Business & Entrepreneur Networking

The following list is based on, and inspired by the MarketingDarcy & Associates Comox Valley Networking Groups and Clubs page. If your business networking group isn’t mentioned here, please let us know.

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Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce (The Chamber)

Meeting the needs of an organization that is 725+ members strong means that there is always plenty to do! The Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce has an ever-changing calendar of events and activities designed to facilitate member education, community engagement, networking and more.

Where and When: The Chamber has regular monthly business mixers and a monthly luncheon. Go to the website for dates and times.

Website: http://www.comoxvalleychamber.com/news-events

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ComoxValleyChamber

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cxValleyChamber

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Comox Valley Women’s Business Network (CVWBN)

The Comox Valley Women’s Business Network is an energetic group of local business owners and professional women who meet monthly from September to June to network, hear top calibre speakers and market their businesses. The group has a membership of 70+ women who happily share valuable experiences, referrals and expertise with each other.

Where: The lower level of the Blackfin Pub in Comox

When: Every Second Wednesday of the month

Website: http://cvwbn.org

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CVWBN

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Next Wave

Next Wave is similar in structure and appearance to other business networking groups in the Comox Valley, but they’ve really put a lot more emphasis on direct, tangible value to our members. All membership fees are invested back into the group, creating promotional opportunities and benefits for each member.

Where: Whitespot

When: Every Tuesdays @ 7:00am

Contact Darcy to rsvp marketingdarcy@gmail.com

Website: http://www.cvbusiness.ca/

Corporate Connections Comox Valley

Corporate Connections Comox Valley

Corporate Connections is comprised of a group of forward thinking business people in the Comox Valley who are dedicated to building their respective companies through referrals, based on a foundation of proven integrity and value. Members may be associated with a large corporation or self-employed in a home-based enterprise.

The non-registered organization meets over lunch once a month. The purpose of the meetings is to provide members with an opportunity to interact with like-minded business people, share news and updates about their corporate accomplishments, and learn about each other though informal member-to-member presentations.

When: The non-registered organization meets over lunch once a month

Website: http://www.cvcorporateconnections.com/index.html

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Corporate-Connections-Comox-Valley/182552818489714

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Comox Valley Business Network

A dynamic, fun and effective networking group in the Comox Valley. If you are interested in joining:

  1. Check the Member Directory to make sure that there are currently no competing businesses as members.
  2. Get in touch with any CVBN member who can give you more information about meetings – or contact the current president.

Where: White Spot on Cliff Avenue in Courtenay

When: Every Wednesday @ 7:30am – 8:30am

Website: http://cvbn.ca/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CVBNetwork

Comox Valley Small Business Association

Comox Valley Small Business Association

The Comox Valley Small Business Association (SBA) is an organization of energetic, dedicated, and serious business owners who value the opportunity to network, share, and learn with other like-minded business people.

Where: Florence Filberg Centre in the Evergreen Room

When: First and third Thursday of each month from September to June @ 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Website: http://cventrepreneurs.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CVHBSBA/

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Comox Valley Rotary Clubs

The Comox Valley is home to three Rotary Clubs. Each has a weekly meeting as outlined below.

Rotary Club of Comox

Where: D’Esterre House, 1801 Beaufort Ave, Comox

When: Every Thursday @ 6:00pm

Website:http://comoxrotary.ca

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ComoxRotaryClub/timeline

Rotary Club of Courtenay

Where: The Prime Chophouse and Wine Bar, 1089 Braidwood Road, Courtenay

When: Every Tuesday @ 12:00pm

Website: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/671/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CourtenayRotary/?fref=ts

Rotary Club of Strathcona Sunrise

Where: The Westerly Hotel & Convention Centre

When: Every Wednesday @ 7:00am

Website: http://rotarystrathconasunrise.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/strathconasunrise.rotary

Rotary Club of Cumberland Centennial

Where: Cumberland Legion Branch 28

When: Every Tuesday at 7:00 AM

Website: http://www.rotarycc.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RotaryCCC/

Toastmasters International

Toastmasters International

“Toastmasters International is a worldwide organization dedicated to helping people become more effective communicators. Toastmasters helps men and women learn the art of effective speaking and listening, the two most vital skills that promote better self-esteem and enhance leadership potential. “

Website: http://www.toastmasters.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ToastmastersInternationalOfficialFanPage/?fref=ts

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Toastmasters

There are two Toastmasters Clubs in the Comox Valley: one in Courtenay and one in Comox. They each have weekly meetings as follows:

60 Minutes Toastmasters Club

Where: Lewis Centre

When: Every Thursday @ 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Website: http://60minutes.toastmastersclubs.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/60MinutesToastmasters/?fref=ts

Comox Valley Toastmasters

Where: Lewis Centre

When: Every Wednesday @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Website: http://comoxvalley.toastmastersclubs.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CVToastmasters/?fref=ts

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CV_Toastmasters

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Young Professionals Comox Valley (YPCV)

The YPCV aims to promote social interaction and assist in the professional development of the Comox Valley’s future business leaders. The group is open to business professionals, employees and entrepreneurs under the age of 45 who live or work in the Comox Valley. We host fun events, offer valuable professional development opportunities as well as organize and cooperate in charitable events around the Comox Valley.

Where and When: The YPCV has luncheon twice monthly. Go to the website for dates and times.

Website: http://www.ypcomoxvalley.com/category/events/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YPComoxValley

Twitter: https://twitter.com/YPComoxValley

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Comox Valley Business Networking

If you’re interested in growing your business, there’s no better place than through the proven and structured BNI system.

Worldwide, BNI members generated almost 9 Billion dollars of business last year. If you’re looking for a fun, effective, and highly rewarding way to grow your business, we invite you to contact us to learn more. We look forward to learning more about you and your business!

Where: The Kingfisher Resort and Spa

When: Every Wednesday morning from 6:30am to 8:30am

Website: http://www.bnicomoxvalley.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BNIMomentum

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BNI_official_pg

Downtown Courtenay

Downtown Courtenay

The purpose of the DCBIA is to provide leadership in the business community to ensure that the Downtown Courtenay Business Improvement Area continues to be vibrant and responsive, meeting the needs of its members and the public and remaining on the leading edge of change.

Website: http://www.downtowncourtenay.com/events/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DowntownCourtenay

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DTCourtenay

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Comox Business In Action

Comox by the Sea is a trademark of the Comox Business Improvement Association, (BIA). Our local BIA extends from Comox Avenue at Simon’s Cycles all the way down to Berwick Seniors Centre, down to the Marinas. We are your downtown Comox businesses, restaurants, professionals and service providers! Our goal is to enhance the downtown and make everything just a little bit better in beautiful Comox!

Where and When: The Town of Comox is home to many events throughout the year, you will find them listed on their website as well as on our FaceBook Page.

Website: http://www.comoxbythesea.com/events/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Comoxbythesea

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ComoxByTheSea

Other Comox Valley Social Media Business Networks

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