Have a fantastic business idea related to fitness, wellness, sports, or high performance training, or food and beverage – but not sure where to locate?
The Pitt Meadows Economic Development Corporation (PMEDC) is excited to share an opportunity at Pitt Meadows arena complex.
Nustadia Recreation Inc., operators of the Pitt Meadows Arena Complex, is looking for interested qualified firms to come forward with their proposals to lease and develop available space of up to 4,489 square feet on the second floor of the arena.
The Pitt Meadows Arena Complex retro-fit was completed in January 2012 and is a state-of-the-art recreation facility located in Pitt Meadows.
The arena includes two NHL-sized ice surfaces, one ice sheet that’s 185 ft. x 85 ft., and a multi-purpose room.
The complete RFP document can be obtained by contacting Dorothy Kozlowski, office manager for the Pitt Meadows Arena Complex, at 604-460-1531 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to get proposals in is 4 p.m. on Sept. 11.
Some really interesting dialogue recently took place at the Immigration and Economic Development Community Dialogue hosted by the Welcoming Communities Initiative – a program overseen by the Family Education & Support Centre.
The conversation amongst the panelists and participants shed light on the gaps in labour outcomes of immigrants, ways to attract and retain skilled immigrants, as well as opportunities to foster immigrant entrepreneurship and networks.
Some of the main barriers discussed that immigrants are dealing with are language, unfamiliarity with how to look for a job or run a business in Canada, child care, as well as re-qualification of foreign credentials.
The goal of this dialogue is to discuss a common vision and create a coordinated strategy that enhances diversity as a key component of the region’s brand.
For information regarding future dialogues, please contact Avex Cojti at the Family Education & Support Centre at 604-467-6055 or email email@example.com.
The PMEDC is passionate about helping small business owners build capacity in order for them to run their small business more effectively.
The Micro-Business Training (MBT) program offers eligible, small business owners provincially funded training programs in general business skills such as bookkeeping, marketing, social media, management, and other areas with the goal of improving productivity, decreasing costs, and generating new revenue.
Eligible micro-business owners can apply to receive up to $1,500 of non-repayable funding support for courses in a variety of formats (online, classroom and/or one-on-one) offered by training institutions across the province including universities, colleges, PCTIA accredited institutions and private trainers.
The MBT program runs until March 31, 2014, with the last applications being accepted Dec. 31, 2013.
The program is available as funding remains available on a first come, first served basis. Please visit www.bcmicrobusiness.com for all of the details, as well as the online application.
An additional opportunity to study closer to home is happening in Maple Ridge this fall with the BCIT School of Business.
Three credit course programs, Essentials of Marketing, Relationship Selling, and Small Business Development begin the second week of September and will be offered in the Maple Ridge Business Centre at 22470 Dewdney Trunk Rd.
To learn more about these programs or to register today, people can visit www.bcit.ca/business, search “maple.”
– Lori Graham is the Economic Development Coordinator for the Pitt Meadows Economic Development Corporation. Learn more about the work we do by visiting www.thinkpittmeadows.ca.
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