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Business By the Book is a monthly event where business leaders come out to share their wisdom, experience and faith, empowering you to learn and grow

Business By The Book happens the first Wednesday of every month. People from the business community come to be inspired and empowered by amazing leaders who fearlessly share their triumphs and tribulations and how their faith in God has positively impacted their personal and business lives. It’s a great place to connect with others over a quick lunch while getting equipped by some of the best leaders in the marketplace. Everyone is welcome.



Jonathan Friesen

CEO of Mission Group Enterprises

Keynote Speaker, October 5th 12:00 PM

Jonathan Friesen serves Mission Group Enterprises as CEO. Jonathan sets corporate strategy, oversees the organization, provides leadership to our group of companies, assembles and supports the team and casts vision for our future aspirations.

Born and raised in Japan, Jonathan attended University in Los Angeles to study Business Administration and began a career in the import-export trade in Vancouver after graduating. By the late 1980s, Jonathan was engaged in a residential development company where he built high-rise residential buildings in Vancouver and resorts in the South Seas.

Jonathan also served as a founder of a housing charity in the Caribbean, where he further broadened his perspective. He has lived in Kelowna BC, since 2001 when he initiated the Property Development Company, which has since grown into Mission Group Homes. The Board of Mission Group Enterprises elected Jonathan as CEO in July, 2012.


Business by the Book is held at the the Law Courts Inn Restaurant (800 Smithe Street, 4th Floor) in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Upon arrival you will be welcomed by one of our friendly Business by the Book greeters who will direct you to where you want to go. Tickets are available upon arrival for $25 each, and must be purchased before the event.

Date: Every first Wednesday of the month
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: Law Courts Inn Restaurant
(800 Smithe Street, 4th floor)
Parking: Underground paid parking is available (park in the “red” zone access the elevators that lead to the 4th floor)


12:00 Greeting / Food is served
12:20 Speaker / Lunch
12:50 Wrap-up
1:15-1:45 Interview with Keynote speaker