Stay tuned for our 2019 events!

Squamish Excellence Training

Thanks to a new partnership together with the Squamish Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Squamish, we’re launching a series of workforce training programs that are uniquely designed for Squamish businesses. Expect training programs for all levels of employees in the community, including front-line customer service staff, managers and executives. The program will help enhance employee engagement which has a direct impact on employee retention statistics and productivity.

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Past Events

Ignite Your Hiring

A free event on hiring & retention for Squamish employers

Date: Thursday, November 29

Time: 12:00 to 2:15 p.m.

Location: Quest University (Multipurpose Room)

Space is limited for this free event! Please bring your lunch, or eat at Quest cafeteria before the event. We'll provide hot coffee and tea.

Are you a Squamish business owner in search of staff? Join us on Thursday, November 29 from 12:00 to 2:15 p.m. at Quest University to gain new ideas, and learn about resources to support you in your hiring and retention.

Whether you're operating a retail, trades-based, or a technology company, this event will introduce you to a range of available hiring support programs, and new ideas that can help you meet your staffing goals. 

Event Partners: WorkBC Sea to SkySquamish Chamber of Commerce, Tourism Squamish, Cutting Barriers, our regional Government of Canada Member of ParliamentQuest University CanadaSquamish Youth Resource CentreVancouver Community CollegeBCITEmily Carr University of Art + DesignSimon Fraser UniversityVancouver Coastal Health.

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Exporting Squamish

Date: Wednesday, June 6

Time: 30-Minute Appointments From 12:00 to 4:00p.m.

Location: Squamish Adventure Centre Boardroom

Space is limited for this free event!

Are you looking to grow your business? Did you know that Squamish is a great place to export internationally? Join us to learn about how you can grow your small business through exports, including attending tradeshows abroad, securing international distributors, and more.

At this event, you'll have an opportunity to sign-up for a free 30-minute advising session with an export advisor (and local Squamish resident) from Export Development Canada. Sesssions will be running from 12:00 noon until 4:00p.m. After you register, staff from the Squamish Economic Development team will follow up to schedule you for a specific timeslot with our export advisor. 

Space for appointments is limited; pre-registration is required.

Event Partners: Export Development Canada, and the Squamish Chamber of Commerce.

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Funding Local Business

Date: Thursday, April 12

Time: 1 to 4 p.m.

Location: Squamish Adventure Centre

Space is limited for this free event!

Are you a business owner in need of funding? Join us to learn about new funding programs that can help you start or grow your business in Squamish.

Whether you have a business in need of a loan to purchase equipment, or a tech company looking to scale across North America, this event will cover a range of available funding programs, loans, grants and tax credits that could help your local small business grow and thrive. 

Licensed Squamish businesses can also access a free one-on-one business advising sessions before the event with representatives from Community Futures Howe Sound, Women’s Enterprise Centre and Futurpreneur. Space is limited; pre-registration is required.

Event Partners: Community Futures Howe Sound, Futurpreneur Canada, Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP), BDO Government Incentives, Women's Enterprise Centre, and WorkBC Sea to Sky Employment Services Centre.

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