An evening with Paul Pallan

Dear VMBC Friend,

The volunteers at Victoria Multicultural Business Connector (VMBC) – Robert, Yossi, Harry, Victoria and myself, Jennifer – wish to thank you for attending our fourth mixer, where our gracious guest speaker, Mr Paul Pallan provided invaluable advice on how to prepare an RFP. A big thank you to Paul for sharing his knowledge, gleaned from many years of RFP experience!

For those who attended, your enthusiastic presence greatly contributed to a very successful event. Of course, all this would not have been possible without our key sponsors: The-Q, The Greater Victoria Public Library and Shaw. A hearty thank you! We also appreciate those who made a generous contribution to assist with upcoming events.

Our Monthly Events

Our VMBC speaker series is a great way to bring local industry leaders and immigrants together. Our aim for VMBC is to create a space where professional immigrants and newcomers to Victoria can (i) discuss common issues they face as newcomers, and (ii) explore, share and develop workable strategies to successfully “break into” the Victoria market.

We invite you to attend next month’s event, where Mr Matt Marson (a representative of Coast Capital Savings) will be talking about how to Leverage the Credit Union System in Canada.

You can register for the event here.

Stay tuned to our Events page on www.vmbconnector.org to be informed of our future events.

No-Shows

Our venue has limited space which translates to limited Eventbrite tickets. If circumstances change, thereby preventing you or anyone else being able to attend, please unsubscribe from the event in Eventbrite as soon as possible. This will free up the allocated tickets, and help keep our events free.

Stay connected

We also encourage you to Like our Facebook page, where you will receive regular updates, and where you can view photos taken at the events. Please Share our Facebook page with your friends, leave positive Reviews and help us promote VMBC. We appreciate your assistance!

If you have questions or suggestions or would like to sponsor some of our events, please contact us via email: consult@vmbconnector.org

We wish you all the best and hope that you continue to be engaged with VMBC.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Almeida

Founder

Victoria Multicultural Business Connector (VMBC)

An Evening with Tim Taddy

Dear VMBC friend

The volunteers at Victoria Multicultural Business Connector (VMBC) – Robert, Yossi, Harry, Victoria and myself, Jennifer – wish to thank you for attending our second mixer, where our gracious guest speaker Mr. Tim Taddy shared deep insights from his very successful 30-year business career in Victoria.

An Evening with Tim Taddy

The aim of VMBC is to create a space where professional immigrants can (i) discuss common issues they face as newcomers, and (ii) explore, share and develop workable strategies to successfully “break into” the Victoria market.

Our VMBC speaker series is a great way to bring local industry leaders and immigrants together and our speaker, Tim Taddy, did just that.  His practical strategies that fueled his success are universal and gave hope to all.  What an outstanding talk Tim prepared for us, and a collective thank you to him for offering his time and resources to share with us!

For those who attended, your enthusiastic presence undoubtedly contributed to a successful event. For those who could not make it, you missed out on a great talk and a great evening. Of course, all this would not have been possible without our key sponsors – Regus and Save On Foods. A hearty thank you! We also appreciate those who made a generous contribution to assist with upcoming events.

Stay connected and Future Events

We encourage you to Like our Facebook page, where you can receive regular updates, and also view photos from our events. Please Share our Facebook page with your firends, leave positive Reviews and generally help us promote our new group. We appreciate your help!

We also encourage you to stay tuned to our Events page onwww.vmbconnector.org. We have lined up some dynamic speakers and experts in financial planning, government RFPs, and banking. More to come!

No-Shows

We are happy to report that our free event was “sold-out” on Eventbrite. Yet, we make an impassioned plea: our venue has limited space which translates to limited Eventbrite tickets. If circumstances change, thereby preventing you from being able to attend, please unsubscribe from the event in Eventbrite as soon as possible. This will free up your allocated ticket, and help keep our events free. J

Feedback

Please help us to improve by filling out our post-event survey.

It is important to get your feedback in order to keep providing services that are actually needed within immigrants’ society.

If you have questions or suggestions or would like to sponsor some of our events, please contact us via email: consult@vmbconnector.org

We wish you all the best and hope that you continue to be engaged with VMBC.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Almeida

Founder

Victoria Multicultural Business Connector (VMBC)

Our Inaugral Event

Our kick-off event was a great success. It was hosted by the City of Victoria . The event focused on assisting Victoria’s immigrant business owners, entrepreneurs and interested parties to connect with the mayor and like minded professionals.

Our guest speakers included: 

  • Lisa Helps – Mayor of Victoria
  • Catherine Holt – CEO, Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce
  • Kerri Milton – ED of DVBA
  • Emily Barz – Business Ambassador for the Victoria Business Hub
  • Yossi Buono – Local entrepeneur
  • Robert Volkwyn  – Local entrepeneur
  • Onur Bilgili – Local entrepeneur
  • Zeynep Ozgunc – Local entrepeneur

 

Sponsors:

  • City of Victoria
  • Bell Media
  • Save-On-Foods