• Small Business. BIG DAY. | Presented by Scotiabank

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    Name: Small Business. BIG DAY. | Presented by Scotiabank
    Date: October 30, 2018
    Time: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM PDT
    Registration: Register Now
    Event Description:


    Scotiabank, in partnership with the Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to present Small Business. BIG DAY.  This one-day symposium, in honour of Small Business Month, will be held at the newly renovated Best Western Cowichan Valley Inn.  There will be a stellar line-up of speakers, professional development sessions and networking events on offer; you can register for select sessions or purchase a Full Day Pass.


    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    SMALL BUSINESS BC POP-UP ADVISORY
    Meet with a Small Business BC Advisor for a free, 20 minute, private consultation.  Learn the key steps of a business startup and growth process and find out about the support services available through Small Business BC.  These sessions support an open flow of questions and a safe environment to learn the foundations of starting a business.

    Pop-Up Advisory sessions will be running concurrently with the symposium and are best suited for businesses and entrepreneurs in the early stages of business start-up.  Registrations, once open, will be coordinated by Small Business BC.  There are limited sessions available and symposium registrants will have priority based on the order in which bookings are recieved.   


    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    GEORGE HANSON, VIEA | SPEAKER SERIES LUNCHEON

    Right on the heels of the 12th Annual 'State of the Island' Economic Summit, George Hanson, President of the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance, will present key insights from some of the Summit sessions and the 4th Annual 'State of the Island' Economic Report. He will also speak to the initial success and next steps of VIEA's "Island Good" campaign. This session includes a hot buffet lunch catered by the CVI Restaurant & Lounge.

    Prior to the Luncheon, there will be a Symposium Welcome beginning at 11:30 am.  Special invitations will be sent to the newly elected officials from the Cowichan Valley Regional District, the Municipality of North Cowichan and the City of Duncan to join us in welcoming symposium attendees and presenters.  Coffee and tea will be provided.


    1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
    PEOPLE POWER: EMPLOYEE RECRUITMENT & RETENTION | MNP HOSTED PRESENTATION & PANEL

    In our competitive employment market, many small and mid-sized businesses struggle with HR as their number one challenge.  Led by Daniel Kasun, Senior Consultant with MNP's Human Resources Consulting Team, this session will help you identify practical ways to improve your HR management practices an make your business more attractive to existing and potential employees.


    2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
    AFTERNOON BREAKOUT & NETWORKING

    Symposium attendees and presenters will have an opportunity to network between the afternoon sessions.  Refreshments and a selection of desserts will be provided.


    3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
    BRAND FROM THE INSIDE OUT | LEAPZONE STRATEGIES

    TEDx Talk sensation and no-nonsense business catalyst and branding specialist, Isabelle Mercier-Turcotte, will lead a workshop on translating your "living" brand into a winning culture that will foster success with clients, prospects and your team.  All registrants of the LeapZone Strategies Workshop will be entered to win Isabelle's Build to Rock online coaching and branding program valued at $2,497!


    5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    SMALL BUSINESS. BIG MIXER. | HOSTED BY THE DDBIA

    The Downtown Duncan Business Improvement Area hosts the end-of-day networking social at the CVI Restaurant & Lounge.  They'll be formally introducing their new Executive Director, Ian Locke, and chatting briefly about their focus for the upcoming year.  There will be draw prizes and a selection of appetizers will be provided.  Guests are responsible for their own beverage orders.


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    Location:

    Best Western CVI
    6457 Norcross Road
    Duncan, V9L 6C6
     
    Date/Time Information:

    Tuesday, October 30th
    9:00 AM to 6:30 PM
    Contact Information:
    Alec Wheeler Events & Membership Manager Phone: (250) 748-1111
    Fees/Admission:

    FULL DAY PASS:
    $ 85.00 + GST | Chamber & DDBIA Members
    $117.00 + GST | Non-Members


    To purchase your Full Day Pass contact us at chamber@duncancc.bc.ca or (250) 748-1111.

    INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS:
    Can't attend the full day?  You can register online for select sessions as follows:

    SBBC ADVISORY SESSIONS
    Free | Members & Non-Members

    SPEAKER SERIES LUNCHEON
    $29.00 + GST | Chamber & DDBIA Members
    $39.00 + GST | Non-Members

    MNP HOSTED PRESENTATION & PANEL
    $39.00 + GST | Members and Non-Members

    LEAPZONE STRATEGIES WORKSHOP
    $39.00 + GST | Members and Non-Members

    DDBI MIXER
    Free | Chamber & DDBIA Members