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#Covhour was started on 22nd August 2013 and was the first online networking hour for Coventry.  It was set up with the aim to help local businesses to connect, to share information and to support each other.  Now with a community of more than 10,500 followers in less than four years, we can safely say that this has been achieved!   

 

The unique thing about this online networking group is that it was started by a local Coventry woman Joanne Brooks and unlike most other groups she does not run her own business she is employed by a business in the City.  When asked about the reason she started #Covhour Joanne replied "I enjoy connecting people and I am so proud of the city having lived here all my life, that I wanted to do my bit and to give something back.  I have met so many wonderful people through #Covhour and although it is a big commitment running the networking hour every week, I just love it!"  

Joanne continues to host #Covhour every Thursday between 8 pm and 9 pm and so why not join in this Thursday? 

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Covhour 2017

February 8, 2018

2017 was an amazing year for Covhour. The Twitter networking hour has grown so much. So too has the Team. What a year! Here’s what we got up to in 2017.

 

​January

I decided to enter the Coventry Half Marathon for the 4th year with only 8 weeks to train.

 

February

Got my charity running vest for the Coventry Half Marathon. I decided to run in memory of my Mother in Law Norah.

 

March

I visited Leave it to Esme - a Caribbean bar & restaurant based at Fargo Village - the food was amazing and I recommend that you take a trip.

 

I attended my first Women in Business Conference organised by Socially Shared - it was an inspiring and brilliant day.

 

I successfully completed the Coventry Half Marathon!

 

April

Time to enter another Race! My husband and I entered the Regency 10K in Leamington Spa - this was the first time we had entered this race – we really enjoyed it – there was lots of support around the course.

 

We shared our big news! Covhour was going live! Our first event would take place in June 2017.

 

May

I attended Earlsdon festival and met up with the talented Nick Shingler.

 

Planning meeting with the lovely ladies from the Covhourlive team

 

June

What a busy month!!!

 

Went on a tour at the old Coventry Evening Telegraph building - what an amazing building!

 

Attended Motofest, supported the bid for UK City of Culture 2021 and met the fab Deep Fact Friar from Coventry Priory for the first time.

 

Third race of the year - the Two Castles managed to squeeze in a chat with Fire & Earth afterwards.

 

I also attended Cov Pride and Coventry Food & Drink Festival.

 

The first Covhourlive event at Herbert Art Gallery

 

What a brilliant evening. I was so nervous but the Covhourlive team were amazing!

 

July

Godiva festival – so pleased to get a wristband to show support the UK City of Culture 2021 Bid.

 

Had a great article in the Coventry Evening Telegraph by our MC of the Covhourlive event - Brody Swain

 

Went to the Weavers House to celebrate their 10th anniversary and also met Lady Godiva - The building is such an hidden gem

 

August

I celebrated 4 years of running #Covhour

 

September

I celebrated my 50th Birthday by travelling to New York. I took a little guest the mini monk from Priory Visitors Centre.

 

Time for our second Covhourlive event of 2017, this time we were at the Butts Park Arena.

 

I completed a 6 week running course at the War Memorial Park with the group In It Together and one of the Covhourlive team, Kate from Piece of Cake Marketing

 

October

I attended the Belgrade Theatre to see Godiva Rocks, what a fantastic show!

 

November

Invited to attended VIP Coventry Christmas Light Switch On as guest of Trish Willets from Coventry Bid. Great to see so many people in the city centre.

 

Our final Covhourlive of 2017 was held at the Priory Visitor Centre - we enjoyed mulled wine, hot chocolate & mince pies thanks to Bayley Lane. We all showed our support for Coventry and hoped that we would win our bid to be UK City of Culture 2021.

 

December

Coventry wins UK City of Culture 2021!!!

 

I got festive at the Village Hotel with afternoon tea at the Village Hotel.

 

To finish the year I went on a Winter Wonderland Wall Walk in Coventry City Centre with the fab Deep Fact Friar - it was a very cold day but we have so much history. I enjoyed it so much I will do this walk again this year.

 

 

As you can see the Covhourlive team were very busy during 2017. We are available to review and promote your events or services through our social media channels. If you have an event that you would like us to attend - just drop an email to… jo@covhour.co.uk

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