Events

We are in unprecedented times amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Heeding the advice of public health officials, the Richmond Chamber of Commerce has suspended many of its regularly scheduled events, but is committed to delivering quality virtual programming, and physically distanced events, where possible.

With over 60 events annually, the Chamber strives to deliver value to every member of our business community. Explore upcoming events on our calendar below, view community events submitted by our members, or scroll through the photo galleries of past events.

Interested in sponsoring a chamber event? Please email shaenaf@richmondchamber.ca.

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October 2020

2020 Business Excellence Awards Nominee Reception

October 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Business Excellence Awards, since 1977 have honoured the outstanding achievements of Richmond businesses. The Richmond Chamber of Commerce’s Business Excellence Awards celebrate excellence in ten categories. All of our nominees stand out in Richmond's business community. This Virtual Nominee Reception will celebrate all of our outstanding nominees, and announce who the three finalists are in each category. Zoom registration is exclusive to nominees and sponsors, but everyone is invited to watch along on our Facebook live stream! Thank you…

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November 2020

Lunch & Learn Webinar: Creating a Leaner, More Profitable Business

November 19, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Take your lunch hour to learn a valuable new skill. This webinar is open to members of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce & employees. Creating a Leaner, More Profitable Business Covid-19 exacerbated the productivity gap that predated the pandemic within Canadian businesses. Lost productivity means lost profitability. Many entrepreneurs recognize such, however, are oftentimes unclear about exactly where to start and exactly how to make needed changes. Join us to learn how to spot signs of inefficiencies in your organization…

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43rd Annual Business Excellence Awards

November 26, 2020 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm

The Business Excellence Awards, since 1977 have honoured the outstanding achievements of Richmond businesses. The Richmond Chamber of Commerce's Business Excellence Awards celebrate excellence in ten categories. This year's virtual gala event will convene hundreds of Richmond's community & business leaders. Join us to celebrate these outstanding businesses with an evening of fun and acclaim! 2020 FINALISTS:  ASSOCIATION OF THE YEAR Regional Animal Protection Society Richmond Music School Society Turning Point, Storey’s Café BUSINESS LEADERSHIP OF THE YEAR Advantage Speech…

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December 2020

Lunch & Learn Webinar: Cybersecurity: What’s at Stake for Your Business?

December 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Take your lunch hour to learn a valuable new skill. This webinar is open to members of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce & employees. Cybersecurity! What's at Stake for Your Business? Every Business Leader MUST Know About Stopping A Cyber-Disaster Before It's Too Late. Most of the massive data breaches today ultimately occurred because the data breach comes from within the network and bypasses all the security. Once an internal person clicks and gives access to a hacker,  the hacker…

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January 2021

Speechcraft Six Week Workshop 2021

January 21 @ 5:00 pm - February 25 @ 7:00 pm

You’ve been asked to prepare a presentation that will convince someone to buy your product or accept your ideas. As you stand to speak, your mouth is dry, your hands shake, and you wonder how those words you've rehearsed will ever make it out of your mouth. This nervousness is not unusual. It may be something that you or your employees struggle with. Many people are uncomfortable speaking in front of others, whether it is to a group of three…

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Networking Power Up January

January 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Put some power behind your networking! Join fellow members of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce on the last Wednesday of every month to make valuable new connections, and reconnect with your business circle. Focused networking break out rooms are designed to introduce you to dozens of people, in a comfortable virtual format. This virtual meeting requires the use of a camera and microphone. WHEN: Wednesday, January 27, 2021; 9:00AM - 10:30AM TICKETS: General Admission: $20 + GST Chamber Members: $5…

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February 2021

2021 Economic Forecast with the BDC’s Pierre Cléroux

February 4 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

It's time to leave 2020 behind you. If you experienced an uphill battle in the past year, you weren't alone. The uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic meant that "business as usual" was anything but. Join the Richmond Chamber of Commerce and the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) on February 4th to move onwards and upwards in 2021, as Pierre Cléroux, the BDC's VP Research and Chief Economist presents his 2021 Economic Forecast. This live, online event will also…

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Networking Power Up February

February 24 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Put some power behind your networking! Join fellow members of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce on the last Wednesday of every month to make valuable new connections, and reconnect with your business circle. Focused networking break out rooms are designed to introduce you to dozens of people, in a comfortable virtual format. This virtual meeting requires the use of a camera and microphone. WHEN: Wednesday, February 24, 2021; 9:00AM - 10:30AM TICKETS: General Admission: $20 + GST Chamber Members: $5…

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Mayor Malcolm Brodie’s Annual Address & Fireside Chat

February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join City of Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie as he looks back on some of the big issues that impacted our City in 2020 and outlines what lies ahead as we move into the year with optimism.

Mayor Brodie will deliver his annual address and engage in a fireside chat with Nancy Small, CEO of Tourism Richmond. He'll also be taking your questions live.

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BC Business Recovery Grant Explained + Q&A

February 25 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Have you applied for the the BC Small and Medium-Sized Business Recovery Grant grants of $10,000 to $30,000 to businesses impacted by COVID-19, and up to $15,000 in additional top-ups for tourism businesses? This funding can be used for a variety of things, such as new marketing efforts, building e-commerce solutions, modifying your business location, or even for overhead and other fixed costs. If you're not sure where to start, or are getting stuck in the process, this session is…

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