It’s June!

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

Sunny summer days are upon us! This means less time behind a computer and more time at the beach. Less time in the office and more time at home with family. More time away from civilization and more time connecting with nature. More time slowing down and less time rushing. It’s the perfect time to reflect on what’s important! For us, it’s spending more time with family so we will see you back in the Fall.

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On Your Reading List

Drop the Ball

Instead of another book about trying to do it all, this month’s pick is all trying not doing it all. Quite a paradigm shift for anyone trying to be the best in business while trying to be a pinterest mom.

After she had her first child, author Tiffany Dufu struggled to accomplish everything she thought she needed to in order to succeed. Like so many driven and talented women who have been brought up to believe that to have it all, they must do it all, Dufu began to feel that achieving her career and personal goals was an impossibility. Eventually, she discovered the solution: letting go.

This is an inspiring read full of practical take-aways about how to manage the conflicting demands of work, parenthood, and marriage — by letting some of it go.

On Your Desktop


If you’re looking for design inspiration for your brand or next marketing campaign, you may want to check out Behance. Created by Adobe, it’s a site where graphic designers around the world share and showcase their work. You can spend hours poking around and it’s a nice change from Pinterest.
A New Place to Work. Shop. Learn.

The Heart

Opening June 15, a new creative collaborative work space, pop up shop and location of the The Local Space will be opening in Downtown Cloverdale. If you’re looking for a new place to hang your shingle or just want to support all things local check it out!
On Your Mind

“If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.”

– Mother Teresa
In Your Toolbox
We all have heard the old saying that in life, it’s not only about what you know, but who you know. And sometimes opportunities just come down to being in the right place at the right time.Because networking is about building mutually beneficial relationships, don’t forget the relationships you already have at your children’s schools, mom’s groups, book clubs, etc. You just never know who might need your services!

In Your Calendar
Upcoming Featured Events
Cultivating Connections Cafe

Join like-minded female entrepreneurs for coffee to share ideas, be accountable and stay motivated
Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 9:30 am
Tracycakes, MurrayvilleBoss Ladies – Fraser Valley Chapter

Join the Boss Ladies every second Tuesday (10:30 am – noon) to learn from industry experts covering a wide variety of topics to help you grow your business. In addition to brunch (mimosas included) and networking, you will walk away with ten key take-aways you can implement in your business right away!

June 12 – How to Sell without being salesy.
June 26 – SEO: It’s not just a shot in the dark.

Business and Professional Women Langley – BPW Langley

Dinner Meeting – Summer Social
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Business in Langley

Tuesdays: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, Brown bag lunch at Travel Professionals
Last Friday of the Month:
Friday, June 22, 9:00 am, Morning Glory Restaurant

Connect Now Business Network

Langley (1st Wednesday of the month):
Wednesday, June 6, 11:15 am, Coast Hotel
Abbotsford (2nd Tuesday of the month):
Tuesday, June 12, 11:15 am, Denny’s
Walnut Grove (3rd Thursday of the month):
Thursday, June 21, 11:15 am, Ricky’s
Plus many other events throughout the Lower Mainland

Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce

2018 Chamber Golf Tournament
June 7, 2018
9:30 am – 7:00 pm
The Redwoods Golf Course, 22011 88 Avenue, Langley

Networking Open House // ALDERGROVE
June 14, 2018
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Bob’s Bar n’ Grill, 27083 Fraser Highway, Aldergrove

Coffee & Conversation 2018 with Greg Moore, Board Chair
June 15, 2018
12:00 – 1:30 pm

Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce Boardroom
June 2018 Dinner Meeting
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
5:00 – 8:30 pm
Cascades Casino Coast Hotel & Convention Centre

Lunch & Learn – 7 Lessons to Improve Your Relationships with Success & Stress
June 20, 2018
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce Boardroom

Valley Women’s Network – Langley Chapter
Langley (3rd Wednesday of each month except July and August)
Wednesday, June 20, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, Sunrise Banquet & Conference Centre
Plus many other Chapter events throughout the Lower Mainland

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