Hello September!

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

Fall is upon us and for many small business owners this means an end to a summer schedule and a renewed focus on business. Family holidays are done and the kids are back in school learning the foundations of academic success — reading, writing and arithmetic.

With this is mind, this issue of Cultivating Connections will focus one of the foundations of business success: writing.

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

Everybody Writes

Whether you think you are or not, you are a writer. And almost nothing is more important for your brand and your business than clearly written words for your website, emails and social media posts.

In one second you can look smart or not, trustworthy or not, funny or not. Think about it. Words are everywhere and how many times have you thought to yourself, I bet that person wishes they didn’t say that.

Everybody Writes is a go-to guide to creating and publishing the kind of content that will make your business thrive and make you look like a rock-star.

With expert guidance and insight into the process and strategy of content creation, production and publishing and actionable how-to advice designed to get results, we can all benefit from improving our written words with this book on our bookshelf.

On Your Desktop

Grammar Girl: Quick and Dirty Tips

Not sure of the difference between their and there or where, ware and wear, the Grammar Girl is the resource for you.

With a website, YouTube channel, podcast, app and more, you can get the answers you need in the format you want.

On Your Mind

“A word after a word after a word is power.”

– Margaret Atwood


In Your Toolbox

It’s a simple thing, but there is nothing like receiving a handwritten note when we are always connected.

Think about the power of this the next time you finish a client project, meet a new prospective customer or meet someone you hope to collaborate with in the future.

A New Place to Work. Shop. Learn.

The Heart

On September 15th, 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!

In Your Calendar

Upcoming Featured Events

Cultivating Connections Cafe

Join like-minded female entrepreneurs for coffee to share ideas, be accountable and stay motivated

Thursday, September 20, 2018, 9:30 am

Tracycakes, Murrayville

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

Last Friday of the Month:

Friday, September 28, 9:00 am, Morning Glory Restaurant

Connect Now Business Network


Langley (1st Wednesday of the month):

Wednesday, September 5, 11:15 am, Coast Hotel

Abbotsford (2nd Tuesday of the month):

Tuesday, September 11, 11:15 am, Denny’s

Walnut Grove (3rd Thursday of the month):

Thursday, September 20, 11:15 am, Ricky’s

Plus many other events throughout the Lower Mainland

Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce


Lunch & Learn – Til Death Do Us Part: Creating a WOW customer experience from prospecting to retention

September 19, 2018

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce Boardroom

U40 Lunch & Learn Series – Young Entrepreneurs: Road to Success featuring Megan Parker

September 20, 2018

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Deloitte LLP #600 – 8621 201 Street, Langley

Lunch & Learn – Creating Impact Through Your Health

September 27, 2018

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce Boardroom

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