February 18th, 2013 marks the beginning of Chamber of Commerce Week, an opportunity for Chambers of Commerce across the province to demonstrate the outstanding value they provide to their communities. The value Chambers of Commerce provide comes in the form of benefits and services to stimulate local economies, direct community promotion and support, and engaging in an important multi-level advocacy role which benefits the entire province.
The Prince George Chamber of Commerce is considered a large chamber within BC with almost 900 members that represent approximately 30,000 employees. They offer a full range of benefits, products, and personal marketing opportunities that help make business better in our community. For example, they offer educational workshops on social media marketing and a Member 2 Member marketplace where members can offer discounts to other members to help drive traffic to their doors. The Chamber is also a referral agent offering both locals and outsiders the contact information of member businesses that are both reputable and have a history of quality products and services.
Help us celebrate Chamber Week by coming out to one or more of our events!
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - "Chamber Week"
Intermediate Google Earth Techniques
This session has been revised in February 2012. Google Earth can be a powerful tool for natural resource professionals and technicians. Google Earth is a general purpose tool for viewing, creating, and sharing information related to earth locations.
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Advanced Google Earth Techniques
This session has been revised in February 2012. This seminar will show you how to make better use of your spatial data and documentary photos and to create more professional-looking Google Earth content for your organization or for online publication. The objective is to enable you to do more with your field photos and other geo-data, keep them organized and accessible, and improve their usefulness to your audience.
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Please join Motion Media's Kyle Thomas and Andrew Tylosky on the evening of Thursday, May 12th for a presentation around how Social Media can help you grow professionally.
Site Investigation, Remediation and Reclamation Requirements
Please join Devin Scheck, Director of Waste Management and Reclamation with the BC Oil and Gas Commission for his presentation around Wellsite Closure.
Please join Sci-Tech North's Program Coordinator, Kaylen Fredrickson, for a discussion around the importance of food security.
Please join Sci-Tech North and Community Energy Manager, Marty Paradine, on December 7, 2010 for a presentation on Fort St. John's efforts in Solar Thermal Hot Water technology.
Sci-Tech North's annual Excellence in Innovation Awards ceremony provides an opportunity to celebrate and to share our incredible local talent. Featuring some of the best and the brightest of northeastern BC, this event will be a wonderful occasion to meet and discuss with regional science and technology leaders.
Sci-Tech North presents Andrew Tylosky with an Excellence in Innovation Award in 2008.
This year's event will begin with a showcase of products and work of our previous award recipients and then move into an evening of award presentations and a presentation by our keynote speaker, economist and author, Linda Nazareth, who will share with us her forward-thinking perspectives on innovative management and economics.
We will be offering a cash bar and finger foods.
When: Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Where: Pomeroy Hotel, Fort St John, BC
Time: Showcase begins at 5:30pm
For more information, contact Sci-Tech North by phone at 250.785.9600 or by email at email@example.com.
Creating Opportunity for Positive Change
Come and explore some of the complexities surrounding international development and the problems facing rural African communities. Learn about Engineers Without Borders and the work they are doing in Zambia, Malawi, Ghana and Burkina Faso. By harnessing the skills and creativity of the Canadian engineering sector, EWB is working to find practical solutions to one of the world's most urgent problems-extreme poverty. This 50 minute presentation will introduce you to EWB, begin to explore the problems related to extreme poverty, and examine how science professionals are prime candidates to make a meaningful impact.
Public welcome. There will be a $5 cost recovery fee charged at the door.
Enerplex, East Meeting Room
7-9pm Tuesday, October 5, 2010
To register, please contact Kaylen at Sci-Tech North 250.785.9600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo credit: Duncan McNicholl
Event: MONITORING MOUNTAIN GOATS
Date: Tuesday September 14 2010
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: The ENERPLEX – east meeting room
9324 96 Street (corner 93rd Ave & 96th St, Fort St John)
Presenter: Brian Churchill (M.Sc, R.P. Bio)
This is a Peace Region Professionals recognized Pro-D event
It took more than two years and cost close to $37 million. Recently completed, work began on the twisty two-lane section of Highway 97 high above Okanagan Lake in February 2008. The road is halfway up a steep cliff requiring a great deal of blasting and rock removal… all this activity took place in the habitat of a unique low elevation population of mountain goats.
Brian Churchill (M.Sc, R.P. Bio) will provide an overview of a project that monitored the impact of the construction on the herd. Surprisingly, the mountain goats showed amazing resilience to the 2 year Highway 97 upgrade which doubled the width of the road and allowed for generous shoulders and straightening.
There will be a $5 cost recovery fee charged at the door. Public welcome. To register, contact Lori at Sci-Tech North 250 785 9600 or email@example.com
What factors separate success or failure for BC technology products?
Understanding customer needs and the market accounts for 70% of the top 20 factors that separate success from failure, says new BC report.
This is a critical observation for BC’s technology community – especially start-ups which early on tend to be more focused on technology R&D.
The report (available on the Market Research workshop webpage) is supported by BC Innovation Council, BCTIA, ACETECH, DigiBC and written by Creekstone Consulting Inc.
To help the business community understand their customer needs and their markets, a Market Research workshop will be held on September 8 in downtown Vancouver.
Workshop Overview: The focus of this unique one-day workshop is on the application of various marketing research methods to specific decision areas. It will be a blend of presentations, case studies and panel discussions with time for Q&A and networking.
Six BC speakers:
Lyn Blanchard, CMC of Creekstone Consulting will lead the workshop. She has 20+ years of senior technology experience including focus group moderation, market assessments, market validation work, feasibility studies, strategic planning, competitor analysis - all enabled by a variety of research techniques and methodologies.
John Hawkins, Senior Product Project Manager, Telus Communications
Evi Mustel, Owner, Mustel Group Market Research
James Mazur, President, GoneFishing Consulting Inc
Peter Payne, Director Business Intelligence, BC Technology Industry Association
Selma Zafar Senior User Experience Designer with Open Road Communications Ltd.
Why attend? Whether you are an investor, CEO, CTO, market manager, product manager, you know that you need the right market information to make effective and informed decisions. The sheer volume of information available on the internet makes it a daunting challenge to efficiently gather information and effectively analyze it; come learn which strategies you should be concentrating on.
Do you know a company that would benefit from Market Research? Pass this information on.
Next 10 seats purchased prior to August 31 will be discounted by $50 to $275 each.
Register here. Bring a friend on the same registration and save 10%.