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Lunch & Learn: Growing local businesses beyond our borders

Two experts are coming to Campbell River to teach local entrepreneurs how to grow their businesses beyond our borders. Brady Calancie oversees Export Navigator on Vancouver Island, on behalf of Export Canada. Julie Sperber is the CEO of the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance. Together they oversee Foreign Trade Zone VI, Vancouver Island.

“That’s a special designation given to Vancouver Island under their umbrella from the federal government. Normally foreign trade zones are created around individual municipalities, but because Vancouver Island is so unique, they basically deemed all of Vancouver Island a foreign trade zone. It may include the Gulf Islands. I can check with Julie on that,  I’m sure it would,” explained Mary Ruth Snyder, Executive Director of the Campbell River & District Chamber of Commerce.

Sperber and Calancie are the guest experts at the Chamber’s ‘Lunch and Learn,’ at 12:00 PM, May 16 in the Anchor Inn, Campbell River. 

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‘Lunch & Learn’ returns to Campbell River with a Legal Q&A

Prior to COVID, the Campbell River business community would regularly get together for ‘Lunch & Learn.’ These were times to meet with people you haven’t seen for a while, and learn about topics of mutual interest. The Campbell River & District Chamber of Commerce is restarting the Lunch & Learn program this Tuesday, April 18, with legal Q&A. 

“The legal landscape for businesses is changing so quickly. If someone has a business, or is a sole proprietor, or anybody out there who has a business question around a legal issue: this is a great way to come and chat with Taylor Stephen from Tease Kittle Spencer, and Elizabeth Hunt from Campbell River Lawyers. This is their area of expertise. Come on out to the Anchor Inn at noon to have lunch and ask your questions,” explained Mary Ruth Snyder, Executive Director of the Campbell River Chamber of Commerce.

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