Numerous organizations continue to host webinars 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.

Business Smarts Webinar: Get More Done With Less

On Tuesday, October 26, from 9-10 a.m. PDT, the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce is hosting its next Business Smarts Webinar focused on "how your business can streamline and automate business processes to drive growth and success." Visit the Chamber website to learn more about the session and to register. The webinar is free for members and $20 for non-members. 

Grow Your Business Beyond BC's Border

The next session in the Tourism Industry Association of BC's (TIABC) Wednesday Webinar Series will provide information on the "services and resources available to BC tourism-based entrepreneurs" to help them grow their business outside of the province. Register now to join the session, which will take place on Wednesday, October 27, at 11 a.m. PDT. 

OYP Coffee Social

The next virtual coffee social—Halloween-themed for October, of course—hosted by Okanagan Young Professionals (OYP) Collective will take place from 8-9 a.m. PDT on Wednesday, October 27. There are prizes for best costume, so come prepared to win! Visit the OYP website for more information and to register. 

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 future education webinars and additional SBBC resources free of charge, visit Destination BC’s website.

Expand Your Talent Pool

The Interior & Northern Work Integrated Learning (INWIL) Initiative, which is a partnership between the University of British Columbia Okanagan, Thompson Rivers University, and the University of Northern BC, is hosting an online session on Thursday, October 28, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. PDT to provide information on the initiative and the resources it provides for small- and medium-sized businesses and organizations. Learn more and register online.

Elements of Truth: Before Reconciliation

The final session in kinSHIFT and Purppl's four-part Elements of Truth series, Water: Shared Responsibilities, takes place on Friday, October 29. The session will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. PDT. Visit the kinSHIFT website for more information and to view future dates/times when the series will be offered.

Kelowna Pride Week

Celebrating its 25-year anniversary, Kelowna Pride is hosting two events that will also be live-streamed as part of its 2021 Pride Week celebrations, which take place October 23-31:

For information about in-person events for Pride Week, visit the Kelowna Pride website

Scaling for Success Workshop Series

The first session in this four-part series, Focused Marketing: Targeted Effort, Tangible Results, takes place on Tuesday, November 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PDT. The interactive session, presented by Women's Enterprise Centre (WEC), is open to everyone and offers pay-what-you-can options. Find out more about the entire series, including future session dates, on the WEC website. 

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.