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The Chamber hosts a myriad of events throughout the calendar year providing opportunities to network, learn something new, and socialize within the business community. 

Network to your heart’s content and take a tour at one of our Business After Business events held monthly in a variety of venues. Hear keynote speakers at a luncheon event or take advantage of a learning opportunity at a Lunch N Learn or workshop. Socialize on the links at our annual golf tournament or be entertained and celebrate Business Excellence at our premier recognition event. There is something for everyone and every schedule.

CYPE Networking with Special Guest, Nicole Read, General Manager, Community Futures South Fraser

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Name: CYPE Networking with Special Guest, Nicole Read, General Manager, Community Futures South Fraser
Date: September 17, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM PDT
Registration: Registration for this event is now closed.
Event Description:
Join us for a special event at Mt. Lehman Winery for our next Company of Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs (CYPE) event with Guest Speaker Nicole Read, General Manager, Community Futures South Fraser who will speak about entrepreneur programs and funding available.
Also, learn about the Abbotsford Chamber's collaboration with the BC Government's Export Navigator program and how it may help you. Come meet new people, make business connections and hear valuable information from our dynamic guests!
About our Speaker:

Nicole was raised on a dairy farm in the local community of Chilliwack and was a part of her parents' family-owned retail dairy store since she was 7 years old. At 22, she managed her family's retail sports store and at 25, Nicole started her first business in the hospitality industry doing sales and marketing for hotels in different markets throughout BC and Alberta.
Other entrepreneurial adventures included contract work for employment programs, on-line vacation home rentals, restaurant owner of an upper casual steakhouse, and a temporary to permanent employment staffing agency.  Nicole has worked closely with Community Futures South Fraser for over 6 years as a service provider to GT Hiring Solutions whom Nicole was the Service Delivery Manager of the Lower Mainland contract.  Nicole is very passionate about building community as well as helping entrepreneurs grow and develop their business.
Nicole is deeply rooted to the Rotary Club of Chilliwack and the Ann Davis Society in Chilliwack allowing her to give back to the community that has given her so many opportunities.
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Event Sponsors:
A multiple award winning winery in the heart of the Fraser Valley.
From small experiments to big dreams. Vern Siemens, the owner and head winemaker of Mt. Lehman Winery started trials with dandelion and raspberry wines in elementary school.  As a family, they started farming grapes in 1988 with their first big land purchase: 80 acres of prime farmland right here in the Fraser Valley.  They planted their first grapes in 1991 and had 3.5 acres of grapes ready to grow.  More recently in 2009, they finally realized their dream of opening a boutique winery, the Mt. Lehman Winery.  They are now well known for their award winning wines and are committed to growing their local, family-run business.
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, September 17th 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
COVID-19 safety precautions in place and space is limited, secure your spot today!
$20 for registered CYPE Program members
(please contact our office 604-859-9651, if you have not received your promo code by email)
$25 for Chamber members 
$30 for non-Chamber members

Two drinks and appetizers included with admission to the event.
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