January 22, 2020 Corner Brook—The Qalipu Business Network (QBN) will host its annual business forum on February 19 at the Greenwood Inn in Corner Brook, opening with a networking social on the evening of the 18th.
The Forum will focus on tips and best practices when working with funders, building successful businesses in rural areas and offering social media solutions for small businesses. Jolene Lasky will address the group as keynote speaker, sharing the story of her journey to creating Wabanki Maple, a 100% Indigenous female-owned business in Neqotkuk (Tobique First Nation).
Qalipu Chief Brendan Mitchell noted that small businesses are the life blood of our communities. He said, “Newfoundland and its tradition of hospitality, friendship and good spirit are talked about now more than ever. The potential is there for small business to harness innovation, technology and exposure to consumers from around the world. Our rural communities are the heart of this province.”
Carrying on a tradition of engaging young leaders of the future, there will also be a youth innovation challenge for post-secondary students. The challenge will include presentation of real-life business case that the students will be asked to present solutions.
Business Network members and other participants are invited to showcase their businesses and give forum delegates an opportunity to learn more about the local business community including available products, services and opportunities to partner.
Interested attendees can pre-register for the event by clicking here (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/qalipu-business-forum-2020-tickets-90630868367) , or by calling Kellie at 489-2898. To participate in the trade show, please contact Kellie. Please note, tables are limited.