Comox Valley Chamber showcase offers something for everyone

The Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce’s third annual Business Showcase runs Thursday at Crown Isle Resort.

The Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce’s third annual Business Showcase runs Thursday from 1—6 p.m.  at Crown Isle Resort. Admission is free.

“This annual event provides Chamber members and other businesses in the community with an opportunity to showcase their products and services in a professional setting at a beautiful venue,” Chamber president/

CEO Dianne Hawkins said. “We encourage residents to visit more than 35 exhibitor booths, to learn what’s new at the businesses they know and love, and to discover exciting products and services from others that are new to the community.”

Visitors may attend any of the five workshops with topics of interest to both the business community and the public. Topics and times are as follows:

•1:30—2 p.m.: Acquiring Revenue: Don’t Sell What You Deliver.

Don Linder, AGS Business Systems, will explain two critical mistakes that business people make when marketing products or services. Learn what customers care about and modern techniques that will help increase sales and revenue.

•2:30-3 p.m.: How to Make Your Corporate Brand Stand Out

Anne Doyle, Hitec Printing-Brazen Sportswear, will talk about maximizing branding opportunities in today’s logo-cluttered media. Her workshop will cover logo considerations for marketing campaigns and how custom artwork can enhance brand awareness.

•3:30-4 p.m.: St. John Ambulance: Vital to our Community

Jami Harris, St. John Ambulance, provides a fact-filled presentation on how St. John Ambulance helps save lives at work, at home and at play. Learn about disaster preparedness kits and other products and services available for businesses and homeowners.

•4:30-5 p.m.: Do it Yourself Stress Buster: Self Massage

Sean Murphy, Valley Healing Therapeutic Massage, will teach techniques that people can use to relax their own sore muscles and de-stress their tired bodies. This hands-on demo will give ideas on common household items that can be used for ‘Do-it-Yourself’ mini-massages at home.

•5:30-6 p.m.: Safety Concerns for Small Businesses

Lorne Scarlett, WorkSafe BC Prevention Industry Services. Details not available. Check the Chamber website for details.

Businesses may enter to win a Business Services Prize Package valued at more than $2,250.