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.
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.
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
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.
When: Every Tuesdays @ 7:00am
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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
Comox Valley Business Network
A dynamic, fun and effective networking group in the Comox Valley. If you are interested in joining:
- Check the Member Directory to make sure that there are currently no competing businesses as members.
- 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
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
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
Rotary Club of Courtenay
Where: The Prime Chophouse and Wine Bar, 1089 Braidwood Road, Courtenay
When: Every Tuesday @ 12:00pm
Rotary Club of Strathcona Sunrise
Where: The Westerly Hotel & Convention Centre
When: Every Wednesday @ 7:00am
Rotary Club of Cumberland Centennial
Where: Cumberland Legion Branch 28
When: Every Tuesday at 7:00 AM
“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. “
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
Comox Valley Toastmasters
Where: Lewis Centre
When: Every Wednesday @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm
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.
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
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.
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.
Other Comox Valley Social Media Business Networks
- Comox Valley Business Group: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Comox-Valley-Business-1529327