Hello January!

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

It’s a new year and the perfect time to start your year off right. We hope this issue will help!

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

Year of Yes

In this thought-provoking read, Hollywood writer and director Shonda Rhimes, shares how a year of saying yes changed her life.

Even with three hit shows on television, Rhimes is a born introvert and at one time, lived her life saying no more than she said yes. But then she decided to make a change. By simply saying yes, more than no, Rhimes discovered the profound impact this would have. You will be inspired as Rhimes reveals how saying yes changed – and saved – her life.

On Your Desktop


If you’re looking for a life coach app, this app might be for you. Whether it’s life or career goals or both, this app can help you develop a personal roadmap to help you achieve success and gain clarity. You’ll also find various tools for staying focused including daily reminders and awareness coaching, plus a feature that identifies areas where you might need to improve in.

On Your Mind
“Say yes, and you’ll figure it out afterwards.” – Tina Fey

In Your Toolbox
Five Tips for Setting and Reaching Your New Year’s Goals:
  1. Make sure your goals align with your values. If they don’t, you won’t stick with them.
  2. Set goals that follow the SMART principles:
    Time bound.
  3. Write them down!
  4. Make an action plan with concrete and realistic steps you can follow.
  5. Do one thing everyday that brings you closer to your goal! No matter how small, this will keep you motivated!

In Your Calendar
Upcoming Featured Events

Verbena Marketing Networking Group
Cultivating Connections Cafe

Join like-minded female entrepreneurs for coffee to share ideas, be accountable and stay motivated.
RSVP for details including location

Boss Ladies – Fraser Valley Chapter
With a variety of professional development and networking events happening around the Fraser Valley this month, be sure to check out the Boss Ladies events page for all of the details.
Business in Langley
Tuesdays: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, Brown bag lunch at Travel Professionals in the ME Plaza

Connect Now Business Network Langley Chapter
Wednesday, January 2, 2019, 11:15 am – 1:30 pm
Poseidon Greek Restaurant

Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce

U40 Lunch & Learn Series – Young Entrepreneurs: Road to Success featuring Dr. Natasha Smith
January 9, 2019, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Deloitte LLP

January Dinner Meeting
January 15, 2019, 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Cascades Casino Coast Hotel & Convention Centre

Lunch & Learn – Facilitation Skills: Learn Techniques to Strengthen Your Workplace Training
January 16, 2019, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce Boardroom

The Heart
Work Together Wednesday
Wednesday, January 2, 2019, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Heart, Cloverdale

Valley Women’s Network – Langley Chapter
Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Sunrise Banquet & Conference Centre

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