Abbotsford, BC (December 26, 2012) - Fraser Valley Business Network (FVBN) offers networking lunches and professional development events. The purpose of the group is making local connections, exchanging referrals, and enriching the community.
The group started online 2 years ago, and began face-to-face meetings just this past fall in Abbotsford. In just 3 months, attendance has doubled from 30 to 60, and membership is growing weekly. New meetups are planned for Chilliwack, Mission, Langley, Cloverdale, and Maple Ridge throughout 2013.
FVBN's fresh networking formats and strategies are drawing a renewed interest to this classic marketing method. Business owners are looking for opportunities to meet other local entrepreneurs, managers, and professionals.
“I think it is a very needed organization in the Fraser Valley. I look forward to seeing where it goes and being part of it.” Local artisan Alicia Champ, Hip Navy Beads.
"Great meetup, nice turnout, and I appreciate how it was so well organized. Will be there next month." Keith Dobie, Pathfinder Productions.
For its first fundraising effort, FVBN raised $110 for the Abbotsford Food Bank. From December 12 - 24th, $10 from every membership and event registration went to the Abbotsford Food Bank.
FVBN also launched a website, (www.fraservalleybusinessnetwork.com) aimed at promoting and connecting local businesses with a directory and event listing. The site will be of tremendous value to entrepreneurs, business professionals and small businesses.
"FVBN consists of an amazing group of people offering incredible business services and products throughout the Fraser Valley. Attending a meeting is a very warm, friendly and professional experience." Jennifer Henczel, FVBN Found.
The founder and host of the group--Jennifer Henczel of Marketing Motivator--is active in the community and recently won a Starfish award for her volunteer efforts with Psalm23 (psalm23society.com). She is an author and provides coaching, marketing, communications, and website services throughout the Fraser Valley and Greater Vancouver area (www.marketingmotivator.com).
FVBN Founder and Host
Sources - You can find more testimonials through the FVBN website and social networks: