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Virtual Event: Business Reinvention with Arlene Dickinson

Thursday, October 1, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:30 pm

This interactive discussion will help B.C.'s Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) address challenges due to the economic impacts of the global pandemic.

Dragon's Den star Arlene Dickinson and a panel of business leaders will discuss:

  • Business reinvention in turbulent times
  • Where current opportunity exists for SMEs
  • How to proactively prepare for business disruption

This virtual event will provide access to the guidance and support businesses require to navigate the economic crisis.

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#VancouverComeBack Campaign Update

Thank you to all of the members and partners who have submitted updates, content and special offers to the #VancouverComeBack program microsite and campaign.

The campaign is now into its second, larger wave of investment and reach, and has all new features either coming up or recently launched:

  • A partnership with TransLink, promoting transit as a safe way to #ComeBack to Attractions, Dining and Hotel Getaways, launched on August 24th to coincide with TransLink’s mandatory masks announcement.
  • New digital and social ad creative launched last week.
  • A new #VancouverComeBack video will launch on the website next week and will be promoted throughout the balance of the campaign.
  • Radio spots launch Friday on the CORUS network and on additional stations the following week.
  • A new Instagram contest is in final development.

The first wave of #VancouverComeback has generated:

  • 29 million+ impressions locally and within BC.
  • 290,000 campaign site page views.
  • Referrals from the landing page to members over 17,000 times.
  • 10,000 social engagements with the campaign (see examples below).
  • 700,000+ video views.

Members are encouraged to continue keeping their web listings up to date, and to continue offering, and sharing with us, their specials and any new seasonal product.




Would you like to provide prizing? Support the #VancouverComeBack campaign

TransLink's Next Stop is the #VancouverComeBack

Our #VancouverComeBack campaign is getting a lift from one of our brand new partnerships! TransLink is now on board to help bring locals and visitors from across the province to Vancouver’s favourite restaurants, attractions, and hospitality businesses. With a Safe Operating Action Plan (SOAP) in place, they’re working hard to help riders visit you again easily, reliably, and safely. 

To keep this new momentum rolling, we have created #VancouverComeBack Travel Safe Packs, in partnership with TransLink, complete with exclusive #VancouverComeBack masks, hand sanitizer, and transit day passes, to help locals and visitors alike safely explore our city. 

If any members would like to provide complimentary product gift cards, we may be able to use them in the campaign Travel Safe Packs as ‘Surprise & Delight’ giveaways or for contesting through social media. It's a fantastic way to support all the spots that make Vancouver home (including your own).

Deadline to submit is September 8th. Recommended value of at least $50.

Contact to Participate




Please click to view the latest UPDATE with very important information related to the work being done on behalf of the industry.  

The BC Meetings & Events Working Group has now completed the detailed guidelines. Click to review the COVID-19 Safe Restart Guidelines. Important to note: the guidelines were sent to WorkSafeBC, BC Centre for Disease Control and the Provincial Health Officer. Each provided detailed responses and positive feedback. We are very pleased to share with the industry across the province. We are encouraging industry to adopt and endorse these guidelines. 

Once again, sincere thanks to the Working Group Members and Advisors.

If you would like any additional information please contact:

Call for Proposals - Projects to Improve Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Up to $40,000 in NRCan financial assistance to building owners who want to implement the ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard. 

The case study referenced is a Tourism company: Hilton is the first company worldwide to register all its buildings with the ISO 50001 standard. From 2008 to 2016, Hilton saved over $783 million on cumulative energy costs and improved energy performance by 18.60%.

The deadline to apply is October 7. 2020. For the full program details, refer to Financial assistance for commercial and institutional buildings.

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