Greater Victoria Business news in brief Feb. 15

Regional business picture for 2013 outlined at annual breakfast

The Greater Victoria Development Agency and Chemistry Consulting present Victoria Economic Outlook 2013, Feb. 26 at the Victoria Conference Centre. Speaking about the prospects for this year are Dallas Gislason, the agency’s economic development officer; Dan Gunn, executive director of the Victoria Advanced Technology Council (VIATeC), Tourism Victoria board chair Dave Cowen and Starfish Medical CEO Scott Phillips. The event runs from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tickets are $25 each, available at chemistryconsulting.ca or by calling 250-382-3303.

Finance minister at luncheon

Hot on the heels of the 2013 provincial budget announcement, B.C. Finance Minister Mike DeJong is speaking at the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce luncheon Feb. 20. Attendees of the event can learn more about how the budget may impact their businesses. The lunch runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour, 728 Humboldt St. Cost is $50 for members, $75 for non-members plus HST. To register, visit victoriachamber.ca or call 250-383-7191.

Downsizing Diva comes to town

Seniors looking to scale back their living arrangements are the focus of Cathy Haynes, the first franchisee in Greater Victoria for Toronto-based Downsizing Diva. The company, in business for nearly 12 years, co-ordinates moves from start to finish for elderly clients moving from family homes to smaller spaces. Find more information at www.downsizingdiva.com or by calling 250-634-3207.

Marketing green business strategy

Putting green business practices into a company’s marketing plan is the topic of an upcoming luncheon hosted Feb. 28 at the Union Club by Sales and Marketing Executives Victoria. Guest speakers are  Deirdre Campbell of Tartan PR and Jill Doucette of Synergy. The luncheon happens at 11:45 a.m. and is open to anyone. Tickets are $49 for non-members of the group and are available at smevictoria.com.

Who’s making news in Victoria

Esquimalt’s Robin Dirks, whose blog dirtyrottenparenting.com is a lighthearted reflection on parenting challenges, placed second in the humour category recently in the Canadian Weblog Awards … Tracy Lowe has a new sewing and consignment clothing business, Coastal Design Clothing, at 3198 Quadra St. Lowe, who has sewn professionally for 20 years, offers walk-in service plus in-house fitting for people with mobility issues.

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