The inaugural Fresh! Fraser Valley is taking place this coming Saturday, September 25th. Co-founded by Kristi Ferguson (Fraser Valley Pulse) and Danielle Knowles (Red Pencil Editing Services) the single-day event aims to bring together the Fraser Valley community with home-grown businesses and shops.
“There is really two sides to Fresh!,” Ferguson told me by email. “The first is the showcase of locally owned, independent businesses (we have folks from White Rock to Chilliwack exhibiting). These are true “mom ‘n pop” type ventures.”
The other side focuses on the development of local business with over a dozen 20-minute sessions. The talks will be on everything from intellectual property law to social media for business to how and why to hire a virtual assistant. Ferguson says, “Anyone in business will find value in these quick, exciting workshops. Not just independent business owners – realtors and anyone who uses the internet for work will find some great tips and tricks from these Fraser Valley professionals.”
Where Ramada Plaza & Conference Centre, Abbotsford
When September 25, 2010 from 9:00am – 5:00pm
How The showcase is free to attend and workshops are $10 individually. You can purchase a full day pass for $50.
“The ultimate goal is ‘shop local’,” added Ferguson. “Everyone is invited to attend. The public especially, other local business owners, visitors to the valley etc. There will be lots to sample, discover and buy!”