Upcoming Events

YXC Tech Meetup - Mar 26 2019

This month’s YXC Tech Meetup is going to be a fun mix of stories, insights and highlights from our members who attended the BC Tech Summit mid March! 

We’ll hear about the coordinated effort for a solid Kootenay presence and the success of the Kootenay Houses well as up and coming technology showcased at the event and more! 

Event Date: Tue, Mar 26, 2019

Event Location: Ground Floor Coworking Space Cranbrook

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Workshop Wednesday Mar 27

Local businesses are regularly approached to donate, sponsor, or commit to some form of community event or “good cause”.  At times, this can be overwhelming. The requests may seem to never end, the commitment is beyond the resources of the business, or time dedication affects your ability to a manage work-life balance. It is for these reasons and a myriad of others that you need to find a manageable solution to the ever increasing pressure to donate or sponsor another community event or “good cause”.  The lunch & learn “Donations, Sponsorships, and Business: Managing Expectations” provides a road map in your decision making process and establishes expectations for your support to the variety of community causes. It puts you and your business in control.

Learning Goals: 

At the conclusion of this lunch and learn, participants will be able to achieve the following: 

  • Define your sponsorship approach; 
  •  Determine your donation and sponsorship expectations;
  • Establish your areas of support and application guidelines;
  • Create your application process;
  • Evaluate sponsorship and donation requests; and
  • Manage your donations and sponsorship program for success

Event Date: Wed, Mar 27, 2019

Event Location: Ground Floor Coworking Space

James Umpherson is the Managing Director of Integrated Economic Solutions Inc(IES). IES conducts research and delivers workshops to entrepreneurs, businesses, and economic development agencies in the areas of business start-up, development, growth, and diversification, policy development, and capacity building modelling for communities. 

Mr. Umpherson has spent the last 20-years working with a diverse range of entrepreneurs, businesses, and organizations, including a cross-section of local, regional, and First Nation governments, economic development agencies, and community organizations. 

He has delivered workshops on donations, sponsorships for business and funding strategies for not-for-profits to a wide variety of audiences. Some of his clients include local governments from the City of Calgary to Chambers of Commerce to Entrepreneurial Round Tables and Block Parent of Canada. 


Leaders Are Readers Book Club Mar 28

When: Last Thursday of every month, from 12pm-1pm. 

Next Date: March 28th 2019

Where: Ground Floor Coworking Space 

What book: MARCH Unfinished Business


“Thank you all for your suggestions, and your continued reading!

March's book will be "Unfinished Business," by Anne-Marie Slaughter.  A book chosen by our late member Colin Campbell.  

This is the perfect book for the month of March because it's International Women's Day on March 8.  The book club will be held on March 28, 2019, from 12-1, at the Ground Floor Coworking Space.  Looking forward to seeing you all there.” 

You can either order it in from the library, or purchase your own copy for your bookshelf! 

Please fill out this form if you would like to be included in the book club email! 

Event Date: Thu, Mar 28, 2019

Event Location: Ground Floor Coworking Space

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