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      

May 3rd: Hosted by Kent Employment Law & Connect Family Law (Suites 540 & 560-1285 West Broadway, Vancouver)

Kent Employment Law (KEL) has been serving both employers and employees for over 12 years. KEL’s lawyers work collaboratively with their clients, partnering with them to find legal strategies that fit their workplaces needs. They advise on all employment-related legal issues, including human resources policies, employment contracts, non-competition agreements, wrongful dismissals, employment standards issues (such as wages, overtime, and vacation pay), and workplace harassment and discrimination.

Their employer clientele is diverse, representing a wide variety of sizes, industries and workplace cultures, and comprising both local businesses and regional offices of national companies. KEL supports these businesses by offering both proactive advice to prevent advice to prevent workplace problems from occurring, and proven practical solutions to any employment law issues that do arise.

Committed to sustainability in all respects, KEL is Canada’s first certified B Corp law firm, and has developed a set of resources for employers based on the principles of Sustainable Employment™, a new model for workplace relationships.

At May’s Mixer, KEL owner Simon Kent and Leisha Murphy from Connect Family Law will discuss “Using Business as a Force for Good”.

Connect Family Law is a Vancouver-based boutique family law firm supporting clients in all areas of family law, including separation and divorce; property and debt division; child and spousal support (including child and spousal support reviews); guardianship, parenting time and mobility; and cohabitation, marriage and separation agreements. They have extensive expertise advising clients with complex and substantial assets, including business and corporate interests, family trusts and foreign held assets.

For some clients, particularly those whose separation or divorce involves complex financial or property issues, the traditional model of legal services where a lawyer performs the majority of the work, billing at an hourly rate, is still a good fit. Connect knows this, and offers this option.

For clients dealing with straighforward family law issues, an alternative services model may make more sense. With that in mind, we created Connect Too, a pilot project that “bridges the gap” between clients who represent themselves in court and those who spend hundreds of dollars an hour for a lawyer to conduct every aspect of their family law matter. Through Connect Too, we offer certain services on a set-fee basis and the option of having a paralegal perform legal work under a lawyer’s supervision. To learn more about us, visit our website at

Buy tickets with the ticket widget below or on the event registration page (mobile).

June 7th: Hosted by Tacofino (secret location in central Vancouver)

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)**