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

December 1st: BC Buy Local Week Event Hosted by Be Fresh Local Market (1900 West 1st Avenue)

FirstTuesdayGraphics_BeFresh Be Fresh creates meals that nourish your body and enrich your list – because food should be enjoyed and give you energy.

Be Fresh offers meal delivery of freshly prepared meals, created for your individual health goals, directly to your door. They also offer full catering services and individual meal plans for offices and corporate clients. Be Fresh Local Market Cafes offer delicious, healthy food on-the-go.

Be Fresh Local Market is proudly cultivated by SPUD. SPUD is focused on creating healthier communities, one choice at a time.

Help us celebrate 2015 #BCBuyLocal week (Nov 30-Dec 7) with Be Fresh!

Buy tickets with the ticket widget below or on the event registration page (mobile).
January 5th: Hosted by Novex Delivery Solutions (Unit 105 – 14271 Knox Way, Richmond, BC V6V 2Z4)
Novex Delivery Solutions has been servicing local same-day delivery needs for over 30 years. A B.C. owned and operated company, Novex is one of the largest local same-day couriers in the Lower Mainland, with over 100 delivery vehicles making over 2000 deliveries per day.

A leader in sustainable business practices and certified BCorp, Novex has created a triple bottom line business that includes social, economic and environmental targets. They are the first carbon neutral courier company in North America, the only courier company in B.C. that is a certified BCorp and have more hybrids in their fleet than any other same-day courier. Novex has succeeded in reducing paper use by 86%, electricity use by 23% and natural gas use by 67%. Novex has saved ~88 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year with its green fleet. Buy tickets with the ticket widget below or on the event registration page (mobile).

February 2nd: Hosted by Savoury Chef (1175 Union Street)
FirstTuesdayGraphics_SavouryChefSavoury Chef Foods Ltd. is a high-end catering and event company that specializes in engineering memorable events with unparalleled service, and menus that feature the very best fresh, local and seasonal ingredients.

– Local Suppliers – From organic product and sustainable seafood to BC proteins, this is the top of our list.

– Composting – 6 years and running!

– Compostable delivery packaging – since the beginning.

– Fuel Efficient Vehicles – Go Ford Transit!

We are proud of where we are from and what we have done, but are always looking forward to see how we can grow and develop while maintaining our sustainable focus on the ingredients and suppliers who have helped us get to where we are.  We are proud to be members of LOCO and invite you over for a bite and a toast of everything that makes this organization so great. Buy tickets with the ticket widget below or on the event registration page (mobile).

March 1st: Hosted by Nucleus Networks Inc. (375–375 Water Street)
Nucleus Networks Inc. is a Managed IT Services provider that delivers all-inclusive support or customizable a la carte IT services. Nucleus manages all things IT related, which allows our clients to focus on their core business. They are a team of dedicated, local resources that has over a decade of experience delivering industry-leading IT services to a variety of clients across all industries. With offices located in Victoria, Vancouver, and Toronto, Nucleus can provide IT Services to clients across Canada. All this with no contracts and no onboarding fees! Buy tickets with the ticket widget below or on the event registration page (mobile).

 April 5th: Hosted by TBD
May 3rd: Hosted by TBD
June 7th: Hosted by Tacofino

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)**
January 26th: We’re Talking Navigating Shipping for Online Orders

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)**