Corporate Love Affair initially began in 2011 as a client appreciation event hosted by Ellevate Business Solutions in downtown Vancouver. The pre-Valentine business-social mixer was intended to show Ellevate's love and appreciation for its clients and business friends and associates. The name Corporate Love Affair was fitting and was immensely accepted. Soon word around Corporate Love Affair got out like wildfire. Professionals from other industries were registering to the guest list and eventually the invitation was extended to other professionals. After the initial Corporate Love Affair, the praise and compliments were abundant. Corporate Love Affair organizers knew this is a must-have annual event.