Vancouver's small and local businesses make our city great, and yet they sometimes have a tense relationship with the City's government. Commercial taxes, leasing, permit wait times, and zoning/licensing restrictions are just some of the issues that concern local businesses. At this event, we'll make sure that mayoral candidates hear about the issues directly from businesses like yours, and we'll hear how they plan to make changes to create a better environment to do business in the city.
Kennedy Stewart, Forward Together Candidate for Mayor (incumbent)
Ken Sim, A Better City (ABC Vancouver) Candidate for Mayor
Mark Marissen, Progress Vancouver Candidate for Mayor
Colleen Hardwick, TEAM for a Livable Vancouver Candidate for Mayor (incumbent Councillor)
John Coupar, NPA Candidate for Mayor
Adriane Carr, Green Party Candidate for Council (incumbent)
Christine Boyle, OneCity Candidate for Council (incumbent)
Jean Swanson, COPE Candidate for Council (incumbent)
Lesli Boldt, Vision Vancouver Candidate for Council
5:30 pm Arrival and snacks
6:00 pm Panel begins
7:30 pm Panel concludes, networking
8:30 pm Event concludes
Please note that dinner is available throughout the event, while supplies last.
We are delighted to partner with the Strathcona Business Improvement Association (BIA) as our event hosts. The Strathcona BIA works to support industrial lands, foster sustainability, revitalize East Hastings Street and continue to provide opportunities for new entrepreneurs across the Strathcona region. It is their mission to promote a strong local economy through advocacy, cultivating relationships, supporting business participation in the community, delivering innovative programs and fostering community leaders.