The Greater Vernon Chamber is hosting a virtual Business After 5 on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, between 5-7 p.m. (File)

Vernon Chamber goes digital for Business after 5

Take a tour through a virtual office and join in different video chat rooms

Local entrepreneurs and business folk don’t have to miss out on its regular Business after 5 meeting through the Greater Vernon Chamber, albeit this one will look a bit different.

The Chamber’s May BA5 meeting will be hosted and sponsored by Rob Raybould, a business broker with Business Finders Canada, who has created the virtual experience for participants.

The ongoing and rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic has prevented groups to gather face-to-face, but the chamber along with businesses have quickly adapted to maintain a sense of normalcy through use of technology and virtual meetings.

“Because of the current situation, we are mandated to be separated but that doesn’t mean we can’t keep connected,” the chamber wrote in its invitation.

Members who register for the event will be sent a link to join a virtual office space ready to be explored. Visitors can pop into different rooms in the virtual office and video chat with other attendees.

The event, slated for May 12 from 5-7 p.m., falls on #TakeOutTuesday, and the chamber is encouraging its virtual visitors to order takeout or delivery from their favourite local eatery.

“The good news is you won’t have to carry your plate around with you.”

For more information, visit vernonchamber.ca/events.

READ MORE: COVID-19 knocks out Armstrong MetalFest

READ MORE: Feds ban more than 1,500 assault-style rifles in Canada


@caitleerach
Caitlin.clow@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Coronavirus

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Over Zoom, Armstrong council seeks new meeting space

BRIEFS: Centennial Auditorium under consideration as council looks to resume open meetings

Fundraiser launched for Enderby drive-in

Vernon resident seeks to raise $20K to save Starlight Drive-In

Duck nests at Vernon drive-thru

Mother has hatched four ducklings just inches from the steady stream of vehicles

North and Central Okanagan on flood watch

Kalamalka Lake users are asked to take measure to reduce the risk… Continue reading

VIDEO: Flowers stolen from Vernon distillery

Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery captured surveillance footage of the thief in a black car

B.C. legislature coming back June 22 as COVID-19 emergency hits record

Pandemic restrictions now longer than 2017 wildfire emergency

Houseboat company partly owned by Shuswap MLA withdraws controversial ad

The ad welcomed houseboaters from other provinces, contradicting anti COVID-19 measures.

Squabble between campers in North Shuswap leads to bear spraying

An argument over late night partying escalated into a fight which led to one person being sprayed

B.C.’s essential grocery, hardware store employees should get pandemic pay: retail group

Only B.C.’s social, health and corrections workers are eligible for top-ups

Edmonton, Vancouver and Toronto vying to be NHL hubs, but there’s a catch

The NHL unveiled a return-to-play plan that would feature 24 teams

B.C. sees 9 new COVID-19 cases, one death as officials watch for new cases amid Phase Two

Number of confirmed active cases is at 244, with 37 people in hospital

Penticton may soon allow drinking alcohol in some public places

Trying to inconspicuously drink on the beach could become a thing of the past

Unique ‘the Wedge’ development makes way back to Kelowna council

Council initially deferred its decision on the project in March

Nanaimo senior clocked going 50 km/hr over limit says her SUV shouldn’t be impounded

RCMP say they can’t exercise discretion when it comes to excessive speeding tickets

Most Read