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Welcome Back Event a Success!

Our after hours Welcome Back event hosted at High Beam Dreams was a rousing success! Over 40 businesses joined us throughout the evening to engage with one another, and meet some of our newest members. 

Sampling Stations Included:

coho commissary booth

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Andrea Bothma and Chef Jack Chen from Coho Commissary created samples of a delicious tomato bisque soup – which will be available in their restaurant. 

Banditry Cider Booth

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Kim Scarrow and Jamie Armstrong from Banditry Cider brought tastings of their flavourful cider, which was produced at their exciting new farm venture on Pratt Road. 

Ideas Space Booth

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Daria and Daniel Tavars of Ideas Space thrilled everyone with their new bubble tea and proprietary blend of Dominican Republic coffee. 

Brass Spoon Cafe Food Truck

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Nidhi and Vineet Miglani, along with the talented chef of The Brass Spoon Cafe (located at their venue, High Beam Dreams) debuted an appetizing authentic Indonesian meal sampling.  

Archipelago Teas booth

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Archipelago Teas served gourmet Indonesian teas. 

Luci Herder Pianist

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To top it off, the event was complemented by lovely piano melodies performed by Luci Herder.

Special Guests

Our event also had some special guests in attendance to partake in the occasion.

Indonesian Consul and Mayor of Gibsons Bill Beamish

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The Indonesian Consul, consisting of Hendra Halim and his team, along with Mayor of Gibsons, Bill Beamish. As well as Colin Stansfield, from the Sunshine Coast Economic Development Organization (not pictured here).

In the end, it was a very successful evening, celebrating the local business community engaging in in-person networking again – something we haven’t been able to facilitate since the end of 2019.

From generous samples, to an exciting silent auction, the evening was lively. We enjoyed the opportunity to engage and connect with other local businesses and share stories on how we are all successfully embracing the new normal. 

Watch our newsletter and website for upcoming events, lunch & learns, and continuing business support news. 

Photo Gallery

Photos were taken by Greg Eymundson of Insight-Photography.