Jan 24 – BCPVA meeting – Panel on Developing your Business – Open Discussion on BCPVA 2017 Direction

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Hello BCPVA members and guests,

Please join us for an exciting evening on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. As a reminder – our new meeting date is the 4th Tuesday of each month!

We’ll be at our new location at the Community Living Society, located on the 7th floor of 713 Columbia Street in New Westminster (Columbia & Begbie, beside Waves coffee shop).

From feedback we received, we have changed the format of the meetings. Networking will begin at 6:30, and the meeting will formally begin at 7:00 and run until 9:00 with a 15 minute break.


1)   Panel Discussion: Taking your Business to the Next Level

Are you looking to develop your video production business? Get more clients? Hire contractors or employees? Expand into new areas? A selection of longtime BCPVA members will answer questions about how they got where they are and the advice they wished they’d gotten. BCPVA members are asked to submit their questions in advance – an email will be sent out with a submission form. If you don’t receive it, or you are a guest with a burning question, you can email BCPVA Secretary Jennifer Shanse at engage@upperstoryfilms.com

Panelists: Past-BCPVA President Shawn Lam, BCPVA Treasurer John Romein and BCPVA Vice-President Paul Romein

Moderator: BCPVA President John Porter


2)    Direction for the BCPVA in 2017 – an open discussion

Have your say on where we’re headed as an organization. Who do you want to see present at our monthly meetings? What aspects of video production do you want to see more of? What can the BCPVA do for you? Let us know in this open discussion.


Meeting information:

What:  BCPVA Monthly Meeting
When:  6:30 pm for Networking; 7:00 pm Meeting on Jan. 24, 2017
Where:  Community Living Society (CLS)
7th floor, 713 Columbia Street
New Westminster

Map of New Meeting Venue

FREE coffee and doughnuts

PAID street parking outside, some FREE street parking a few blocks away.
There is ample parking, but you can decide to pay a few bucks to the parking meter (should be less than $5), or park at a parkade (a little more expensive, maybe around $7), or park in a free 2-hour zone and walk a few blocks. Below is a rough map of the area, but please allow extra time for parking when you first come.



RSVP and keep in touch online at the BCPVA Facebook Page.

Please note, first time guests can attend a BCPVA meeting for free!  All others, including previous guests and former members, are welcome to join or re-join the BCPVA by taking out an associate membership – just $25 for 3 months! – and by filling out the RSVP form.

See you all on Jan. 24!


BCPVA Exec Committee

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BC Professional Videographers Association is a non profit organization that exists to support the professional development, creativity, and entrepreneurial growth of its members; while serving the growing need for professional video production.