To celebrate Small Business Week, the Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce held their 3rd Annual Business Showcase on Friday, October 23rd. Shawn and Jennifer attended, with a booth to encourage local business networking, as well as to showcase some of the websites Radar Hill has designed and developed for businesses throughout Duncan and the Cowichan Valley.
As a chamber member, we were able to attend some of the morning sessions, such as the Market Analysis for Business and the Aerospace on Vancouver Island Luncheon (which included a super yummy lunch!). Learning and connecting with the community is such a valuable part of being a small business.
The afternoon was a great networking event, open to the public, and free to attend. Those seeking services for their business, they could easily find it there. Representatives from a variety of business attended, from financial services such as Community Futures Cowichan – which provides business loans, planning, and support services – to print services like Mid Island Ink Depot – which provides printer, ink, and toner services for your office or home, including free ink cartridge recycling!
There were even some great prizes to be won at the event, including the Radar Hill swag basket, which included some Silverside Wine, chocolates, gourmet loose leaf tea, and an awesome Radar Hill baseball cap. Dan from Ease-Ability Construction & Renovations Ltd. was the lucky winner of this fabulous prize!
To celebrate the end of the great event, Community Futures Cowichan hosted an after-party in honour of their 30th Anniversary, where there were lots of amazing appetizers and drinks to enjoy.