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Company & Position: OceanWorks International – Marketing Coordinator
Fave Networking Events: Events where you can be yourself and where motivational stories are told. For me these include marketing meet-ups, BCAMA events, fundraisers and running clubs.
Vices: Running, yoga, jazzercise, hysterical laughter with a good friend, and anything that brings me to the water (beach combing, surfing and swimming).
Company & Position: Assistant to the Director of Communications at BC Hydro
Vices: graphic design, skiing, travelling and meeting amazing new people. And five-cent candy.
Fave networking events: Events where stories and ideas are shared between people from all different walks of life. In particular events geared towards woman, small business owners, and entreprenuers.
Vices: Whole Foods Desserts, Barre Fitness, Fashion magazines, hammocks, lazy summer days
Company & Position: ImageX Media, HR Coordinator
Fave Networking Events: Learning events! I like to go to events where there’s facilitation of ideas, group discussions, and knowledge sharing. I also love charitable events – what’s better than a room full of people all passionate about a cause?
Vices: black licorice, expensive cheese, and musicals.
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Company: Shepa Learning Company
Position: Networking experts, authors, speakers
Fave networking events: Elevators, airplanes and of course Vancouver Board of Trade events
Company & Position: Independent Business Consultant / PR Consultant
Previous : Global Store Director Louis Vuitton
Fave Networking Events: Fashion and Arts / Love Umbrella Project
Vices: Designer Shoes / Guiness / Nespresso / Pride and Prejudice / Dark Chocolate / Kim Chi / elBulli
Company & Position: lululemon athletica, leadership and development coordinator
Fave networking: events that rally people around their passion – from run groups to BCHRMA member events to round table discussions and knitting groups, getting in touch with people living their passion creates enduring connections.
Vices: yoga, peanut butter, running, granola. ice cream. antiquing, reading, geeking out in chapters. oh… and did i mention peanut butter?
Company & Position: Transformation Catalyst Corp, Co-Founder + Business Differentiation Coach
Fave networking events: FWE, smaller Board of Trade events, fundraisers
Vices: Big meaty books of all sorts, cultural adventures, fireplaces, ABBA & cheese
Company & Position: Senior Promotions Coordinator of CKNW and AM730 Radio Stations
Fave Networking Events: As a newbie to Vancouver, I like events that allow me to meet new people and learn about the city’s professional community. I also like events that share creative and inspiring ideas and give you lessons to take away and having a fundraising element is also a big plus. Of course anything that involves good food and wine is of interest too!
Vices: Needless to say, red wine and good food, plus travel, cheesecake, jazz music, my gorgeous pup and anything French. Actually anything to do with Europe really.