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The City and Kelowna Chamber of Commerce will host a breakfast panel discussion to feed creativity and the bottom line.
Members of the arts and business communities are invited to a panel discussion on Monday, June 13, that will highlight how synergies between arts and business can lead to increased profits, recognition and success.
“How Business Can Utilize the Arts to Better Market their Company” is a $10 breakfast event taking place from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Coast Capri Hotel, co-sponsored by the City of Kelowna and Kelowna Chamber of Commerce.
“Creativity, passion and audience are characteristics shared by arts and business,” says Sandra Kochan, Cultural Services Manager. “Whether it’s corporate team building through making music together, or providing a unique behind-the-scenes art experience to valued clients, business and the arts have synergies that can build great results for everyone.”
“Businesses can spark successful, long-term partnerships that capture the imagination of their customers, and empower their employees and staff to broaden their business horizons to include supporting the arts,” says Caroline Miller, Business Development, Kelowna Chamber of Commerce. “Running a museum or an orchestra or a gallery is a business – and partnering always brings more attention to a business, and more customers and visitors to both parties in the relationship.”
The panel includes representation from the local arts and business communities, and will be moderated by Chris Olsen, known for CTV’s ‘Olsen on Your Side’. The panel will address how the arts can help grow a business, extend or establish a brand, engage customers in new and innovative ways, and much more.
Tickets to this event are available until June 8. For more information and to register, visit www.kelownachamber.org/events.
Social Enterprises, Social Entrepreneurs, Not for profits... they all have one thing in common - they combine business with social goals. But what are the differences?
Or what if you don't identify with these business models, but you are interested in giving back?
Or perhaps your not for profit business model isn't working for your organization anymore?
As the first province in Canada to introduce a hybrid corporation for companies who incorporate community contribution into their business, and the social enterprise sector growing rapidly in BC, it's a good time to start asking these questions.
Join us for lunch on Friday, May 27th at the Hotel Eldorado for an interactive panel discussion by four of Kelowna's most knowledgeable 'social enterprisers', as we recognize BC Social Enterprise Month.
Discussion will be moderated by Dr. Kyleen Myrah, Professor of Business at Okanagan College, teaching in the areas of management, marketing and social entrepreneurship.
The Annual Kelowna Chamber Golf Tournament is always a fave. This year, the planning committee got together early to implement some fresh ideas.
The tournament has always had a giving component - a couple of different fundraisers going to different charities. The "Pro Takes a Shot" contest is a hole contest, where players can choose to have the course's golf pro take their shot for a small donation. The other contest for charity is a raffle for Westjet tickets.
This year the committee has added in a third fundraiser, a 50/50 at dinner. Instead of choosing separate charities for each contest as in the past, the committee will choose one children's charity that all the funds raised will go to support, creating a larger impact!
What else is different this year? Well the course of course! We will be at stunning Harvest Golf Club this year! We are looking forward to the scenery and service that this fabulous Club has to offer.
Another notable improvement this year? We have changed the day of the week this tournament falls on. Instead of cutting into your weekend on a Friday night, this tournament will be on a Wednesday, breaking up the week after a long weekend. The 3rd week of May is shaping up to a pretty stellar week!
You might also notice a theme at this year's tournament, but to find out what it is - you'll just have to join us!
Some aspects that won't change - the chance to win quality prizes and the fun times this day always brings! Mark it in your calendar - May 25th!! Oh and if you sign up by May 4th, you'll be entered in a draw for a future round of golf & carts for you and 3 pals at The Harvest!
For more details visit: http://www.kelownachamber.org/events/31st-Annual-Kelowna-Chamber-Golf-Tournament-presented-by-Costco-Wholesale--1637/details
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