Local, provincial, and national organizations regularly host in-person and virtual 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 in the weeks ahead.

Business Smarts: Behind the Scenes at Rustic Reel

On Tuesday, September 13, the Kelowna Chamber is inviting its members to join them at Rustic Reel Brewing Company, where owner, Susi Foerg, will host a behind-the-scenes tour. The event will take place at the brewery, located at 760 Vaughan Avenue, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Advance registration is required for this highly-anticipated event. 

Celebrate Disability Employment Month with go2HR and WorkBC

Join go2HR and WorkBC on Wednesday, September 14, to celebrate Disability Employment Month and to learn more about prioritizing diversity and inclusion in your hiring practices. The free, online session takes place from 10 to 11 a.m. Register through Eventbrite

Reduce Tourism Operating Costs through Carbon Footprint Tracking

The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) and GreenStep are co-hosting this complimentary webinar to provide tourism businesses with information on Eco Base Software and how it can help track their carbon footprint. The session will take place on Wednesday, September 14, at 11 a.m. Register in advance through Zoom.

Commerce ConneX

The Kelowna Chamber's next Commerce ConneX event is set to take place on Wednesday, September 14, at Orthoquest Pedorthics and Rehabilitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Learn more about this networking opportunity and register in advance through the Chamber website

Disability Management and Return to Work

Learn more about how to effectively deal with return to work and disability management in this complimentary session offered by the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC. The webinar will be held on Thursday, September 15, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Learn more about the session and register here

September Business After Hours

Join the Greater Westside Board of Trade for its next Business After Hours event on Thursday, September 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. The networking event, which is open to members and non-members, will take place at Manchester SPG, King Pool & GRM, located at 1718 Byland Road in West Kelowna. Click here to learn more and to register. 

Small Business BC (SBBC) Live Education

SBBC is hosting Accessibility Month this September, in conjunction with Disability Employment Month, providing free access to its business education resources, along with live ASL interpretation and closed captioning for all its webinars, which include the following: 

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

Visit Destination BC’s website for information on how to access future education webinars, along with additional SBBC resources, free of charge.

Managing Your WorkSafe BC Insurance Costs

The Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC is hosting this free webinar on Tuesday, September 20, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. to provide employers with more information about the WorkSafe BC insurance program and how improving workplace health and safety can help reduce program costs. Click here to register

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