You Spoke, We Listened – February Networking Event Summary

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February’s Networking event proved to be a huge success! A big thanks to all our participants – it was wonderful to see many new and familiar faces. Last week’s event marked the introduction of a new networking activity that allowed you all to interact and get to know one another.  Many thanks to all that contributed to the networking activity: your comments about Kanata and the networking event is what helps us to improve and excel. We have reviewed your comments, suggestions and feedback and this is what you had to say about Kanata!

Overall, many positive remarks were made about the Kanata area. Kanata is received as a great place for both work and play. You felt that Kanata is a diverse cultural community that is best known for its proximity to nature and large technology based business sector. Kanata was said to have a friendly population that facilitates the ease of doing business and living in the surrounding community. As well, Kanata’s great retail mix, including Kanata Centrum, the Brookstreet Hotel and the Canadian Tire Centre, were all attractions that draw people to the area. Lastly, according to you Kanata is best known for its strong high-tech and technology industries.

There were many insightful comments on how Kanata can reach its full potential. Many felt that the Kanata area needs better public transportation, including increased bus routes and light-rail transit access. A common suggestion was that Kanata needs to facilitate more pedestrian traffic. This included creating a main-street for Kanata that encompasses retail and is very pedestrian friendly – a great idea!

As our monthly networking event quickly gains popularity, we felt it was most important to hear what our guests want in their event. It was a common theme that a mix of guest speakers and networking activities at each event would be best and we could not agree more! Your idea’s were fantastic and included ideas about elevator pitches from local community members, to speed dating with your business.

We cannot thank you enough for your commentary on our Networking Event and about the Kanata area. Stay tuned for our upcoming events – you can guarantee to see some interesting networking opportunities as suggested by you.