Small Business BC Award Nomination Are Open!

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All SMALL BUSINESS BC AWARDS nominees get access to exclusive business tools, education and support. The farther you get in the competition, the more your business benefits.   And if you win, you’ll receive the Premier’s Prize of $1500 cash, an  All Access Pass to Small Business BC education and experts, and ongoing business mentorship. As well as the honour of … Continued

North Cowichan and Sustainability Solutions Group win 2013 Climate & Energy Action Award

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For release: 18th September 2013 Contact: Petronella Tyson, petronella@sustainabilitysolutions.ca The Municipality of North Cowichan was awarded the Community Energy Association’s Community Planning and Development Award at this week’s UBCM conference. Sustainability Solutions Group (SSG) performed North Cowichan’s unique and innovative Climate Action and Energy Plan, launched earlier this year. The plan, with funding support from … Continued

East End Food Co-op Board Recruitment Call-Out

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Hello all, Please take a moment to read about our food co-op’s call-out for the Board of Directors and consider applying or sharing it with your networks. Thank you! In this pivotal moment of the store’s 38-year history, the East End Food Co-operative (EEFC) is excited to seek nominations for new board members. About the … Continued

Coast Capital CEO receives double honour

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Tracy Redies tapped for UVic board and named among Top 25 Women of Influence of 2013 SURREY, BC, Sept. 18, 2013 /CNW/ – Coast Capital Savings president and CEO Tracy Redies has been appointed to the board of governors of the University of Victoria effective September 7 and also named one of the Top 25 Women of Influence of 2013. Redies’ appointment to the University … Continued

Realize Opportunity – Building BC’s Social Economy: A Better Future Together

Realize Opportunity Building BC’s Social Economy: A Better Future Together  Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue October 7-8, 2013   Realize Opportunity will explore the role of BC’s social economy sector as a contributor to jobs and economic development, and will also explore opportunities for partnerships with the Province and the private sector. Bringing together … Continued

Does local ownership matter? A presentation by Michael Shuman

Michael H. Shuman is an economist, attorney, author, and entrepreneur, and a Fellow at the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), Cutting Edge Capital, and Post-Carbon Institute. He is one of the world’s leading experts on community economics.  He makes a compelling case for focussing limited economic development resources on building local living economies.  … Continued

BC Food Systems Network Gathering

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The Gathering Committee of the BC Food Systems Network has started preparing for another Gathering. We are thrilled to announce that Diane Elliott-Buckley will be back this year as coordinator of the Gathering. Welcome back, Diane! Please make a note of the dates of the Gathering: July 5-7, 2013. The Gathering will happen at Camp … Continued