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:
- May 15
- Key Considerations of Starting a Business | 2 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
- May 12
- Understanding BC's Human Rights Code as a Small Business Owner | 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- May 24
- How to Bring Clarity and Coherence to Your Team | 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- May 25
- Get Funded: How to Get Your Business Investor Ready | 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
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.
2023 Regional Roadshow
The BC Chamber of Commerce (BCCC) will present results from its Collective Perspective Survey, B.C.’s most comprehensive economic snapshot, in a series of virtual sessions across the Province. The Thompson/Okanagan session will be held on Tuesday, May 16, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Learn more and register through Eventbrite.
Business Made Social
The Peachland Chamber of Commerce invites community members to the Peachland Art Gallery for its networking event, Business Made Social. The in-person event will take place Tuesday, May 16, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for members and $20 for future members. Visit the Peachland Chamber website for more details.
Board Boot Camp 201: Executive Committee
Learn more about Boards and the Executive Committee in the second part of KCR Community Resources' virtual event series, Board Boot Camp, taking place on Wednesday, May 17, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $25. More information about the session and a registration link can be found on the KCR website.
Business After Hours
Join the Greater Westside Board of Trade (GWBT) at the West Kelowna Yacht Club on Thursday, May 18, for their May 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.
Cohere - Gather, Imagine, and Collaborate
Join Okanagan coLab on Tuesday, May 23, for Cohere, an in-person event focused on four key areas: building a vibrant network, sharing wisdom, getting and giving support, and amplifying ideations. The sessions take place every Tuesday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Okanagan coLab. Learn more and register through Eventbrite.
WeBC Business Loan Info Session
Learn more about the loan options available for women and non-binary entrepreneurs at this free info session hosted by WeBC. The phone-in sessions are held every second Tuesday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Register for the next session, taking place on May 23, or for future sessions through the WeBC website.
Manageable Growth: Turn Growing Pains into Business Gains
WeBC is bringing together a panel of women entrepreneurs to discuss how to grow a business and provide inspiration for those going through the growth stage. The virtual session will occur on Wednesday, May 24, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Visit the WeBC website to register.
SEO to Increase Revenue
Join Accelerate Okanagan and guest speaker, Jelly Academy's Chris Penner, to learn more about search engine optimization (SEO) and what your business should be doing to be competitive in search engine rankings. The free session occurs virtually on Wednesday, May 24, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Registration can be completed through Eventbrite.
Future Industry Events
- BC Hospitality Foundation 2nd Annual Okanagan Golf Tournament | Harvest Golf Club, Kelowna, BC | May 18, 2023
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.