157 Alexander Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

When: January 17th 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Alibi Room (157 Alexander St.)
Cost: Tickets $15 members/$25 non-members (includes appetizers)
or RSVP to [email protected]
Join us next Tuesday for an evening of learning, food and fun:

4:30 - 5:00
Arrival, Mingling and Appetizers
5:00 - 5:15
Derek Gent joins us from Vancity. Derek is the investment manager for Vancity's social enterprise portfolio. Vancity makes risk capital investments in non-profit organizations, co-operatives and values-based businesses that make a significant social and environmental impact.
5:15 - 5:30
Marilyn Kopansky joins us from Edible Planet Catering Company. Edible Planet is fueled by their belief in the positive power of food. For more than a decade Edible Planet has been providing healthy and delicious catering using local and seasonal produce. Marilyn shares the company's financing and growth model, and their successes and challenges.
5:30 - 5:45
David LePage joins us from the Social Purchasing Portal. The Social Purchasing Portal builds healthier communities and allows businesses to build social value into purchasing, by buying from companies that employ the hard to employ, and initiating targeted business growth.
5:45 - 6:00
Jon Ramer joins us from The Interra Project. Interra empowers consumers to support locally owned businesses and nonprofits by rewarding them for the everyday purchasing power of the plastic cards in their wallets. Interra is a loyalty program like no other, offering networks like ours the potential to become self-financing.
6:00 - 6:30
Panel Q&A moderated by Vicki Scully of Small Business BC, a key resource centre for information and services for BC business.
6:30 - 7:30

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