LOCO hosts many events throughout the year designed to connect members and non-members to build relationships, share experiences and build their knowledge.

First Tuesday Business Mixers

Talking Lunch Series

Information Events

First Tuesday Monthly Business Mixers

Our events are hosted by our members. Think factory, store and warehouse tours with good local food, drink and business connections old and new. It’s a chance for our members to get to know each other, strengthen community and leverage our network to support a stronger local economy.

Events are on the first Tuesday of each month. Drinks and food are included in the ticket price. For event notifications, make sure you sign up for our newsletter (bottom right corner).

2015/2016 Series

Our events series has ended for this season. We’ll be back in September for the 2015/2016 series of events. Sign up for our newsletter (bottom right corner) to stay informed or check back here during the summer for more info.

September 1st: AGM & Mixer Hosted by TBD
October 6th: Hosted by TBD
November 3rd: Hosted by Tradeworks (882 East Cordova Street)
FirstTuesdayGraphics_TradeworksTradeworks has been investing in human capital since 1994. They work with women and other community members with multiple barriers to employment. They provide training in life and employment skills, plus hands-on work experience in carpentry.
As a social enterprise, Tradeworks provides employment training in carpentry for women and youth with multiple barriers to employment. As a retailer, Tradeworks sells high quality engraved wood products perfect for personal and corporate giving. They also custom design and build a wide range of products for garden and backyard. All items are made by staff, graduates and students of the programs that help women and youth with barriers to employment learn a trade and find meaningful work. Tradeworks uses sustainable wood such as reclaimed wood, BC Pine Beetle and FSC certified wood.
Buy tickets with the ticket widget below or on the event registration page (mobile).
December 1st: BC Buy Local Week Event Hosted by TBD
January 5th: Hosted by TBD
February 2nd: Hosted by TBD
March 1st: Hosted by TBD
April 5th: Hosted by TBD
May 3rd: Hosted by TBD
June 7th: Hosted by TBD

Talking Lunch Series

Share lunch, learn and discover over a quick lunch in this series of roundtable events.

Bring your own lunch or order ahead to have Bites on Bikes deliver a sandwich for you.
**Past events included Talking Food Producers (Feb 20, 2013), Talking Greenware for restaurants (Nov 14, 2012),  Talking Social Enterprise (Jun 19, 2013) and Struggles with Commercial Real Estate (Feb 27th 2014)**

Information Events

From time to time, we organize events on topics to local support local purchasing practices or to help support/grow local businesses.

**Past events included Introduction to  ESOPs: Employe Share Ownership Plans (April 2014)**