Happy Holidays!

Verbena Marketing is pleased to bring you the December edition of Cultivating Connections, your monthly resource for networking opportunities & business and professional development tools.

This is a special time of year … it’s a time to celebrate with our loved ones and our peers, show our appreciation to our clients and our contacts, and have gratitude for everything we have to be thankful for. It’s also an important time to reflect on our successes and learnings from the past year and to set goals and plan for the year ahead.

If you have an event, resource or tool you would like to share for possible inclusion in our next issue, please send it to hello@verbenamarketing.com

If you need help setting, meeting or exceeding your marketing and business development goals, we can help your business blossom!

On Your Reading List

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Where you work affects how you work. It’s no surprise then that a messy, cluttered, or unorganized work space will affect your bottom line. In this best-selling read, Marie shares her simple systemized way to organize your home or office once and for all, and get rid of the clutter that is holding you back from taking your business to the next level.
www.tidyingup.com

On Your Desktop

www.Canva.com

If you’re looking for a free and easy-to-use graphic design tool, Canva is worth trying on your phone or desktop. It comes preloaded with templates and fonts to help you obtain the look and feel you want for brochures, logos and more.

Canva definitely does not replace the role of a trained graphic designer as part of your marketing arsenal, but it could help you bridge the gap.

On Your Mind

A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.

– Mary Kay Ash

In Your Toolbox

Failing to follow up is planning to fail.
One of the best ways to grow your network is follow up with everyone you meet. Send an email or make a phone call and make a plan to meet again to reconnect and begin building a mutually beneficial relationship. Don’t wait too long to make sure your meeting is still top of mind!

In Your Calendar

Business and Professional Women Langley – BPW Langley
www.bpwlangley.com/event/december-06-christmas-social-and-silent-auction/

Christmas Social and Silent Auction
December 6, 2017
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Business in Langley
www.facebook.com/groups/businessinlangley/

Tuesdays: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, NY Bar & Grill
Last Friday of the Month: 9:00 am, Morning Glory Restaurant

Christmas Potluck Party
December 10, 2017
1:00 pm -3:00 pm

Connect Now Business Network
www.connectnowbusinessnetwork.com/events/

Langley: 1st Wednesday of the month, 11:15 am, Coast Hotel
Abbotsford: 2nd Tuesday of the month 11:15 am, Denny’s

Jingle Mingle Abbotsford
December 14, 2017
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Fraser Valley Boss Ladies
www.fvbl.org/events/category/fvbl-events/

Fraser Valley Freelancers
www.fvfreelancers.ca/events/

Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce
www.langleychamber.com/events/catgid/3

U40 Networking Social
December 6, 2017
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Holiday Dinner Meeting
December 12, 2017
5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

New Year New Connection  2018
Thursday, January 11, 2018
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Valley Women’s Network – Langley Chapter
www.valleywomensnetwork.com

Luncheon 3rd Wednesday of each month (except July and August)
11:30 am – 1:30 pm

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