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

2014/2015 Series

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 typically 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.

Apr 7: Hosted by the Portside Pub


The Portside is located in Vancouver’s historic Gastown, following the loud and boisterous yet hospitable spirit, that has defined the neighbourhood for over a century. It hopes to provide maritime pub culture – the Portside’s management is proud of the neighbourhood, but also their roots in the East Coast of Canada, where they grew up surrounded by establishments laden with wood, rope and more wood. Designed to cater to sailors, fishermen and the families who made their living off of the sea, maritime pubs are decidedly friendly. As such, the goal with the Portside is to be the friendliest bar in Vancouver. They get excited about good beer, and serve over 24 craft brews on tap representing local, North American and international breweries.

Use the ticket form below to register, or visit the event registration page.

May 5: Hosted by SHIFT Urban Cargo Delivery & Ello Foods Ltd.

June 2: Hosted by Sharp Six

Sharp Six provides professional capacity building services to community driven organizations. They bring passion, intelligence and experience in law, business and non profits to your projects to ensure they are completed efficiently, effectively and ethically. Their specialized services include grant management, project coordination, proposal development and policy and governance audits. They also administer a micro lending program called Sharp Solutions, for businesses and non profits making good change in the world.

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)**