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Insight Newsletter: September/October 2021 Edition

Stay up to date on relevant and timely business and economic news and resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Manufacturing Connection Day, September 29 - Advancing Innovation in Smart ManufacturingManufacturing Connection Day, September 29 - Advancing Innovation in Smart Manufacturing 

BC Tech Association has partnered with the Township of Langley, City of Richmond, and City of Surrey to host Manufacturing Connection Day – Advancing Innovation in Smart Manufacturing. This four-hour online event will provide insights into the latest technology trends for smart manufacturing and an opportunity to connect with innovative solution providers. 

Manufacturing businesses are invited to join us on Wednesday, September 29 for this powerful event where you can also network with like-minded businesses. It’s free to attend, all you have to do is register. To do so, visit BC Tech’s Manufacturing Connection Day. We hope to see you online! 

Manufacturing Connection Day, September 29 - Advancing Innovation in Smart ManufacturingRegional Resource Guides for Small Business Resiliency 

BC Chamber of Commerce has launched tailor-made Regional Resource Guides for Small Business Resiliency to continue to help businesses navigate the pandemic and to be a useful resource during future crises.  For the Metro Vancouver and surrounding area, download the Mainland | Southwest Business Resource Guide for a one-stop source for localized information about health and safety, government programming, sector specific initiatives, legal and regulatory requirements and other small business tools.

Manufacturing Connection Day, September 29 - Advancing Innovation in Smart ManufacturingBusiness and Career Opportunity - Digital Marketing Bootcamp 

Whether you’re looking for a new or improved career opportunity, or for opportunities to grow your business, the Digital Marketing Bootcamp launched by the BC Government in partnership with Alacrity Canada, remains open for applications

This intensive Bootcamp offers daily hands-on, experiential learning as well as mentorship sessions with marketing experts to help equip you with the knowledge, tools, and resources you need to thrive as a marketer for your business or as a career. The online program requires about 10 hours per week for 8 weeks, and covers over 40 key topics, including: 

  • Branding
  • Keyword research
  • Landing pages
  • Analytics
  • Email marketing
  • Google Adwords
  • Social media platforms
  • Affiliate and influencer marketing
  • And many more…

You may be qualified to have 100% of your tuition covered. Learn more about tuition coverage eligibility

For a more bite-sized marketing bootcamp, check out this free webinar series presented earlier this year by the Township of Langley. Through three 90-minute webinars, you’ll learn from experts in eCommerce, digital marketing, and online sales, and leave with some great ideas on how you can succeed in the digital marketplace. 

Manufacturing Connection Day, September 29 - Advancing Innovation in Smart ManufacturingSupporting Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in BC’s Fraser Valley

With 98% of businesses in BC being small business, there’s a continued and growing space in the provincial economy for Fraser Valley entrepreneurs and investors to work together to thrive. This fall, Valhalla, powered by Volition is hosting a BC Investment Summit. There are opportunities for you to get involved as a tech start-up or as an investor through their intensive seven-week training program and summit, beginning September 20. For more information and to register, visit BC Investment Summit.

Manufacturing Connection Day, September 29 - Advancing Innovation in Smart ManufacturingWe're Here to Help Your Business

The Township's Economic Investment and Development team remains available to help support our local business community. Contact Val, Nav, or Dustin via email to or call us at 604-533-6084. For general Township COVID-19 updates visit