Numerous organizations continue to host webinars and virtual events, while also starting to bring back in-person events, to provide learning and networking opportunities and facilitate discussions on a variety of topics. Here are some of the upcoming events you can attend.

Small Business BC Live Education

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

Click the links above or visit the SBBC website to register and to view additional upcoming webinars.

For information on how to access these and future education webinars, along with additional SBBC resources, free of charge, visit Destination BC’s website.

How to Thrive With the Tiger of 2022!

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce is hosting its next Business Smarts Webinar on Tuesday, February 8, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. PST. Presenter, Sam Plovie, founder of QiPro Sam, will talk about how to make the most of your business plan and strategic decisions in 2022. The event is free for members to attend; the cost for non-members is $20. Registration can be completed online.

Capital Fundraising 101

Entrepreneurs looking for a high-level overview of raising capital can join Accelerate Okanagan's (AO) webinar on Wednesday, February 9, from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. PST. The event will be hosted by the founders of First Row Partners, a women-led investment firm. The session is free for AO members; community members can register for $112.46 (incl. fees and tax). Learn more and register here

Fireside Chat - TIAC and Destination Canada

Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) members are invited to join the organization's President and CEO, Beth Potter, on Thursday, February 10, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. PST, as she welcomes Destination Canada President and CEO, Marsha Walden, for a fireside chat about DC's plans for re-engaging international visitors. Registration for this free, online session can be completed on the TIAC website

What's Working in Digital Marketing

Join eLearningU on Thursday, February 10, at 11 a.m. PST for a 1-hour webinar about digital marketing hosted by CEO of RightMetric, Charlie Grinnell, "one of the world's leading digital marketing researchers."  

Sign up for the session with the free BCRTS subscription plan—create your own account to register and to gain access to the free Tourism Digital Marketing Certification Program.

Funding and Support

KPMG will lead this free online session, hosted by Accelerate Okanagan, to provide entrepreneurs and startups with "tactics and tips for navigating various funding programs as well as relevant tax credits at your disposal." The webinar will take place on Thursday, February 10, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. PST. Registration can be completed through Eventbrite.

2022 Workforce Summit: The Power of People

This two-day virtual conference, taking place on February 9 and 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PST, includes keynote speakers, education sessions, and panel discussions focused on the current workforce issues facing businesses throughout BC. The event is hosted by the Chilliwack Economic Resource Network (CERN) but is open to business owners and employers from anywhere in BC. The cost for individual registrants is $49 + GST; office registration, for up to 8 attendees, is $99 + GST. Find out more and register on the BC Economic Development Association website.

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