Business Development Forum: On the Ground

The Event

Ninety-eight percent of businesses working in British Columbia are classified as “small business”.  Nobody understands better than the Chamber network that, while small in classification, these businesses have undertaken some pretty big work; work that is moving the BC economy forward, and is creating positive change in many sectors. 
The Business Development Forum, brought to you by the BC Chamber of Commerce and the Prince George Chamber of Commerce, will focus on topics relevant to small businesses servicing and supplying the natural resource sector.  It will provide information and ideas for easy implementation on current capital projects (and how to get a piece of them), available small business grants, navigating HR trends, and finding success in a changing economy.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from experts in these fields – people who have varied viewpoints based solidly in experience on the ground in northern BC – as well as the chance to build new relationships with others doing similar things.  New information, new opportunities, new partners or clients…the potential is great. 


Date: January 19, 2016

Time: 8:30 AM - 3:15 PM PST

Coast Inn of the North    
770 Brunswick Street
Prince George, BC


Early Bird Rate - Register on or prior to December 29, 2015. 

Register here

You will have the choice to attend one of two streams of workshops during the day. Steam choice will be available on a first come basis. The agenda is as follows:

Luncheon Focus: Higher Education, Stronger Economy - The key to economic prosperity lies within the human capital of the North and requires strong relationships between post-secondary institutions and business.  The lunch program will include presentations by UNBC President Daniel Weeks, Greg D’Avignon, the President of the BC Business Council and a UNBC and CNC alumni panel.

Luncheon only registration available here

Luncheon is sponsored by The University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information, please go to or contact Sandy Whitwham at or 250-961-0127.