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2024 Speaker Series

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The objective of this series is to further develop an inclusive and diverse Downtown by engaging in sensitive topics that may be difficult for some to navigate in a professional setting.
This series aims to destigmatize uncomfortable conversations, provide standard messaging for attendees and allow guests to ask questions in a safe space. This is a 5 part educational series with the main objective to be to break down social and cultural barriers to  create an inclusive downtown environment.

Register online today to save your spot and select the workshops you would like to attend. Each workshop is FREE for DBA members (businesses and property owners within our area)
and is $5 at the door for the public.


Each workshop will be from 2pm-4pm at the Copper Hall event venue at 33129 N Railway Ave, Mission, BC and will have an opportunity for a questions & answer period and a networking period after a 45-minute presentation. 

Thank you to our generous Sponsor, the City of Mission, for their support of this meaningful event series! 



See our list of dates and topics below! 

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January 18th 2024

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Digital Marketing 101 with the Downtown Business Association
2-4pm, Copper Hall

In this presentation, Executive Director Karley Holley will be diving into all aspects of digital marketing including using her experience as a Facebook Marketing Expert to help attendees understand the importance of marketing to a digital audience, how to balance your budget between print and digital platforms and how to get the most out of your Facebook ads.

Register now

February 15th 2024

Understanding Inclusivity & Diversity with the Fraser Valley Youth Society
2-4pm, Copper Hall

This presentation aims to break down social barriers by discussing how to address these difficult topics in the workplace and why it is important to understand the  changing landscape of gender identity in a progressive economy.

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March 14th 2024

Cultural Appreciation with the Mission Friendship Center
2-4pm, Copper Hall

This presentation will focus on cultural appropriation in the workplace. It will discuss how and when to respectfully use land acknowledgements, how and when to properly adopt language and customs and the ways in which businesses can support Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. 

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April 18 2024

Safety & Security in Mission with the Crime Prevention Office
2-4pm, Copper Hall

In partnership with the RCMP and the City of Mission, this presentation will focus on the reported crime in Downtown Mission, how to keep your business and employees safe and what to do if you experience crime in your area. 

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May 16 2024

The State of the Economy with Odlum Brown
2-4pm, Copper Hall

In this presentation, attendees will learn about what the economic trajectory looks like for the next 5 years and how businesses can financially plan for success. 

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