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Networking opportunities in Victoria and Vancouver

Friday, March 9th, 2007

I’ve been having a lot of fun over the past few weeks engaging with the business community at networking events and presentations.  Here’s some of the recurring events that I’ve attended or been brought to my attention on Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland.

Selected Networking Events

Check the website or contact for more information on membership requirements, cost, dates, and locations. 

Event/ Organization

Frequency Location Contact Focus/Comments
BC Human Resources Management Asn (BCHRMA) Monthly Victoria www.bchrma.org Human Resources.
BCAMA (American Marketing Association, BC Chapter) Several per month Vancouver http://www.bcama.com/ Sales & Marketing.  May have activities in Victoria as well.
BC Technology Industry Association (BC-TIA) Frequent Vancouver http://www.bctia.org/ Business/technology.
Business Network International Weekly Victoria http://www.bni.com/
Business. Many chapters in Victoria, required attendance and other criteria.
Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce Frequent Victoria http://www.victoriachamber.ca/ Business.
Green Drinks Twice monthly Victoria http://www.greendrinks.org/ Environmental.                      
IEEE Joint Communications Chapter Monthly Vancouver http://www.comsoc.org/vancouver/ Technology.
Mid-Island Science Technology and Innovation Council Irregular Nanaimo http://www.mistic.bc.ca/ Business/technology.
OD Café Every two months Victoria Bert.Elliott@gov.bc.ca for info, and to confirm attendance in advance Organizational Development.
Sales & Marketing Executives Victoria Monthly Victoria http://www.smevictoria.com/ Sales & Marketing.
Sidney Breakfast Club Monthly Sidney Contact Bill Cooke for details and to confirm attendance in advance: cooke@ieee.org Business/Technology.
University of Victoria Events Regular Victoria http://events.uvic.ca/calendar.php  Use filter to narrow down types of events of interest Various.
Values-Based Business Network Regularly Victoria http://www.vbnetwork.ca/ Socially-responsible business.
Vancouver Board of Trade Frequent Vancouver http://www.boardoftrade.com Business.
Vancouver Enterprise Forum Monthly Vancouver http://www.vef.org/ Business/technology.
Vancouver Island Advanced Technology Centre (VIATeC) Monthly Victoria http://www.viatec.ca Business/technology.
  1. Friday, January 4th, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    I wanted to let your readers know about the Vancouver Island Women’s Business Network (WBN) http://www.viwbn.org.

    Since 1989 The Vancouver Island Women’s Business Network (WBN) has supported and encouraged business and professional women by providing networking, mentoring and business opportunities and has raised thousands of dollars for women’s charities.

    Expand your network with Victoria’s most dynamic business women in a high-energy, supportive and success-oriented atmosphere.

    Monthly informal lunches “Let’s Do Lunch” on the 1st Thursday at various restaurants.

    Monthly mixers the 3rd Tuesday, reservations required.

    More information on the website at http://www.viwbn.org

  2. Friday, February 15th, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    Thanks for the contact links, that’s helpful.

  3. paul Dragan
    Thursday, October 30th, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    Are you the Jon Patch i know?

  4. Thursday, October 30th, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    You betcha, Paul. I hope all is going well…

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