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Business summit and Christmas Shopping in Maple Ridge.

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Wrap up Xmas shopping

You can get an early start on Christmas shopping by checking out Wrap It Up Downtown Maple Ridge, Thursday, Nov. 17.

Starting at 5 p.m. and going until 9 p.m., shoppers can cash in on special discounts, enjoy hot chocolate and apple cider and enjoy Christmas music. There’s also a chance to win one of several downtown shopping sprees and hourly prizes, gift certificates and gift baskets. Details are at downtownmapleridge.ca.

 

Business summit

So you want to start up or wrap up your own business but don’t have a clue where to start.

The Ridge Meadows Business Summit 2011 set for Thursday, Nov. 24 at the Meadow Gardens Golf Course could give you some answers.

Several business professionals will be on hand and starting at 5 p.m. and continuing to 9 p.m. to give their advice. The event is co-sponsored by the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows chamber of commerce. Tickets are $19.95 before Nov. 15 and $29.95 after that date. At the door, the cost is $39.95.

Scheduled to make presentations is lawyer John Becker, accountants Keith Vincent and Ken Robinson, succession specialist Eben Louw and Envision Financial’s business finance VP Norm Attridge.

Attridge will discuss the role of cash flow in growing your business. Vincent will discuss tax minimization strategies. Robinson will talk about incorporation and some of the pitfalls that can present. Becker and Louw will discuss succession planning to protect assets during business changes.

Networking, appetizers and prizes are part of the evening.

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