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A letter sent to the BE THE CHANGE EVENT ATTENDEES: 

I hope everyone is settling into the fall/winter season. There have been a series of things happening in the city that I thought you would be interested in so I have complied a list. Many of the past speakers are doing amazing things in the community:


There are a series of talks and workshops held by UNBC (all around town) that you definitely want to check out this week and next. Click here


Lee is currently running a custom designed program that is to keep your health on track during the busy holiday season. It was designed for busy people in mind and it is a way to reset your body so that you can start making healthy choices. Click here for more info & to sign up

JAN 8 – CAPTURE YOUR JOY – Bobbi Carpino

Bobbi is once again running her very popular Capture Your Joy Camera Phone Course. Both her other 2 courses were sold out. Her next course is on Jan 8, 2017. Great holiday gift for you and a friend. Click here to contact Bobbi to sign up. 

JAN 14 – IGNITE 2017 – Katy Suik & the Best Life Network

Katy and the team at Best Life Network are helping women in Prince George jumpstart 2017 with the 2nd Ignite – Your Life, Your Story, Make it Great event. There is nothing like an inspiring event to kick off your year. Invest a day and create your best year yet. Katy has offered the participants from our event a special code to get $30 off your ticket. Use the code “bethechange” (without quotes) when you purchase your ticket to get $30 off. Their event sold out last year too… so don’t wait to get your ticket! Click here to get your tickets


And finally, there is a new funding & growth program for women who own more than 51% of their companies. If this is you, let me know and I will connect you! Access to capital to grow women owned businesses was one of the top priorities. The federal government has rolled out their support of women in business via this program. It is not a grant, but a loan. Let me know if you want more details.

I hope 2016 was a great success for you and if nothing else you learned some lessons you will take with you into the new year! Thank you again for attending the Be the Change event this past year.

With Much Gratitude,
Shauna Harper

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A Speaker Series Luncheon with keynote speaker: Shauna Harper

It has been said that companies who prioritize a triple bottom line far outperform those who don’t.  How can you be involved in social good, benefit your business and build your brand?  Join community builder and entrepreneur Shauna Harper for lunch as she shares her experience and lessons learned around social cause, community building and business growth.

You will learn:
– Why social good is important from a business perspective
– How to get involved in social good whether you are an entrepreneur or a larger organization
– How to build strategy around this for your business and not dilute your brand


As with all networking events and luncheons, the greatest value is meeting people in person. However, if you are unable to attend, you must have a good reason 🙂 ! If you can’t make it to the event but would like to hear the talk, we will be livestreaming it via Periscope (application use in conjunction with Twitter).

At around 12:15pm (give or take a few minutes on each side as it dependant on the flow of the live event), visit Shauna’s Twitter Profile to get the livestream feed. Click here to be directed there now.

To follow along with the slides, click here for the PDF.

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On behalf of our co-hosts, Haisla Nation and the District of Kitimat, and all our sponsors, thank you so much to those that joined us last week at the Nation2Nation Haisla Kitimat Community Forum.

Hats off to our Northwest BC Nation2Nation team (in picture above). This was our first full livestreamed and multi day event with high security, logistics from all over the province and multi venue setup (and take down).Yeah team!

Technology is just amazing.

Our event was sold out at 150 the first day and 100 the 2nd day (due to space). We chose to livestream it so that we could virtually allow more people into the room. We had NO IDEA the impact of opening up to the world wide web. On our first day we had anywhere from 40 up to 450 people join us on our livestreams. Then on the 2nd day because we had the Premier, we had 2100 people join our event.

You might be wondering why we would share the event live on the internet. Don’t we want people to buy tickets and join us live? Of course, we do. However, we also want the work we do to reach people at every level. With tickets starting from $150-$250, we close the opportunity to people that are unable to afford the prices. We cannot make our tickets cheaper as the events cost a lot to run. So, instead, we have started to livestream them.

Not matter how much we put online, we know for sure that our attendees get great value from attending live our events. We personally help to ensure that partnerships and connections are made and sponsors get enormous value from being a part of our events.

If First Nations led responsible economic development in the NorthWest (and entire Province) is of interest to you, then think about joining us Oct 19th & 20th in Terrace for our next one. Click here for more info. 


More photos will be added to these Facebook albums in the coming days as our photographers send us back edited photos. Keep checking back to the links above to get all the photos.

Did you miss Day 2 or perhaps you want to share the content of the event with your team in the office? Click on the links below to watch the recorded videos.

Day 1 (click the link below & then push the play button to start the video)

Day 2

PS. We apologize for the quality of the video as it was livestreamed for a social network.

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Major changes happening with LinkedIn that will make you want to look more into your profile to build your brand. Click here for the article from Inc Magazine.

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It is amazing to be able to get Michael Shuman here!

He’s a world-renowned economist and author. His workshop will be about building community prosperity in Prince George. Event is FREE because of the sponsorship by the City of PG, Integris Credit Union and Innovation Central Society. Free, but seats are LIMITED! Reserve your ticket.

Join world-renowned economist and author Michael Shuman for a workshop about building community prosperity in Prince George.

Workshop Overview

The Local Economy Solution workshop helps communities develop succesful strategies to strengthen their local economies. Michael Shuman presents a “local living economies” (LLE) approach to economic development that focuses on local business, creates an entrepreneurial ecosystem that supports them, and invites community participation.

Discuss how these strategies can be applied in Prince George. Learn how to conduct a leakage analysis on our community, to find out where money leaves the community and to figure out ways to plug those leaks. Think creatively with others in your community who want to strengthen Prince George’s economy.

UPDATE: Here are some photos from the event

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We just walked both farmers markets in the City of PG‬ and the entrepreneurial & creative spirit is alive and strong in our city! Many have said that there isn’t room in a city our size to have 2 different markets…but after seeing both, I believe we need both!

As a downtown business, I selfishly would like them to be both downtown of course. However, the new Wilson Square Farmers Market at the Pine Centre mall has attracted a lot more vendors. And more vendors, means more to see…. and more creative energy in our city. Sometimes things need to move apart and cool down before they come back together again.

Hats off to both organizers that run the markets.

Definitely check them both out.‬ 


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We are very excited to be back up in Northwest BC to organize the Nation2Nation Community Forum but this time in Kitimat. Our N2N team is made up of 2 of us from City of Prince George, 1 from Prince Rupert and 1 from Terrace. This event (and all our Nation2Nation events) is about creating conversation towards economic development and self-reliance between Industry and Government from a First Nations perspective.

Day 2 is already sold out. Join us for Day 1. Get your tickets:

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Can’t believe it has already been 6 years that we started to give to Kiva. Did you know there is a Kiva team in City of PG? This is a team of local PG-ers who have loaned out over $10,000 of micro loans to entrepreneurs. It is our way of helping to create community and opportunity around the globe. Kiva is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty.

Join the PG team here:

Eventually we would love to see little microloans for entrepreneurs locally in Prince George and the Northern Region. Kiva makes it so easy with $25 investments at a time. If you’re interested in making this happen, let us know to put you on the list.

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Just found this great link on past webinars done on business and economic development by the Province of BC. Definitely worth bookmarking if you have an interest in community building projects as well as business and economic development:

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I had an incredible week in the Northwest! As we do research for our next major project, I travel the region to find out what other communities are doing when it comes to inspiring youth.

We were invited to spend an inspiring couple of days at the RCMP Healthy Youth Summit in Terrace‬. I watched as Nisga’a kids proudly opened up the rooms by creating space and presence via their voices and dancing.  There was so much energy in the room!  The power of voice, ritual, & community was definitely present.

From there, we were moved and inspired by Katy Hutchison’s story. Click here to find out more. (My hope is to get her to PG one day!).

I wrapped up the trip at NABOC in Rupert and met up with clients, connected with the Nation2Nation team and ate great food. (I just HAD to show it as the food was amazing!)

So many exciting big projects bubbling up for the rest of 2016. Stay tuned.

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