Networking at an intimate business showcase

Colin Filliter

Even though the internet is taking over and people can do everything from banking to grocery shopping in their pyjamas in front of the computer, Colleen Evans believes there is no substitute for face to face interactions.

At the Chamber of Commerce’s Business Showcase last Thursday afternoon, around 22 chamber members had the chance to develop relationships as well as market their businesses and organizations.

“People vie for these spots,” Evans said. “It is probably the best connection opportunity that is offered.”

There was a wide variety of businesses and organizations at the event. Evans said that the limited number or tables are sold on a first come first serve basis, but that the chamber tries to get all different kinds of businesses showcasing at the event.

Some new businesses like Suavair, an aerial imaging company, were introducing themselves to the community, whereas long time players such as Coastal Community Credit Union were going a little deeper into what they do as a company by talking about the social enterprise projects they are working on.

“Everybody is very fun, everybody is very engaged,” said Evans.