Purchase tickets and receive an entry per ticket to win a Brewery Tour and Tasting for 8 people in the Comox valley in a stretch limo.  Enjoy the local flavours of the Cumberland Brewery, Forbidden Brewery and Gladstone Brewery.

Kevin East


Join the Chamber of Commerce at the Stan Hagen Theatre on the North Island College Campus for Take the Floor with Eric Termuende Thursday, October 6. Doors open at 6 PM. After the keynote come to the NIC Lounge for a networking reception with Eric.

Normally we would start with Who but let’s focus on the Why first. Why do I need to hear Eric speak? If you focus on your Why – Why do employees want to stay working at my business? Why do I need a succession plan? Why can I not attract the right employees to my business? Why am I not attracting more loyal customer? Investing in employees is investing in your community. When you can attract and retain employees in your organization large or small you are helping to build a better economy for all generations. Start by answering your Why.

The saying that ‘A Business is only as good as its people’ is talking about Human Capital. The notion that if you invest in your employees through education, training, and enhanced benefits that it leads to an improvement in the quality and level of work in the organization. This creates a thriving workplace culture. 

The Why is what compelled the Chamber to bring international speaker Eric Termuende to the Comox Valley to inspire the business community and entrepreneurs and start a dialogue.

Eric Termuende is the co-founder of DRYVER, a successful company that works with organizations to effectively optimize workplace culture. Eric Termuende has traveled Canada and the world speaking about the future of the workplace, multiple generations at work, and the highly misunderstood generation, ‘Gen Y’. Having spoken at over 60 events in the past two years, Eric is a highly regarded speaker with a universally applicable message that is very well-received. 

After the engaging keynote speech with Eric come to the NIC Lounge for a networking cocktail reception with Eric.The Chamber has dubbed the cocktail reception a ‘Mega Mixer’ with networking groups such as Corporate Connections coming on board. Take the Floor cocktail reception is geared towards putting your best foot forward. Enjoy a cash bar and appetizers at the NIC Lounge.