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A Day of Free Education and Networking

April 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Exciting news for Okanagan small businesses! Join SBBC and our partners at BCAA Small Business Insurance on April 17th, at the Kelowna Museum’s Laurel Packinghouse for a day of free education, networking, and growth.

Connect with fellow business owners, enhance your skills, and thrive in a changing economy with expert speakers covering small business resiliency and contingency planning, branding and marketing, mental health for entrepreneurs, growing your business through exporting, and more. Live ASL interpretation will be provided by IDHCC.

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Check out their agenda and panelists 

Gain valuable insights from our expert panelists:

  • 9:15 am: Registration and Networking
  • 9:45 am: Opening Remarks
  • 10:00 am: Keeping Your Business Resilient – Shana Johnston, Director of Claims at BCAA
  • 11:00 am: The Power of Personal Branding for Entrepreneurs – Yvonne Bayer-Cheung, Client Services Manager at SBBC
  • 12:00 pm: Panel Discussion “Looking After Your Mental Health as an Entrepreneur”. Moderated by Jessica Samuels, Owner of HUB Inc.
  • 12:45 pm: Lunch Break (off-site)
  • 2:00 pm: How to Gain Exposure for Your Business – Ada Slivinski, Vice President of Talk Shop Media
  • 3:00 pm: Growing Your Market – Presented by Export Navigator

Please Note:

  • High demand is expected, so register early to secure your spot.
  • Lunch will not be provided, but we will break at lunchtime so attendees can explore nearby dining options.
  • There is public, City-controlled parking downtown adjacent to the Laurel Packinghouse and in nearby lots. Parking hours and fees are posted by the City of Kelowna. NO parking is allowed in any of the spaces adjacent to the Rotary Centre for the Arts, at any time.


April 17
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


The Laurel Packinghouse
1304 Ellis Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 1Z8 Canada
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