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.
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.