, and national organizations regularly host in-person and virtual events to provide learning and networking opportunities and facilitate discussions on various topics. Here are some upcoming events you can attend in the weeks ahead.

Small Business BC (SBBC) Live Education

Small Business BC (SBBC) has several upcoming webinars, including:

Click the links above to register or visit the SBBC website for additional upcoming webinars. For information on accessing these and future education webinars, along with other SBBC resources, free of charge, visit Destination BC’s website.

Business Made Social

The Peachland Chamber is hosting Business Made Social on April 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Held at Gasthaus on the Lake, the event will include networking opportunities and a schnitzel burger and beverage. Tickets are $30 for Chamber members and $38 for future members. Visit the Peachland Chamber website for tickets

The Okanagan's Economy: Growing or Slowing

On April 19, the Kelowna Chamber is hosting a free webinar where guest speaker Susan Mowbray MA, Partner, MNP Vancouver, will provide insights on the Okanagan's economy from data collected in 2022 while also speaking to trend lines for 2023. Visit the Kelowna Chamber website to learn more and to register. 

Earth Day WeCafé: Eco-friendly Practices for Small Businesses

This Earth Day, join WeBC to learn about eco-friendly business practices. WeBC will lead the interactive session, which includes panellists: Lisa Hemingway, Co-owner and Director of Creativity & Opportunities, iilo Creative Alliance Inc.; Umeeda Switlo, Co-Founder/CEO, Naledo; Angela Nagy, Founder, GreenStep Solutions. The online event takes place on April 19 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and is free to attend. Register on the WeBC website

Downtown Kelowna 'After 5'

ONE Dental, Cruzwear, Indulge Boutique, Rothwell Notary/McTavish & Co., the Train Station Pub, Tiffin - India's Fresh Kitchen, and Kelowna Brewing Co. are hosting the next Downtown Kelowna 'After 5' on April 19, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event will take place at the Laurel Packinghouse, offering the opportunity to network and socialize with fellow business and community members. Tickets are $15 each and include appetizers and two complimentary drink tickets. Learn more and purchase tickets through Eventbrite

April Business After Hours

Join the Greater Westside Board of Trade (GWBT) at Chamberlain Property Group on April 20 for their April Business After Hours event. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the event offers networking, local food and drink, and some great prizes. Tickets are $10 for members and $20 for future members.

Commerce ConneX

The Kelowna Chamber's next Commerce ConneX event is set to take place on April 26 at Lakehouse Home Store from 5 to 7 p.m. Learn more about this networking opportunity and register in advance through the Chamber website.

Future Industry Events

Have an upcoming event or webinar that would interest those in the tourism industry? Email us so we can include the information in our next roundup.