The Duncan Chamber is holding their 3rd Annual Business Showcase on Friday, October 23 with a Mini Business Walk.
The business walk is from 11-11:45 a.m. and elected representatives, media and senior government staff have been invited to participate.
Businesses are asked questions during the walk and the Chamber will collect the surveys and compile it into a report. The report will be forwarded to government representatives, members, major influencers. It will also be publically available.
The Business Showcase features 30 plus businesses participating as well as a market analysis for small business, maximizing digital presence with Yellow Pages and a luncheon from the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada and ending with an after party celebrating 30 years with Community Futures Cowichan.
Elizabeth Croft, membership and event manager for the Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce, says more businesses are attending the Business Showcase.
“Around two-thirds of the exhibitors are coming back so we’re getting a really good response from our members.”
She says businesses are finding it productive for networking and creating synergy partnerships with other businesses.
“Not only is it a way to connect with clients, but they connect with other businesses as well.”
Croft says the luncheon is often sold out, as “it’s our best attended luncheon.”
The luncheon features Jay Teichroeb, vice-president of Aserospace Industries Association of Canada Pacific(AIAC), which works to promote and develop BC’s aerospace sector.
“Because of BC’s proximity to Boeing (in Washington), a lot of aerospace and aviation stuff started to sprout up here,” says Croft. “So we’re looking forward to that.”
She says several of the chamber members serve the aerospace sector, which is one of the fastest growing sectors on Vancouver Island. The speech by Teichroeb will share how its success affects the region and the economy.