FREE Cultural Diversity Workshop Series

FREE Cultural Diversity Workshop Series for Businesses and Organizations in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and Katzie. Today, success is more and more about understanding and building strong relationships with international and multicultural co-workers, customers and clients. In today's world, managing change, providing effective leadership, and team building depends more and more on cultural awareness and diversity. March 5thCultural...

Shipping Agri Products Into the USA

Hello BC Exporters exporting, or thinking to export to the USA . Do you know your FDA rules? B.C. Government’s Ministry of International Trade in cooperation with Pacific Customs Brokers and PacificOverseas Forwarding (presenters) invites you to attend a complimentary learning session on Shipping Agri Products into the USA, Wednesday, February 12, 2014. This two hour session will be of interest to British...

Inaugural BusinessSTART Seminars

Please join us Thursday, January 30, 2014 for the inaugural BusinessSTART seminars. There will be two one-hour sessions, the first at 10:00 AM and the second at 3:00 PM    About BusinessSTART:  (www.businessSTART.ca) BusinessSTART is an initiative of the North Fraser economic partners. BusinessSTART was developed  to connect new and existing businesses in Maple Ridge, Mission & Pitt Meadows with the resources...

Keeping Your Business & Community Safe Series

In this 7 part series our partners at Ridge Meadows RCMP will share Business Crime Prevention Tips prepared by the British Columbia Crime Prevention Association. PREVENTING THEFT Staff Supervision *Train staff to be vigilant and have regular meetings to reinforce attentiveness *Have a staff member greet customers; shoplifters do not want to be noticed *Assign a staff member to monitor fitting rooms closely *Have staff members staple...

Why is Economic Development Important to a Community?

Economic development can continue in several key ways to the livability of a community, helping to sustain the quality of life we all desire: 1. Economic development activities increase the local tax base, creating new revenues to support municipal services and infrastructure that further enhance local neighbourhoods. 2. Economic development activities create new jobs for residents, contributing to residents' ability to live in the community...

BC Buy Local Week

LOCO is a growing alliance of local companies working to strengthen our communities, grow the local economy and build strong, sustainable businesses. This week, December 2-8, they are celebrating their 2nd Annual BC Buy Local Week. The campaign raises awareness of the benefits of buying local, connect consumers to great local businesses, and increase local business participation in the movement to build a prosperous and sustainable local...

Chamber of Commerce Business Summit & Trade Show

The 3rd Annual Ridge Meadows Chamber of Commerce Business Summit & Tradeshow is this Thursday, November 28th, from 4PM - 8PM. RSVP here. The event is being held at Meadow Gardens Golf Club - 19675 Meadow Gardens Way, PItt Meadows.Support local exhibitors! Incredible learning opportunities from your local businesses on topics such as: succession planning, business taxes, hearing supports, catering, franchising, social media, financing and...

Tree Decorating Contest & A Pitt Meadows Christmas

The City of Pitt Meadows and the Pitt Meadows Community Foundation are hosting A Pitt Meadows Christmas celebration in Pitt Meadows' beautiful Spirit Square (beside City Hall). Please save the date and plan to attend on Friday, December 6, 2013 from 6:00PM - 8:00PM.  This event features free family fun including music, entertainment, crafts, activities and lots of holiday cheer! Pitt Meadows Economic Development invites Pitt...

SMART Biz Tip of the Day – Tip 1

Happy Small Business Month! To celebrate, we're sharing a SMART biz tip of the day! Subscribe to our blog or follow us on Facebook to receive all the tips! And if you have a tip you'd like to share with others, please send your tip our way by email to EDinfo@thinkpittmeadows.ca And if you haven't already, save the morning of Thursday, October 17 and join us for Breakfast with the Mayor at South Bonson Community Centre. More details to...

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