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Communities don’t just happen. They are built. They are supported. They are celebrated. Community Futures Nicola Valley recognizes the contributions and achievements of Merritt Small Businesses which is why we invite you to participate in Small Business Week!.

Community Futures Nicola Valley and partners are delivering free workshops and seminars in our Community to help maximize your knowledge and to assist in growing your business!

Resurgence of Downtown Hosted by: Community Futures Nicola Valley  Faciliated By: Mae Ketter

What is our next step? A roundtable discuss to talk about the tools and strategies we can use to get our downtown moving in the right direction. Bring your ideas and be ready to brainstorm. Monday October 15, 2018 from 6pm to 8pm in the Merritt Civic Centre located at 1950 Mamette Ave.

Grants for First Nations: Presented By: Tyrone Joseph from All Nations Trust.

Would you like to know what Grants are available through All Nations Trust? This workshop will provide information on support for funding and financing small business and community business projects. We’ll review eligibility requirements, eligible project expenses and activities, business planning, and funding and financing examples will be provided. Join us on Tuesday October 16, 2018 from 6pm to 8pm in the Community Room-City Hall at 2185 Voght Street.

Community BBQ: Hosted by: Community Futures Nicola Valley

To celebrate Small Business Week, Community Futures Nicola Valley invites you to attend our Community BBQ. Join us on Wednesday October 17, 2018 from 11:30am to 1:30pm for a hot dog and a drink by donation right outside our office located at 2185B Voght Street. Community Futures will match all donations and the proceeds will go towards supporting the Cold Weather Shelter.  Thank you to Save on Foods for providing the hot dogs. Also thank you in advance to all the volunteers that will make this event possible.

Ready to Start your Business mini-workshop: Presented by: Julie Bayman

This workshop will provide you with the top 5 factors to consider when starting your own business.  Self-employment assessment, market surveys, business plan top tips and more! Join us on Thursday October 18 from 4:30pm to 6pm in the Community Room-City Hall located at 2185 Voght Street.

Business after Business: Hosted by: Community Futures Nicola Valley.

Community Futures Nicola Valley invites you to attend our business after business. It is the best way to make connections within the Merritt Business community.  Bring your business cards and be ready to network with the local stakeholders. Join us on Thursday October 18, 2018, from 6pm to 8:30pm in the Community Room ̶ City Hall, 2185 Voght Street. Appetizers will be served.

Open House: Hosted by: Merritt Chamber of Commerce

What is the Chamber of Commerce? What are the main objectives of the Chamber of Commerce? What are the benefits to join the Chamber of Commerce? The answer to these and more questions, The Merritt and District Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend their Open House on Friday October 19, 2018 from 11:30am to 2:00pm at the Community Room-City Hall located at 2185 Voght Street. Come and meet some of our newest Board Members. Light refreshments will be served.

Small Business Week Calendar 2018

BC Rural Dividend Program: Intake Info Session 2018

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BC Rural Dividend Program: 2018 Intake Info Session Tuesday, July 17, 2018 10:30 - 12:00 pm.  Register for your spot today!  

About this Webinar: The BC Rural Dividend Program provides $25 million a year to assist rural communities with a population of 25,000 or less to reinvigorate and diversify their local economies. The program is focused on supporting projects that help rural communities navigate changes impacting their economies, such as attracting and retaining youth, using innovation to drive economic growth, and developing new and effective partnerships to support shared prosperity.

The Program’s fifth application intake period is currently underway and will close on Tuesday July 31, 2018. Join the Rural Dividend Program team for a webinar on July 17, 2018 to learn answers to frequently asked questions, recommendations for strong applications, and tips for navigating the online application form.

Join us on Tuesday July 17, 2018 from 10:30am to 12:00pm at the Community Room  ̶  City Hall, 2185 Voght Street.

Please reply to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 250-378-3923.  Advance registration is required due to limited seating.

 

Merritt Youth Entrepreneur Program

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HELPING OUR COMMUNITY GROW ONE YOUTH AT AT TIME.

 

Nicola Valley Students in grades 8-12, are you looking ofr some extra $$$ this summer?

                                         Why not start your own Business?

The Merritt Youth Entrepreneur Program is offering up to $200 start-up funding and business resources to entrepreneurial youth this summer. 

                                        Deadline to apply is June 1, 2018.

 

Community Futures Nicola Valley in partnership with the City of Merritt and the School District 58 is bringing the MYEP program.

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Social Media for Business

 

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Community Futures Nicola Valley in partnership with The City of Merritt invites all the public to attend this free seminar. I hope you had the chance to join us during Small Business Week, and attended either of the Social Media sessions presented by Brandon Olds. He is coming back for Round 3! That's right! If you want to take your Facebook page to the next level and become better acquainted with the popular social scheduling tool Hootsuite, then you don’t to want to miss this two part session. Spend the first hour going through Facebook pages, and how to optimize yours properly to better reach your audience. After a quick 30 minute break, stick around for the second session on effectively using Hootsuite to keep your social media posts better organized and more efficient!

Key Highlights:

  • Facebook page creation;
  • Page optimization;
  • Hootsuite set-up; and
  • Filling out your content schedule.

Join us on Tuesday December 5, 2017.Facebook from 5:30pm to 6:30pm & Hootsuite from 7:00pm to 8:00pm at the Community Room  ̶  City Hall, 2185 Voght Street. During the break, Brandon Olds will have an opportunity to answer your questions.

Please reply to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 250-378-3923.  Advance registration is required due to limited seating.