LOCObc #FirstTuesday Monthly Business Mixers

LOCObc #FirstTuesday Monthly Business Mixers

Mingle with some of BC’s most innovative and creative sustainable local business experts

LOCO BC, a local, non-profit local business alliance focuses on encouraging purchases – both businesses and consumers alike – to buy BC.  Their mission is to “encourage purchasers to buy from B.C.-based companies [encouraging] a healthy environment, meaningful employment and fair trade practices.”  We can get behind that. 


#FirstTuesday with Portside Pub


Join LOCO at their next event on April 7th from 5:30-8:00 at The Portside Pub located in Vancouver’s historic Gastown, for the #FirstTuesday with Portside Pub Mixer.  The Portside will be hosting a ‘cask night with beers from local suppliers as well as local meat & cheese charcuterie offerings and a sampling from their new spring menu.  Drinks and food are included in the ticket price, get yours here.

The event is designed to provide a chance for members to get to know each other, strengthen the community and engage with the local economy.  By combining creative minds with with good local food and drinks, opportunities present themselves.  There’ll be small talks from Portside ownership, LOCO ownership and members, and the local brewery and food suppliers for the event.

LOCO is one of 80 North American local independent business networks and their operating revenues are derived from membership, consulting and grant funding (often deliverable or program related).  The network of their local memberships is extensive, and you can view a full list on their membership page or by clicking the map below.


LOCO’s overarching goal is to increase the economic multiplier effect. the flow of dollars towards local business and the flow of dollars between local businesses.

Send them an email, sign up for their newsletter, follow  @LOCObc on Twitter, like them on Facebook and get your tickets today.

#FirstTursday with 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.


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