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Posted: November 7, 2014

Kimberley Business Expo Nov. 13

Where is your business going? We know the experts to help you get there!

From 4-8 p.m. on November 13 at the Kimberley Conference Centre, 15 of the region’s business experts will present on how they can help your business succeed during the Kimberley Business Expo.

Finance ninjas, export development enthusiasts, investment attraction connectors, business coaches, mentors – all will be present – and attendance is free!

Kevin Wilson, Kimberley Economic Development Officer
Kevin Wilson, Kimberley Economic Development Officer

The event is being organized Kimberley Chamber of Commerce and the City of Kimberley, along with the City of Cranbrook and Cranbrook and District Chamber of Commerce to provide entrepreneurs in the region access to the resources they need to buy, sell, grow, and compete.

Pop in for a quick visit or stay for the whole event. Business experts from regional agencies, advocates, and lenders will be pitching their services to you. Some are free to access, others are affordable, all provide great value. Participating vendors include:

– BC Venture Acceleration Program

– Invest Kootenay

– Community Futures East Kootenay

– Business Basin Advisor

– Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust

– Business Development Bank of Canada

– Kootenay Aboriginal Business Development Agency

– East Kootenay employment

According Kevin Wilson, Kimberley Economic Development Officer, “the inaugural Kimberley Business Expo was conceived as a way to address concerns identified in the 2013-14 Kimberley Survey of Businesses.”

“From August 2013 to July 2014 we interviewed 50 Kimberley businesses to see how things were going,” says Mike Guarnery, Manager of the Kimberley Chamber. “By and large the results were positive. But when we looked closer at what were identified as constraints to business we realized that busy entrepreneurs might not be aware of who was out there to help.”

You can see the full report at: www.investkimberley.com\business-environment.

Confirmation of attendance is at the Business Expo is appreciated to ensure sufficient food. Shoot us a note to confirm your interest at: [email protected]

For more information checkout www.investkimberley.com or www.kimberleychamber.com


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