EVENTS HAPPENING IN VICTORIA

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Every year the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce hosts over 80 events for our members. From business mixers and educational seminars, to luncheons with business leaders and gala dinners, each event offers our members distinct benefits. This guide helps define the various events hosted each year by the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce.

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    Greater Victoria Business Awards

    Held annually in the spring, this award-winning gala event recognizes businesses in the Capital Region that have achieved a standard of excellence in the community through their own abilities, efforts and initiatives. A spectacular night of prestige, entertainment and celebration, the Greater Victoria Business Awards recognizes members in 14 different award categories.

    For more information on the Greater Victoria Business Awards, please click here.

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    Annual Dinner Auction

    Serving as the Chamber's major fundraising event,  all proceeds from the Annual Dinner Auction support our work as the largest and most influential advocate for businesses in the region. This gala event occurs in November, and features both a silent and live auction, with over 200 items up for bid!

    Want to be a part of the fun? Donate an item today using our Donation Form.
     

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    Marketplace Mixers

    Members are invited to mix and mingle at this after-hours tradeshow scheduled twice yearly - spring and fall. Exhibitors showcase their businesses to over 300 people, including Chamber members and the public. Please note exhibitor space is limited, please book early to avoid disappointment.

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    Business Mixers

    Vibrant after-hours business social events that provide an excellent opportunity for members and prospective members to meet face-to-face to establish or renew relationships as well as allow the host business to showcase their place of work. Chamber mixers are held on the third Thursday of every month from 5pm to 7pm, and regularly draw over 100 attendees.

    Chamber mixers are a member benefit. Non-members are welcome to attend one mixer as our guest while you consider joining the Chamber.

    Hosting opportunities are available. Click here for more information.
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    Prodigy Group Mingles

    Mix and mingle with emerging and established members of Greater Victoria's business community. The Prodigy Group is a diverse network of emerging professionals within the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce. Providing members and prospective members the opportunity to foster great business connections, Prodigy Group Mingles offer a fun and laid back social event.

    These events happen on the second Thursday of every month, from 5:00 to 7:00p.m.
    Click here for information on hosting opportunities.

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    Business Leaders Series

    This series features informative breakfast or luncheon presentations by business, government and institutional speakers on various topics. Elected officials, high profile business people, and recognized experts keep chamber members up-to-date on topical events and issues affecting the business community.

    Speaker proposals can be sent directly to our Events Manager. For information on the speaker assessment process, please click here

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    Members Orientation Breakfast

    At a Members Orientation Breakfast you will learn how to get the most from your Chamber membership. Connect with other Chamber members, meet the board and staff,  and learn first hand the Chamber benefits available to you as a member.  New members will be a guest of the Chamber for their first breakfast, a small fee applies for all others. These events typically occur from 7:30am – 9:00am. 

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    CEO Breakfast

    A closed session with the chamber CEO and Chair for CEOs of member businesses employing 100 people or more designed to bring select business leaders and the region's largest employers together to discuss issues of common interest. These events occur twice a year;

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    Prodigy Group Special Events

    The Prodigy Group offers a number of opportunities for emerging professionals to develop leadership skills, connect with peers, and gain community project experience.  For more information about the Prodigy Group and their events please visit their web site at www.prodigygroup.ca.

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    Forums, Roundtables, and Information Sessions

    On an occasional basis the Chamber presents and produces a number of information gathering and disseminating events on topics ranging from government procurement to regional economic development, amalgamation of regional police services to election forums. The format matches the objective of the session but all events invite the participation of members and encourage attendance.

    Click on the Events Calendar to source any current sessions.

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    Annual General Meeting

    This annual luncheon occurs in May and features a keynote speech from the mayor of one of our local municipalities.

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    Provincial and Federal Minister Luncheons

    Join various ministers as they offer insight into new initiatives or their portfolio overall. This is the opportunity to get direct answers from the Minister to your questions.  Of special note, The Chamber typically hosts a luncheon with the Provincial Finance Minister in conjuction with the release of the provincial budget letting you determine first hand it how will impact your business. 
    Click on the Events Calendar for upcoming luncheons.

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    Small Business Week

    Small business makes up over 95% of the Chamber's membership and small business is the backbone of the Greater Victoria business community. Small Business Week celebrates and creates awareness of the significant contribution small businesses make to our economy.  Small Business Week events include a new member breakfast, business seminar, and a Business Mixer.

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    Chair's Holiday Reception

    The annual Holiday Reception recognizes and thanks the work of the Chair and those who have contributed to the success of the Chamber throughout the year.  This reception is paired with the December Business Mixer, and Prodigy Group December Mingle and is held early in December.   

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    Boot Camp for Board Members

    A series of Q&A style seminars are scheduled annually and are the source for comprehensive board training specific to not-for-profit, charity, business associations or community organizations. Get the information and tools you need to best serve your organization and the community. Seminars cover board procedures such as the roles of board and staff, producing effective events, managing and engaging stakeholders, fundraising, media relations, director's liability insurance, conflict resolution, social media, management accounting, and much more! 

    Please note: Boot Camp for Board Members is now conducted by Volunteer Victoria. They can be contacted at (250) 386-2269.

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